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Recent publications

Aron S, Deneubourg J-L (2020) Colony co-founding in ants is an active process by queens. Scientific Reports 10, 13539.

Boom AF, Migliore J, Kaymak E, Meerts P, Hardy OJ (2021) Plastid introgression and evolution of African miombo woodlands: new insights from the plastome‐based phylogeny of Brachystegia trees. Journal of Biogeography 48, 933-946.

Degueldre F, Mardulyn P, Kuhn A, et al. (2021) Evolutionary history of inquiline social parasitism in Plagiolepis ants. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 155, 107016.

Delhaye G, Hardy OJ, Séleck M, et al. (2020) Plant community assembly along a natural metal gradient in central Africa: functional and phylogenetic approach. Journal of Vegetation Science 31, 151-161.

Delić T, Stoch F, Borko Š, Flot JF, Fišer C (2020) How did subterranean amphipods cross the Adriatic Sea? Phylogenetic evidence for dispersal–vicariance interplay mediated by marine regression–transgression cycles. Journal of Biogeography 47, 1875-1887.

Donkpegan ASL, Doucet J-L, Hardy OJ, Heuertz M, Piñeiro R (2020) Miocene diversification in the savannahs precedes tetraploid rainforest radiation in the African tree genus Afzelia (Detarioideae, Fabaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science 11, 798.

Ewédjè EEBK, Jansen S, Koffi GK, et al. (2020) Species delimitation in the African tree genus Lophira (Ochnaceae) reveals cryptic genetic variation. Conservation Genetics 21, 501-514.

Fournier D, Aron S (2021) Hybridization and invasiveness in social insects – The good, the bad and the hybrid. Current Opinion in Insect Science 46, 1-9.

Guiglielmoni N, Houtain A, Derzelle A, Van Doninck K, Flot J-F (2021) Overcoming uncollapsed haplotypes in long-read assemblies of non-model organisms. BMC Bioinformatics 22, 303.

Lecocq de Pletincx N, Dellicour S, Aron S (2021) The evolution of ant worker polymorphism correlates with multiple social traits. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 75, 113.

Janssens SB, Couvreur TLP, Mertens A, et al. (2020) A large-scale species level dated angiosperm phylogeny for evolutionary and ecological analyses. Biodiversity Data Journal 8, e39677.

Lukicheva S, Flot J-F, Mardulyn P, Eyre-Walker A (2021) Genome assembly of the cold-tolerant leaf beetle Gonioctena quinquepunctata, an important resource for studying its evolution and reproductive barriers between species. Genome Biology and Evolution 13, evab134.

Piñeiro R, Hardy OJ, Tovar C, et al. (2021) Contrasting genetic signal of recolonization after rainforest fragmentation in African trees with different dispersal abilities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 118, e2013979118.

Nduwarugira D, Drouet T, Havyarimana F, Roisin Y (2020) What factors influence the occurrence of Cubitermes pallidiceps in miombo woodlands in southwestern Burundi? Pedobiologia 80, 150646.

Perez R, de Souza Araujo N, Defrance M, Aron S (In press) Molecular adaptations to heat stress in the thermophilic ant genus Cataglyphis. Molecular Ecology.

Romero Arias J, Boom A, Wang M, et al. (2021) Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of Apicotermitinae (Blattodea: Termitidae). Systematic Entomology 46, 741-756.

Van Rossum F, Hardy OJ (2021) Guidelines for genetic monitoring of translocated plant populations. Conservation Biology 29, 4040-4058.

Vanden Abeele S, Janssens SB, Piñeiro R, Hardy OJ (2021) Evidence of past forest fragmentation in the Congo Basin from the phylogeography of a shade-tolerant tree with limited seed dispersal: Scorodophloeus zenkeri (Fabaceae, Detarioideae). BMC Ecology and Evolution 21, 50.

Weber D, Flot J-F, Weigand H, Weigand AM (2020) Demographic history, range size and habitat preferences of the groundwater amphipod Niphargus puteanus (C.L. Koch in Panzer, 1836). Limnologica 82, 125765.


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