Wouter Dekoninck

Curator Entomology
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Key Publications
A. De Kesel, Haelewaters, D. , and Dekoninck, W. , Myrmecophilous Laboulbeniales (Ascomycota) in Belgium, Sterbeeckia, vol. 34, pp. 3-6, 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.
K. Yeo, Kouakou, L. M. M. , Dekoninck, W. , Ouattara, K. , and Konate, S. , Detecting intruders: assessment of the anthropophilic ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the city of Abidjan and along accdess roads in Banco National park (Côte d'Ivoire), Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, vol. 4, pp. 351-359, 2016.
A. Agbessenou, Wilson, D. D. , Billah, M. K. , Dekoninck, W. , Vangestel, C. , Carey, E. E. , and Adofo, K. , Survey on the distribution of the Sweet potato weevil, Cylas species-complex in Ghana (Coleoptera: Brentidae), Bulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie, vol. 152, pp. 81-88, 2016.
V. Versteirt, Nagy, Z. Tamás, Roelants, P. , Denis, L. , Breman, F. C. , Damiens, D. , Dekoninck, W. , Backeljau, T. , Coosemans, M. , and Van Bortel, W. , Identification of Belgian mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) by DNA barcoding, Molecular Ecology Resources, vol. 15, pp. 449-457, 2015.

2016

A. De Kesel, Haelewaters, D. , and Dekoninck, W. , Myrmecophilous Laboulbeniales (Ascomycota) in Belgium, Sterbeeckia, vol. 34, pp. 3-6, 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.
K. Yeo, Kouakou, L. M. M. , Dekoninck, W. , Ouattara, K. , and Konate, S. , Detecting intruders: assessment of the anthropophilic ant fauna (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the city of Abidjan and along accdess roads in Banco National park (Côte d'Ivoire), Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies, vol. 4, pp. 351-359, 2016.
A. Agbessenou, Wilson, D. D. , Billah, M. K. , Dekoninck, W. , Vangestel, C. , Carey, E. E. , and Adofo, K. , Survey on the distribution of the Sweet potato weevil, Cylas species-complex in Ghana (Coleoptera: Brentidae), Bulletin van de Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie, vol. 152, pp. 81-88, 2016.

2015

V. Versteirt, Nagy, Z. Tamás, Roelants, P. , Denis, L. , Breman, F. C. , Damiens, D. , Dekoninck, W. , Backeljau, T. , Coosemans, M. , and Van Bortel, W. , Identification of Belgian mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) by DNA barcoding, Molecular Ecology Resources, vol. 15, pp. 449-457, 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.
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.

2014

S. Kerkhof, Dekoninck, W. , Brecko, J. , Bouyer, T. , Drumont, A. , Grootaert, P. , and Semal, P. , Afrotropical Saturniidae collection at RBINS: an almost complete and scientific very valuable collection with high potential for future research, in Abstractbook 5the Symposium Entomology in Belgium organized by RBINS and RBES, 28/11/2014, 2014, p. p 31.
J. Brecko, Mathys, A. , Dekoninck, W. , Leponce, M. , VandenSpiegel, D. , and Semal, P. , Focus Stacking: a low budget semi-automated approach allowing high quality mass digitization., in Symposium "Entomology in Belgium 2014", Royal Belgian Entomological Society, Brussels, 2014, p. 24.
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.
N. Wauters, Dekoninck, W. , Martín, M. L. Cerezo, Herrera, H. W. , and Fournier, D. , Galápagos threatened by tropical fire ant invasion. Abstractbook 5the Symposium Entomology in Belgium organized by RBINS and RBES, 28/11/2014, p 29, 2014.
T. Parmentier, Dekoninck, W. , and Wenseleers, T. , Trophic interactions in the myrmecophile community associated with red wood ants.. Abstractbook 5the Symposium Entomology in Belgium organized by RBINS and RBES, 28/11/2014, 2014.
W. Dekoninck, Brecko, J. , Grootaert, P. , and Semal, P. , Formicidae type specimens of Jean Bondroit stored at RBINS.. Abstractbook 5the Symposium Entomology in Belgium organized by RBINS and RBES, 28/11/2014, p 26, 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.
T. Parmentier, Dekoninck, W. , and Wenseleers, T. , Verstekelingen met een geurtje in de bosmierennesten van De Haan, Bosreservatennieuws, Nieuwsbrief INBO, onderzoekprogramma Bosreservaten, vol. 13, pp. 20-21, 2014.
W. Dekoninck, Fernandez, F. , Herrera, H. W. , Wauters, N. , Brito, G. , Jumbo, L. , Marin-Armijos, D. , and Delsinne, T. , Results of ant collections on Santa Cruz Island within the framework of the 2012 Global Taxonomy Initiative Ant Course at Galapagos (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Bulletin de la Société royal d'Entomologie, vol. 150, pp. 250-255, 2014.
J. Brecko, Mathys, A. , Dekoninck, W. , Leponce, M. , Spiegel, D. Vanden, and Semal, P. , Focus stacking: Comparing commercial top-end set-ups with a semi-automatic low budget approach. A possible solution for mass digitization of type specimens, Zookeys, vol. 464, pp. 1-23, 2014.
G. Tomasovic and Dekoninck, W. , Apport à la connaissance des heligmonevra de l'Afrique Occidentale et description d'une nouvelle espèce (Diptera, Asilidae), Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie, vol. 150, pp. 158-162, 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.
T. Parmentier, Dekoninck, W. , and Wenseleers, T. , A highly diverse micrososm in a hostile world: a review on the associates of red wood ants (Formica rufa group), Insectes Sociaux, vol. 61, pp. 229-237, 2014.
J. Ravoet, De Jong, H. , and Dekoninck, W. , Revision of the Belgian Camillidae, a neglected family (Diptera: Camillidae), Bulletin de la Société Royale Belgie d'Entomologie, vol. 150, pp. 132-134, 2014.
H. W. Herrera, Longino, J. T. , and Dekoninck, W. , New records of nine ant species (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for the Galapagos Islands, The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, vol. 90, pp. 72-81, 2014.
H. De Blauwe, Dekoninck, W. , Kekenbosch, R. , Lock, K. , Menten, J. , Peeters, K. , Pollet, M. , Verhoeyen, K. , and Versigghel, J. , Resultaten van een Malaisevalcampagne in de vallei van de Zeverenbeek (Deinze, Oost-Vlaanderen, België), Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie, vol. 150, pp. 111-131, 2014.
D. Damiens, Ayrinhac, A. , Van Bortel, W. , Versteirt, V. , Dekoninck, W. , and Hance, T. , Invasive process and repeated cross-sectional surveys of the mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus establishment in Belgium, PloS One, vol. 9, p. e89358, 2014.
P. Wegnez, Ignace, D. , Dekoninck, W. , and Hardy, M. , Découverte de Myrmica lonae Finzi, 1926 en Wallonie (Hymenoptera, Formicidae), Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie, vol. 150, pp. 33-36, 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.
M. Delbol, Dekoninck, W. , and Drumont, A. , Précision sur la répartition de Pachyrhinus lethierryi (Desbrochers, 1875) en Belgique (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae), Bulletin de la Société royale d'Entomologie, vol. 149, pp. 103-105, 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.
H. W. Herrera, Sevilla, C. R. , and Dekoninck, W. , Pheidole megacephala (Fabricius 1793) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) a new invasive ant in the Galapagos Islands, Pan Pacific Entomology, vol. 89, pp. 234-243, 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.
V. Versteirt, Boyer, S. , Damiens, D. , De Clercq, E. M. , Dekoninck, W. , Ducheyne, E. , Grootaert, P. , Garros, C. , Hance, T. , Hendrickx, G. , Coosemans, M. , and Van Bortel, W. , Nationwide inventory of mosquito biodiversity (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium, Europe, Bulletin of Entomological Research, vol. 103, pp. 193-203, 2013.
W. Dekoninck, Vankerkhoven, F. , and Loos, G. , De mierenfauna van het militair domein te Tielen - deelgebied Tielenkamp, Nieuwsbrief Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging, vol. 28, pp. 134-139, 2013.

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.
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.
K. Lock, Dekoninck, W. , Adriaens, T. , and Goethals, P. L. M. , Distribution and ecology of mosquito larvae (Diptera: Culicidae) in Flanders (Belgium), Belg. J. Zool, vol. 142 (2), pp. 138–142, 2012.
C. Sohier, Dekoninck, W. , Menzel, F. , Versteirt, V. , and Grootaert, P. , Larval habitat characteristics along the Scheldt estuarium of Bradysia ocellaris (Comstock), a Black Fungus Gnat (Diptera: Sciaridae) of economic importance., Belg. J. Zool, vol. 142 (2), pp. 127–129, 2012.

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.
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.

2010

D. Ignace, Wegnez, P. , and Dekoninck, W. , Compte rendu sur Symposium belge sur les foumis organiser par SRBE. Polyergus et Walbru le 7 mars 2010, Bulletin de la Société royale belge d'Entomologie, vol. 146, pp. 160-170, 2010.
K. Desender, Dekoninck, W. , Dufrene, M. , and Maes, D. , Changes in the distribution of carabid beetles in Belgium revisited: Have we halted the diversity loss?, Biological Conservation, vol. 143, pp. 1549-1557, 2010.

2007

W. Dekoninck, De Koninck, H. , Baugnée, J. - Y. , and Maelfait, J. - P. , Ant biodiversity conservation in Belgian calcareous grasslands: Active management is vital, Belgian Journal of Zoology, vol. 137, pp. 137-146, 2007.
W. Dekoninck, De Koninck, H. , Baugnée, J. - Y. , and Maelfait, J. - P. , Ant biodiversity conservation in Belgian calcareous grasslands: active management is vital, Belg. J. Zool, vol. 137 (2), pp. 137–146, 2007.
W. Dekoninck, De Koninck, H. , Baugnée, J. - Y. , and Maelfait, J. - P. , Ant biodiversity conservation in Belgian calcareous grasslands: Active management is vital, Belgian Journal of Zoology, vol. 137, pp. 137-146, 2007.

2004

V. Lehouck, Bonte, D. , Dekoninck, W. , and Maelfait, J. - P. , The distribution of ant nests (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in coastal grey dunes of Flanders (Belgium) and their relationship to myrmecochorous plants, Belg. J. Zool, vol. 134 (2), pp. 89–96, 2004.
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