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Director: Pr. Serge ARON

Evolutionary Biology & Ecology

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Av. F.D. Roosevelt, 50, CP 160/12

B-1050 Brussels


Where to find us?

Solbosch campus, Building U

door C, floor 4

Recent publications

Aron S, Lybaert P, Baudoux C, Vandervelden M, Fournier D (2016) Sperm production characteristics vary with level of sperm competition in Cataglyphis desert ants. Functional Ecology 30, 614-624.

Darras H, Aron S (2015) Introgression of mitochondrial DNA among lineages in a hybridogenetic ant. Biology Letters 11, 2014.0971.

Dávila F, Chérasse S, Boomsma JJ, Aron S (2015) Ant sperm storage organs do not have phenoloxidase constitutive immune activity. Journal of Insect Physiology 78, 9-14.

Demenou BB, Piñeiro R, Hardy OJ (2016) Origin and history of the Dahomey Gap separating West and Central African rain forests: insights from the phylogeography of the legume tree Distemonanthus benthamianus. Journal of Biogeography 43, 1020-1031.

Dellicour S, Michez D, Rasplus J-Y, Mardulyn P (2015) Impact of past climatic changes and resource availability on the population demography of three food-specialist bees. Molecular Ecology 24, 1074-1090.

Donkpegan ASL, Doucet J-L, Dainou K, Hardy OJ (2015) Microsatellite development and flow cytometry in the African tree genus Afzelia (Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae) reveal a polyploid complex. Applications in Plant Sciences 3, 1400097.

Duminil J, Mona S, Mardulyn P, et al. (2015) Late Pleistocene molecular dating of past population fragmentation and demographic changes in African rain forest tree species supports the forest refuge hypothesis. Journal of Biogeography 42, 1443-54.

Duminil J, Dainou K, Kaviriri DK, et al. (2016) Relationships between population density, fine-scale genetic structure, mating system and pollen dispersal in a timber tree from African rainforests. Heredity 116, 295-303.

Flot J-F (2015) Species delimitations’s coming of age. Systematic Biology 64, 897-899.

Fournier D, de Biseau J-C, De Laet S, et al. (In press) Social structure and genetic distance mediate nestmate recognition and aggressiveness in the facultative polygynous ant Pheidole pallidula. PLoS ONE.

Moerman R, Vanderplanck M, Roger N, et al. (2016) Growth rate of bumblebee larvae is related to pollen amino acids. Journal of Economic Entomology 109, 25-30.

Roisin Y (2016) What makes the cost of brood care important for the evolution of termite sociality? Its insignificance. Ecological Entomology 41, 31-33.

Tosso F, Daïnou K, Hardy OJ, Sinsin B, Doucet J-L (2015) Guibourtia Benn.: a high conservation value genus. A review. Biotechnology, Agronomy and Society and Environment 19, 71-88.

Vleminckx J, Drouet T, Amani C, et al. (2015) Impact of fine-scale edaphic heterogeneity on tree species assembly in a central African rainforest. Journal of Vegetation Science 26, 134-144.

Wauters N, Dekoninck W, Hendrickx F, Herrera HW, Fournier D (2016) Habitat association and coexistence of endemic and introduced ant species in Galápagos Islands. Ecological Entomology 41, 40-50.

Willot Q, Simonis P, Vigneron J-P, Aron S (2016) Total internal reflection accounts for the bright color of the Saharan silver ant. PLoS ONE 11: e0152325.


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