Wouter Dekoninck

Curator Entomology
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Key Publications
J. Mortelmans, Limbourg, P. , and Dekoninck, W. , Syrphidae and Stratiomyidae collected during a three year survey with a Malaisetrap in Viesville (prov. Hainaut), Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie, vol. 150, pp. 97-107, 20104.
N. Smitz, Deblauwe, I. , Dekoninck, W. , De Wolf, K. , Meganck, K. , Gombeer, S. , De Meyer, M. , Backeljau, T. , Coosemans, M. , and Van Bortel, W. , Monitoring of Exotic MOsquitoes in Belgium (MEMO): molecular validations of morphological species identifications, in Zoology 2017 - 24th Congress of Zoology Wageningen, the Netherlands 23 & 24 November 2017, 2017, p. 85.
T. Parmentier, Yeo, K. , Dekoninck, W. , and Wenseleers, T. , An apparent mutualism between afrotorpical ant species sharing the same nest., Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol., vol. 71, pp. 1-12, 2017.
D. E. Bowler, Hof, C. , Haase, P. , Baert, L. , Dekoninck, W. , and Hendrickx, F. , Cross-realm assessment of climate change impacts on species abundance trends, Nature Ecology and Evolution, vol. 1(3), 2017.
K. Meganck, Desmyter, S. , Dekoninck, W. , Backeljau, T. , and De Meyer, M. , Constructing a DNA barcode database of Belgian rove beetles (Staphylinidae) and its application in forensic cases, in Zoology 2016 - 23rd Benelux Congress of Zoology, Antwerp, Belgium, 15-15 December 2016, 2016, p. 69.

20104

J. Mortelmans, Limbourg, P. , and Dekoninck, W. , Syrphidae and Stratiomyidae collected during a three year survey with a Malaisetrap in Viesville (prov. Hainaut), Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Entomologie, vol. 150, pp. 97-107, 20104.

2017

N. Smitz, Deblauwe, I. , Dekoninck, W. , De Wolf, K. , Meganck, K. , Gombeer, S. , De Meyer, M. , Backeljau, T. , Coosemans, M. , and Van Bortel, W. , Monitoring of Exotic MOsquitoes in Belgium (MEMO): molecular validations of morphological species identifications, in Zoology 2017 - 24th Congress of Zoology Wageningen, the Netherlands 23 & 24 November 2017, 2017, p. 85.
T. Parmentier, Yeo, K. , Dekoninck, W. , and Wenseleers, T. , An apparent mutualism between afrotorpical ant species sharing the same nest., Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol., vol. 71, pp. 1-12, 2017.
D. E. Bowler, Hof, C. , Haase, P. , Baert, L. , Dekoninck, W. , and Hendrickx, F. , Cross-realm assessment of climate change impacts on species abundance trends, Nature Ecology and Evolution, vol. 1(3), 2017.

2016

K. Meganck, Desmyter, S. , Dekoninck, W. , Backeljau, T. , and De Meyer, M. , Constructing a DNA barcode database of Belgian rove beetles (Staphylinidae) and its application in forensic cases, in Zoology 2016 - 23rd Benelux Congress of Zoology, Antwerp, Belgium, 15-15 December 2016, 2016, p. 69.
A. Vanderheyden, Sonet, G. , Herrera, H. , Donoso, D. , Lattke, J. , Hendrickx, F. , Backeljau, T. , and Dekoninck, W. , DNA barcoding of ants from the Galápagos Islands (Ecuador), in Zoology 2016 - 23rd Benelux Congress of Zoology, Antwerp, Belgium, 15-17 December 2016, 2016, p. 169.
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.
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.
J. Brecko, Mathys, A. , Dekoninck, W. , Deceukelaire, M. , VandenSpiegel, D. , and Semal, P. , Revealing Invisible Beauty, Ultra Detailed: The Influence of Low Cost UV Exposure on Natural History Specimens in 2D+ Digitization, PLOS ONE, vol. 11, p. e0161572, 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.

2015

V. Versteirt, Nagy, Z. Tamás, Roelants, P. , Denis, L. , Breman, F. C. , Smitz, N. , Damiens, D. , Dekoninck, W. , Backeljau, T. , and Coosemans, M. , Identification of Belgian mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) by DNA barcoding, in Genome (Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference), 2015, vol. 58, p. 292.
G. Sonet, Delsinne, T. , Donoso, D. , Troya, A. , Leponce, M. , Dekoninck, W. , Nagy, Z. Tamás, Lattke, J. , and Backeljau, T. , Large-scale DNA barcoding of ants from Ecuador, in Genome (Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference), 2015, vol. 58, p. 283.
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.
L. Baert, Claus, R. , Dekoninck, W. , Hendrickx, F. , Jocqué, R. , Van Nieuwenhuyse, L. , Van Kerckvoorde, M. , Desender, K. , and Maelfait, J. - P. , "Long term monitoring of spiders in coastal dune and salt marsh habitats along the river Yzer estuary (Nieuwpoort, Belgium), a synopsis., Nieuwsbrief Belg. Arachnol. Ver., vol. 30, pp. 92-94, 2015.
W. Dekoninck, Parmentier, T. , Casteels, J. , Wegnez, P. , and Vankerkhoven, F. , Recente waarnemingen van de glanzende gastmier Formicoxenus nitidulus (Nylander, 1846) in Vlaanderen (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Faune de Belgique, vol. 151, pp. 15-17, 2015.
C. G. E. (Toos) van Noordwijk, Verberk, W. C. E. P. , Turin, H. , Heijerman, T. , Alders, K. , Dekoninck, W. , Hannig, K. , Regan, E. , McCormack, S. , Brown, M. J. F. , Remke, E. , Siepel, H. , Berg, M. P. , and Bonte, D. , Species-area relationships are modulated by trophic rank, habitat affinity, and dispersal ability, Ecology, vol. 96, pp. 518-531, 2015.
S. Boukraa, Dekoninck, W. , Versteirt, V. , Schaffner, F. , Coosemans, M. , Haubruge, E. , and Francis, F. , Updated checklist of the mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of Belgium, Journal of Vector Ecology, vol. 40, pp. 398-407, 2015.
T. Parmentier, Dekoninck, W. , and Wenseleers, T. , Context-dependent specialization in colony defence in the red wood ant Formica rufa, Animal Behaviour, vol. 103, pp. 161-167, 2015.
T. Parmentier, Dekoninck, W. , and Wenseleers, T. , Metapopulation processes affecting diversity and distribution of myrmecophiles associated with red wood ants., Basic and Applied Ecology, vol. 16, pp. 553-562, 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 (Calosoma sp.) from the Galapagos, Molecular Ecology, vol. 24, pp. 3107-3121, 2015.
W. Dekoninck, Parmentier, T. , and Seifert, B. , First records of a supercolonial species of the Tapionoma nigerrimum complex in Belgium (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), Bulletin de la Société royale Belge d{'}entomologie, vol. 151, pp. 206-209, 2015.
T. Parmentier, Bouillon, S. , Dekoninck, W. , and Wenseleers, T. , Trophic interactions in an ant nest microcosm: a combined experimental and stable istotope (13 C/15N) approach, Oikos, p. 29 pp, 2015.
K. Decleer, Maes, D. , Van Calster, H. , Jansen, I. , Pollet, M. , Dekoninck, W. , Baert, L. , Grootaert, P. , Van Diggelen, R. , and Bonte, D. , Importance of core and linear marsh elements for wetland arthropod diversity in an agricultural landscape, Insect Conservation and Diversity, pp. 1-13, 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.
W. Dekoninck, Vankerkvoorde, M. , and Van Nieuwenhyse, L. , Eerste waarnemingen van de sneeuwvlo Boreus hyemalis (Linnaeus, 1767) voor West-Vlaanderen: een zeldzame soort of een soort die zelden wordt waargenomen? (Mecoptera: Boreidae), Bulletin de la Société royale belge d'Entomologie, vol. 151, pp. 134-139, 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.
J. Albert Brecko, Mathys, A. , Dekoninck, W. , Leponce, M. , Spiegel, D. Vanden, and Semal, P. , Image stacking: a semi-automated approach allowing high quality mass digitization, in Digital Specimen 2014, Berlin, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
C. Martens, De Blauwe, H. , 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.
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