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Forty years of carabid beetle research in Europe – from taxonomy, biology, ecology and population studies to bioindication, habitat assessment and conservation
A subjective summary of some of the major developments in carabidology since the 1960s, which can be useful in population studies, bioindication, conservation biology and landscape ecology. Expand
Introduction and Establishment of the Exotic Mosquito Species Aedes Japonicus Japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium
This discovery is the first record for Belgium of an exotic mosquito species that established successfully and raises the question on the need for monitoring and control. Expand
A highly diverse microcosm in a hostile world: a review on the associates of red wood ants (Formica rufa group)
The biology of the different obligate myrmecophilous groups and general notes on the facultative guests found in RWA mounds are discussed, stressing the importance of the conservation of RWAs as hosts of one of the richest and diverse associations known to date in insects. Expand
Focus stacking: Comparing commercial top-end set-ups with a semi-automatic low budget approach. A possible solution for mass digitization of type specimens
The system is inexpensive compared to high-end commercial focus stacking solutions, composed of commercial photographic equipment and enables institutions to purchase multiple solutions or to start digitising the type collection on a large scale even with a small budget. Expand
Nationwide inventory of mosquito biodiversity (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium, Europe
Results of this first country-wide inventory of the Culicidae in Belgium may serve as a basis for risk assessment of emerging mosquito-borne diseases and support the choice of the trap type. Expand
Identification of Belgian mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) by DNA barcoding
This study showed that DNA barcoding offers a reliable framework for mosquito species identification in Belgium except for some closely related species. Expand
Invasive Process and Repeated Cross-Sectional Surveys of the Mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus Establishment in Belgium
When accidentally introduced in a new location, a species does not necessarily readily become invasive, but it usually needs several years to adapt to its new environment. In 2009, a nationalExpand
Arthropods Associate with their Red Wood ant Host without Matching Nestmate Recognition Cues
This study indicates that unspecialized myrmecophiles do not require the matching of host recognition cues and advanced strategies of chemical mimicry, but can integrate in a hostile ant nest via either chemical insignificance or specific behavioral adaptations. Expand
Mosquito vectors of disease : spatial biodiversity, drivers of change, and risk "MODIRISK"
Promotors : Marc Coosemans, Guy Hendrickx Avia-GIS, Patrick Grootaert, Thierry Hance Willem Takken,
Acceptance of two native myrmecophilous species, Platyarthrus hoffmannseggii (Isopoda: Oniscidea) and Cyphoderus albinus (Collembola: Cyphoderidae) by the introduced invasive garden ant Lasius
The first record of both myrmecophiles in nests of the invasive garden ant Lasius neglectus in the Citadelpark of Ghent, Belgium is reported. Expand