Directorate Taxonomy and Phylogeny - Frederik Hendrickx

Dr. Frederik Hendrickx

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Key Publications
F. Hendrickx, Backeljau, T. , Dekoninck, W. , Van Belleghem, S. , Vandomme, V. , and Vangestel, C. , Persistent inter- and intraspecific gene exchange within a parallel radiation of caterpillar hunter beetles (Calolosoma sp.) from the Galapagos, Molecular Ecology, vol. 24, pp. 3107-3121, 2015.
F. Hendrickx, Vanthournout, B. , and Taborsky, M. , Selection for costly traits result in a vacant mating niche and in the evolution of a genetic male dimorphism, Evolution, vol. 69, pp. 2105-2117, 2015.
F. Hendrickx, Palmer, S. C. F. , and Travis, J. M. J. , Ideal Free distribution of fixed dispersal phenotypes in a wing dimorphic beetle in heterogeneous landscapes, Ecology, vol. 94, pp. 2487-2497, 2013.
F. Hendrickx, Maelfait, J. - P. , Desender, K. , Aviron, S. , Bailey, D. , Diekotter, T. , Lens, L. , Liira, J. , Schweiger, O. , Speelmans, M. , Vandomme, V. , and Bugter, R. , Pervasive effects of dispersal limitation on within- and among-community species richness in agricultural landscapes, Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 18, pp. 607-616, 2009.
Key Projects

“Adaptive genetic divergence and ecological mechanisms of speciation in absence of a geographic barrier: the carabid beetle Pogonus chalceus as a case study ” Action1 project funded by the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO) (01/2010-12/2014)

“SPEEDY: Spatial and Environmental Determinants of Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics: anthropogenic environments as a model” Interuniversity  Attraction Poles (IAP)-Phase VII (10/2012-09/2017)

“GENESORT: Is evolution repeatable? Introducing novel tools to unravel the genetics of parallel radiations.” Pioneer project Brain-Be Phase I (01/2014-12/2016)

PhD projects:

Charlotte De Busschere (FWO-aspirant) “Patterns of divergence in an adaptively radiated wolf spider genus from the Galapagos”.

Bram Vanthournout (IWT) “Sex-ratio distortion in the male dimorphic dwarf spider Oedothorax gibbosus: mechanisms and the role of endosymbiotic bacteria”

Eva Gaublomme (IWT) “Ecological and population genetic effects of urbanisation on carabids of historic beech forest stands in the province of Brabant”

Debbie Eraly  (FWO-aspirant) “Linking life history, physiological and genetic consequences of exposure to metal stress: a case study on wolf spiders”.

Steven Van Belleghem (FWO-aspirant) “The genetic basis of divergence under gene-flow: the case of sympatric morphs of Pogonus chalceus

Professional experiences

21/04/2008 > ongoing: Senior researcher

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences

01/09/2004 > 20/04/2008: Post-doc

Ghent University

Research assistant (doctor-assistant)

16/06/2003 > 31/08/2004: Post-doc

Institure for Nature and Forest Research, Brussels

”Greenveins: vulnerability and biodiversity in the agro-ecosystem as influenced by greenveining and land-use intensity” (EVK2-2000-22010) under authority of the European Community"

15/06/1998 > 15/06/2003: PhD student

Ghent University

PhD scholarship. Research Fund Ghent University

Academic training

01/10/2003 > 30/09/2004: Master in Applied statistics

Uhasselt

15/06/1998 > 15/05/2003: PhD Biology

Ghent University

01/10/1995 > 30/09/1996: Master Biology

Ghent University

01/10/1991 > 30/09/1994: Bachelor Biology

UHasselt

2016

N. Wauters, Dekoninck, W. , Hendrickx, F. , Herrera, H. , and Fournier, D. , Habitat association and coexistence of endemic and introduced ant species in Galapagos Islands, Ecological Entomology, vol. 41, pp. 40-50, 2016.

2015

N. Wauters, Dekoninck, W. , Hendrickx, F. , Herrera, H. , and Fournier, D. , Habitat association and coexistence of endemic and introduced ant species in Galapagos Islands., Ecological Entomology, 2015.
C. De Busschere, Van Belleghem, S. , and Hendrickx, F. , Inter and intra island introgression in a wolf spider radiation from the Galapagos and its implications for parallel evolution, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 84, pp. 73-84, 2015.
F. Hendrickx, Backeljau, T. , Dekoninck, W. , Van Belleghem, S. , Vandomme, V. , and Vangestel, C. , Persistent inter- and intraspecific gene exchange within a parallel radiation of caterpillar hunter beetles (Calolosoma sp.) from the Galapagos, Molecular Ecology, vol. 24, pp. 3107-3121, 2015.
B. Vanthournout and Hendrickx, F. , Endosymbiont dominated bacterial communities in a dwarf spider, PLoS One, vol. 10, p. e0117297, 2015.
F. Hendrickx, Vanthournout, B. , and Taborsky, M. , Selection for costly traits result in a vacant mating niche and in the evolution of a genetic male dimorphism, Evolution, vol. 69, pp. 2105-2117, 2015.
N. Wybouw, Zhurov, V. , Martel, C. , Bruinsma, K. , Hendrickx, F. , Grbic, V. , and Van Leeuwen, T. , Adaptation of a polyphagous herbivore to a novel host plant extensively shapes the transcriptome of herbivore and host, Molecular Ecology, vol. 24, pp. 4647-4663, 2015.

2014

L. Baert, Claus, R. , Dekoninck, W. , Hendrickx, F. , Jocqué, R. , Van Nieuwenhuyse, L. , Vankerckvoorde, M. , Desender, K. , and Maelfait, J. - P. , Long term monitoring of spiders in coastal dune and salt marsh habitats along the river Ijzer estuary (Nieuwpoort, Belgium). Abstractbook 5the Symposium Entomology in Belgium organized by RBINS and RBES, 28/11/2014, 20-21, 2014.
C. Vangestel, Dekoninck, W. , Vandomme, V. , Van Belleghem, S. , Backeljau, T. , and Hendrickx, F. , Exploring the evolutionary history of an adaptive radiation of caterpillar beetles (Calosoma sp.) at the Galapagos, vol. 18-19. Abstractbook 5the Symposium Entomology in Belgium organized by RBINS and RBES, 28/11/2014, 2014.
E. Gaublomme, Eggermont, H. , and Hendrickx, F. , Local extinction processes rather than edge effects affect ground beetle assemblages from fragmented and urbanized old beech forests., Journal of Insect Conservation, vol. 7, pp. 82-90, 2014.
B. Vanthournout and Hendrickx, F. , Endosymbiont induced sex-ratio distortion in the dwarf spider Oedothorax retusus., Journal of Arachnology, vol. 42, pp. 24-33, 2014.
B. Vanthournout, Deswarte, K. , Bilde, T. , Hamad, H. , Lambrecht, B. , and Hendrickx, F. , Flow cytometric sexing of spider sperm reveals an equal sperm production ratio in a female biased species., Biology Letters, vol. 10, p. 20140159, 2014.
W. Dekoninck, Maebe, K. , Peter, B. , and Hendrickx, F. , Polygyny and strong genetic structuring within an isolated population of the wood ant Formica rufa., Journal of Hymenoptera Research, vol. 41, pp. 95-111, 2014.
B. Vanthournout, Vandomme, V. , and Hendrickx, F. , Sex ratio bias caused by endosymbiont infection in the dwarf spider Oedothorax retusus, The Journal of Arachnology, vol. 42, pp. 24-33, 2014.

2013

L. Geeraert, Dekoninck, W. , Van kerckvoorde, M. , Van Nieuwenhuyse, L. , Baert, L. , and Hendrickx, F. , Nieuwe vondst van een met uitsterven bedreigde schorrebewonende loopkeversoort in het natuurontwikkelingsgebied {`}De IJzermonding{'} te Lombardsijde, Bulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie, vol. 149, pp. 114-116, 2013.
C. De Busschere and Hendrickx, F. , Does behavioural isolation prevent interspecific mating within a parallel ecotypic wolf spider radiation from the Galapagos?, The Journal of Arachnology, vol. 41, pp. 25-30, 2013.
F. Hendrickx, Palmer, S. C. F. , and Travis, J. M. J. , Ideal Free distribution of fixed dispersal phenotypes in a wing dimorphic beetle in heterogeneous landscapes, Ecology, vol. 94, pp. 2487-2497, 2013.
W. Dekoninck, Hendrickx, F. , Versteirt, V. , Coosemans, M. , De Clercq, E. M. , Hendrickx, G. , Hance, T. , and Grootaert, P. , Changes in Species Richness and Spatial Distribution of Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) Inferred From Museum Specimen Records and a Recent Inventory: A Case Study From Belgium Suggests Recent Expanded Distribution of Arbovirus and Malaria Vectors, Journal of Medical Entomology, vol. 50, pp. 237-243, 2013.
E. Gaublomme, Maebe, K. , Van Doninck, K. , Dhuyvetter, H. , Li, X. , Desender, K. , and Hendrickx, F. , Loss of genetic diversity and increased genetic structuring in response to forest area reduction in a ground dwelling insect: a case study of the flightless carabid beetle Carabus problematicus (Coleoptera: Carabidae), Insect Conservation and Diversity, vol. 6, pp. 473-482, 2013.
L. Geeraert, Dekoninck, W. , Van kerckvoorde, M. , Van Nieuwenhuyse, L. , Baert, L. , and Hendrickx, F. , Nieuwe vondst van een met uitsterven bedreigde schorrebewonende loopkeversoort in het natuurontwikkelingsgebied {`}De IJzermonding' te Lombardsijde, Bulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie, vol. 149, pp. 114-116, 2013.
E. Gaublomme, Eggermont, H. , and Hendrickx, F. , Local extinction processes rather than edge effects affect ground beetle assemblages from fragmented and urbanized old beech forests, Insect Conservation and Diversity, vol. 7, pp. 82-90, 2013.

2012

C. De Busschere, Baert, L. , Van Belleghem, S. , Dekoninck, W. , and Hendrickx, F. , Parallel phenotypic evolution in a wolf spider radiation on Galápagos., Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 106, pp. 123-136, 2012.
T. Parmentier, Dekoninck, W. , and Hendrickx, F. , Site Fidelity of Formica rufa: Micro-Scaled and Persistent Despite Disturbance (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Sociobiology, vol. 59, pp. 1413-1425, 2012.

2011

W. Dekoninck, De Keyser, R. , Hendrickx, F. , Kerkhof, S. , Van Bortel, W. , Versteirt, V. , and Grootaert, P. , Mosquito (Culicidae) voucher specimens in the RBINS collection: remnants of a past glory or hidden treasure, European Mosquito Bulletin, vol. 29, pp. 13-21, 2011.
W. Dekoninck, Hendrickx, F. , Van Bortel, W. , Versteirt, V. , Coosemans, M. , Damiens, D. , Hance, T. , De Clercq, E. M. , Hendrickx, G. , Schaffner, F. , and Grootaert, P. , Human-Induced Expanded Distribution of Anopheles plumbeus, Experimental Vector of West Nile Virus and a Potential Vector of Human Malaria in Belgium, Journal of Medical Entomology, vol. 48, pp. 924-928, 2011.

2010

D. Eraly, Hendrickx, F. , Bervoets, L. , and Lens, L. , Experimental exposure to cadmium affects metallothionein-like protein levels but not survival and growth in wolf spiders from polluted and reference populations, Environmental Pollution, vol. 158, pp. 2124-2131, 2010.
M. Speelmans, Lock, K. , Vanthuyne, D. R. J. , Hendrickx, F. , G Laing, D. , Tack, F. M. G. , and Janssen, C. R. , Hydrological regime and salinity alter the bioavailability of Cu and Zn in wetlands, Environmental Pollution, vol. 158, pp. 1870-1875, 2010.

2009

F. Hendrickx, Maelfait, J. - P. , Desender, K. , Aviron, S. , Bailey, D. , Diekotter, T. , Lens, L. , Liira, J. , Schweiger, O. , Speelmans, M. , Vandomme, V. , and Bugter, R. , Pervasive effects of dispersal limitation on within- and among-community species richness in agricultural landscapes, Global Ecology and Biogeography, vol. 18, pp. 607-616, 2009.

2007

O. Schweiger, Musche, M. , Bailey, D. , Billeter, R. , Diekotter, T. , Hendrickx, F. , Herzog, F. , Liira, J. , Maelfait, J. - P. , Speelmans, M. , and Dziock, F. , Functional richness of local hoverfly communities (Diptera, Syrphidae) in response to land use across temperate Europe, Oikos, vol. 116, pp. 461-472, 2007.
H. Dhuyvetter, Hendrickx, F. , Gaublomme, E. , and Desender, K. , Differentiation between two salt marsh beetle ecotypes: Evidence for ongoing speciation, Evolution, vol. 61, pp. 184-193, 2007.
A. Verween, Hendrickx, F. , Vincx, M. , and Degraer, S. , Larval presence prediction through logistic regression: an early warning system against Mytilopsis leucophaeata biofouling, Biofouling, vol. 23, pp. 25-35, 2007.

2006

W. Bert, Messiaen, M. , Hendrickx, F. , Manhout, J. , and Borgonie, G. , Nematode communities of small pools in an agricultural landscape, Journal of Nematology, vol. 38, pp. 262-262, 2006.

2005

P. Arens, Wernke-Lenting, J. H. , Diekotter, T. , Rothenbuhler, C. , Speelmans, M. , Hendrickx, F. , and Smulders, M. J. M. , Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the dark bush cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera (Tettigoniidae), Molecular Ecology Notes, vol. 5, pp. 413-415, 2005.

2003

D. Vanacker, Maes, L. , Pardo, S. , Hendrickx, F. , and Maelfait, J. - P. , Is the hairy groove in the gibbosus male morph of Oedothorax gibbosus (Blackwall 1841) a nuptial feeding device?, Journal of Arachnology, vol. 31, pp. 309-315, 2003.
D. Vanacker, Borre, J. Vanden, Jonckheere, A. , Maes, L. , Pardo, S. , Hendrickx, F. , and Maelfait, J. - P. , Dwarf spiders (Erigoninae, Linyphiidae, Araneae): good candidates for evolutionary research, Belg. J. Zool, vol. 133 (2), pp. 143–149, 2003.
F. Hendrickx, Maelfait, J. - P. , and Langenbick, F. , Absence of cadmium excretion and high assimilation result in cadmium biomagnification in a wolf spider, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, vol. 55, pp. 287-292, 2003.

2001

F. Hendrickx, De Cock, K. , De Bakker, D. , and Maelfait, J. - P. , Differences in geographic distribution and habitat of some cryptic species in the Pardosa lugubris group (Lycosidae, Araneae) in Belgium, Belg. J. Zool, vol. 131 (2) Supplement, pp. 79–84, 2001.
F. Hendrickx, De Cock, K. , De Bakker, D. , and Maelfait, J. - P. , Differences in geographic distribution and habitat of some cryptic species in the Pardosa lugubris group (Lycosidae, Araneae) in Belgium, Belgian Journal of Zoology, vol. 131, pp. 79-84, 2001.
31/10/2013 to 30/09/2018

SPatial and environmental determinants of Eco-Evolutionary DYnamics: anthropogenic environments as a model

The overall objective of SPEEDY is to obtain integrated insight into the responses of populations and communities to urbanization.

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