Directorate Taxonomy and Phylogeny - Thierry Backeljau

Thierry Backeljau

Director, Head of section
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Key Publications
J. Courant, Vogt, S. , Marques, R. , Measey, J. , Secondi, J. , Rebelo, R. , de Villiers, A. , Ihlow, F. , De Busschere, C. , Backeljau, T. , Rödder, D. , and Herrel, A. , Are invasive populations characterized by a broader diet than native populations?, PeerJ, vol. 5, p. e3250, 2017.
D. C. Raheem, Breugelmans, K. , Wade, C. M. , Naggs, F. C. , and Backeljau, T. , Exploring the shell-based taxonomy of the Sri Lankan land snail Corilla H. and A. Adams, 1855 (Pulmonata: Corillidae) using mitochondrial DNA, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 107, pp. 609-618, 2017.
M. L. Verheye, Backeljau, T. , and d'Acoz, Cd'Udekem, Locked in the icehouse: Evolution of an endemic Epimeria (Amphipoda, Crustacea) species flock on the Antarctic shelf, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 114, pp. 14-33, 2017.
S. Vanderhoeven, Adriaens, T. , Desmet, P. , Strubbe, D. , Backeljau, T. , Barbier, Y. , Brosens, D. , Cigar, J. , Coupremanne, M. , De Troch, R. , Eggermont, H. , Heughebaert, A. , Hostens, K. , Huybrechts, P. , Jacquemart, A. - L. , Lens, L. , Monty, A. , Paquet, J. - Y. , Prévot, C. , Robertson, T. , Termonia, P. , Van De Kerchove, R. , Van Hoey, G. , Van Schaeybroeck, B. , Vercayie, D. , Verleye, T. Jethro, Welby, S. , and Groom, Q. John, Tracking Invasive Alien Species (TrIAS): Building a data-driven framework to inform policy, Research Ideas and Outcomes, vol. 3, p. e13414, 2017.

2017

J. Courant, Vogt, S. , Marques, R. , Measey, J. , Secondi, J. , Rebelo, R. , de Villiers, A. , Ihlow, F. , De Busschere, C. , Backeljau, T. , Rödder, D. , and Herrel, A. , Are invasive populations characterized by a broader diet than native populations?, PeerJ, vol. 5, p. e3250, 2017.
D. C. Raheem, Breugelmans, K. , Wade, C. M. , Naggs, F. C. , and Backeljau, T. , Exploring the shell-based taxonomy of the Sri Lankan land snail Corilla H. and A. Adams, 1855 (Pulmonata: Corillidae) using mitochondrial DNA, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 107, pp. 609-618, 2017.
M. L. Verheye, Backeljau, T. , and d'Acoz, Cd'Udekem, Locked in the icehouse: Evolution of an endemic Epimeria (Amphipoda, Crustacea) species flock on the Antarctic shelf, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 114, pp. 14-33, 2017.
S. Vanderhoeven, Adriaens, T. , Desmet, P. , Strubbe, D. , Backeljau, T. , Barbier, Y. , Brosens, D. , Cigar, J. , Coupremanne, M. , De Troch, R. , Eggermont, H. , Heughebaert, A. , Hostens, K. , Huybrechts, P. , Jacquemart, A. - L. , Lens, L. , Monty, A. , Paquet, J. - Y. , Prévot, C. , Robertson, T. , Termonia, P. , Van De Kerchove, R. , Van Hoey, G. , Van Schaeybroeck, B. , Vercayie, D. , Verleye, T. Jethro, Welby, S. , and Groom, Q. John, Tracking Invasive Alien Species (TrIAS): Building a data-driven framework to inform policy, Research Ideas and Outcomes, vol. 3, p. e13414, 2017.

2016

J. P. Morris, Chapelle, G. , and Backeljau, T. , Shell repurposing is an important consideration for the future sustainability of mollusc aquaculture, in Programme & Abstract Book of the World Congress of Malacology 2016, 18-24 July 2016, Penang Malaysia, 2016, p. 71.
L. De Maeyer, Cours, M. , Quinzin, M. , Vanderbeken, C. , Delacoux, M. , Sablon, R. , Hansen, M. , Hendrickx, F. , and Backeljau, T. , Untangling possible relationships between urbanization and the eco-evolutionary dynamics of the land snail Cepaea nemoralis, in Zoology 2016 - 23rd Benelux Congress of Zoology, Antwerp, Belgium, 15-17 December 2016, 2016, p. 124.
Y. Wang, Backeljau, T. , and Chapelle, G. , Crossed-lamellar layer in evolution of the Molluscan shell microstructures, in Programme & Abstract Book of the World Congress of Malacology 2016, 18-24 July 2016, Penang Malaysia, 2016, p. unpaged.
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.
P. B. Budha, Mordan, P. B. , Naggs, F. , Panha, S. , Pimvichai, P. , Breugelmans, K. , and Backeljau, T. , The identity of Darwininitium shiwalikianum Budha & Mordan, 2012 (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora), in Programme & Abstract Book of the World Congress of Malacology 2016, 18-24 July 2016, Penang Malaysia, 2016, p. 283.
S. Gombeer, Van Bourgonie, Y. Ree, Meganck, K. , Smitz, N. , De Meyer, M. , and Backeljau, T. , Using molecular techniques to identify organisms of policy concern: Some examples from the BopCo project, in Zoology 2016 - 23rd Benelux Congress of Zoology, Antwerp, Belgium, 15-17 December 2016, 2016, p. 51.
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.
G. Sonet, Razkin, O. , Breugelmans, K. , Madeira, M. Jose, Gomez-Moliner, B. Juan, and Backeljau, T. , Phylogénie et délimitation d{'}espèces du complexe d{'}escargots terrestres Pyramidula sur base de données RADseq, in Recueil des communications de la journée Approches RADseq pour l'étude de la biodiversité, 25 nov. 2016, Paris, France, 2016.
Y. Ree Van Bourgonie, Herrera, J. , Breugelmans, K. , Jordaens, K. , and Backeljau, T. , Molecular taxonomy and phylogeography of the endemic Cuban terrestrial gastropod Emoda sagraiana (Helicinidae), in Zoology 2016 - 23rd Benelux Congress of Zoology, Antwerp, Belgium, 15-17 December 2016, 2016, p. 164.
T. Backeljau, Reviewing the EASIN catalogue of alien terrestrial gastropods in Europe, in Programme & Abstract Book of the World Congress of Malacology 2016, 18-24 July 2016, Penang Malaysia, 2016, p. 120.
P. Martin, Sonet, G. , Smitz, N. , and Backeljau, T. , Molecular analysis of the Baikalodrilus species flock (Clitellata, Naididae), an endemic genus to Lake Baikal (Siberia, Russia), in Zoology 2016 - 23rd Benelux Congress of Zoology, Antwerp, Belgium, 15-17 December 2016, 2016, p. 145.
C. De Busschere, Courant, J. , Herrel, A. , Rebelo, R. , Rödder, D. , G. Measey, J. , and Backeljau, T. , Unequal contribution of native South African phylogeographic lineages to the invasion of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, in Europe, PeerJ, vol. 4, p. e1659, 2016.
F. Ihlow, Courant, J. , Secondi, J. , Herrel, A. , Rebelo, R. , G. Measey, J. , Lillo, F. , F. De Villiers, A. , Vogt, S. , De Busschere, C. , Backeljau, T. , and Rödder, D. , Impacts of Climate Change on the Global Invasion Potential of the African Clawed Frog Xenopus laevis, PLoS ONE, vol. 11(6), p. e0154869., 2016.
M. L. Verheye, Martin, P. , Backeljau, T. , and d'Acoz, Cd'Udekem, DNA analyses reveal abundant homoplasy in taxonomically important morphological characters of Eusiroidea (Crustacea, Amphipoda), Zoologica Scripta, vol. 45, pp. 300-321, 2016.
J. Römbke, Aira, M. , Backeljau, T. , Breugelmans, K. , Dominguez, J. , Funke, E. , Graf, N. , Hajibabaei, M. , Pérez-Losada, M. , Porto, P. G. , Schmelz, R. M. , Vierna, J. , Vizcaino, A. , and Pfenninger, M. , DNA barcoding of earthworms (Eisenia fetida/andrei complex) from 28 ecotoxicological test laboratories, Applied Soil Ecology, vol. 104, pp. 3 - 11, 2016.
S. Fourdrilis, Mardulyn, P. , Hardy, O. J. , Jordaens, K. , Martins, A. M. de Frias, and Backeljau, T. , Mitochondrial DNA hyperdiversity and its potential causes in the marine periwinkle Melarhaphe neritoides (Mollusca: Gastropoda), PeerJ, vol. 4, p. e2549, 2016.
O. Razkin, Sonet, G. , Breugelmans, K. , Madeira, M. Jose, Gomez-Moliner, B. Juan, and Backeljau, T. , Species limits, interspecific hybridization and phylogeny in the cryptic land snail complex Pyramidula: The power of RADseq data, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 101, pp. 267-278, 2016.
K. Tsiamis, Gervasini, E. , D'Amico, F. , Deriu, I. , Katsanevakis, S. , Crocetta, F. , Zenetos, A. , Arianoutsou, M. , Backeljau, T. , Bariche, M. , Bazos, I. , Bertaccini, A. , Brundu, G. , Carrete, M. , Cinar, M. Ertan, Curto, G. , Faasse, M. , Justine, J. - L. , Kiraly, G. , Langer, M. R. , Levitt, Y. 'arit, Panov, V. E. , Piraino, S. , Rabitsch, W. , Roques, A. , Scalera, R. , Shenkar, N. , Sirbu, I. , Tricarico, E. , Vannini, A. , Vollestad, L. Asbjorn, Zikos, A. , and Cardoso, A. Cristina, The EASIN Editorial Board: quality assurance, exchange and sharing of alien species information in Europe, Management of Biological Invasions, vol. 7, pp. 321-328, 2016.
J. P. Morris, Wang, Y. , Backeljau, T. , and Chapelle, G. , Biomimetic and bio-inspired uses of mollusc shells, Marine Genomics, vol. 27, pp. 85-90, 2016.
M. L. Verheye, Backeljau, T. , and d'Acoz, Cd'Udekem, Looking beneath the tip of the iceberg: diversification of the genus Epimeria on the Antarctic shelf (Crustacea, Amphipoda), Polar Biology, vol. 39, pp. 925-945, 2016.

2015

G. Sonet, Pauly, A. , Smitz, N. , Virgilio, M. , Nagy, Z. Tamás, Jordaens, K. , Molle, S. , Backeljau, T. , and De Meyer, M. , High-throughput sequencing of PCR amplicons: a test to barcode a bee species complex (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Halictidae) and survey Wolbachia infections, in Genome (Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference), 2015, vol. 58, p. 283.
M. Armenteros, Rojas-Corzo, A. , Ruiz-Abierno, A. , Derycke, S. , Backeljau, T. , and Decraemer, W. , Systematics and DNA barcoding of free-living marine nematodes with emphasis on tropical desmodorids using nuclear SSUrDNA and mitochondrial COI sequences, in Abstract book of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Organization of Nematologists of Tropical America, 2015, p. ONTA-P24.
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.
G. Sonet, Nagy, Z. Tamás, Smitz, N. , Virgilio, M. , Jordaens, K. , Backeljau, T. , De Meyer, M. , and Network, T. BeBoL. , A special issue on DNA barcoding edited by the Belgian Network for DNA Barcoding (BeBoL), in Genome (Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference), 2015, vol. 58, p. 283.
K. Jordaens, Goergen, G. , Vokaer, A. , Virgilio, M. , Backeljau, T. , and De Meyer, M. , DNA barcoding contributes to the taxonomy of Afrotropical hoverflies (Insecta, Diptera, Syrphidae), in Programme and Abstracts of the 8th International Sympoisum on Syrphidae 4th – 8th June 2015 Monschau, Germany, 2015, p. 28.
K. Jordaens, Goergen, G. , Kirk-Spriggs, A. , Vokaer, A. , Smitz, N. , Backeljau, T. , and De Meyer, M. , DNA barcoding identifies an introduced hover fly species (Diptera: Syrphidae: Syrphinae) in the Afrotropics, in Genome (Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference), 2015, vol. 58, p. 234.
K. Jordaens, Goergen, G. , Kirk-Spriggs, A. , Vokaer, A. , Backeljau, T. , and De Meyer, M. , DNA barcoding identifies an introduced hoverfl y species (Diptera, Syrphidae, Syrphinae) in the Afrotropics, in Programme and Abstracts of the 8th International Sympoisum on Syrphidae 4th – 8th June 2015 Monschau, Germany, 2015, p. 27.
K. Jordaens, Goergen, G. , Vokaer, A. , Smitz, N. , Virgilio, M. , Sonet, G. , Backeljau, T. , and De Meyer, M. , DNA barcoding contributes to the taxonomy of Afrotropical hover flies (Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae), in Genome (Scientific abstracts from the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference), 2015, vol. 58, p. 233.
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.
K. Jordaens, Goergen, G. , Virgilio, M. , Backeljau, T. , Vokaer, A. , and De Meyer, M. , DNA Barcoding to Improve the Taxonomy of the Afrotropical Hoverflies (Insecta: Diptera: Syrphidae), PLoS ONE, vol. 10, p. e0140264, 2015.
J. Römbke, Aira, M. , Backeljau, T. , Breugelmans, K. , Dominguez, J. , Funke, E. , Graf, N. , Hajibabaei, M. , Pérez-Losada, M. , Porto, P. G. , Schmelz, R. M. , Vierna, J. , Vizcaino, A. , and Pfenninger, M. , Barcoding Earthworms from Ecotoxicological Test Laboratories, Barcoding Bulletin, vol. 6, pp. 6-7, 2015.
S. Verscheure, Backeljau, T. , and Desmyter, S. , Length heteroplasmy of the polyC-polyT-polyC stretch in the dog mtDNA control region, International Journal of Legal Medicine, vol. 129, pp. 927-935, 2015.
D. M. Soes, Vierbergen, G. , van de Vossenberg, B. T. L. H. , Breugelmans, K. , and Backeljau, T. , Een Bananenslak Ariolimax columbianus (Gould, 1851) ingevoerd met Salal, Spirula, vol. 402, pp. 42-44, 2015.
W. Decraemer and Backeljau, T. , Utility of Classical a-Taxonomy for Biodiversity of Aquatic Nematodes, Journal of Nematology, vol. 47, pp. 1-10, 2015.
S. Verscheure, Backeljau, T. , and Desmyter, S. , In silico discovery of a nearly complete mitochondrial genome Numt in the dog (Canis lupus familiaris) nuclear genome, Genetica, vol. 143, pp. 453-458, 2015.
P. B. Budha, Naggs, F. , and Backeljau, T. , Annotated Checklist of the Terrestrial Gastropods of Nepal, ZooKeys, vol. 492, pp. 1-48, 2015.
Y. De Jong, Kouwenberg, J. , Boumans, L. , Hussey, C. , Hyam, R. , Nicolson, N. , Kirk, P. , Paton, A. , Michel, E. , Guiry, M. , Boegh, P. , Pedersen, H. , Enghoff, H. , von Raab-Straube, E. , Güntsch, A. , Geoffroy, M. , Müller, A. , Kohlbecker, A. , Berendsohn, W. , Appeltans, W. , Arvanitidis, C. , Vanhoorne, B. , Declerck, J. , Vandepitte, L. , Hernandez, F. , Nash, R. , Costello, M. , Ouvrard, D. , Bezard-Falgas, P. , Bourgoin, T. , Wetzel, F. , Glöckler, F. , Korb, G. , Ring, C. , Hagedorn, G. , Häuser, C. , Aktaç, N. , Asan, A. , Ardelean, A. , Borges, P. , Dhora, D. , Khachatryan, H. , Malicky, M. , Ibrahimov, S. , Tuzikov, A. , De Wever, A. , Moncheva, S. , Spassov, N. , Chobot, K. , Popov, A. , Boršić, I. , Sfenthourakis, S. , K\õljalg, U. , Uotila, P. , Olivier, G. , Dauvin, J. , Tarkhnishvili, D. , Chaladze, G. , Tuerkay, M. , Legakis, A. , Peregovits, L. , Gudmundsson, G. , Ólafsson, E. , Lysaght, L. , Galil, B. , Raimondo, F. , Domina, G. , Stoch, F. , Minelli, A. , Spungis, V. , Budrys, E. , Olenin, S. , Turpel, A. , Walisch, T. , Krpach, V. , Gambin, M. , Ungureanu, L. , Karaman, G. , Kleukers, R. , Stur, E. , Aagaard, K. , Valland, N. , Moen, T. , Bogdanowicz, W. , Tykarski, P. , Węsławski, J. , Kędra, M. , Martins, A. M. de Fria, Abreu, A. , Silva, R. , Medvedev, S. , Ryss, A. , Šimić, S. , Marhold, K. , Stloukal, E. , Tome, D. , Ramos, M. , Valdés, B. , Pina, F. , Kullander, S. , Telenius, A. , Gonseth, Y. , Tschudin, P. , Sergeyeva, O. , Vladymyrov, V. , Rizun, V. , Raper, C. , Lear, D. , Stoev, P. , Penev, L. , Rubio, A. , Backeljau, T. , Saarenmaa, H. , and Ulenberg, S. , PESI - a taxonomic backbone for Europe, Biodiversity Data Journal, vol. 3, 2015.
C. Patrao, Assis, J. , Rufino, M. , Silva, G. , Jordaens, K. , Backeljau, T. , and Castilho, R. , Habitat suitability modelling of four terrestrial slug species in the Iberian Peninsula (Arionidae: Geomalacus species), Journal of Molluscan Studies, vol. 81, pp. 427-434, 2015.
V. Prevot, Backeljau, T. , and Jordaens, K. , Morphometric evaluation of DNA-based cryptic taxa in the terrestrial decollate snail genus Rumina, Journal of Molluscan Studies, vol. 81, pp. 223-232, 2015.
S. Verscheure, Backeljau, T. , and Desmyter, S. , Coding region SNP analysis to enhance dog mtDNA discrimination power in forensic casework, Forensic Science International: Genetics, vol. 14, pp. 86-95, 2015.
B. Pall-Gergely, Budha, P. B. , Naggs, F. , Backeljau, T. , and Asami, T. , Review of the genus Endothyrella Zilch, 1960 with description of five new species (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Plectopylidae), ZooKeys, vol. 529, pp. 1-70, 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.
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.
K. Jordaens, Goergen, G. , Kirk-Spriggs, A. H. , Vokaer, A. , Backeljau, T. , and De Meyer, M. , A second New World hoverfly, Toxomerus floralis (Fabricius) (Diptera: Syrphidae), recorded from the Old World, with description of larval pollen-feeding ecology, Zootaxa, vol. 4044, pp. 567-576, 2015.
J. A. M. Raeymaekers and Backeljau, T. , Perspective - Recurrent adaptation in a low-dispersal trait, Molecular Ecology, vol. 24, pp. 699-701, 2015.

2014

W. Van Neer, Backeljau, T. , and Goffette, Q. , Zoologie, in "La Description de l'Egypte" de Jean-Jacques Rifaud, vol. 16, Editions Safran, 2014, pp. 143-184.
P. Pimvichai, Enghoff, H. , Panha, S. , and Backeljau, T. , Systematics of the millipede family Pachybolidae, with emphasis on the Southeast Asiatic fauna, in Abstract book - 16th International Congress of Myriapodology, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 20-25 July 2014, 2014, p. 70.
J. Römbke, Aira, M. , Backeljau, T. , Breugelmans, K. , Dominguez, J. , Funke, E. , Graf, N. , Hajibabaei, M. , Perez-Losada, M. , Pfenninger, M. , Porto, P. , Vierna, J. , and Vizcaino, A. , Genetic methods to characterize test species in ecotoxicology, in Abstract book - SETAC Europe 24th Annual Meeting, Basel, 11-15 May 2014, 2014, p. 279.
K. Jordaens, Sonet, G. , Backeljau, T. , Desmyter, S. , and De Meyer, M. , An overview of the promises and pitfalls of the identification of flies (Diptera) of forensic interest using DNA sequence data, in Abstract book - DNA in Forensics 2014, Brussels, 14-16 May 2014, 2014, p. 34.
G. Sonet, Jordaens, K. , Virgilio, M. , Braet, Y. , Bourguignon, L. , Dupont, E. , Backeljau, T. , De Meyer, M. , and Desmyter, S. , Assessing the risk of incorrect identifications when DNA barcoding flies from forensic cases, in Abstract book - DNA in Forensics 2014, Brussels, 14-16 May 2014, 2014, p. 33.
S. Verscheure, Backeljau, T. , and Desmyter, S. , Coding region SNP analysis to improve dog hair mitochondrial DNA profiling for forensic purposes, in Abstract book - DNA in Forensics 2014, Brussels, 14-16 May 2014, 2014, p. 124.
G. Sonet, Smitz, N. , Virgilio, M. , Nagy, Z. Tamás, Winant, V. , Huyse, T. , Backeljau, T. , and De Meyer, M. , Quantity but also quality: choosing a next-generation sequencing approach to address specific questions in systematics, in Abstract book - Zoology2014, 21st Benelux Congress of Zoology, Liège, Belgium, 12-13 December 2014, 2014, p. 233.
S. Verscheure, Backeljau, T. , and Desmyter, S. , Reviewing dog mtDNA population studies for forensic purposes, in Abstract book - DNA in Forensics 2014, Brussels, 14-16 May 2014, 2014, p. 30.
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.
K. Huyghe, Van Damme, R. , Breugelmans, K. , Herrel, A. , Vanhooydonck, B. , Tadic, Z. , and Backeljau, T. , Parentage analyses suggest female promiscuity and a disadvantage for athletic males in the colourpolymorphic lizard Podarcis melisellensis, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 68, pp. 1357-1366, 2014.
S. Verscheure, Backeljau, T. , and Desmyter, S. , Dog mitochondrial genome sequencing to enhance dog mtDNA discrimination power in forensic casework, Forensic Science International: Genetics, vol. 12, pp. 60-68, 2014.
Z. Patel, A. Gill, C. , Fox, M. T. , Hermosilla, C. , Backeljau, T. , Breugelmans, K. , Keevash, E. , McEwan, C. , Aghazadeh, M. , and Elson-Riggins, J. G. , Molecular identification of novel intermediate host species of Angiostrongylus vasorum in Greater London, Parasitology Research, vol. 113, pp. 4363-4369, 2014.
M. Armenteros, Ruiz-Abierno, A. , Derycke, S. , Backeljau, T. , and Decraemer, W. , Systematics and DNA barcoding of free-living marine nematodes with emphasis on tropical desmodorids using nuclear SSU rDNA and mitochondrial COI sequences., Nematology, vol. 16, pp. 979-999, 2014.
A. R. Van Oosten, Heylen, D. J. A. , Jordaens, K. , Backeljau, T. , and Matthysen, E. , Population genetic structure of the tree-hole tick Ixodes arboricola (Acari: Ixodidae) at different spatial scales, Heredity, vol. 113, pp. 408-415, 2014.

2013

V. Prevot, Jordaens, K. , and Backeljau, T. , Characterization of the colonising Decollate Snail, Rumina decollata (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Stylommatophora), in The Malacologist, 2013, vol. 60, p. 9.
D. Raheem, Naggs, F. , Wade, C. , and Backeljau, T. , Species diversification in the south Asian land-snail genus Corilla (Plectopyloidea: Corillidae), in Açoreana, Suplemento 8, 2013, p. 78.
A. M. de Frias Martins, Ferreira, A. F. , Harris, D. J. , Rodrigues, A. , Cunha, R. , Cameron, R. A. D. , and Backeljau, T. , Punctuated equilibrium alive or plain island speciation?, in Açoreana, Supplemento 8, 2013, p. 92.
M. A. Elejalde, Breugelmans, K. , Vrijders, H. , Jordaens, K. , Pearse, J. S. , Leonard, J. L. , and Backeljau, T. , Microsatellite markers for analysis of parentage and sexual behavior of banana slugs (Pulmonata: Arionidae: Ariolimax), in The Malacologist, 2013, vol. 60, p. 15.
N. Van Steenkiste, Tessens, B. , Willems, W. , Backeljau, T. , Jondelius, U. , and Artois, T. , A Comprehensive Molecular Phylogeny of Dalytyphloplanida (Platyhelminthes: Rhabdocoela) Reveals Multiple Escapes from the Marine Environment and Origins of Symbiotic Relationships, PLoS ONE, vol. 8, p. e59917, 2013.
M. Boshoff, Jordaens, K. , Backeljau, T. , Lettens, S. , Tack, F. , Vandecasteele, B. , De Jonge, M. , and Bervoets, L. , Organ- and species-specific accumulation of metals in two land snail species (Gastropoda, Pulmonata), Science of the Total Environment, vol. 449, pp. 470-481, 2013.
S. Derycke, Backeljau, T. , and Moens, T. , Dispersal and gene flow in free-living marine nematodes, Frontiers in Zoology, vol. 10, pp. 1-12, 2013.
A. M. de Frias Martins, Brito, C. P. , and Backeljau, T. , Oxychilus (Drouetia) viridescens (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Oxychilidae), a new species from Santa Maria, Açores, and a review of the subgenus, Zootaxa, vol. 3619, pp. 343-368, 2013.
T. Backeljau, Breugelmans, K. , Devos, P. , and Jordaens, K. , Kurt postunda bir kuzu ya da görüntülerin nasil aldatabilecegine dair Indirgemenez karmasiklik, Bilim ve Ütopya, vol. 19, pp. 36-43, 2013.

2012

M. A. Elejalde, Breugelmans, K. , Vrijders, H. , Jordaens, K. , Pearse, J. S. , Leonard, J. L. , and Backeljau, T. , Microsatellite markers for parentage analysis and sexual behavior of banana slugs (Pulmonata: Arionidae: Ariolimax)., in Abstracts of the 15th Molluscan Forum, London, UK, 28 November 2012, 2012, p. 8.
A. Rita Mendes, Ferreira, A. F. , Backeljau, T. , and de Frias Martins, A. M. , The Myosotella 'myosotis-denticulata' complex: untying a morphological knot, in Abstracts of the 14th Young Systematists' Forum, NHM London, 29th November 2012, 2012, p. 10.
M. A. Elejalde, Breugelmans, K. , Jordaens, K. , Pearse, J. S. , Leonard, J. L. , and Backeljau, T. , Applying species delimitation methods in Ariolimax (Stylommatophora: Arionidae), in Program and Abstracts of the 3rd European conference for the barcode of life, Brussels, Belgium, 17-20 Sept. 2012, 2012, p. 21.
B. Vervust, Huyghe, K. , Vanhooydonck, B. , Herrel, A. , Backeljau, T. , and Van Damme, R. , Rapid divergence in morphology, physiology and behaviour among island populations of lizards., in Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2012, vol. 52, p. E182.
G. Sonet, Nagy, Z. Tamás, Breman, F. C. , De Meyer, M. , Backeljau, T. , and Jordaens, K. , Integrating DNA barcoding in taxonomic practice: Experience from a joint initiative of two natural history museums., in Abstracts of 19th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Brussels, Belgium, 19-20 October 2012, 2012, p. 62.
M. A. Elejalde, Breugelmans, K. , Jordaens, K. , Pearse, J. S. , Leonard, J. L. , and Backeljau, T. , Molecular systematic of banana slugs (Stylommatophora: Arionidae: Ariolimax), in Abstracts of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Malacologists, University of California - Santa Cruz, USA, 24-27 June 2012, 2012, p. 26.
S. Verscheure, Desmyter, S. , and Backeljau, T. , Canine mitochondrial genome sequencing to improve the genetic profiling of dog hair., in Abstract book of EAFS 2012, The Hague, August 20-24, 2012, 2012, p. 336.
R. Mc Donnell, Rugman-Jones, P. , Backeljau, T. , Breugelmans, K. , Jordaens, K. , Stouthamer, R. , Paine, T. , and Gormally, M. , Elucidation of an invasive slug species complex in California with comments on the source location of introductions, in Abstracts of the 78th Annual Meeting of the American Malacological Society, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 16-21 June 2012, 2012, p. 53.
M. Virgilio, Delatte, H. , Backeljau, T. , Quilici, S. , and De Meyer, M. , There's more than meets the eye: population structure in the Ceratitis “FAR complex”., in Abstracts of the 2nd International TEAM Meeting, Kolymbari, Crete, July 3-6, 2012, 2012, p. 74.
S. Fourdrilis and Backeljau, T. , Population genetic differentiation in Melarhaphe neritoides, a marine gastropod with a long-lived planktonic larval stage., in Abstracts of the Workshop "Evolutionary Potential in Marine Populations", AWI Wadden Sea Station, List auf Sylt, Germany, 17-21 September 2012, 2012, p. 30.
K. Breugelmans, Jordaens, K. , Kano, Y. , Asami, T. , and Backeljau, T. , Phylogeny and DNA barcoding of Nipponarion (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora: Arionidae): A bridge too far?, in Program and Abstracts of the 3rd European conference for the barcode of life, Brussels, Belgium, 17-20 September 2012, 2012, p. 12.
M. Virgilio, Delatte, H. , Backeljau, T. , Quilici, S. , and De Meyer, M. , There{'}s more than meets the eye: population structure in the Ceratitis “FAR complex”., in Abstracts of the 2nd International TEAM Meeting, Kolymbari, Crete, July 3-6, 2012, 2012, p. 74.
B. Tessens, Jordaens, K. , Van Steenkiste, N. , Breman, F. , Backeljau, T. , and Artois, T. , Complex biogeography of cryptic species in the Gyratrix hermaphroditus species complex., in Abstracts of the XII International Symposium on Flatworm Biology, Stockholm Sweden, 11-16 June 2012, 2012.
V. Prevot, Jordaens, K. , and Backeljau, T. , Characterization of the colonizing Decollate Snail, Rumina decollata (Mollusca: Pulmonata: Stylommatophora), in Abstracts of the 15th Molluscan Forum, London, UK, 28 November 2012, 2012, p. 12.
B. Tessens, Jordaens, K. , Van Steenkiste, N. , Breman, F. , Backeljau, T. , and Artois, T. , The meiofauna paradox unresolved: Cryptic speciation in Gyratrix hermaphroditus (Kalyptorhynchia, Platyhelminthes)., in Abstracts of the 1st Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa, Canada, 6-10 July 2012, 2012.
S. Fourdrilis and Backeljau, T. , Contemporary population genetic differentiation in Melarhaphe neritoides (Gastropoda: Littorinidae), a long-lived planktonic-dispersing mollusc., in Abstracts of the 15th Molluscan Forum, London, UK, 28 November 2012, 2012, p. 8.
K. Breugelmans, Jordaens, K. , Kano, Y. , Asami, T. , and Backeljau, T. , A molecular eye on Nipponarion (Stylommatophora: Arionidae), Abstracts of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Malacologists, University of California - Santa Cruz, USA, 24-27 June 2012. 2012.
T. Backeljau, Breugelmans, K. , Elejalde, A. , Prevot, V. , and Jordaens, K. , Inferring species limits in facultatively autogamous slugs and snails: a problem with too many solutions?, Abstracts of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Malacologists, University of California - Santa Cruz, USA, 24-27 June 2012. 2012.
P. Bahadur Budha, Mordan, P. B. , Naggs, F. , and Backeljau, T. , Darwininitium - a new fully pseudosigmurethrous orthuretran genus from Nepal (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Cerastidae), ZooKeys, vol. 175, pp. 19-26, 2012.
T. Backeljau, Jordaens, K. , and Martins, A. M. de Frias, Yaratılışçılığın çürütülmesine taksonomi katkısı Harun Yahya'nın çakma fosilleri, Bilim ve Gelecek, vol. 2012, pp. 12-31, 2012.
K. Breugelmans, Cardona, J. Quintana, Artois, T. , Jordaens, K. , and Backeljau, T. , First report of the exotic blue planarian, Caenoplana coerulea (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae), on Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), ZooKeys, vol. 199, pp. 91-105, 2012.
M. Virgilio, Jordaens, K. , Breman, F. , Backeljau, T. , and De Meyer, M. , Identifying insects with incomplete DNA barcode libraries, African fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) as a test case., PLoS One, vol. 7, p. e31581, 2012.
S. Slotsbo, Hansen, L. M. , Jordaens, K. , Backeljau, T. , Malmendal, A. , Nielsen, N. Chr, and Holmstrup, M. , Cold tolerance and freeze-induced glucose accumulation in three terrestrial slugs., Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A, vol. 161, pp. 443-449, 2012.
P. Bahadur Budha, Mordan, P. B. , Naggs, F. , and Backeljau, T. , Darwininitium – a new fully pseudosigmurethrous orthuretran genus from Nepal (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Cerastidae), ZooKeys, vol. 175, pp. 19-26, 2012.
T. Backeljau, Jordaens, K. , and de Frias Martins, A. M. , Yaratılışçılığın çürütülmesine taksonomi katkısı Harun Yahya{'}nın çakma fosilleri, Bilim ve Gelecek, vol. 2012, pp. 12-31, 2012.

2010

S. Lance, Jones, K. , Hagen, C. , Jordaens, K. , Backeljau, T. , and Prevot, V. , Fifteen microsatellite loci for the decollate snail, Rumina decollata., Conservation Genetics Resources, vol. 2, pp. 287-289, 2010.

2007

S. Van Dongen, Backeljau, T. , Matthysen, E. , and Dhondt, A. A. , Fitness-heterozygosity associations differ between male and female winter moths Operophtera brumata L, Belg. J. Zool, vol. 137 (1), pp. 41–45, 2007.

1994

T. Backeljau, Breugelmans, K. , Leirs, H. , Rodriguez, T. ;., , , and Sherbakov, D. , Application of Isoelectric Focusing in Molluscan Systematics, The Nautilus, vol. Suppl. 2, pp. 156-167, 1994.
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