Directorate Taxonomy and Phylogeny - Erik Verheyen

Dr. Erik Verheyen

Head of section
Erik Verheyen
Key Publications
V. Van Cakenberghe, Gembu, G. - C. , Musaba, P. , Seamark, E. , and Verheyen., E. , The bats of the Congo and of Rwanda and Burundi Revisited (Mammalia: Chiroptera), European Journal of Taxonomy, vol. 382, pp. 1-327, 2017.
J. Bryja, Mikula, O. , Šumbera, R. , Meheretu, Y. , Aghová, T. , Lavrenchenko, L. A. , Mazoch, V. , Oguge, N. , Welegerima, J. , Drazo, N. Amundala, Colyn, M. , Leirs, H. , and Verheyen., E. , Pan-African phylogeny of Mus (subgenus Nannomys) reveals one of the most successful mammal radiations in Africa, BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol. 2014, 2014.
E. Verheyen., Salzburger, W. , Snoeks, J. , and Meyer, A. , Origin of the superflock of cichlid fishes from Lake Victoria, East Africa., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 300, pp. 325–9, 2003.
Key Projects
  1. Belspo project in BRAIN-be Programme Axis 1 - Ecosystems, biodiversity, evolution: Behavioural and genomic aspects of cichlid speciation (GENBAS): Coordinator: Erik VERHEYEN (RBINS), with Pascal PONCIN & Eric PARMENTIER (ULg), Jos SNOEKS (RMCA), Jeroen VAN HOUDT (KULeuven Genetics Core). Funding: Belgian Science Policy [2014-2019] https://www.belspo.be/belspo/brain-be/projects/GENBAS_en.pdf

  2. Belspo project SSD–6 Climate Change and African Heritage–Congo basin integrated monitoring for forest carbon mitigation and biodiversity (COBIMFO): Coordinator: Pascal BOECKX (Ugent), Hans VERBEECK (Ugent), Hans BEECKMAN (RMCA), Jan BOGAERT (ULB), Pierre DEFOURNY (UCL), Steven DESSEIN (NBGB), Erik VERHEYEN (RBINS), Herwig LEIRS (UA) [2011–2016]. http://www.belspo.be/belspo/SSD/science/Reports/COBIMFO_FinRep_AD.pdf

  3. Belspo project SSD–6 African Heritage and Biodiversity–From carbon to fishes (COBAFISH): Coordinator: Erik VERHEYEN (RBINS), Alberto V. BORGES (ULg), Steven BOUILLON (KULeuven), Christine COCQUYT (NBGB), Jos SNOEKS (RMCA) [2011–2016]. http://www.belspo.be/belspo/SSD/science/Reports/COBAFISH_FinRep_AD.pdf

Professional experiences

01/11/2003 > ongoing: Staff Researcher at the Operational Direction Taxonomy and Phylogeny

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Staff researcher, Responsible for Recent Vertebrates & Molecular Laboratory Vertebrates Senior staff researcher at the RBINS [April 2005-today] 'Research director (BAP)' at the 'Evolutionary Ecology Group' of the Biology department of the University of Antwerp. [2008-today] Member of the executive committee and treasurer of the Royal Belgian Society of Zoologists. [2005–today] Member of the editorial board of the Belgian Journal of Zoology. [2007–today] Member of the Scientific Council of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences [since October 2016] Member of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences publication working group [2012-today]. Former member of the Scientific Committee of the ESF–EuroDiversity Program Biodiversity: Challenges for the future. [2006–2009] Former member of the ‘Management Commission of the Belgian Federal Scientific Institutes «Nature»‘. [April 2011- October 2016] Scientific activities, functions Participant or coordinator of (inter-)national research projects addressing (mainly) African biodiversity related issues (BELSPO, FWO-V, VLINA, and EUROCORES, INCO-DC, ENBI, GEF-World bank). Over 10 years involvement as promoter, co-promoter or scientific coordinator of capacity building projects in Kisangani (DR Congo) funded by (1) the framework agreement between the Belgian focal point to the Convention on biological diversity and the Belgian Federal Ministry for Development Cooperation, (2) the VLIR-UOS, and (3) direct funding by the Belgian Federal Ministry for Development Cooperation. Promoter or co-promoter of PhD and MSc theses of Belgian and foreign (mostly African) students

01/01/1991 > 30/09/2003: Post-doctoral researcher

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

Post-docs - FKFO-MI project 30.35: ‘Phylogeny and Ecology of Invertebrates of Lake Baikal: A comparison with African lacustrine species- flocks’ [1991-1995-1999] - Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO) project ‘The Effect of Pleistocene Climate Changes on Speciation Patterns in Selected African Vertebrates’ [2000-2003]

01/10/1986 > 31/12/1990: Research assistant at the Department Biology

University of Antwerp

Research assistant of Prof. Dr. DECLEIR at the Department Biology, University of Antwerp

01/10/1982 > 30/09/1986: PhD fellowship (IWONL)

University of Antwerp

PhD grant with promoter: Prof. Dr. DECLEIR, (University of Antwerp) and co-promoter: Dir. Prof. Dr. THYS VAN DEN AUDENAERDE, (Africamuseum-Tervuren, KULeuven)

Academic training

01/10/1982 > 15/01/1990: PhD Biological Sciences, Zoology

University of Antwerp

PhD thesis: ‘Adaptive Radiation and Speciation in African lacustrine Cichlidae: Ecophysiological and Genetical Aspects’. Promotor: Prof. Dr. DECLEIR (University of Antwerp)

01/10/1978 > 31/07/1982: MSc Biological Sciences, Zoology

University of Ghent

MSc thesis: 'A contribution to the study of the dominance of behaviors in the mbunacichlid Melanochromis auratus (Boulenger, 1897). Supervisor: Prof. Dr. HUBLÉ, Laboratory for Ecology and Zoögeography of Animals (University of Ghent); co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. NELISSEN, Department of Biology (University of Antwerp).

2018

A. Olayemi, Obadare, A. , Oyeyiola, A. , Fasogbon, S. , Igbokwe, J. , Owolabi, M. , Igbahenah, F. , Ortsega, D. , Gunther, S. , Verheyen., E. , and Fichet-Calvet, E. , Diversity and Population Dynamics of Small Mammals within Nigeria, with emphasis on Reservoirs of the Lassa Virus, Systematics and Biodiversity, vol. 16, pp. 118-127, 2018.
L. Kéver, Parmentier, E. , Derycke, S. , Verheyen., E. , Snoeks, J. , Van Steenberge, M. , and Poncin, P. , Limited possibilities for prezygotic barriers in the reproductive behaviour of sympatric Ophthalmotilapia species (Teleostei, Cichlidae), Zoology, vol. early on-line, 2018.

2017

C. Mande, Gembu, G. - C. , Ewango, C. , Verheyen., E. , and Laudisoit, A. , Bat ethical sampling in the Congo forest as a tool to monitor specific activity patterns and abundance., in Abstract book suppl., Brussels 6-10 February 2017, 2017.
A. Laudisoit, Verheyen., E. , Baelo, P. , Akonda, I. , Nebesse, C. , Ngoy, S. , Gembu, G. , Tepage, F. , Muyembe, J. J. , Alworonga, O. , Mande, D. , Angotolwa, Z. , Leirs, H. , Ngbonda, D. , and Colebunders, R. , A One Health team to improve Monkeypox virus outbreak response: an example from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Abstracts of the 10th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health, 16-20 October 2017, Antwerp, Belgium - Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2017, vol. 22, p. 53.
F. Van de Perre, Willig, M. , Presley, S. , Boeckx, P. , Verbeeck, H. , Kearsley, E. , Kesel, A. , Ballings, P. , Broeck, D. , Haan, M. , Würsten, B. , Janssens, S. , Lachenaud, O. , Grootaert, P. , Leponce, M. , Cooleman, S. , Dessein, S. , Leirs, H. , and Verheyen., E. , The relationship between taxonomic diversity and aboveground carbon storage is taxon-specific, in European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Brussels, 6-10 Feb. 2017, 2017, p. 321.
E. Verheyen., A story about knowledge and self-reliance: Biodiversity Research in a Developing Country (DRC). Koninklijke Academie voor Overzeese Wetenschappen, 28/11/2017, Brussels, Belgium, 2017.
W. Okello, Akoll, P. , Abila, R. , Albertson, C. , Atunes, D. , al., et, Zimmerman, H. , and Verheyen., E. , The Challenges of Oil Exploitation in African Great Lakes Region. African Great Lakes Conference, 2-5/5/2017, Entebbe, Uganda, 2017.
M. Van Steenberge, Derycke, S. , Kéver, L. , Herten, K. , Van Houdt, J. , Maes, G. , Koblmuller, S. , Poncin, P. , Parmentier, E. , Snoeks, J. , and Verheyen., E. , The genetic and behavioural basis of female amte recognition in sympatric Opthamotilapia species. Prague, Czech Republic, 2017.
A. Laudisoit, J Anyio, A. , Omatoko, J. , Ndjoku, B. , Baelo, P. , al., et, and Verheyen., E. , Relict and refuge altitude forest of the Albert Lake escarpement (RAFALE): a paradise lost at the edge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. African Primatological Consortium (APC) Conference, 23-26/8/2017, Kinshasa, DR Congo, 2017.
E. Verheyen., DNA barcoding poorly documented Afrotropical vertebrate faunas: Prospects fro conservation and one health, vol. 60. 7th International barcode of Life Conference 20-24 November 2017, Kruger Park, South Africa, 2017.
A. Laudisoit, Collet, M. , Muyaya, B. , Mauwa, C. , Ntadi, S. , Wendelen, W. , Guiet, A. , Helsen, P. , Baudouin, M. , Leirs, H. , Vanhoutte, N. , Micha, J. C. , and Verheyen., E. , West African Manatee Trichechus senegalensis (LINK, 1795) in the Estuary of the Congo River (Democratic Republic of the Congo): Review and Update, Journal of Biodiverstiy & Endangered species, vol. 5, p. 1, 2017.
M. P. Akawa, Bendeki, M. A. , Botelanyele, K. F. , Shabani, I. , Mololo, N. C. , Van Cakenberghe, V. , Verheyen., E. , Tungaluna, G. G. C. , Asimonyio, J. A. , Ashande, M. C. , and Ngbolua, K. -te- N. , A survey of the bushmeat trade of the straw-coloured fruit bat (Eidolon helvum Kerr, 1792) at Maele Island (Kisangani city, Democratic Republic of the Congo), Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology, vol. 4, pp. 1-6, 2017.
J. E. Barasa, Mdyogolo, S. , Abila, R. , Grobler, J. Paul, Skilton, R. A. , Bindeman, H. , Njahira, M. Ndotono, Chemoiwa, E. J. , Dangasuk, O. G. , Kaunda-Arara, B. , and Verheyen., E. , Genetic diversity and population structure of the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) in Kenya: implication for conservation and aquaculture, Belgian Journal of Zoology, vol. 147, pp. 105-127, 2017.
P. Gaubert, Antunes, A. , Meng, H. , Lin, M. , Peigné, S. , Justy, F. , Njiokou, F. , Dufour, S. , Danqua, E. , Verheyen., E. , Stanley, W. T. , Johnon, W. E. , O'Brien, S. J. , and Luod, S. - J. , The complete phylogeny of extant pangolins: scaling up the molecular tracing of the most trafficked mammals on earth, Journal of Heredity, pp. 1-13, 2017.
M. Van Ginneken, Decru, E. , Verheyen., E. , and Snoeks, J. , Morphometry and DNA barcoding reveal cryptic diversity in the genus Enteromius (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) from the Congo basin, Africa, European Journal of Taxonomy, vol. 310, pp. 1-32, 2017.
V. Van Cakenberghe, Gembu, G. - C. , Musaba, P. , Seamark, E. , and Verheyen., E. , The bats of the Congo and of Rwanda and Burundi Revisited (Mammalia: Chiroptera), European Journal of Taxonomy, vol. 382, pp. 1-327, 2017.
L. Janssens de Bisthoven, de Koeijer, H. , Muhashy, F. , Baetens, K. , Rochette, A. - J. , Susini-Ondafe, M. - L. , Vanhove, M. , Keunen, H. , and Verheyen., E. , Annual plan 2017, CEBioS programme. RBINS}, publication\_type = {type, 2017.
P. Boeckx, Steppe, K. , Verbeeck, H. , Beeckman, H. , Bogaert, J. , Defourny, P. , Dessein, S. , Verheyen., E. , and Leirs, H. , Congo basin integrated monitoring for forest carbon mitigation and biodiversity - COBIMFO. Reserach Progreamme Science for a sustainable Development, Belgian Science Policy Office, 2017.
L. Janssens de Bisthoven, de Koeijer, H. , Muhashy, F. , Baetens, K. , Rochette, A. - J. , Susini-Ondafe, M. - L. , Vanhove, M. , Keunen, H. , and Verheyen., E. , Annual report 2016, CEBioS programme. RBINS}, publication\_type = {type, 2017.
E. Verheyen., Willems, W. , Martens, K. , Borges, A. V. , Darchambeau, F. , Lambert, T. , Descy, J. - P. , Petrovic, S. , Bouillon, S. , Teodoru, C. , Soto, D. X. , Cocquyt, C. , Taylor, J. C. , Snoeks, J. , Decru, E. , Bamps, J. , Moelants, T. , and ANDRE, L. , Congo Basin: From carbon to fishes COBAFISH. Final Report. Research programme Science for a Sustainable Development, Brussels: Belgian Science Policy, 2017.

2016

S. Derycke, Herten, K. , Kéver, L. , Van Houdt, J. , Van Steenberge, M. , Snoeks, J. , Parmentier, E. , Poncin, P. , and Verheyen., E. , Comparison of genome wide SNP signatures within and between four ophthalmotilapia species (Pisces, Cichlidae): Speciation Unveiled?, in Pontio Arts and Inovation Centre, Bangor University United Kingdom, 2016.
D. Mizerovska, Bryja, J. , Nicolas, V. , Verheyen., E. , Kennis, J. , Missoup, A. D. , and Konecny, A. , Molecular phylogeny of the genus Praomys (Rodentia: Murinae) with an emphais on P. jacksoni species complex., in Abstract book, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2016, p. 145.
F. Van de Perre, Willig, M. R. , Presley, S. J. , Kearsley, E. , Verbeeck, H. , Boeckx, P. , De Kesel, A. , Van Den Broeck, D. , De Haan, M. , Wursten, B. , Janssens, S. , Lachenaud, O. , Grootaert, P. , Leponce, M. , Cooleman, S. , Leirs, H. , Dessein, S. , Verheyen., E. , and Ballings, P. , The relationship between taxonomic diversity and aboveground carbon storage is taxon-specific., in Le Corum, Montpellier, France. Abstract book, 2016, p. 391.
C. Nebesse, Mbula, M. , Gambalemoke, S. , Gembu, G. C. , Verheyen., E. , and Dudu, A. , A survey of the peri-urban bushmeat marktes along the left and right banks of the Congo River in the region of Kisangani (RD Congo), in Abstract Book, University of Antwerp, 2016, p. 148.
V. Van Cakenberghe, Musaba, P. , Gembu, G. C. , Verheyen., E. , and Seamark, E. C. J. , The bats of the Congo and Rwanda and Burundi revistited., in Durban, South Africa Abstract Book, 2016, vol. 180.
P. Musaba, Malekani, A. , Kirongozi, F. , Verheyen., E. , and Gembu, G. C. , A survey of the bushmeat trade of the straw-coloured fruit bat species (Eidolon helvum Kerr, 1792, Chiroptera) on the Maele Island, Kisangani (DR Congo), in Abstract Book, University of Antwerp, 2016, p. 152.
S. Ngoy, Gembu, G. , Laudisoit, A. , Verheyen., E. , and Rutakaza, N. , Inventory of Ixodidae and Phtiraptera of pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus) in a slaughterhouse of Kisangani (Tshopo, Dr Congo), in Abstrac Book, University of Antwerp, 2016, p. 149.
J. Lushombo, Masembe, C. , Nshombo, M. , and Verheyen., E. , Distribution and abundance of the Tanganyika introduced killifish, Lamprichthys tanganicaus in Lake Kivu, in Abstract Book, University of Antwerp, 2016, p. 69.
A. Laudisoit, Gryseels, S. , Mussaw, M. , Akonda, I. , Van Houtte, N. , Geraerts, M. , Leirs, H. , and Verheyen., E. , Monkey see, Monkey eat, Monkeypox., in Abstract Book, University of Antwerp, 2016, p. 64.
E. Decru, Moelants, T. , De Gelas, K. , Vreven, E. , Verheyen., E. , and Snoeks, J. , Taxonomic challenges in freshwater fishes: a mismatch between morphology and DNA barcoding in fish of the north-eastern part of the Congo basin, Molecular Ecology Resources, vol. 16, pp. 342-352, 2016.
J. Bryja, Šumbera, R. , Peterhans, J. C. Kerbis, Aghová, T. , Bryjova, A. , Mikula, O. , Nicolas, V. , Denys, C. , and Verheyen., E. , Evolutionary history of the thicket rats (genus Grammomys) mirrors the evolution of African forests since late Miocene, Journal of Biogeography, pp. 1-13, 2016.
S. Koblmuller, Nevado, B. , Makasa, L. , Van Steenberge, M. , Vanhove, M. P. M. , Verheyen., E. , Sturmbauer, C. , and Sefc, K. M. , Phylogeny and phylogeography of Altolamprologus: ancient introgression and recent divergence in a rock-dwelling Lake Tanganyika cichlid genus, Hydrobiologia, p. 16 pp., 2016.
C. K. Kaswera, Akaibe, D. , Kambale, J. - L. K. , Verheyen., E. , and Ngbolua, K. T. N. , Pressure of hunting on Petrodrumus tetradactylus tordayi (Thomas, 1910: Mammalia) in six villages of surrounding of the Yoko Reserve Forest (Tshopo province, DR Congo), International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Reserach ISSN 2351-8014, vol. 26, pp. 182-189, 2016.
C. Kaswera Kyamakya, Akaibe, D. , Kambale, J. - L. K. , Verheyen., E. , and Ngbolua, K. -te- N. , Pression de chasse sur Petrodromus tetradactylus tordayi (Thomas, 1910: Mammalia) dans six villages des environnants de la Réserve Forestière de Yoko (Province de la Tshopo, RD Congo), International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 26, pp. 182-189, 2016.
P. Baelo, Asimonyio, J. A. , Gambalemoke, S. , Amundala, N. , Kiakenya, R. , Verheyen., E. , Laudisoit, A. , and K Ngbolua, N. , Reproduction and populations structure of the Sciuridae (rodentia, mammalia) of the forest reserve of Yoko (Ubundu city, DR Congo), International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research ISSN 2351-8014, vol. 23, pp. 428-442, 2016.
P. Baelo, Asimonyio, J. A. , Gambalemoke, S. , Amundala, N. , Kiakenya, R. , Verheyen., E. , Laudisoit, A. , and Ngbolua, K. -te- N. , Reproduction et structure des populations des Sciuridae (Rodentia, Mammalia) de la réserve forestière de Yoko (Ubundu, RD Congo), International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 23, pp. 428-442, 2016.
F. Van de Perre, Verheyen., E. , De Bruyn, L. , Verbeeck, H. , Presley, S. J. , and Willing, M. R. , Generality of biodiversity-production relationships in global forests, Science, vol. 354, 2016.
R. Abila, Akoll, P. , Albertson, C. , Antunes, D. , Banda, T. , Bills, R. , Bulirani, A. , A Manda, C. , Cohen, A. S. , Cunha-Saraiva, F. , Derycke, S. , Donohue, I. , Du, M. , Dudu, A. M. , Egger, B. , Fritzsche, K. , Frommen, J. G. , Gante, H. F. , Genner, M. J. , Harer, A. , Hata, H. , Irvine, K. , P Mwapu, I. , L de Bisthoven, J. , Jungwirth, A. , Kaleme, P. , Katongo, C. , Kéver, L. , Koblmuller, S. , Konings, A. , Lamboj, A. , Lemmel-Schaedelin, F. , G Schiaffino, M. , Martens, K. , P Mulungula, M. , Meyer, A. , More, H. L. , Musilova, Z. , F Bukinga, M. , Muzumani, R. , Ntakimazi, G. , Okello, W. , Phiri, H. , Pialek, L. , Plisnier, P. D. , Raeymaekers, J. A. M. , Rajkov, J. , Rican, O. , Roberts, R. , Salzburger, W. , Schön, I. , Sefc, K. M. , Singh, P. , Skelton, P. , Snoeks, J. , Schneider, K. , Sturmbauer, C. , Svardal, H. , Svensson, O. , J Dowdall, T. , Turner, G. F. , Tyers, A. , J.C, vanRijssel, Van Steenberge, M. , Vanhove, M. P. M. , Verheyen., E. , Weber, A. - T. , Weyl, O. , Ziegelbecker, A. , and Zimmermann, H. , Oil extraction imperils Africa's Great Lakes, Science, vol. 354, pp. 561-562, 2016.
D. Falay, Kuijpers, L. Maria Fran, Phoba, M. - F. , De Boeck, H. , Lunguya, O. , Vakaniaki, E. , Bertrand, S. , Mattheus, W. , Ceyssens, P. - J. , Vanhoof, R. , Devlieger, H. , Van Geet, C. , Verheyen., E. , Ngbonda, D. , and Jacobs, J. , Microbilogical, clinical and molecular findings of non-typhoidal Salmonella bloodstream infections associated with malaria, Oriental Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, BMC Infectious Diseases, vol. 16, pp. 1-14, 2016.
J. L de Bisthoven, F Habiyaremye, M. , Susini, M. - L. , de Koeijer, H. , Vanhove, M. , Rochette, A. - J. , Verheyen., E. , and Laudisoit, A. , Capacity development in DR Congo with a focus on biodiversity.. 2016.

2015

Z. Tamás Nagy, Van Riet, S. , Sonet, G. , Greenbaum, E. B. , Kusamba, C. , Gvozdik, V. , Matthyssen, S. , Bodongola, A. , and Verheyen., E. , DNA barcoding Congolese snakes, in Genome (Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference), 2015, vol. 58, p. 260.
Z. Tamás Nagy, Van Riet, S. , Kusamba, C. , Greenbaum, E. B. , Kielgast, J. , Gvozdik, V. , Matthyssen, S. , Bodongola, A. , Mebert, K. , and Verheyen., E. , Diversity of the serpent fauna in central africa: from field surveys to integrative systematics.. Abstract book of Evolution 2015, Guaruja, Brazil, 2015.
A. Laudisoit, Baelo, P. , Mussaw, A. M. , Vanhoutte, N. , Amundala, N. , Leirs, H. , and Verheyen., E. , Biodiversity, Bushmeat and Monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: another viral threat upon larger cities?, vol. Abstract book - 9th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH), 6-10 September 2015, Basel , Switz. 2015.
E. Verheyen., A tale about knowledge and empowerment: Rebuilding biodiversity related capacities in the DR Congo, vol. Abstract book - CEBioS meeting: 'Biodiversiteit en ontwikkeling: Erfgoed op wereldschaal'. Koninkljk Belgisch Instituut voor Nat. 2015.
L. Kéver, Poncin, P. , Derycke, S. , Verheyen., E. , Van Steenberge, M. , Snoeks, J. , and Parmentier, E. , The reproductive behavior of two sympatric Ophthalmotilapia species (Ectodini) from Lake Tanganyika, vol. Abstract book - Cichlid Science Meeting 2015, 6-9 September 2015, University of Graz, Austria, page 147. 2015.
S. Derycke, Herten, K. , Van Steenberge, M. , Jos, S. , Van Houdt, J. , Kéver, L. , Parmentier, E. , Poncin, P. , and Verheyen., E. , Speciation genomics of Ophthalmotilapia species from Lake Tanganyika, vol. Abstract book - Cichlid Science meeting 2015 in Graz, 6-9 September 2015, page 136. 2015.
K. Hilaire Bohoussou, Cornette, R. , Bertin, A. , Colyn, M. , Peterhans, J. Kerbis, Kennis, J. , Šumbera, R. , Verheyen., E. , N'Goran, E. , Katuala, P. , and Violaine, N. , The phylogeography of the rodent genus Malacomys suggests multiple Afrotropical Pleistocene lowland forest refugia, Journal of Biogeography, vol. 42, pp. 2049-2061, 2015.
F. Jacquet, Denys, C. , Verheyen., E. , Bryja, J. , Hutterer, R. , Peterhans, J. C. Kerbis, Stanley, W. T. , Goodman, S. M. , Couloux, A. , Colyn, M. , and Nicolas, V. , Phylogeography and evolutionary history of the Crocidura olivieri complex (Mammalia, Soricomorpha): from a forest-based origin to a broad expansion across Africa, BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol. 15, 2015.
J. Santos Santos, Audenaert, L. , Verheyen., E. , and Dominique, A. , Divergent ontogenies of trophic morphology in two closely related haplochromine cichlids, Journal of Morphology, vol. 276, pp. 860-871, 2015.
A. Laudisoit, Verheyen., E. , Collet, M. , Muyaya, B. , Mauwa, C. , Ntadi, S. , Baudouin, M. , Leirs, H. , de Bisthoven, L. Janssens, Vanhove, M. , and Micha, J. - C. , The coastal pearl of the Democratic Republic of the Congo : the Mangrove Marine Park, a neglected RAMSAR site.. 2015.

2014

F. Van de Perre, Verheyen., E. , Dessein, S. , and Leirs, H. , Diversity of rodents and shrews in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve, DR Congo, in Zoology 2014. 21st Benelux Congress of Zoology Liege, Belgium, 12 &13 December 2014, 2014, p. 243.
A. Laudisoit, Chantrey, J. , Drazo, N. Amundala, Crombe, F. , Birtles, R. , Verheyen., E. , and De Bellocq, J. Goüy, Microdiversity inside macrobiodiversity: Zoonotic risk along the Congo River, in Abstract Book - 1st International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, Kisangani, DR Congo, 6-10 June 2014, 2014, p. 108.
Z. Tamás Nagy, Z Kusamba, C. , Greenbaum, E. , Gvozdik, V. , Matthyssen, S. , J Bodongola, A. , Verheyen., E. , Mebert, K. , and Kielgast, J. , Assessing the diversity of Congolese snakes with DNA barcoding, in Abstract book - 1st International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, Kisangani, DR Congo, 6-10 June 2014, 2014, pp. 145-146.
M. To Hulu, Pitchou, J. - P. , Drazo, N. Amundala, Mongo, L. Waya, Sylvestre, G. Mbalitini, Mweru, J. - P. Mate, Ewango, C. , Verheyen., E. , Mirumigu, A. Dudu, and Bogaert, J. , Diversity and demographic structure of Rodents populations (Rodentia: Mammalia) according an anthropisation gradient in Forestry Reserve of Masako (R. D. Congo), in Abstract Book - 21st Benelux Congress of Zoology, Liège, Belgium, 12-13 December 2014, 2014, p. 79.
S. Derycke, Kéver, L. , Parmentier, E. , Poncin, P. , Snoeks, J. , Van Houdt, J. , Van Steenberge, M. , and Verheyen., E. , GENBAS: Unravelling the genomic basis of speciation in African cichlids from Lake Tanganyika, in Zoology 2014, 21st Benelux Congress of Zoology, 2014.
G. Sonet, Nagy, Z. Tamás, Beudels-Jamar, R. C. , Lafontaine, R. - M. , Robert, H. , and Verheyen., E. , Identifying Congolese birds from feathers using DNA barcodes, in Abstract book - 1st International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, Kisangani, DR Congo, 6-10 June 2014, 2014, p. 158.
F. Van de Perre, Dessein, S. , Verheyen., E. , and Leirs, H. , The COBIMFO project: An assessment of the relation between carbon storage and biodiversity in the Yangambi Biosphere Reserve (DR Congo), in 1st International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, Kisangani, DR Congo, 6-10 June 2014, 2014, pp. 142-143.
C. Nebesse Mololo, Nyere, A. , Melekani, P. , Mbalitini, S. Gambalemok, Tungaluna, G. Crispin Ge, Verheyen., E. , and Mirumigu, A. Dudu, State of play of the registered exploitation of game at the Control post AFILONDO (Project Pro-roads ) on the RN4 (PK 129, Route Buta, Kisangani, DR Congo), in Abstract Book - 21st Benelux Congress of Zoology, Liège, Belgium, 12-13 December 2014, 2014, p. 212.
Z. Tamás Nagy, Verheyen., E. , Vreven, E. , Sonet, G. , Breman, F. C. , Jordaens, K. , Van Houdt, J. , Hanssens, M. , Mizani, C. Danadu, and Snoeks, J. , Towards the DNA barcoding of the Congolese riverine fish fauna, in Abstract book - 1st International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, Kisangani, DR Congo, 6-10 June 2014, 2014, p. 177.
S. Gambalemok Mbalitini, Itoka, J. - C. Mukinzi, Kabeya, P. Mutombo, Drazo, N. Amundala, Banda, P. Katuala Ga, Hutterer, R. , Prevot, V. , Verheyen., E. , and Mirumigu, A. Dudu, Preliminary data on the biodiversity of Rodents (Rodentia) and shrews (Soricomorpha) in the Hunting Area Rubi - Tele (Province Orientale, Democratic Republic of Congo), in Abstract Book - 21st Benelux Congress of Zoology, Liège, Belgium, 12-13 December 2014, 2014, p. 212.
N. Amundala Drazo, Leirs, H. , Verheyen., E. , Laudisoit, A. , Mbalitini, S. Gambalemok, and Mirumigu, A. Dudu, Biodiversity, reproduction and population structure of Sciuridae (Rodentia, Mammalia) from the Forest Reserves of Yoko, Masako and the locality of Uma (Eastern Province, DR Congo), in Abstract Book - 21st Benelux Congress of Zoology, Liège, Belgium, 12-13 December 2014, 2014, p. 108.
E. Decru, Vreven, E. , De Gelas, K. , Verheyen., E. , and Snoeks, J. , A Story Of Unexpected species diversity: the case of the African Pike Hepsetus odoe (Bloch, 1794) (Characiformes: Hepsetidae), vol. Abstract book - 1st International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, 6-10 juin 2014, Kisangani, Republic Démocratiq. 2014.
J. L de Bisthoven, F Habiyaremye, M. , Susini, M. L. , de Koeijer, H. , Grootaert, P. , and Verheyen., E. , Capacity development with a focus on biodiversity in DR Congo. First International Conference of Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, Kisangani, R.D. Congo, 2014.
V. Vera, Covaci, A. , Vanhaecke, L. , Bouillon, S. , Abrantes, K. , Musimbono, D. , Verheyen., E. , Bervoets, L. , and Blust, R. , Baseline levels and trophic transfer of persistent organic pollutants, selected pesticides and trace metals in surface water, sediments and biota from the Congo River Basin (DR Congo), vol. Abstract book - 1st International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, 6-10 juin 2014, Kisangani, Republic Démocratiq. 2014.
E. Verheyen., Borges, A. , Bouillon, S. , Cocquyt, C. , Snoeks, J. , and Dudu, A. , Congo Basin: From Carbon To Fishes –The Cobafish Project, vol. Abstract book - 1st International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, 6-10 juin 2014, Kisangani, Republic Démocratiq. 2014.
G. Sonet, Colyn, M. , Verheyen., E. , Nagy, Z. Tamás, Wendelen, W. , Van Rompaey, H. , and Hulselmans, J. , Afrotropical forest-dwelling mongooses (Mammalia: Herpestidae: Crossarchus ) investigated by craniometry and mitochondrial DNA, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, vol. 52, pp. 323 - 330, 2014.
L. A. Rocha, Aleixio, A. , Allen, G. , Almeida, F. , Baldwin, C. C. , Barclay, M. V. L. , Bates, J. M. , Bauer, A. M. , Benzoni, F. , Berns, C. N. , Berumen, M. L. , Blackburn, D. C. , Blum, S. , Bola\ños, F. , Bowie, R. C. K. , Britz, R. , Brown, R. , Cadena, C. D. , Carpenter, K. , Ceríaco, L. M. , Chakrabarty, P. , Chaves, G. , Choat, J. H. , Clements, K. D. , Colette, B. B. , Collins, A. , Coyne, J. , Cracraft, J. , Daniel, T. , de Carvalho, M. R. , de Queiroz, K. , Di Dario, R. , Drewes, R. , Dumbacher, J. P. , A Jr, E. , Erdmann, E. V. , Eschmeyer, W. , Feldman, C. R. , Fisher, B. L. , Fjeldsa, J. , Fritsch, P. W. , Fuchs, J. , Getahun, A. , Gill, A. , Gomon, M. , Gosliner, T. , Graves, G. R. , Griswold, C. E. , Guralnick, R. , Hartel, K. , Helgen, K. M. , Ho, H. , Iskander, D. T. , Iwamoto, T. , Jaafar, Z. , James, H. F. , Johnson, D. , Kavanaugh, D. , Knowlton, N. , Lacey, E. , Larson, H. K. , Last, P. , Leis, J. M. , Lessios, H. , Liebherr, J. , Lowman, M. , Mahler, D. L. , Mamonekene, V. , Matsuura, K. , Mayer, G. C. , H Jr, M. , McCosker, J. , McDiarmid, R. W. , McGuire, J. , Miller, M. J. , Mooi, R. , Mooi, R. D. , Moritz, C. , Myers, P. , Nachman, W. M. , Nussbaum, R. A. , Foighil, D. Ó. , Parenti, L. R. , Parham, J. F. , Paul, E. , Paulay, G. , Pérez-Eman, J. , Pérez-Matus, A. , Poe, S. , Pogonoski, J. , Rabosky, D. L. , Randall, J. E. , Reimer, J. D. , Robertson, D. R. , Rödel, M. - O. , Rodrigues, M. T. , Roopnarine, P. , Rüber, L. , Ryan, M. J. , Sheldon, F. , Shinohara, G. , Short, A. , Simison, W. B. , Smith-Vaniz, F. , Springer, G. , Stiassny, M. , Tello, J. G. , Thompson, C. W. , Trnski, T. , Tucker, P. , Valqui, T. , Vecchione, M. , Verheyen., E. , Wainwright, P. C. , Wheeler, T. A. , White, W. T. , Will, K. , Williams, J. T. , Williams, G. , Wilson, E. O. , Winker, K. , Witterbottom, R. , and Witt, C. C. , Specimen collection: An essential tool, Science, vol. 344, pp. 814-815, 2014.
A. Laudisoit, Sadiki, D. Falay, Drazo, N. Amundala, De Bellocq, J. Goüy, Van Houtte, N. , Breno, M. , Verheyen., E. , Wilschut, L. , Parola, P. , Raoult, D. , and Socolovschi, C. , High Prevalence of Rickettsia typhi and Bartonella Species in Rats and Fleas, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2014.
J. Bryja, Mikula, O. , Šumbera, R. , Meheretu, Y. , Aghová, T. , Lavrenchenko, L. A. , Mazoch, V. , Oguge, N. , Welegerima, J. , Drazo, N. Amundala, Colyn, M. , Leirs, H. , and Verheyen., E. , Pan-African phylogeny of Mus (subgenus Nannomys) reveals one of the most successful mammal radiations in Africa, BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol. 2014, 2014.
J. Bryja, O, M. , H, P. , N, O. , R, Š. , and Verheyen., E. , The role of dispersal and vicariance in Pleistocene history of an East African mountain rodent, Praomys delectorum, Journal of Biogeography, vol. 41, pp. 196-208, 2014.
N. Mary Anthony, Atteke, C. , Bruford, M. W. , Dallmeier, F. , Freedman, A. , Hardy, O. , Ibrahim, B. , Jeffery, K. J. , Johnson, M. , Lahm, S. A. , Lepengue, N. , Lowenstein, J. , Sullivan, J. , Verheyen., E. , and Gonder, M. K. , Evolution and Conservation of Central African Biodiversity: Priorities for Future Research and Education in the Congo Basin and Gulf of Guinea, Biotropica, pp. 1-12, 2014.
G. S Mbalitini, Stanley, W. T. , Hutterer, R. , Peterhans, J. C. Kerbis, Mukinzi, J. C. , Katuala, P. , Hulselmans, J. , Prevot, V. , Verheyen., E. , and B Akaibe, D. , Phylogéographie et diversité biologique des musaraignes (Soricomorpha, Soricidae) au N-E de la Cuvette congolaise en RD Congo. 1st International Conference en Biodiversity in the Congo Basin, Kisangani, Republic Démocratique du Congo, 2014.

2013

K. Kaswera, Dudu, A. , Verheyen., E. , and Gilissen, E. , Densite et distribution de Tetrodromus tetradactylus tordayi (Macroscelididae, Mammalia) dans la reserve forestiere de Yoko (R.D.Congo), Annales de la Faculté des Sciences, vol. 15, pp. 205-218, 2013.
V. Verhaert, Covaci, A. , Bouillon, S. , Abrantes, K. , Musibono, D. , Bervoets, L. , Verheyen., E. , and Blust, R. , Baseline levels and trophic transfer of persistent organic pollutants in sediments and biota from the Congo River Basin (DR Congo), Environment International, vol. 59, pp. 290-302, 2013.
G. -crispinGembu Tungaluna, Cakenberghe, V. V. A. N. , Akawa, P. Musaba, Akaibe, B. Dudu, Verheyen., E. , Vree, F. D. E. , Fahr, J. , Sciences, F. , De Kisangani, U. , and Kisangani, B. P. , Rediscovery of Glauconycteris superba Hayman , 1939 ( Chiroptera : Vespertilionidae ) after 40 years at Mbiye Island , Democratic Republic of the Congo, European Journal of Taxonomy, vol. 42, pp. 1-18, 2013.
W. T. Stanley, Robbins, L. W. , Malekani, J. M. , Mbalitini, S. Gambalemok, Migurimu, D. Akaibe, Mukinzi, J. Claude, Hulselmans, J. , , , Verheyen., E. , Hutterer, R. , Doty, J. B. , Monroe, B. P. , Nakazawa, Y. J. , Braden, Z. , Carroll, D. , Peterhans, J. C. Kerbis, Bates, J. M. , and Esselstyn, J. A. , A new hero emerges: another exceptional mammalian spine and its potential adaptive significance, Biology Letters, vol. 9, 2013.
G. Tungaluna T.C, Victor, V. Cakenbergh, P, M. Akawa, M, D. Akaibe, Verheyen., E. , De Vree, F. , and Fahr, J. , Rediscovery of Glauconycteris superba Hayman, 1939 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) after 40 years at Mbiye Island, Democratic Republic of the Congo, European Journal of Taxonomy, vol. 42, pp. 1-18, 2013.
B. Nevado, Mautner, S. , Sturmbauer, C. , and Verheyen., E. , Water level fluctuations and metapopulation dynamics as drivers of genetic diversity in populations of three Tanganyikan cichlid fish species, Molecular Ecology, vol. 22, pp. 3933-3948, 2013.
L. W. M. Iyongo, C, D. Cannière, Ulyel, J. , Dudu, B. A. , Bukasa, K. , Verheyen., E. , and Bogaert, J. , Effets de lisière et sex ratio de rongeurs forestiers dans un écosystème fragmenté en République Democratique du Congo (Réserve de Masako, Kisangani), Tropicultura, vol. 31, pp. 3-10, 2013.
P. Colangelo, Verheyen., E. , Leirs, H. , Tatard, C. , Denys, C. , Dobigny, G. , Duplantier, J. -marc, Brouat, C. , Granjon, L. , and Lecompte, E. , A mitochondrial phylogeographic scenario for the most widespread African rodent species , Mastomys natalensis, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 108, pp. 901-916, 2013.

2012

I. Schön, Eggermont, H. , Verheyen., E. , and Martens, K. , Ostracoda as Proxies for Quaternary Climate Change, in Developments in Quaternary Science Vol 17, vol. 17, Elsevier B.V., 2012, pp. 297–304.
I. Schön, Eggermont, H. , Verheyen., E. , and Martens, K. , Palaeogenetics for ostracods, in Ostracoda as proxies for Quaternary climate change, Elsevier, 2012, pp. 297-304.
M. Vences, Nagy, Z. Tamás, Sonet, G. , and Verheyen., E. , DNA Barcoding Amphibians and Reptiles, in DNA Barcodes: Methods and Protocols, vol. 858, J. W. Kress and Erickson, D. L. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2012, pp. 79-107.

2011

G. Sonet, Breman, F. C. , Louette, M. , Montanes, G. , Nagy, Z. Tamás, Jeroen, V. Houdt, and Verheyen., E. , Applicability of DNA barcoding to museum specimens of birds from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bonner Zoologische Monographien, pp. 117-131, 2011.

2010

M. Colyn, Hulselmans, J. A. N. , Sonet, G. , Oudé, P. , Winter, J. A. N. D. E. , Natta, A. , Nagy, Z. Tamás, and Verheyen., E. , Discovery of a new duiker species (Bovidae: Cephalophinae) from the Dahomey Gap, West Africa, Zootaxa, vol. 30, pp. 1-30, 2010.
S. Ntie, Johnston, a.R. , Mickala, P. , Bowkett, a.E. , B van Vuuren, J. , Colyn, M. , Telfer, P. , Maisels, F. , Hymas, O. , Rouyer, R. L. , Wallace, Ra, LeBlanc, K. , van Vliet, N. , Sonet, G. , Verheyen., E. , Pires, D. , Wickings, E. J. , Lahm, Sa, and Anthony, N. M. , A molecular diagnostic for identifying central African forest artiodactyls from faecal pellets, Animal Conservation, vol. 13, pp. 80-93, 2010.

2009

C. Poux, Martens, K. , Verheyen., E. , and Schön, I. , Complete lineage segregation in ostracods (Crustacea, Ostracoda) from Lake Tanganyika, Africa, SIAL 5, 2009.

2005

D. Knapen, E Redeker, S. , Inácio, I. , De Coen, W. , Verheyen., E. , and Blust, R. , New metallothionein mRNAs in Gobio gobio reveal at least three gene duplication events in cyprinid metallothionein evolution, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - C Toxicology and Pharmacology, vol. 140, pp. 347-355, 2005.

2003

E. Verheyen., Salzburger, W. , Snoeks, J. , and Meyer, A. , Origin of the superflock of cichlid fishes from Lake Victoria, East Africa., Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 300, pp. 325–9, 2003.

2001

Cad Sturmbauer, Baric, Sa, Salzburger, Wa, Rüber, Lb, and Verheyen., E. , Lake level fluctuations synchronize genetic divergences of cichlid fishes in African Lakes, Molecular Biology and Evolution, vol. 18, pp. 144-154, 2001.
I. Schön, Verheyen., E. , and Martens, K. , Speciation in ancient lake ostracods: Comparative analysis of Baikalian Cytherissa and Tanganyikan Cyprideis, Internationale Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie Verhandlungen, vol. 27, pp. 2674–2677, 2001.

1999

1998

I. Schön, Di Masso, E. , Gandolfi, A. , Griffiths, H. I. , Verheyen., E. , and Butlin, R. K. , The application of molecular techniques to the study of ostracods. Application de techniques moléculaires à l{'}étude des Ostracodes. Crasquin-Soleau S., Braccini E. & Lethiers F. (eds.) What about Ostrocoda!, Bulletin Centre Recherche Exploration-Production Elf Aquitaine, vol. 20, pp. 47-52, 1998.
I. Schön, Verheyen., E. , and Martens, K. , Biodiversity and molecular phylogeny - ostracods from ancient lakes, 5th Benelux Congress of Zoology, 1998.

1996

E. Verheyen., Mitochondrial phylogeography of rock-dwelling cichlid fishes reveals evolutionary influence of historical lake level fluctuations of Lake Tanganyika, Africa, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 351, pp. 797-805, 1996.

1995

E. Verheyen., Colyn, M. , and Verheyen, W. , The phylogeny of some African muroids (rodentia) based upon partial mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences, BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol. 125, pp. 403-406, 1995.
15/05/2011 to 31/03/2016

COBAFISH

The COBAFISH project proposes a study of biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics of the Congo River basin and its tributariesbased on a multidisciplinary approach gathering past and new  relevant data series from biology, ecology and biogeochemistry.
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