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Fang L, Leliaert F, Novis PM, Zhang Z, Zhu H, Liu G, Penny D, Zhong B (2018) Improving phylogenetic inference of core Chlorophyta using chloroplast sequences with strong phylogenetic signals and heterogeneous models. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 127: 248-255 doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2018.06.006 free copy:

Cremen MC, Leliaert F, Marcelino VR, Verbruggen H. (2018) Large diversity of non-standard genes and dynamic evolution of chloroplast genomes in siphonous green algae (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Genome Biology and Evolution 10: 1048–1061

Škaloud, P., Rindi, F., Boedeker, C. & Leliaert, F. (2018) Freshwater Flora of Central Europe, Vol 13: Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae (Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa, Bd. 13: Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae). Springer Spektrum, Berlin, Heidelberg. 288 pp.

Yazdani Foshtomi M, Leliaert F, Derycke S, Willems A, Vincx M, Vanaverbeke J. 2018. The effect of bio-irrigation by the polychaete Lanice conchilega on active denitrifiers: Distribution, diversity and composition of nosZ gene. PLoS One 13: e0192391

Reddy MM, De Clerck O, Leliaert F, Anderson RJ, Bolton JJ. 2018. A rosette by any other name: species diversity in the Bangiales (Rhodophyta) along the South African coast. European Journal of Phycology 53: 67-82. doi: 10.1080/09670262.2017.1376256

Del Cortona A, Leliaert F, 2018. Molecular evolution and morphological diversification of ulvophytes (Chlorophyta). Perspectives in Phycology DOI: 10.1127/pip/2017/0075

Vranken S, Bosch S, Peña V, Leliaert F, Mineur F, De Clerck O. (2018) A risk assessment of aquarium trade introductions of seaweed in European waters. Biological Invasions 20: 1171–1187

Zubia M, De Clerck O, Leliaert F, Payri C, Mattio L, Vieira C, et al. Diversity and assemblage structure of tropical marine flora on lava flows of different ages. Aquatic Botany 144: 20-30


Del Cortona A, Leliaert F, Bogaert KA, Turmel M, Boedeker C, Janouškovec J, Lopez-Bautista JM, Verbruggen H, Vandepoele K, De Clerck O. 2017. The plastid genome in Cladophorales green algae is encoded by hairpin chromosomes. Current Biology 24:3771–3782 doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.004.

Škaloud P. & Leliaert F. 2017. Validation of the genus Hazenia H.C.Bold 1958 (Ulvophyceae). Notulae Algarum No. 41

Sahraean N, Van Campenhout J, Rigaux A, Mosallanejad H, Leliaert F, Moens T. 2017. Lack of population genetic structure in the marine nematodes Ptycholaimellus pandispiculatus and Terschellingia longicaudata in beaches of the Persian Gulf, Iran. Marine Ecology 38: e12426.

Hauquier F, Leliaert F, Rigaux A, Derycke S, Vanreusel A. 2017. Distinct genetic differentiation and species diversification within two marine nematodes with different habitat preference in Antarctic sediments. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17: 120. doi: 10.1186/s12862-017-0968-1

Boedeker C, Leliaert F, Zuccarello GC. 2017. Genetic diversity and biogeography in Chaetomorpha melagonium (Ulvophyceae, Cladophorales) based on internal transcribed spacer (ITS rDNA) sequences. Botanica Marina 60: 319-325 doi: 10.1515/bot-2016-0129

Coppejans E, Prathep A, Lewmanomont K, Hayashizaki K-i, De Clerck O, Leliaert F, Terada R. 2017. Seaweeds and seagrasses of the southern Andaman Sea coast of Thailand. Kagoshima University Museum. 245 pp.

Liu X, Bogaert K, Engelen AH, Leliaert F, Roleda MY, De Clerck O. 2017. Seaweed reproductive biology: environmental and genetic controls. Botanica Marina 60:89-108 doi: 10.1515/bot-2016-0091

Fang L, Leliaert F, Zhang Z-H, Penny D and Zhong B-J. 2017. Evolution of the Chlorophyta: Insights from chloroplast phylogenomic analyses. Journal of Systematics and Evolution 55: 322-332 doi:10.1111/jse.12248

Leliaert F, De Clerck O. 2017. Refining species boundaries in algae. Journal of Phycology 53: 12-16. doi: 10.1111/jpy.12477  pre-print

Vieira C, Camacho O, Sun Z, Fredericq S, Leliaert F, Payri C, De Clerck O. 2017. Historical biogeography of the highly diverse brown seaweed Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 110: 81–92 doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2017.03.007

Lins L, Leliaert F, Riehl T, Pinto Ramalho S, Alfaro Cordova E, Morgado Esteves A, Vanreusel A. 2017. Evaluating environmental drivers of spatial variability in free-living nematode assemblages along the Portuguese margin. Biogeosciences 14: 651-669. doi:10.5194/bg-14-651-2017


Boedeker C, Leliaert F, Zuccarello GC. 2016. Molecular phylogeny of the Cladophoraceae (Cladophorales, Ulvophyceae), with the resurrection of Acrocladus Nägeli and Willeella Børgesen, and the description of Lurbica gen. nov. and Pseudorhizoclonium gen. nov. Journal of Phycology 52: 905–928. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12457 | Algae Highlights

Vieira C, Camacho O, Wynne MJ, Mattio L, Anderson RJ, Bolton JJ, Sansón M, D’Hondt S, Leliaert F, Fredericq S, Payri C, De Clerck O. 2016. Shedding new light on old algae: Matching names and sequences in the brown algal genus Lobophora (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Taxon 65: 689-707

Leliaert F, Tronholm A, Lemieux C, Turmel M, DePriest MS, Bhattacharya D, Karol KG, Fredericq S, Zechman FW, Lopez-Bautista JM. 2016. Chloroplast phylogenomic analyses reveal the deepest-branching lineage of the Chlorophyta, Palmophyllophyceae class. nov. Scientific Reports 6:25367 full text    |    Nature News | newswise | lefil


Steen F, Vieira C, Leliaert F, Payri EC, De Clerck O (2015) Biogeographic affinities of Dictyotales from Madagascar: A phylogenetic approach. Cryptogamie Algologie 36:129-141 pdf

Leliaert F & Lopez-Bautista JM (2015) The chloroplast genomes of Bryopsis plumosa and Tydemania expeditionis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta): compact genomes and genes of bacterial origin. BMC Genomics 16:204. full text

Zhu H, Leliaert F, Zhao Z-J, Xia S, Hu Z-Y, Liu G-X. (2015) Ulvella tongshanensis (Ulvellaceae, Chlorophyta), a new freshwater species from China, and an emended morphological circumscription of the genus Ulvella. Fottea 15: 95-104. full text

Melton JT, III, Leliaert F, Tronholm A, & Lopez-Bautista JM (2015) The complete chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes of the green macroalga Ulva sp. UNA00071828 (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta). PLoS One 10(4):e0121020. full text

Leliaert F, Lopez-Bautista JM & De Clerck O (2015) Class Ulvophyceae K.R.Mattox & K.D.Stewart. and Order Palmophyllales Zechman, Verbruggen, Leliaert et al.. In: Syllabus of Plant Families – A. Engler’s Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien Part 2/1: Photoautotrophic eukaryotic Algae (Ed. W Frey). Schweizerbart, Stuttgart. pp. 247-281 book

Huisman JM & Leliaert F (2015) Cladophorales. In: Algae of Australia: Marine Benthic Algae of North-western Australia. 1. Green and Brown Algae (JM Huisman). CSIRO Publishing. pp. 32-67. book


Fučíková K, Leliaert F, Cooper E, Škaloud P, D’hondt S, De Clerck O, Gurgel F, Lewis L, Lewis P, Lopez-Bautista J, Delwiche CF & Verbruggen H (2014) New phylogenetic hypotheses for the core Chlorophyta based on chloroplast sequence data. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2:63. full text.

Leliaert F, Verbruggen H, D’hondt S, López-Bautista JM & De Clerck O (2014) The forgotten genus Pseudoderbesia (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 35: 207-219. pdf

Jurdíková K, Kulichová J, Bestová H, Leliaert F & Škaloud P (2014) Exploration of nuclear DNA markers for population structure assessment in the desmid Micrasterias rotata (Zygnematophyceae, Streptophyta). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 61: 509–519. pdf

Leliaert F, Verbruggen H, Vanormelingen P, Steen F, Lopez-Bautista JM, Zuccarello GC & De Clerck O (2014) DNA-based species delimitation in algae. European Journal of Phycology 49: 179-196. html | pdf


Collado-Vides L, Avila C, Blair S, Leliaert F, Rodriguez D, Thyberg T, Schneider S, Rojas J, Sweeney P, Drury C, Lirman D (2013) A persistent bloom of Anadyomene J.V.Lamouroux  (Anadyomenaceae, Chlorophyta) in Biscayne Bay, Florida. Aquatic Botany 111: 95-103. pdf

Hollants J, Leliaert L, Verbruggen H, De Clerck O & Willems A (2013) Host specificity and coevolution of Flavobacteriaceae endosymbionts within the siphonous green seaweed Bryopsis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67: 608-614. pdf

De Clerck O, Guiry MD, Leliaert F, Samyn F & Verbruggen H (2013) Algal taxonomy: A road to nowhere? Journal of Phycology 49: 215-225. pdf

Arora M, Anil AC, Leliaert F, Delany J & Mesbahi E (2013) Tetraselmis indica (Chlorodendrophyceae, Chlorophyta), a new species isolated from salt pans in Goa, India. European Journal of Phycology 48: 61-78. pdf | The Times of India

Tronholm A, Afonso-Carrillo J, Sansón M, Leliaert F, Fernández-García C & De Clerck O (2013). Taxonomy of the Dictyota ciliolata – crenulata complex (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 52: 171-181. pdf

Škaloud P, Kalina T, Nemjová K, De Clerck O & Leliaert F (2013). Morphology and phylogenetic position of the freshwater green microalgae Chlorochytrium (Chlorophyceae) and Scotinosphaera (Scotinosphaerales, ord. nov., Ulvophyceae). Journal of Phycology 49: 115-129. pdf

Boedeker C, Karsten U, Leliaert F, Zuccarello GC (2013) Molecular, biochemical and morphological data suggest an affiliation of Spongiochrysis hawaiiensis with the Trentepohliales (Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phycological Research 61: 133-144. pdf

Silberfeld T, Bittner L, Fernandez-Garcia C, Cruaud C, Rousseau F, de Reviers B, Leliaert F, Payri CE & De Clerck O (2013) Species diversity, phylogeny and large scale biogeographical patterns of the genus Padina (Phaeophyceae, Dictyotales). Journal of Phycology 49: 130-142. pdf

Hollants J., Leliaert F., Verbruggen H., Willems A. & De Clerck O. (2013) Permanent residents or temporary lodgers: characterizing intracellular bacterial communities in the siphonous green alga Bryopsis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 20122659. pdf | suppl. material

Payo D.A., Leliaert F., Verbruggen H., D’hondt S., Calumpong H. & De Clerck O. (2013) Extensive cryptic species diversity and fine scale endemism in the marine red alga Portieria in the Philippines. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280: 20122660 pdf | suppl. material

Hollants J, Leliaert F, De Clerck O & Willems A (2013) What we can learn from sushi: a review on seaweed-bacterial associations. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 83: 1-16. pdf


De Clerck O, Bogaert KA & Leliaert F (2012) Diversity and evolution of algae: Primary endosymbiosis. Advances in Botanical Research 64: 55-86. pdf

Boedeker C, O’Kelly CJ, Star W & Leliaert F (2012) Molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of the Aegagropila clade (Cladophorales,Ulvophyceae), including the description of Aegagropilopsis gen. nov. and Pseudocladophora gen. nov.. Journal of Phycology: 48:808-825. pdf

Ciancia M, Alberghina J, Arata PX, Benavidez H, Leliaert F, Verbruggen H & Estevez JM (2012) Characterization of cell wall polysaccharides of the coenocytic green seaweed Bryopsis plumosa (Bryopsidaceae, Chlorophyta) from the Argentine coast. Journal of Phycology 48: 326-335. pdf

Leliaert F, Smith DR, Moreau H, Herron MD, Verbruggen H, Delwiche CF & De Clerck O (2012) Phylogeny and molecular evolution of the green algae. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences 31: 1-46 pdf | html

Tronholm A, Leliaert F, Sansón M, Afonso-Carrillo J, Tyberghein L, Verbruggen H & De Clerck O (2012) Contrasting geographical distributions as a result of thermal tolerance and long-distance dispersal in two allegedly widespread tropical brown algae. PLoS ONE 7: e30813 pdf


Hollants J, Decleyre H, Leliaert F, De Clerck O & Willems A (2011) Life without a cell membrane: challenging the specificity of bacterial endophytes within Bryopsis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). BMC Microbiology 11: 255. pdf

Hollants J, Leroux O, Leliaert F, Decleyre H, De Clerck O & Willems A (2011) Who is in there? Exploration of endophytic bacteria within the marine green alga Bryopsis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). PLoS ONE 6: e26458. pdf

Vannerum K, Huysman MJJ, De Rycke R, Vuylsteke M, Leliaert F, Pollier J, Lütz-Meindl U, Gillard J, De Veylder L, Goossens A, Inzé D & Vyverman W (2011) Transcriptional analysis of cell growth and morphogenesis in the unicellular green alga Micrasterias (Streptophyta), with emphasis on the role of expansin. BMC Plant Biology 11:128. pdf

Leliaert F., Verbruggen H. & Zechman F.W. (2011) Into the deep: new discoveries at the base of the green plant phylogeny. BioEssays 33: 683–692. html | pdf

Leliaert F, Payo DA, Calumpong HP & De Clerck O (2011) Chaetomorpha philippinensis (Cladophorales, Chlorophyta), a new marine microfilamentous green alga from tropical waters. Phycologia 50: 384-391. pdf

Coppejans E, Leliaert F, Verbruggen H, Prathep A & De Clerck O (2011) Rhipidosiphon lewmanomontiae sp. nov., a new calcified udoteacean species from the central Indo-Pacific based on morphological and molecular investigations (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 50: 403-412. pdf

van Gremberghe I., Leliaert F., Mergeay J., Vanormelingen P., Van der Gucht K., Debeer A.E., Lacerot G., De Meester L. & Vyverman W. (2011) Lack of phylogeographic structure in the freshwater cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa suggests global dispersal. PLoS ONE 6: e19561. pdf

Leliaert F., D’hondt S., Tyberghein L., Verbruggen H. & De Clerck O. (2011). Atypical development of Chaetomorpha antennina in culture (Cladophorales, Chlorophyta).Phycological Research 59: 91-97. pdf

Leliaert F., De Clerck O. & Coppejans E. (2011) Marine macroalgae – Seaweeds. In: Richmond M.D. (ed) A fieldguide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Revised 3rd edition Sida & WIOMSA. pp 80-105


Tronholm A., Steen F., Tyberghein L., Leliaert F., Verbruggen H., Ribera Siguan M.A. & De Clerck O. (2010). Species delimitation, taxonomy and biogeography of Dictyota in Europe (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology 46: 1301-1321. pdf

Coppejans E., Prathep A., Leliaert F., Lewmanomont K. & De Clerck O. (2010) Seaweeds of Mu Ko Tha Lae Thai (SE Thailand) Methodologies and field guide to the dominant species. Biodiversity Research and Training Program (BRT), Bangkok, 274 pp. pdf

Cocquyt E., Gile, G.H., Leliaert F., Verbruggen H., Keeling P.J.& De Clerck O. (2010) Complex phylogenetic distribution of a non-canonical genetic code in green algae. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 327. pdf | Thoughtomics

Zechman F.W., Verbruggen H., Leliaert F., Buchheim M.A., Fawley M.W., Ashworth M., Spalding H., Pueschel C.M., Buchheim J.A., Verghese B. & Hanisak M.D. (2010). An unrecognized ancient lineage of green plants persists in deep marine waters. Journal of Phycology 46:1288–1295. pdf | BBC Earth News

Casteleyn G, Leliaert F, Backeljau T, Debeer A-E, Kotaki Y, Rhodes L, Lundholm N, Sabbe S & Vyverman W (2010) Limits to gene flow in a cosmopolitan marine planktonic diatom. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107: 12952-12957. pdf | ScienceDaily

Cocquyt E., Verbruggen H., Leliaert F. & De Clerck O. (2010). Evolution and cytological diversification of the green seaweeds (Ulvophyceae). Molecular Biology and Evolution 27: 2052–2061. pdf

Hollants J.K., Leliaert F., De Clerck O. & Willems A. (2010) . How endo- is endo-? Surface sterilization of delicate samples: A Bryopsis (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) case study. Symbiosis 51: 131-138. pdf

Vyverman W., Verleyen E., Wilmotte A., Hodgson D.A., Willems A., Peeters K., Van de Vijver B., De Wever A., Leliaert F. & Sabbe K. (2010) .Evidence for widespread endemism among Antarctic micro-organisms . Polar Science 4: 103-113. pdf


Coppejans E., Leliaert F., Dargent O., Gunasekara R. & De Clerck O. (2009).Sri Lankan seaweeds: Methodologies and field guide to the dominant species. ABC Taxa 6: 265 pp.  pdf

Huisman JM, Leliaert F, Verbruggen H & Townsend RA (2009).Marine benthic plants of Western Australia’s shelf-edge atolls. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 77: 50-87. pdf

Leliaert F., Rueness J., Boedeker C., Maggs C.A., Cocquyt E., Verbruggen H. & De Clerck O. (2009) Systematics of the marine microfilamentous green algae Uronema curvatum and Urospora microscopica (Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 44: 487–496. pdf

Zuccarello G.C., Price N., Verbruggen H. & Leliaert F. (2009) Analysis of a plastid multigene dataset and the phylogenetic position of the marine macroalga Caulerpa filiformis (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 45: 1206-1212. pdf

De Wever A., Leliaert F., Verleyen E., Vanormelingen P., Van der Gucht K., Hodgson D.A., Sabbe K. & Vyverman W. (2009) Hidden levels of phylodiversity in Antarctic green algae: further evidence for the existence of glacial refugia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 3591–3599. pdf

Leliaert F., Verbruggen H., Wysor B. & De Clerck O. (2009) DNA taxonomy in morphologically plastic taxa: algorithmic species delimitation in the Boodlea complex (Chlorophyta: Siphonocladales). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53: 122–133. pdf

Verbruggen H., Tyberghein L., Pauly K., Van Nieuwenhuyse K., Vlaeminck C., Kooistra W.H.C.F., Leliaert F. & De Clerck O. (2009) Macroecology meets macroevolution: Evolutionary niche dynamics in the marine green alga Halimeda. Global Ecology and Biogeography 18: 393-405. pdf

Verbruggen H., Vlaeminck C., Sauvage T., Sherwood A.R., Leliaert F. & De Clerck O. (2009) Phylogenetic analysis of Pseudochlorodesmis strains reveals cryptic diversity above the family level in the siphonous green algae (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 45: 726-731. pdf

Leliaert F., Boedeker C., Pena V., Bunker F., Verbruggen H. & De Clerck O. (2009) Cladophora rhodolithicola sp. nov. (Cladophorales, Chlorophyta), a diminutive species from European maerl beds. European Journal of Phycology. 44: 155-169. pdf

Leliaert F., Zhang X., Ye N., Malta E.J., Engelen A.E., Mineur F., Verbruggen H. & De Clerck O. (2009) Identity of the Qingdao algal bloom. Phycological Research 57: 147-151. pdf |   Nature News

Cocquyt E., Verbruggen H., Leliaert F., Zechman F.W., Sabbe K. & De Clerck O. (2009) Gain and loss of elongation factor genes in green algae. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 39. pdf

Verbruggen H., Ashworth M., LoDuca S.T., Vlaeminck C., Cocquyt E., Sauvage T., Zechman F.W., Littler D.S., Littler M.M., Leliaert F. & De Clerck O. (2009) A multi-locus time-calibrated phylogeny of the siphonous green algae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50: 642-653. pdf


Leliaert F., Wysor B., Verbruggen H., Vlaeminck C. & De Clerck O. (2008) Phyllodictyon robustum (Setchell et Gardner) comb. nov. (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta), a morphologically variable species from the tropical Pacific coast of America. Cryptogamie Algologie 29: 217-233. pdf

Bert W., Leliaert F., Vierstraete A.R., Vanfleteren J.R. & Borgonie G. (2008) Molecular phylogeny of the Tylenchina and evolution of the female gonoduct (Nematoda: Rhabditida). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48: 728-744. pdf

De Clerck O., Verbruggen H., Huisman J.M., Faye E.J., Leliaert F., Schils T. & Coppejans E. (2008) Systematics and biogeography of the genus Pseudocodium (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta), including the description of P. natalense sp. nov. from South Africa. Phycologia 47: 225-235. pdf

Casteleyn G., Chepurnov V.A., Leliaert F., Mann D.G., Bates S.S., Lundholm N., Rhodes L., Sabbe K. & Vyverman W. (2008) Pseudo-nitzschia pungens (Bacillariophyceae): A cosmopolitan diatom species?. Harmful Algae 7: 241-257. pdf

Leliaert F., Malta E.J., Engelen A.H., Mineur F. & De Clerck O. (2008) Quindao algal bloom culprit identified. Marine Pollution Bulletin 56: 1516. pdf


Leliaert F. & Boedeker C. (2007) Cladophorales. In: Brodie J., Maggs C.A. & John D. (eds.) Green seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. The British Phycological Society. pp 131-183

Leliaert F., Huisman J. & Coppejans E. (2007) Phylogenetic position of Boodlea vanbosseae (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Cryptogamie Algologie 28: 337-351. pdf

Leliaert F., Millar A.J.K., Vlaeminck C. & Coppejans E. (2007) Systematics of the green macroalgal genus Chamaedoris Montagne (Siphonocladales), with an emended description of the genus Struvea Sonder. Phycologia 46: 709-725. pdf

Pröschold T. & Leliaert F. (2007) Systematics of the green algae: Conflict of classic and modern approaches. In: Brodie J., Lewis J.M. (eds.) Unravelling the algae: the past, present, and future of algal systematics. Taylor and Francis. pp 123-153. pdf

Leliaert F., De Clerck O., Verbruggen H., Boedeker, C. & Coppejans E. (2007) Molecular phylogeny of the Siphonocladales (Chlorophyta: Cladophorophyceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 1237-1256. pdf

Verbruggen H., Leliaert F., Maggs C.A., Shimada S., Schils T., Provan J., Booth D., Murphy S., De Clerck O., Littler D.S., Littler M.M. & Coppejans E. (2007) Species boundaries and phylogenetic relationships within the green algal genus Codium (Bryopsidales) based on plastid DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 240-254. pdf

Leliaert F. & Coppejans E. (2007) Morphological re-assessment of the Boodlea composita-Phyllodictyon anastomosans species complex (Siphonocladales: Chlorophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 20: 161-185. pdf

Leliaert F. & Coppejans E. (2007) Systematics of two deep-water species from the Indo-West Pacific: Struvea gardineri A. Gepp & E. Gepp and Phyllodictyon orientale (A.Gepp & E.Gepp) Kraft & M.J. Wynne (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 153: 115-132. pdf


De Clerck O., Leliaert F., Verbruggen H., Lane C.E., De Paula J.C., Payo D.A. & Coppejans E. (2006) A revised classification of the Dictyoteae (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae) based on rbcL and 26S ribosomal DNA sequence analyses. Journal of Phycology 42: 1271-1288. pdf

Leliaert F. & Coppejans E. (2006) A revision of Cladophoropsis Børgesen (Siphonocladales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 45: 657-679. pdf

Leliaert F. & Coppejans E. (2006) Cladophora mamillata (Cladophorophyceae, Chlorophyta): a little-known algal species from New Caledonia. Belgian Journal of Botany 139: 120-123. pdf


Leliaert F. & Coppejans E. (2004) Crystalline cell inclusions: a new diagnostic character in the Cladophorophyceae (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 43: 189-203. pdf

Bolton J.J. , Leliaert F., De Clerck O., Anderson R.J., Engledow H.E. & Coppejans E. (2004) Where is the western limit of the tropical Indian Ocean seaweed flora? An analysis of intertidal seaweed biogeography on the east coast of South Africa. Marine Biology 144: 51-59. pdf

Coppejans E., Leliaert F., Verbruggen H., De Clerck O., Schils T., De Vriese T. & Marie D. (2004) The marine green and brown algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean). Journal of Natural History 38: 2959-3019. pdf

De Clerck O., Coppejans E., Schils T., Verbruggen H., Leliaert F., De Vriese T. & Marie D. (2004) The marine red algae of Rodrigues (Mauritius, Indian Ocean). Journal of Natural History 38: 3021-3057. pdf

Schils T., Coppejans E., Verbruggen H., De Clerck O. & Leliaert F. (2004) The marine flora of Rodrigues (Republic of Mauritius, Indian Ocean): an island with low habitat diversity or one in the process of colonization?. Journal of Natural History 38: 3059-3076. pdf

Leliaert F. & Coppejans E. (2004) Seagrasses and seaweeds. Standard Survey Methods for Key Habitats and Key Species in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. PERSGA Technical Series No. 10. PERSGA, Jeddah. pp. 101-124. pdf

Leliaert F. (2004) Taxonomic and phylogenetic studies in the Cladophorophyceae (Chlorophyta). Doctoral thesis. April 1, 2004. Ghent University. 294 pp. pdf


Leliaert F., Rousseau F., de Reviers B. & Coppejans E. (2003) Phylogeny of the Cladophorophyceae (Chlorophyta) inferred from partial LSU rRNA gene sequences: is the recognition of a separate order Siphonocladales justified?. European Journal of Phycology 38: 233-246. pdf

Leliaert F. & Coppejans E. (2003) The marine species of Cladophora (Chlorophyta) from the South African East Coast. Nova Hedwigia 76: 45-82. pdf


Coppejans E., Leliaert F. & Schils T. (2002) New records of marine benthic algae for the Mozambican coast, collected at Inhaca Island. South African Journal of Botany 68: 342-348. pdf


Schils T., De Clerck O., Leliaert F., Bolton J. & Coppejans E. (2001) The change in macroalgal assemblages through the Saldanha Bay/Langebaan Lagoon ecosystem (South Africa). Botanica Marina 44: 295-305. pdf

Coppejans E., Leliaert F., Dargent O. & De Clerck O. (2001) Marine green algae (Chlorophyta) from the north coast of Papua New Guinea. Cryptogamie-Algologie 22: 375-443. pdf

De Smedt G., De Clerck O., Leliaert F., Liao L. & Coppejans E. (2001) Morphology and systematics of the genus Halymenia (Halymeniales, Rhodophyta) in the Philippines. Nova Hedwigia 73: 293-322 pdf

Leliaert F., Vanreusel W., De Clerck O. & Coppejans E. (2001) Epiphytic algae on the seagrasses of Zanzibar Island (Tanzania), floristic and ecological aspects. Belgian Journal of Botany 134: 3-20 pdf

Coppejans E., De Clerck O. & Leliaert F. (2001) Marine brown algae (Phaeophyta) from the north coast of Papua New Guinea, with a description of Dictyota magneana sp. nov.. Cryptogamie-Algologie 22: 15-40. pdf

Leliaert F., De Clerck O., Bolton J.J. & Coppejans E. (2001) New records of the Chlorophyta from South Africa, with the emphasis on the marine benthic flora of Kwazulu-Natal. South African Journal of Botany 67: 450-459. pdf


Wynne M. & Leliaert F. (2000) Pedobesia simplex (Meneghini) comb. nov. (Chlorophyta), an older name for P. lamourouxii and its first report from the Indian Ocean. Cryptogamie Algologie 22(1) : 3-14. pdf

Leliaert F., Anderson R.J., Bolton J.J. & Coppejans E. (2000) Subtidal understorey algal community structure in kelp beds around the Cape Peninsula (Western Cape, South Africa). Botanica Marina 43: 359-366. pdf

Leliaert F., Kerckhof F. & Coppejans E. (2000) Eerste waarnemingen van Undaria pinnatifida (Harvey) Suringar (Laminariales, Phaeophyta) en de epifyt Pterothamnion plumula (Ellis) Nägeli (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) in Noord Frankrijk en België. Dumortiera 75: 5-10. pdf


Coppejans E., Leliaert F. & De Clerck O. (1999) Annotated list of new records of marine macroalgae for Kenya and Tanzania, since Isaac’s and Jaasund’s publications. Biologisch Jaarboek Dodonaea 67: 31-93. pdf

Coppejans E., De Clerck O. & F. Leliaert (1999) New records of the green-algal genus Rhipiliopsis (Udoteaceae, Caulerpales) from Papua New Guinea and the Seychelles Islands, including the description of Rhipiliopsis papuensis Coppejans, De Clerck et Leliaert, sp. nov. Botanica Marina 42: 377-382. pdf

Leliaert F. (1999) Marine benthic macroalgae and seagrasses of the Socotra Archipelago. In: Hariri K.I. & Krupp F. (eds.) Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity of Socotra Archipelago. Marine Habitat, Biodiversity and Fisheries Surveys and management. Report of Phase II. Senckenberg Research Institute, Germany. 12 pp. pdf


Coppejans E., De Clerck O. & Leliaert F. (1998) Caulerpa sedoides f. geminata (Chlorophyta) from Papua New Guinea, and a reappraisal of the different forms of C. sedoides. Phycological Research 46: 131-137. pdf

Leliaert F., Coppejans E. & De Clerck O. (1998) The Siphonocladales sensu Egerod (Chlorophyta) from Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Belgian Journal of Botany 130: 177-197. 1998_Leliaert_Siphonocladales_BelgJBot


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