BopCo Publications

Journal publications:

  • Lange, M.K., Penagos-Tabares, F., Hirzmann, J., Failing, K., Schaper, R., Van Bourgonie, Y.R., Backeljau, T., Hermosilla, C. & Taubert, A. 2018. 'Prevalence of Angiostrongylus vasorum, Aelurostrongylus abstrusus and Crenosoma vulpis larvae in native slug populations in Germany'. Veterinary Parasitology, 254, 120-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2018.03.011
  • Virgilio, M.,  Daneel, JH.,  Manrakhan, A.,  Delatte, H.,  Meganck, K. & De Meyer, M. 2018. ‘An integrated diagnostic setup for the morphological and molecular identification of the Ceratitis FAR complex (C. anonae, C. fasciventris, C. rosa, C. quilicii, Diptera, Tephritidae)’. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 1-7. DOI:10.1017/S0007485318000615
  • Daneel, J.H., Beck, R., Virgilio, M., Meganck, K. & Manrakhan, A. 2017. ‘Efficacy of trapping systems for monitoring of Afrotropical fruit flies’. Journal of Applied Entomology, 141(10), 825-840. DOI: 10.1111/jen.12373
  • Virgilio, M.,  Manrakhan, A.,  Delatte, H.,  Daneel, J.H.,  Mwatawala, M.,  Meganck, K.,  Barr, N. & De Meyer, M. 2017. ‘The complex case of Ceratitis cosyra (Diptera, Tephritidae) and relatives. A DNA barcoding perspective’. Journal of Applied Entomology, 141(10), 788-797. DOI: 10.1111/jen.12379

Oral presentations:

  • Gombeer, S.,  Van Bourgonie, Y.R.,  Meganck, K.,  Smitz, N.,  De Meyer, M. & Backeljau, T. 'A barcoding facility for organisms and tissues of policy concern'. LifeWatch.be Users and Stakeholders Meeting, 25-26 January 2018, Ostend, Belgium.
  • Gombeer, S.,  Meganck, K.,  Van Bourgonie, Y.R.,  Smitz, N., De Meyer, M. & Backeljau, T. 'Authenticating fish and seafood products for sale on the Belgian market'. 7th International Barcode Of Life Conference, 20-24 November 2017, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
  • Meganck, K.,  Desmyter, S.,  Francis, F.,  Dekoninck, W.,  Backeljau, T. & De Meyer, M. ‘Solving crimes: A forensic rove beetles (Staphylinidae) barcode database for Belgium’. 7th International Barcode Of Life Conference, 20-24 November 2017, Kruger National Park, South Africa.
  • Backeljau, T. 'Reviewing the EASIN catalogue of alien terrestrial gastropods in Europe'. World Congress of Malacology, 8-24 July 2016, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Meganck, K.,  Desmyter, S.,  Dekoninck, W.,  Backeljau, T. & De Meyer, M. ‘Constructing a DNA barcode database of Belgian rove beetles (Staphylinidae) and its application in forensic cases’. Entomology in Belgium Symposium, 2 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Meganck, K.,  Desmyter, S.,  Dekoninck, W.,  Backeljau, T. & De Meyer, M. ‘Constructing a DNA barcode database of Belgian rove beetles (Staphylinidae) and its application in forensic cases’. 23rd Zoology Congress, 16-17 December 2016, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Gombeer, S.,  Van Bourgonie, Y.R.,  Meganck, K.,  Smitz, N.,  De Meyer, M. & Backeljau, T. 2016. ‘Using molecular techniques to identify organisms of policy concern: some examples from the BopCo project’. 23rd Zoology Congress, 16-17 December 2016,  Antwerp, Belgium.

Posters:

  • Meganck, K.,  Smitz, N.,  Gombeer, S.,  Van Bourgonie, YR.,  Backeljau, T. & De Meyer, M. ‘Identifying Invasive Alien Species by DNA-barcoding: possibilities, gaps and pitfalls’. 25th Zoology Congress, 14-15 December 2018, Antwerp, Belgium. PDF
  • Smitz, N.,  De Wolf, K.,  Deblauwe, I.,  Verlé, I.,  Schneider, A.,  Vanslembrouck, A.,  De Witte, J.,  Dekoninck, W.,  Meganck, K.,  Gombeer, S.,  Van Bourgonie, YR.,  De Meyer, M.,  Backeljau, T. & Van Bortel, W. ‘DNA-barcoding: an efficient tool for rapid identification of native and exotic mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) intercepted in Belgium’. 25th Zoology Congress, 14-15 December 2018, Antwerp, Belgium. PDF
  • Smitz, N.,  Cochez, C.,  Wilmaerts, L.,  Gombeer, S.,  Backeljau, T. & De Meyer, M. ‘Identifying mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) from foreign deployment sites of the Belgian armed forces'. 25th Zoology Congress, 14-15 December 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Van Bourgonie Y.R., Dimzas D., Diakou A., Di Cesare A., Traversa D., De Meyer M. & Backeljau T. ‘DNA barcoding and identification of gastropods of parasitological concern for animals in Greece ‘. 25th Zoology Congress, 14-15 December 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Gombeer, S., Backeljau, T., De Meyer, M., Musaba, P., Nebesse, C., Ngoy, S. & Verheyen, E. ‘Bushmeat for sale in Brussels’. 25th Zoology Congress, 14-15 December 2018, Antwerp, Belgium and 18th Meeting of Partners of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, 27-28 November 2018, Tervuren, Belgium. PDF
  • Meganck, K., Smitz, N.,  De Wolf, K.,  Deblauwe, I.,  Verlé, I.,  Schneider, A.,  Vanslembrouck, A.,  De Witte, J.,  Dekoninck, W., Gombeer, S.,  Van Bourgonie, YR.,  De Meyer, M.,  Backeljau, T. & Van Bortel, W. ‘Identification and confirmation of native and invasive mosquito species in Belgium by DNA-barcoding’. Insects and Nature Management Symposium, 7 December 2018, Brussels, Belgium. PDF
  • Deblauwe, I., De Wolf, K., Smitz, N., Verlé, I., Schneider, A., De Witte, J., Vanslembrouck, A., Dekoninck, W., Meganck, K., Gombeer, S., Van Bourgonie, YR., Backeljau, T., De Meyer, M., Van Bortel, W. & Pollet, M. ‘Belgium on the lookout for exotic mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae)’. 9th International congress of Dipterology, 25-30 November 2018, Windhoek, Namibia.
  • Deblauwe, I., De Wolf, K., Verlé, I., Schneider, A., Vanslembrouck, A., De Witte, J., Dekoninck, W., Smitz, N., De Meyer, M., Backeljau, T., Coosemans, M. & Van Bortel, W. ‘Monitoring exotic mosquito species in Belgium : an overview from 2007 - 2018’. 21st European Society for Vector Ecology (E-SOVE) conference, 22-26 October 2018, Palermo, Italy.
  • Vanslembrouck, A., De Wolf, K., Deblauwe, I., Verlé, I.,  Schneider, A., De Witte, J., Smitz, N., De Meyer, M., Van Bortel, W., Backeljau, T. &Dekoninck, W. ‘Constructing a morphological reference collection of native and exotic mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) species in Belgium ’. 21st European Society for Vector Ecology (E-SOVE) conference, 22-26 October 2018, Palermo, Italy.
  • De Wolf, K.,  Smitz, N.,  Deblauwe, I.,  Vanslembrouck, A.,  Meganck, K.,  Gombeer, S.,  Van Bourgonie, YR.,  Verlé, I.,  Schneider, A.,  De Witte, J.,  Dekoninck, W.,  Backeljau, T.,  De Meyer, M. & Van Bortel, W. ‘The state of the art of the exotic mosquito species in Belgium: new invasion pathways detected’. 21st European Society for Vector Ecology (E-SOVE) conference, 22-26 October 2018, Palermo, Italy.
  • Gombeer, S.,  Meganck, K.,  Van Bourgonie, Y.R.,  Smitz, N.,  De Meyer, M. & Backeljau, T. ‘Aliens in Europe’. 7th International Barcode Of Life Conference, 20-24 November 2017, Kruger National Park, South Africa. PDF
  • Meganck, K.,  Ebejer, M.,  Kirk-Spriggs, AH.,  Kvifte, G.,  Couri, M.,  Rognes, K.,  Whitmore, D.,  Virgilio, M.,  Gombeer, S.,  Backeljau, T.,  De Meyer, M. & Jordaens, K. ‘A first, local DNA barcode reference database of the forensically important flies (Diptera) of the island of La Reunion’. 7th International Barcode of Life Conference. 20-24 November 2017, Kruger National Park, South Africa. PDF
  • Gombeer, S.,  Meganck, K.,  Van Bourgonie, Y.R.,  Smitz, N.,  De Meyer, M. & Backeljau, T. ‘Validating fish and seafood labelling using DNA barcoding’. 24th Congress of Zoology, 23-24 November 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands. PDF
  • Smitz, N.,  Meganck, K.,  Gombeer, S.,  Van Bourgonie, Y.R.,  De Meyer, M. & Backeljau, T. 'Invasive Alien Species in Belgium (IAS): examining the utility of GenBank and BOLD for species identifications'. 24th Congress of Zoology, 23-24 November 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands. PDF
  • Smitz, N.,  Deblauwe, I.,  Dekoninck, W.,  De Wolf, K.,  Meganck, K.,  Gombeer, S.,  De Meyer, M.,  Backeljau, T.,  Coosemans, M. & Van Bortel, W. 'Monitoring of Exotic MOsquitoes in Belgium (MEMO): molecular validations of morphological species identifications'. 24th Congress of Zoology, 23-24 November 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
  • Van Bourgonie, Y.R.,  Backeljau, T.,  Lange, M.K.,  Penagos-Tabares, F.,  Hirzmann, J.,  Failing, K.,  Schaper, R.,  Hermosilla, C.,  Taubert, A. 'DNA barcoding and identification of intermediate slug hosts in the framework of an epidemiological survey in Germany'. 24th Congress of Zoology, 23-24 November 2017, Wageningen, The Netherlands. PDF
  • M. Virgilio, A. Manrakhan, H. Delatte, J-H. Daneel, M. Mwatawala, K. Meganck, N. Barr and M. De Meyer. 'DNA barcoding further indicates cryptic genetic variation in the mango fruit fly, Ceratitis cosyra (Diptera, Tephritidae)'. 3rd International Symposium of TEAM (Working Group on Tephritids of Europe, Africa and the Middle East), Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Smitz, N.,  Cornélis, D.,  Chardonnet, P.,  Crossmary, W.,  Caron, A.,  Jouvenet, O.,  Meganck, K.,  Ligate, F.,  Ikanda, D.,  Fusari, A. & Michaux, J. ‘Conservation genetics- two case studies of Africa's Big Five: the lions of Tanzania (Panthera leo) and the buffaloes of Southern Africa (Syncerus caffer)’. Gestion rationnelle, conservation et éco-éthologie de la faune en milieu tempéré et tropical. University of Liege, 2016, Agro-Bio Tech, Gembloux.
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