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Prof. Tom Wenseleers

 
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Research

Publications

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Talks

Teaching materials

   
 

 

  Research interests
 

My research interests include

  • chemical ecology and the evolution of chemical communication in insect societies (e.g. queen pheromones)

Among the techniques we use are video-assisted behavioural observation, theoretical modelling (game theory, population genetic and inclusive fitness models, individual-based models), GC/MS analysis of pheromones, microsatellite genotyping and microarray analysis (in collaboration with the Nucleomics Core). As model systems we use honeybees, stingless bees, Vespine wasps, ants and aphids (and most recently also social spiders, Pseudomonas, yeast and robot swarms).

 

  Curriculum vitae

Scientific career :
1995: B.A. in biology, University of Leuven
1995-2001: Teaching assistant, University of Leuven
2001: PhD in biology "Conflict from Cell to Colony", University of Leuven
2001-2002: TMR research fellow, University of Sheffield, UK
2002-2004: Marie Curie research fellow, University of Sheffield, UK
2004: TMR research fellow, University of Oulu, Finland
2004-2005: Fellow at the Insitute for Advanced Study in Berlin
2005-2010: Postdoctoral researcher FWO, University of Leuven
2010-: Associate professor, University of Leuven

Awards :
2006: Prize of the Research Council (Prijs van de Onderzoeksraad), University of Leuven

Ongoing research projects

Publications in KULeuven Lirias database

Publications and citations in Google Scholar

Teaching duties

 

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 Publications
 

85. A. Van Oystaeyen, R.C. Oliveira, L. Holman, J.S. van Zweden, C. Romero, C.A. Oi, P. d'Ettorre, M. Khalesi, J. Billen, F. Wäckers, J.G. Millar & T. Wenseleers (2014) Conserved class of queen pheromones stops social insect workers from reproducing. Science 287: 287-290. See also the Perspectives article by Michael Chapuisat, "Smells like queen since the Cretaceous" in the same issue.

84. E.M. Formesyn, D. Cardoen, U.R. Ernst, E.L Danneels, M. Van Vaerenbergh, D. De Koker, P. Verleyen, T. Wenseleers, L. Schoofs, D.C. de Graaf (2014) Reproduction of honeybee workers is regulated by epidermal growth factor receptor signaling. General and Comparative Endocrinology 197: 1-4.

83. M.H.D. Larmuseau, J. Vanoverbeke, A. Van Geystelen, G. Defraene, N. Vanderheyden, K. Matthys, T. Wenseleers, R. Decorte (2013) Low historical rates of cuckoldry in a Western European human population traced by Y-chromosome and genealogical data. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London series B: Biological Sciences 280, 20132400.

81. E.L. Danneels, E.M. Formesyn, D.A. Hahn, D.L. Denlinger, D. Cardoen, T. Wenseleers, L. Schoofs & D.C. de Graaf (2013) Early changes in the pupal transcriptome of the flesh fly Sarcophagha crassipalpis to parasitization by the ectoparasitic wasp, Nasonia vitripennis. Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 43: 1189-1200.

80. J. van Zweden, W. Bonckaert, T. Wenseleers & P. d'Ettorre (2013) Queen signalling in social wasps. Evolution, doi:10.1111/evo.12314.

79. J. Ravoet, J. Maharramov, I. Meeus, L. De Smet, G. Smagghe, T. Wenseleers & D.C. de Graaf (2013) Comprehensive bee pathogen screening in Belgium reveals Crithidia mellificae as a new contributory factor to winter mortality. Plos One 8: e72443.

78. T. Wenseleers, H. Helantera, D.A. Alves, E. Duenez-Guzman & P. Pamilo (2013) Towards greater realism in inclusive fitness models: the case of worker reproduction in insect societies. Biology Letters 9, 20130334. Supplemental Mathematica notebook [In Special Feature Issue '50 Years on: the legacy of William Donald Hamilton']

77. A. Van Oystaeyen, D.A. Alves, R.C. Oliveira, D.L. Nascimento, F.S. Nascimento & T. Wenseleers (2013) Sneaky queens in Melipona bees selectively detect and infiltrate queenless colonies. Animal Behaviour 86: 603-609.

parawixia_social_spider76. T. Wenseleers, J.P. Bacon, D.A. Alves, M.J. Couvillon, M. Kärcher, F.S. Nascimento, P. Noguiera-Neto, M. Ribeiro, E.J.H. Robinson, A. Tofilski & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2013) Bourgeois behaviour and freeloading in the colonial orb web spider Parawixia bistriata (Araneae, Araneidae). American Naturalist 182: 120-129.

75. J. Billen, Z. Stroobants, T. Wenseleers, R. Hashim & F. Ito (2013) Diversity and morphology of abdominal glands in workers of the ant genus Myopias (Formicidae, Ponerinae). Arthropod Structure & Development 42: 165-172.

74. M. Van Vaerenbergh, D. Cardoen, E. Formesyn, M. Brunain, G. Van Driessche, S. Blank, E. Spillner, P. Verleyen, T. Wenseleers, L. Schoofs, B. Devreese & D.C. de Graaf (2013) Extending the honeybee venome with the antimicrobial peptide apidaecin and a protein resembling wasp antigen 5. Insect Molecular Biology 22: 199-210.

73. W. Bonckaert, F.P. Drijfhout, P. d'Ettorre, J. Billen & T. Wenseleers (2012) Hydrocarbon signatures of egg maternity, caste membership and reproductive status in the common wasp. Journal of Chemical Ecology 38: 42-51.

72. D. Cardoen, U. Ernst, B. Boerjan, A. Bogaerts, E. Formesyn, D.C. de Graaf, T. Wenseleers, L. Schoofs & P. Verleyen (2012) Worker honeybee sterility: a proteomic analysis of suppressed ovary activation. Journal of Proteome Research 11: 2838–2850. Supplemental material

71. J.F. Christiaens, S.E. Van Mulders, J. Duitama, C.A. Brown, M.G. Ghequire, L. de Meester, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, K. Voordeckers & K. Verstrepen (2012) Functional divergence of gene duplicates through ectopic recombination. EMBO Reports 13: 1145-1151.

70. L. De Smet, J. Ravoet, J.R. de Miranda, T. Wenseleers, R.F.A. Moritz & D.C. de Graaf (2012) BeeDoctor, a versatile MLPA-based diagnostic tool for screening bee viruses. Plos One 7(10): e47953. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047953.

69. J.S. van Zweden, D. Cardoen & T. Wenseleers (2012) Social evolution: when promiscuity breeds cooperation. Current Biology 22: 922-924.

68. A. Vantaux, T. Parmentier, J. Billen & T. Wenseleers (2012) Do Lasius niger ants punish low-quality black bean aphid mutualists? Animal Behaviour 83: 257-262.

67. T. Wenseleers (2012) An Introduction to Animal Behavior: An Integrative Approach. Quarterly Review of Biology 87: 155-156. Review of Michael J. Ryan and Walter Wilczynski's new book. (book review)

66. P. Abbot, J. Abe, J. Alcock, S. Alizon, J.A.C. Alpedrinha, M. Andersson, J.-B. Andre, M. van Baalen, F. Balloux, S. Balshine, N. Barton, L.W. Beukeboom, J.M. Biernaskie, T. Bilde, G. Borgia, M. Breed, S. Brown, R. Bshary, A. Buckling, N.T. Burley, M.N. Burton-Chellew, M.A. Cant, M. Chapuisat, E.L. Charnov, T. Clutton-Brock, A. Cockburn, B.J. Cole, N. Colegrave, L. Cosmides, I.D. Couzin, J.A. Coyne, S. Creel, B. Crespi, R.L. Curry, S.R.X. Dall, T. Day, J.L. Dickinson, L.A. Dugatkin, C. El Mouden, S.T. Emlen, J. Evans, R. Ferriere, J. Field, S. Foitzik, K. Foster, W.A. Foster, C. Fox, J. Gadau, S. Gandon, A. Gardner, M.G. Gardner, T. Getty, M.A.D. Goodisman, A. Grafen, R. Grosberg, C.M. Grozinger, P.-H. Gouyon, D. Gwynne, P. Harvey, B.J. Hatchwell, J. Heinze, H. Helantera, K.R. Helms, K. Hill, N. Jiricny, R.A. Johnstone, A. Kacelnik, E.T. Kiers, H. Kokko, J. Komdeur, J. Korb, D. Kronauer, R. Kümmerli, L. Lehmann, T.A. Linksvayer, S. Lion, B. Lyon, J.A.R. Marshall, R. McElreath, Y. Michalakis, R.E. Michod, D. Mock, T. Monnin, R. Montgomerie, A.J. Moore, U.G. Mueller, R. Noë, S. Okasha, P. Pamilo, G.A. Parker, I. Pen, J.S. Pedersen, D. Pfennig, D.C. Queller, D.J. Rankin, S.E. Reece, H.K. Reeve, M. Reuter, G. Roberts, S.K.A. Robson, D. Roze, F. Rousset, O. Rueppell, J. Sachs, L. Santorelli, P. Schmid-Hempel, M.P. Schwarz, T. Scott-Phillips, P.W. Sherman, D.M. Shuker, J. Smith, J.C. Spagna, A. Suarez, L. Sundström, M. Taborsky, P. Taylor, G. Thompson, J. Tooby, N.D. Tsutsui, K. Tsuji, S. Turillazzi, F. Úbeda, E.L. Vargo, B. Voelkl, T. Wenseleers, S.A. West, M.J. West-Eberhard, D.F. Westneat, D.C. Wiernasz, G. Wild, R. Wrangham, A.J. Young, D.W. Zeh, J.A. Zeh & A. Zink (2011) Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality. Nature 471: E1-E4. Reply to the recent, highly controversial article of Nowak et al., published in Nature. Also have a look at this YouTube cartoon making fun of the controversy!

65. D.A. Alves, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, T.M. Francoy, P.S. Santos-Filho, J. Billen & T. Wenseleers (2011) Successful maintenance of a stingless bee population despite a severe genetic bottleneck. Conservation Genetics 12: 647-658.

64. D.A. Alves, C. Menez, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca & T. Wenseleers (2011) First discovery of a rare polygyne colony in the stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata (Apidae, Meliponini). Apidologie 42: 211-213.

Molecular Ecology63. W. Bonckaert, J.S. van Zweden, P. d'Ettorre, J. Billen & T. Wenseleers (2011) Colony stage and not facultative policing explains pattern of worker reproduction in the Saxon wasp. Molecular Ecology 20: 3455-3468. Supplemental data

62. W. Bonckaert, A. Tofilski, F.S. Nascimento, J. Billen, F.L.W. Ratnieks & T. Wenseleers (2011) Co-occurrence of three types of egg-policing in the Norwegian wasp Dolichovespula norwegica. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 65: 633-640.

Molecular Ecology61. D. Cardoen, T. Wenseleers, U. Ernst, E.L. Danneels, D. Laget, D.C. de Graaf, L. Schoofs & P. Verleyen (2011) Genome-wide analysis of alternative reproductive phenotypes in honeybee workers. Molecular Ecology 20: 4070-4084. Supplementary Methods. Supplemental tables

60. D. Cardoen, U.R. Ernst, M. Van Vaerenbergh, B. Boerjan, D.C. de Graaf, T. Wenseleers, L. Schoofs & P. Verleyen (2011) Differential proteomics in dequeened honeybee colonies reveals lower viral load in hemolymph of fertile worker bees. PLoS ONE 6: e20043.

59. F.L.W. Ratnieks, K.R. Foster & T. Wenseleers (2011) Darwin’s Special Difficulty: the evolution of “neuter insects” and current theory. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 65: 481-492.

58. A. Sirvio, J.S. Johnston, T. Wenseleers & P. Pamilo (2011) A high recombination rate in eusocial Hymenoptera: evidence from the common wasp Vespula vulgaris. BMC Genetics 12:95, doi:10.1186/1471-2156-12-95.

Molecular Ecology57. A. Vantaux, J. Billen & T. Wenseleers (2011) Levels of clonal mixing in the black bean aphid Aphis fabae, a facultative ant mutualist. Molecular Ecology 20: 4772-4785. See also the News & Views article by Patrick Abbot in the same issue.

56. A. Vantaux, W. Van den Ende, J. Billen & T. Wenseleers (2011) Large interclone differences in melezitose secretion in the facultatively ant-tended black bean aphid Aphis fabae. Journal of Insect Physiology 57: 1614-1621.

55. T. Wenseleers (2011) The Calculus of Selfishness. Quarterly Review of Biology 86: 50-51. (Review of K. Sigmund's new book)

54. T. Wenseleers & A. Van Oystaeyen (2011) Unusual modes of reproduction in social insects: Shedding light on the evolutionary paradox of sex. BioEssays 33: 927-937.

53. T. Wenseleers, D.A. Alves, T.M. Francoy, J. Billen & V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca (2011) Intraspecific queen parasitism in a highly eusocial bee. Biology Letters 7: 173-176.

52. E. Lommelen, T. Wenseleers, C.A. Johnson, F.P. Drijfhout, J. Billen & B. Gobin (2010) A combination of fertility signals and aggression regulates reproduction in the ant Gnamptogenys striatula. Journal of Insect Behavior 23: 236-249.

51. T. Wenseleers, A. Gardner & K.R. Foster (2010) Social evolution theory: a review of methods and approaches. In: Social behaviour: genes, ecology and evolution (Tamas Szekely, Allen J. Moore & Jan Komdeur, eds.). Cambridge University Press, 350 pp., p. 132-158, ISBN 9780521709620. Order a copy at Amazon.

50. T. Wenseleers (2010) The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance and Strangeness of Insect Societies. Quarterly Review of Biology 85: 114. (Review of B. Hölldobler & E.O. Wilson's new book)

Molecular Ecology49. D.A. Alves, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, T.M. Francoy, P.S. Santos-Filho, P. Nogueira-Neto, J. Billen & T. Wenseleers (2009) The queen is dead – long live the workers: intraspecific parasitism by workers in the stingless bee Melipona scutellaris. Molecular Ecology 18: 4102-4111. See also the News & Views article by Oldroyd & Beekman in the same issue.

48. T. Wenseleers (2009) The superorganism revisited. BioScience 59: 702-705. (Review of The Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance and Strangeness of Insect Societies by B. Hölldobler & E.O. Wilson and The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism by J. Tautz)

47. T. Wenseleers (2009) De collectieve intelligentie van sociale-insectenkolonies. Karakter 28: 9-11.

46. L. de Meester & T. Wenseleers (2009) Biologische evolutie. In: Wetenschap van het Leven (B. de Groef B. & P. Roels, eds.), pp. 115-139, Acco, Leuven, ISBN 9789033475382. (only intranet access) Order a copy here.

45. P. Roels, T. Wenseleers & B. De Groef (2009) De mens. In: Wetenschap van het Leven (B. de Groef B. & P. Roels, eds.), pp. 177-196, Acco, Leuven, ISBN 9789033475382. (only intranet access) Order a copy here.

44. W. Bonckaert, K. Vuerinckx, J. Billen, R.L. Hammond, L. Keller & T. Wenseleers (2008) Worker policing in the german wasp Vespula germanica. Behavioral Ecology 19: 272-278.

43. M.J. Couvillon, T. Wenseleers, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, P. Nogueira-Neto & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2008) Comparative study in stingless bees (Meliponini) demonstrates that nest entrance size predicts traffic and defensivity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 194-201.

42. J. Tobback, K. Heylen, B. Gobin, T. Wenseleers, J. Billen, L. Arckens & R. Huybrechts (2008) Cloning and expression of PKG, a candidate foraging regulating gene in Vespula vulgaris. Animal Biology 58: 341-351.

41. F.L.W. Ratnieks & T. Wenseleers (2008) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 45-52.

40. T. Wenseleers (2007) Nepotism absent in insect societies – or is it? Molecular Ecology 16: 3063-3065.

39. T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2006) Enforced altruism in insect societies. Nature 444: 50. See also the News & Views article in the same issue by D.C. Queller and Nature's Podcast for an interview with coauthor Francis Ratnieks

38. K.R. Foster, T. Wenseleers, F.L.W. Ratnieks & D.C. Queller (2006) There is nothing wrong with inclusive fitness. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21: 599-560. (reply to letter by Fletcher J.A. et al.)

37. H. Helanterä, A. Tofilski, T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2006) Worker policing in the common wasp Vespula vulgaris is not aimed at improving colony hygiene. Insectes Sociaux 53: 399-402.

36. T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2006) Comparative analysis of worker reproduction and policing in eusocial Hymenoptera supports relatedness theory. American Naturalist 168: E163-E179.

35. T. Wenseleers (2006) Modelling social evolution: the relative merits and limitations of a Hamilton's rule-based approach. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 1419-1422.

34. P. D’Ettorre, T. Wenseleers, J. Dawson, S. Hutchinson, T. Boswell & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2006) Wax combs mediate nestmate recognition by guard honeybees. Animal Behaviour 71: 773-779.

33. K.R Foster, T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2006) Kin selection is the key to altruism. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 21: 57-60. Ranked number 2 in Science Direct's "TOP 25 Hottest Articles"

32. K.R. Foster & T. Wenseleers (2006) A general model for the evolution of mutualisms. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 1283-1293.

31. E. Lommelen, C.A. Johnson, F.P. Drijfhout, J. Billen, T. Wenseleers & B. Gobin (2006) Cuticular hydrocarbons provide reliable cues of fertility in the ant Gnamptogenys striatula. Journal of Chemical Ecology 32: 2023-2034. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com

30. E.D. Morgan, S.J. Keegans, J. Tits, T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (2006) Preferences and differences in the trail pheromone of the leaf-cutting ant Atta sexdens sexdens (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). European Journal of Entomology 103: 553-558.

29. F.L.W. Ratnieks, K.R. Foster & T. Wenseleers (2006) Conflict resolution in insect societies. Annual Review of Entomology 51: 581-608. (invited review)

28. M.F. Ribeiro, T. Wenseleers, P.S. Santos Filho & D.A. Alves (2006) Miniature queens in stingless bees: basic facts and evolutionary hypotheses. Apidologie 37: 191-206. (invited review, in special issue "Stingless Bees: Biology and Management")

27. E. Schoeters & T. Wenseleers (2005) Onze sociale wespen ("Our social wasps"). Educatie Limburgs Landschap, Heusden Zolder, 135 p. Richly illustrated field guide of the social wasps of Belgium. Price: 10 €. Ordering information

26. T. Wenseleers, N.S. Badcock, K. Erven, A. Tofilski, F.S. Nascimento, A.G. Hart, T.A. Burke, M.E. Archer & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2005) A test of worker policing theory in an advanced eusocial wasp, Vespula rufa. Evolution 59: 1306-1314.
Movie of queen policing in Vespula rufa (mpeg format)

Movie of queen policing in Vespula rufa (windows media format)

25. T. Wenseleers, F.L.W. Ratnieks, M. de F. Ribeiro, D. de A. Alves & V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca (2005) Working-class royalty: bees beat the caste system. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Biology Letters 1: 125-128.

24. T. Wenseleers, A. Tofilski & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2005) Queen and worker policing in the tree wasp Dolichovespula sylvestris. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 58: 80-86.

23. F.L.W. Ratnieks & T. Wenseleers (2005) Policing insect societies. Science 307: 54-56.

22. P. D'Ettorre, E. Brunner, T. Wenseleers & J. Heinze (2004) Knowing your enemies: seasonal dynamics of host-parasite recognition. Naturwissenschaften 91: 594-597.

21. T. Wenseleers, A.G. Hart, F.L.W. Ratnieks & J.J.G. Quezada-Euan (2004) Queen execution and caste conflict in the stingless bee Melipona beecheii. Ethology 110: 725-736.
Movie of a virgin Melipona beecheii queen being killed by workers (mpeg format)
Movie of a virgin Melipona beecheii queen being killed by workers (windows media format)

20. T. Wenseleers, A.G. Hart & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2004) When resistance is useless: policing and the evolution of reproductive acquiescence in insect societies. American Naturalist 164: 154-167.

19. T. Wenseleers, H. Helanterä, A.G. Hart & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2004) Worker reproduction and policing in insect societies. An ESS analysis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17: 1035-1047.

18. T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2004) Tragedy of the commons in Melipona bees. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 271: S310-S312. View talk on this (powerpoint)

17. T. Wenseleers (2004) The puzzle of cooperation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 19: 409-410. (Review of Genetic and Cultural Evolution of Cooperation (P. Hammerstein, editor) and Foundations of Human Sociality (J. Henrich, R. Boyd, S. Bowles, C. Camerer, E. Fehr & H. Gintis, editors))

16. A.G. Hart, R.W. Bowtell, W. Kockenberger, T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2003) Magnetic resonance imaging in entomology: a critical review. Journal of Insect Science 3.5, 9 pages. Available online: www.insectscience.org/3.5 Accompanying files:
MRI sections of wasp abdomen
MRI sections of whole wasp
Reconstruction of wasp abdomen

15. A. Schotanus & T. Wenseleers (2003) Big Business: Bijenkolonies en oliemaatschappijen. Maandblad van de Vlaamse Imkerbond 89: 304-306. (in Dutch)

14. A. Schotanus & T. Wenseleers (2003) Conflict in het bijenvolk. Maandblad van de Vlaamse Imkerbond 89: 186-188. (in Dutch)

13. T. Wenseleers, F.L.W. Ratnieks & J. Billen (2003) Caste fate conflict in swarm-founding social Hymenoptera: an inclusive fitness analysis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16: 647-658. View talk on this (powerpoint)

12. S. Van Borm, T. Wenseleers, J. Billen & J.J. Boomsma (2003) Cloning and sequencing of wsp encoding gene fragments reveals a diversity of co-infecting Wolbachia strains in Acromyrmex leafcutter ants. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26: 102-109.

11. T. Wenseleers, J. Billen & A. Hefetz (2002) Territorial marking in the desert ant Cataglyphis niger: does it pay to play Bourgeois? Journal of Insect Behavior 15: 85-93.

10. T. Wenseleers, L. Sundström & J. Billen (2002) Deleterious Wolbachia in the ant Formica truncorum. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 269: 623-629.

9. K.R. Foster, T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2001) Spite: Hamilton's unproven theory. Annales Zoologici Fennici 38: 229-238. (Volume dedicated to the memory of William Donald Hamilton)

8. H. Moo-Valle, J.J.G. Quezada-Euán & T. Wenseleers (2001) The effect of food reserves on the production of sexual offspring in the stingless bee Melipona beecheii (Apidae, Meliponini). Insectes Sociaux 48: 398-403.

7. S. Van Borm, T. Wenseleers, J. Billen & J.J. Boomsma (2001) Wolbachia in leafcutter ants: a widespread symbiont that may induce male killing or incompatible matings. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 14: 805-814.

6. T. Wenseleers (2001) An introduction to the evolutionary modelling of conflict. In: "The Mathematical Modelling of Social Behaviour" (T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks, eds.), p. 21-53, EU INSECTS training workshop, Great Hucklow, UK, 14-18 Sept. 2001, 113 pages. Overheads Mathematica notebooks

5. K.R. Foster, F.L.W. Ratnieks & T. Wenseleers (2000) Spite in social insects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 15: 469-470.

4. D. Grasso, T. Wenseleers, A. Mori, F. Le Moli & J. Billen (2000) Thelytokous worker reproduction and lack of Wolbachia infection in the harvesting ant Messor capitatus. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution 12: 309-314.

3. T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (2000) No evidence for Wolbachia-induced parthenogenesis in the social Hymenoptera. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13: 277-280.

2. T. Wenseleers, F. Ito, S. Van Borm, R. Huybrechts, F. Volckaert & J. Billen (1998) Widespread occurrence of the micro-organism Wolbachia in ants. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 265: 1447-1452.

1. T. Wenseleers, E. Schoeters, J. Billen & R. Wehner (1998) Distribution and comparative morphology of the cloacal gland in ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). International Journal of Insect Morphology and Embryology 27: 121-128.

     
     
Theses
 

T. Wenseleers (2001) Conflict from Cell to Colony. Ph.D. thesis, University of Leuven, Belgium, 205 pp. Advisor: Prof. Dr. J. Billen.

B. Gobin, T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (1997) Microorganisms in the reproductive organs of the ant Gnamptogenys menadensis (Mayr) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). In: "Regulation of reproduction and dominance interactions in the ponerine ant Gnamptogenys menadensis", Ph.D. thesis B. Gobin, University of Leuven, Belgium, pp. 57-60.

T. Wenseleers (1995) Exocrine glands as behavioural modulators in ants: the chemoecology of territorial marking in the desert ant Cataglyphis niger. Undergraduate thesis, University of Leuven, Belgium. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. J. Billen, Prof. A. Hefetz. Received a prize for best undergraduate thesis of the department

     
     
Talks / meeting abstracts / refereed conference proceedings
 

117. E. Ferrante, E. Duenez-Guzman, A.E. Turgut & T. Wenseleers (2013) GESwarm: Grammatical Evolution for the Automatic Synthesis of Collective Behaviors in Swarm Robotics. Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), in press.

116. E. Ferrante, W. Sun, A.E. Turgut, M. Dorigo, M. Birattari & T. Wenseleers (2012) Self-organized flocking with conflicting goal directions. Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS 2012).

115. E. Ferrante, A.E. Turgut, C. Huepe, M. Birattari, M. Dorigo & T. Wenseleers (2012) Implicit and explicit directional information transfer in collective motion. The 13th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (Alife 13), July 19-22 2012, East Lansing, MI, USA.

114. R.S. van Lon, T. Holvoet, G. Vanden Berghe, T. Wenseleers & J. Branke (2012) Evolutionary synthesis of multi-agent systems for dynamic dial-a-ride problems. Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), 7-11 July 2012, Philadelphia, USA.

113. T. Wenseleers (2011) Cooperation and competition in insect societies and beyond. 16th Marketing Winter Camp, University of Leuven, 9 December 2011.

112. T. Wenseleers (2011) The recent charge of Nowak & Wilson against inclusive fitness theory: what have we learned from it? Theoretical Biology Group, University of Groningen, 6 December 2011.

111. D.A. Alves, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca & T. Wenseleers (2011) Intraspecific colony take-over by unrelated queens in stingless bees. 42nd International Apicultural Congress, p. 21, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21-25 September 2011.

110. T. Wenseleers (2011) The recent attack of Nowak, Tarnita & Wilson on inclusive fitness theory: what have we learned from it? HEBEN meeting, Institute of Philisophy, KULeuven, 23 September 2011.

109. D. Cardoen, U. Ernst, L. Schoofs, D. de Graaf, T. Wenseleers & P. Verleyen (2011) Genomic analyses of the physiology of reproductive and non-reproductive honeybee workers. Honey Bee Genomics & Biology, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 8-10 May 2011.

108. U. Ernst, D. Cardoen, F.L.W. Ratnieks, D. de Graaf, L. Schoofs, P. Verleyen & T. Wenseleers (2011) Hinweise auf Spezialisierung beim Arbeiter policing bei der Honigbiene Apis mellifera. Jahrestagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Institute für Bienenforschung, Berlin, 29-31 March 2011.

107. T. Wenseleers (2011) Social insectenkolonies: inspiratiebron voor mens en machine. KULAK, 23 februari 2011.

106. D. Cardoen, U. Ernst, L. Schoofs, D. de Graaf, T. Wenseleers & P. Verleyen (2010) Microarray analysis provides unprecedented insight into the detailed physiology of reproductive and non-reproductive honeybee workers. Bee-together Meeting, University of Gent, Belgium, 21 December 2010.

105. U. Ernst, D. Cardoen, F.L.W. Ratnieks, D. de Graaf, L. Schoofs, P. Verleyen & T. Wenseleers (2010) Evidence for specialisation in worker policing in the honeybee Apis mellifera. Bee-together Meeting, University of Gent, Belgium, 21 December 2010.

104. D. Cardoen, U. Ernst, D. de Graaf, T. Wenseleers, P. Verleyen & L. Schoofs (2010) The altruistic infertility of honeybees: a physiological approach. Bee-together Meeting, University of Gent, Belgium, 21 December 2010.

103. T. Wenseleers (2010) Kin selection theory OK! Annual meeting NVG, Soesterberg, 26 November 2010. (Response to the recent, highly controversial article of Nowak et al., published in Nature)

102. U. Ernst, D. Cardoen, F.L.W. Ratnieks, D. de Graaf, L. Schoofs, P. Verleyen & T. Wenseleers (2010) Is there specialisation in policing in the honeybee Apis mellifera? Annual meeting NVG, Soesterberg, 26 November 2010. (won the prize for the best student poster)

101. T. Wenseleers (2010) What is it that humans maximise? The maximand of selection under genetic and cultural inheritance. Human Evolution and Behavior Network meeting, Leuven, 9 September 2010.

100. P. Verleyen, D. Cardoen, U. Ernst, D. de Graaf, L. Schoofs & T. Wenseleers (2010) Microarray analysis provides unprecedented insight into the detailed physiology of reproductive and non-reproductive honeybee workers. CECE edition 25, Pécs, Hungary, 31 August-4 September 2010.

99. D.A. Alves, C. Menezes, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca & T. Wenseleers (2010) First discovery of a rare polygyne colony in the stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata (Apidae, Meliponini). XVIth Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010.

98. D.A. Alves, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, J. Billen & T. Wenseleers (2010) Successful maintenance of a stingless bee population despite a severe genetic bottleneck. XVIth Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010.

97. W. Bonckaert & T. Wenseleers (2010) No facultative worker policing in a Danish population of the saxon wasp Dolichovespula saxonica. XVIth Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010.

96. D. Cardoen, U. Ernst, D. de Graaf, L. Schoofs, T. Wenseleers & P. Verleyen (2010) Microarray analysis provides unprecedented insight into the detailed physiology of reproductive and non-reproductive honeybee workers. XVIth Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010.

95. U. Ernst, D. Cardoen, F.L.W. Ratnieks, D. de Graaf, L. Schoofs, P. Verleyen & T. Wenseleers (2010) Is there specialisation in policing in the honeybee Apis mellifera? XVIth Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010.

94. A. Vantaux & T. Wenseleers (2010) Testing for cheater behaviour in an ant‐aphid mutualism. XVIth Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010.

93. T. Wenseleers, D.A. Alves, T. Francoy, J. Billen & V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca (2010) Socially parasitic reproductive strategies in stingless bees. XVIth Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010.

92. D.A. Alves, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca & T. Wenseleers (2010) Social parasitism in stingless bees (Apidae, Meliponini). IX Encontro Sobre Abelhas, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, 28-31 July 2010.

91. T. Wenseleers, D. Cardoen, U. Ernst, L. Schoofs, D. de Graaf & P. Verleyen (2010) The genes for altruism: the genomic basis of the suppressed fertility of honeybee workers. IX Encontro Sobre Abelhas, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, 28-31 July 2010.

90. T. Wenseleers (2010) The maximand of selection under genetic and cultural inheritance. Conference "Optimization in Biology and Economics", Paris, 12-13 April 2010.

89. T. Wenseleers (2009) The evolution of conflict and cooperation in insect societies: towards greater realism in inclusive fitness models. First Meeting of the Central European Section of the IUSSI, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, 9-12 October 2009. (plenary)

88. D.A. Alves, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, T. Francoy, P.S. Souza-Filho & T. Wenseleers (2009) Diploid male production in a small and isolated population of Brazilian stingless bee Melipona scutellaris. 41th Apimondia Congress, Montpellier, France, 15-20 September 2009.

87. T. Wenseleers (2009) Culturele evolutie als Darwinistisch proces. Of hoe methoden uit de biologie kunnen aangewend worden binnen de cultuurwetenschappen. Zomerschool "Evolutietheorie: verworvenheden en uitdagingen", KBIN, Brussel, 20 augustus 2009. Watch talk here.

86. V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, D.A. Alves, P. Nogueira-Neto & T. Wenseleers (2009) Stingless bees as pollinators and ecosystem service providers in Brazilian agriculture. 10th International Congress of Ecology, Brisbane, Australia, 16-21 August 2009.

85. D.A. Alves, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, T. Francoy, J. Billen & T. Wenseleers (2009) Intraspecific social parasitism by queens in the stingless bee Melipona scutellaris. 46th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Pirenpolis, Brazil, 22-26 June 2009.

84. T. Wenseleers (2009) De triomfen van de sociobiologie. College De Valk, K.U.Leuven, 16 June 2009. (lezingenreeks De wetenschap van evolutie)

83. T. Wenseleers (2009) Evolution and its Role in Science and Society. Institute for Advanced Study, São Paulo, Brazil, 18 March 2009. (invited talk) Available online as a streaming video.

82. T. Wenseleers (2009) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? University of São Paulo, Brazil, 3 March 2009. (invited talk)

81. T. Wenseleers , D.A. Alves, T. Francoy, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, P. Nogueira Neto & J. Billen (2009) Social parasitism in stingless bees. Royal Society Satellite Meeting on Social Insects, Sussex University, Brighton, UK, 20-21 January 2009.

80. W. Bonckaert & T. Wenseleers (2008) Worker policing in the two Vespine wasps Vespula vulgaris and Dolichovespula norwegica. Symposium "Entomology in Belgium 2008", K.B.I.N., Brussels, 5 December 2008.

79. U. Ernst , D. Cardoen, P. Verleyen, T. Wenseleers, D. de Graaf & L. Schoofs (2008) Worker policing in the honeybee Apis mellifera and other social insects. Symposium "Entomology in Belgium 2008", K.B.I.N., Brussels, 5 December 2008.

78. A. Vantaux , J. Billen & T. Wenseleers (2008) Cooperation and conflict in an ant-aphid mutualism: do ants sanction uncooperative aphid clones? Symposium "Entomology in Belgium 2008", K.B.I.N., Brussels, 5 December 2008.

77. T. Wenseleers , D.A. Alves, T. Francoy, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, P. Nogueira Neto & J. Billen (2008) Intraspecific social parasitism by queens in stingless bees. Symposium "Entomology in Belgium 2008", K.B.I.N., Brussels, 5 December 2008.

76. T. Wenseleers (2008) Altruism in insect societies: voluntary or enforced? Biodiversity Research Centre, Université Catholique de Louvain, 13 November 2008. (invited talk)

75. T. Wenseleers (2008) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia, 26 September 2008. (invited talk)

74. T. Wenseleers (2008) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia, 24 September 2008. (invited talk)

73. T. Wenseleers (2008) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? 14th EMPSEB meeting, Einsiedeln, Switzerland, 8-13 September 2008. (plenary)

72. U. Ernst , T. Wenseleers, P. Verleyen, D. Cardoen, D. de Graaf, L. Schoofs & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2008) Allocation of worker policing in the honeybee Apis mellifera, Proceedings of EurBee3, The 3rd European Conference of Apidology, Queen's University, Belfast, UK, 8-11 September 2008, p. 31.

71. W. Bonckaert & T. Wenseleers (2008) Worker policing in the two Vespine wasps Vespula vulgaris and Dolichovespula norwegica. 4th European Meeting of the IUSSI, La Roche en Ardenne, Belgium, 30 August-4 September 2008.

70. U. Ernst , T. Wenseleers, P. Verleyen, D. Cardoen, L. Schoofs & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2008) Worker policing in the honeybee a job for a specialist? 4th European Meeting of the IUSSI, La Roche en Ardenne, Belgium, 30 August-4 September 2008.

69. T. Wenseleers (2008) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? 4th European Meeting of the IUSSI, La Roche en Ardenne, Belgium, 30 August-4 September 2008. (plenary)

68. T. Wenseleers (2008) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? 20th International Congress of Zoology, Paris, 26-29 August 2008. (plenary)

67. T. Wenseleers (2008) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa, 6-12 July 2008.

66. T. Wenseleers (2008) Evolution and its role in science and society. Leuven Center for Bio-Science, Bio-Engineering and Bio-Technology (BioSCENTer) Launch Event, K.U.Leuven, 28 May 2008. (invited talk)

65. W. Bonckaert & T. Wenseleers (2007) Law and order in insect societies: the evolution of worker policing. Bee Lateral Symposium II, Leuven, Belgium, 17 December 2007.

64. T. Wenseleers (2007) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? Université Paris-Nord, Paris, France, 12 October 2007. (invited talk)

63. T. Wenseleers (2007) Altruism in insect societies: voluntary or enforced? University of Caracas, Venezuela, 2 October 2007. (invited talk)

62. T. Wenseleers (2007) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? 6th Meeting of the Bolivarian Section of the IUSSI, Higuerote, Venezuela, 25-27 September 2007. (plenary)

61. T. Wenseleers (2007) Altruism in insect societies: voluntary or enforced? University of Bern, Switzerland, 11 April 2007. (invited talk)

60. T. Wenseleers (2007). Coöperatief gedrag bij insecten: vrijwillig of gedwongen? Scientica symposium , K.U.Leuven, 20 March 2007. (invited talk)

59. T. Wenseleers (2007) Altruism in insect societies: voluntary or enforced? University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 March 2007. (invited talk)

58. T. Wenseleers (2007) Coöperatief gedrag bij insecten: vrijwillig of gedwongen? NecoV Wintersymposium, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 18 January 2007. (plenary)

57. T. Wenseleers (2006) The social Hymenoptera: a model in the study of the evolution and genetics of social behaviour. Bee Lateral Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 12 December 2006.

56. T. Wenseleers (2006) The origin of complex social behaviour: from insect societies to human cooperation and beyond. K.U.Leuven, 7 December 2006. Lecture given in the context of the award of the Prize of the Research Council (Prijs van de Onderzoeksraad).

55. T. Wenseleers (2006) Een wespennest van intriges: twisten en conflicten in insectenkolonies. PDL symposium, University of Leuven, 18 November 2006. (invited talk)

54. T. Wenseleers (2006) The effect of relatedness on the evolution of altruism in insect societies. 13th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Leuven, Belgium, 27-28 October 2006.

53. H. Helanterä, A. Tofilski, T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2006) Worker policing in the common wasp is not hygienic behaviour. 15th International Congress of the IUSSI, Washington DC, 30 July-4 August 2006.

52. T. Wenseleers (2006) Direct and indirect effects of kinship on conflict resolution in insect societies. 15th International Congress of the IUSSI, Washington DC, 30 July-4 August 2006.

51. T. Wenseleers (2006) The social insects' altruism: deliberate or enforced? University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 17 May 2006. (invited talk)

50. T. Wenseleers (2006) The social insects' altruism: deliberate or enforced? Spring Symposium, University of Helsinki, Finland, 8 March 2006. (plenary)

49. T. Wenseleers (2005) What can biology teach us about the way we are? Workshop Interdisciplinair Centrum voor Evolutie en Gedrag (ICEG), Leuven, Belgium, 5-6 September 2005.

48. T. Wenseleers (2005) How do insect societies resolve their conflicts? Institute for Theoretical Biology , Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, 13 July 2005. (invited talk)

47. T. Wenseleers (2005) From genes to societies: a biologist's view on conflict and cooperation. Institute for Advanced Study, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 7 June 2005. (invited talk)

46. T. Wenseleers (2005) Conflict resolution in insect societies. Symposium "Conflict Resolution: Bringing Together Biologists and Social Scientists", Institute for Advanced Study, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Germany, 4-7 May 2005. (plenary)

45. T. Wenseleers (2004) Are workers in highly eusocial insects altruistic or oppressed? University of Oulu, Finland, 15 September 2004. (invited talk)

44. T. Wenseleers (2004) Testing the importance of kinship and coercion in resolving conflicts in insect societies. Closing symposium of the EU Research Training Network "INSECTS", Helsingør, Denmark, 2-6 September 2004.

43. T. Wenseleers (2004) Conflict over female caste fate in insect societies. Université Pierre et Marie Curie , Paris, France, 23 April 2004. (invited talk)

42. T. Wenseleers (2004) The insect societies' police state. Dept. of Biology, K.U.Leuven, 20 February 2004.

41. T. Wenseleers (2004) Conflict over female caste fate in stingless bees. University of São Paulo, Brazil, 23 January 2004. (invited talk)

40. T. Wenseleers , A.G. Hart & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2003) Les abeilles trichent sur la determination de leur caste: la production de reines naines chez labeille sans dard Schwarziana quadripunctata. Meeting of the French Section of the IUSSI, Brussels, 1-3 September 2003.

39. F.L.W. Ratnieks & T. Wenseleers (2003). Conflict resolution by worker policing in insect societies. 9 th ESEB Congress, Leeds, UK, 19-23 August 2003. (plenary)

38. T. Wenseleers , A.G. Hart & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2003) On the evolution of acquiescence or why consent to social oppression. Midterm Review Meeting, EU Research Training Network "INSECTS", Laufen, Germany, 28-31 March 2003.

37. T. Wenseleers (2003) Wolbachia: microbial manipulator of insect reproduction. Chester College, UK, 21 March 2003. (invited talk)

36. T. Wenseleers (2002) Actual and potential tragedies: conflict over female caste fate in Apis and Melipona bees. University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 18 December 2002. (invited talk)

35. T. Wenseleers (2002) Actual and potential tragedies: conflicts over female caste fate in Apis and Melipona bees. Dept. of Biology, K.U.Leuven, 16 December 2002.

34. T. Wenseleers (2002) Actual and potential tragedies: conflict over female caste fate in stingless bees and honey bees. Winter meeting of the British section of the IUSSI, London, 6 December 2002.

33. T. Wenseleers (2002) Wolbachia as a source of intragenomic conflict in ant colonies. Minisymposium on Molecular Ecology, University of Helsinki, 7 November 2002. (plenary)

32. T. Wenseleers (2002) Conflict over female caste fate in Apis and Melipona bees. University of Sheffield, UK, 31 October 2002. (invited talk)

31. T. Wenseleers (2002) The anarchistic societies of the bees without sting, Central Association of Beekeepers 2002 Conference, Royal Leamington Spa, 13 October 2002. (plenary)

30. T. Wenseleers (2002) Conflict over caste fate in stingless bees. In : Anais do V Encontro Sobre Abelhas, V Encontro Sobre Abelhas, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil, 4-7 September 2002, pp. 23-24.

29. T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2002) Conflict over caste fate in social insects: a tragedy of the commons examined. 14th International Congress of the IUSSI, Sapporo, Japan, 28 July 3 August 2002.

28. T. Wenseleers (2002) Wolbachia as a source of intragenomic conflict in ant colonies. 14th International Congress of the IUSSI, Sapporo, Japan, 28 July 3 August 2002.

27. A. Hart , T. Wenseleers, F.L.W. Ratnieks, R. Bowtell & W. Kockenberger (2002) Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging: an introduction. EU "INSECTS" Network Training Workshop "Morphological and histological techniques", Leuven, Belgium, 29-30 June 2002.

26. T. Wenseleeers (2002) Wolbachia : bacterial manipulator of insect reproduction. University of Sheffield, UK, 21 February 2002. (invited talk)

25. T. Wenseleers (2002) Wolbachia as a source of intragenomic conflict in ant colonies. EU "INSECTS" Network Training Workshop "Genetic Techniques", Oulu, Finland, 15-17 February 2002.

24. T. Wenseleers (2001) Conflict over caste fate in social insects: a tragedy of the commons examined. Rice University, Houston, USA, 3 December 2001.

23. T. Wenseleers , S. van Borm, J. Billen, L. Sundström, J.J. Boomsma & A. Buschinger (2001) Does Wolbachia manipulate ant reproduction? The current evidence reviewed. 2nd European Meeting of the IUSSI, Berlin, Germany, 25-29 September 2001.

22. T. Wenseleers (2001) Conflict from Cell to Colony, EU "INSECTS" Network Training Workshop "The Mathematical Modelling of Social Behaviour", Great Hucklow, UK, 14-18 September 2001. (plenary)

21. T. Wenseleers (2001) An introduction to the evolutionary modelling of conflict. In: The Mathematical Modelling of Social Behaviour , EU 'INSECTS' TMR network Training Workshop , Great Hucklow, UK, 14-18 September 2001, pp. 21-53.

20. T. Wenseleers (2000) Conflicts in cells and colonies : common principles and idiosyncratic differences. University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 4 December 2000. (invited talk)

19. T. Wenseleers (2000) Conflicts in cells and colonies : common principles and idiosyncratic differences. University of Sheffield, UK, 6 October 2000. (invited talk)

18. T. Wenseleers (2000) Conflicts in cells and colonies : common principles and idiosyncratic differences. University of Helsinki, Finland, 20 September 2000. (invited talk)

17. T. Wenseleers (2000) Conflicts in cells and colonies : common principles and idiosyncratic differences. 6th EMPSEB meeting, Vaalbeek, Belgium, 14-18 March 2000.

16. T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (2000) Conflict from cell to colony Wolbachia in a social ant host. EU TMR workshop "Social evolution: an integrated study of the effects of kinship, communication, productivity and disease", Zürich, Switzerland, 21-24 January 2000.

15. T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (1999) Wolbachia in a social ant host: conflicts from cell to colony. EU TMR workshop "Social evolution: an integrated study of the effects of kinship, communication, productivity and disease", Castleton, Losehill Hall, UK, 23-27 July 1999.

14. E. van Walsum , T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (1999) Aggression in queenless worker groups: reproductive competition or social policing? EU TMR workshop "Social evolution: an integrated study of the effects of kinship, communication, productivity and disease", Castleton, Losehill Hall, UK, 23-27 July 1999.

13. T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (1998) Conflict from cell to colony : Wolbachia in a social ant host. 13th International Congress of the IUSSI, Adelaide, Australia, 29 December 1998-4 January 1999.

12. S. Van Borm , T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (1998) The selfish cytoplasmic micro-organism Wolbachia : widespread occurrence in ants, 5th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Ghent, Belgium, 6-7 November 1998.

11. T. Wenseleers , K.R. Foster, F.L.W. Ratnieks & J. Billen (1998) Spite: an important evolutionary phenomenon, 5th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Ghent, Belgium, 6-7 November 1998.

10. T. Wenseleers (1998) Conflict from cell to colony: the selfish microorganism Wolbachia in a social ant host. Belgian Royal Society of Zoology, K.B.I.N., Belgium, 7 October 1998. (invited talk)

9. T. Wenseleers (1998) Conflict from cell to colony - the selfish microorganism Wolbachia in a social ant host. University of Sheffield, UK, 27 May 1998. (invited talk)

8. T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (1998) Wolbachia in a social ant host : genomic conflicts and natural selection in a hierarchical system. Mathematical Biology of Pattern and Process Meeting, Bath, UK, 5-8 April 1998. Received a prize for the best lecture

7. T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (1998) Reproductive conflicts in social insects the microorganism Wolbachia as a previously unrecognized party, 4th EMPSEB Meeting, Heraklion, Crete, 1-3 April 1998.

6. T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (1997) Reproductive conflict in social insects - the microorganism Wolbachia as a previously unrecognised party. 4th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 14-15 November 1997.

5. T. Wenseleers & J. Billen (1997) Wolbachia and other selfish cytoplasmic elements in the aculeate Hymenoptera: some evolutionary implications. EU TMR workshop "Social evolution: an integrated study of the effects of kinship, communication, productivity and disease", Mols, Denmark, 6-9 June 1997.

4. T. Wenseleers , B. Gobin & J. Billen (1996) Sociogram: a generally applicable computer program for the visualisation and analysis of dominance interactions. 3rd Benelux Congress of Zoology, Namur, Belgium, 8-9 November 1996.

3. T. Wenseleers , B. Gobin & J. Billen (1996) A general approach to the visualisation and analysis of dominance interactions. 20th International Congress of Entomology, Florence, Italy, 25-31 August 1996. (poster)

2. T. Wenseleers , J. Billen & A. Hefetz (1995) Territorial behaviour in the ant Cataglyphis niger : does it pay to play Bourgeois? 2nd Benelux Congress of Zoology, Leiden, The Netherlands, 16-17 November 1995.

1. T. Wenseleers , J. Billen & A. Hefetz (1995) Territorial behaviour in the ant Cataglyphis niger : does it pay to play Bourgeois? Meeting of the German section of the IUSSI, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 31 August 1995.

  Press & media coverage
 

A. Tuenter (2014) De koningin houdt haar volk steriel. NRC Handelsblad, 25 januari 2014.

Koningin is al 145 miljoen jaar baas. De Standaard, 25 januari 2014.

M. Cobb (2014) Fertility signals in ants, bees and wasps have deep common ancestors. Why evolution is true, 20 January 2014.

S. Agrawal (2014) Scent of a Hymenopteron. Science Blog, 23 January 2014.

Insect queens control colonies with pheromones. BBC World Service, Science in Action radio programme, 16 January 2014.

Duftstoffe der Macht. Deutschlandfunk radio programme, 17 January 2014.

Le parfum persistant des reines. Le Monde, 21 January 2014.

A queen bee's secret pinpointed. The New York Times, 20 January 2014.

Царицы разных видов общественных насекомых используют одни и те же химические сигналы, чтобы запретить рабочим размножаться ("Queens of different species of social insects use the same chemical signals to prevent workers from reproducing"). Elementy, 20 January 2014. (in Russian)

Feromonas de abejas reinas, que provocan infertilidad en obreras, son comunes en múltiples insectos. La Tercera, 19 January 2014.

Zelfde feromoon stopt insectenvoortplanting. New Scientist (Dutch version), 18 januari 2014.

Single class of queen pheromones stops worker reproduction in ants, bees and wasps. Phys.Org, 17 January 2014.

Bijen, wespen en mieren hebben gemeenschappelijke voorouder. VRT national news, De Standaard, De Morgen, HLN, 17 januari 2014.

Las abejas reinas esterilizan con feromonas a las obreras. Contexto, 17 January 2014.

Das Parfum der Königinnen. Science Ticker, 17 January 2014.

Der Stoff, der Macht verleiht. Science.orf.at, 17 January 2014.

Königin macht ihre Arbeiterinnen unfruchtbar. Die Welt & Berliner Morgenpost, 17 January 2014.

Insekten-Königinnen schützen Geburtsvorrecht seit langem. Schweizer Bauer, 17 January 2014.

Insektenköniginnen schützen Privilegien. Weser Kurier, 17 January 2014.

La reina del sexo - por qué solo una puede reproducirse. ABC, Finanzas.com, EcoDiario, Diario Uno, 17 January 2014.

Insect queens sterilize workers with chemicals. Prensa Latina, 17 January 2014.

Single class of queen pheromones stops worker reproduction in ants, bees and wasps. Science Codex, Eurekalert, 17 January 2014.

Oeroude feromonen houden koningin aan de macht. Eos Wetenschap, 17 januari 2014.

How queen bees reign over reproduction. Live Science, 16 January 2014.

The queen of sex. ScienceShot, 16 January 2014.

Bei der Fortplantzung sind Königinnen Alleinherrscher. FOCUS, 16 January 2014.

Signalstoffe im Insektenbau. Die Königin riecht Jahrmillionen gleich. Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 16 January 2014.

Las feromonas de las reinas que esterilizan a las obreras tienen 150 milliones de años. Agencia SINC, 16 January 2014.

A.H. Rutkin (2014) Insect minions banned from breeding by same signal. New Scientist, 16 January 2014.

Smells like queen spirit - royal pheromones in insect colonies. The Conversation, 16 January 2014.

The Shared Perfumes of Queens. The Scientist Magazine, 16 January 2014.

M. Chapuisat (2014) Smells like queen since the Cretaceous. Science 343: 254.

Estranha no ninho. Revista Pesquisa FAPESP, 17 October 2013.

The sneaky queen gets the colony. Wired Science, Sept. 2013.

Willy van Strien (2013) Opgescheept met vreemde koningin: Kolonie angelloze bijen 's avonds kwetsbaar voor machtsovername. blog.willyvanstrien.nl, 8 augustus 2013.

D. Draulans (2013) Sociale spinnen bengelen aan draden in de lucht. Knack, 24 juli 2013.

J. de Vrieze (2013) Webloze spin krijgt gratis avondmaal. Nu.nl, 24 juni 2013.

N. Giridharan (2013) How spiders keep the peace. Science NOW, 21 June 2013.

Researchers explain unique behavior of a spider species. Nature World News, 18 June 2013.

Study reveals strategy behind spiders' web etiquette. Phys.org, 19 June 2013.

Friedfertige Spinnen-Gesellschaft. ScienceTicker.Info, June 2013.

T. Vernimmen (2011) Samenwerking in de dierenwereld: oog om oog, hand om hand. Eos, oktober 2011, p. 88-91.

T. Bartlett (2011) Biologists Team Up to Quash New View of Cooperation. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 8 May 2011.

T. Chivers (2011) Martin Nowak: a helping hand for evolution. The Telegraph, 15 March 2011.

Row over kin selection continues. The Great Beyond, nature.com, 23 March 2011.

Inclusive Fitness Theory Defended. ScienceDaily, 24 March 2011.

E. Pennisi (2011) Researchers Challenge E. O. Wilson Over Evolutionary Theory. ScienceInsider, 23 March 2011.

M. Ruse (2011) Harvard Holism. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 March 2011.

Is blood thicker than water? PhysOrg, March 2011.

D.S. Wilson (2011) 139 co-authors can't be wrong. Evolution for Everyone, March 2011.

Pleiotropy: The trouble over inclusive fitness theory and eusociality.

Lost in transcription: Kin selection: Nowak vs the world. YouTube video

C. Zimmer (2011) Inclusive fitness: Return to the wrestling ring. Discover, The Loom, 23 March 2011.

R. Czepel (2011) Heftiger Disput unter Evolutionsbiologen. Science.ORF, 24 March 2011.

W. van Strien (2011) Koningin op drift. Bionieuws, 20 maart 2011.

W. Verbeyelen (2011) Insecten leren ruimterobots een lesje. Campuskrant, 3 februari 2011.

D. Draulans (2011) Samen sterk. Knack, 12 januari 2011. Commentary about the recent, highly controversial article of Nowak et al., published in Nature.

Ian Taylor (2011) The Bee Police, "Creation Moments" radio broadcast, January 2011. A creationist abusing some of my findings: law and order apparently is a "Gift of God", even in the animal kingdom. Hmm, does that mean that God is a bit of a fascist then? :-)

P. Pennings (2010) Altruïstisch gevecht. SciencePalooza, december 2010.

D. Draulans (2010) Kolonie veroveren. Knack, 8 december 2010.

V. Schipani (2010) Queens concquer unrelated hives. The Scientist, 18 November 2010.

F. Reynol (2010) Colmeia com rainha forasteira ("Colonies with alien queens"). FAPESP News, 18 November 2010. (in Portuguese)

K. Minogue (2010) Usurpers in the Hive. Science NOW, 19 October 2010.

S. Milius (2010) Lady MacBee: Young queens in a stingless bee species often usurp their thrones. Science News, 19 October 2010.

Не все пчелы – демократы: кровавая борьба за трон ("Not all bees are democrats: bloody fight for the throne"). CNews.Ru, 19 October 2010. (in Russian)

Открыт захват пчёлами-королевами чужих ульев ("Queen bees take over other hives"). Membrana, 21 October 2010. (in Russian)

У бджіл відбувається кривава боротьба за трон ("Bees engage in bloody fight for the throne"). Osvita, 20 October 2010. (in Ukrainian)

Aluna e professora da PG-Eco demonstram novo parasitismo social em abelhas. Ecologia.ib.usp.br, 19 October 2010. (in Portuguese)

Biologists slam kin selection heretics. COSMOS Magazine, August 2010. Commentary about the recent, highly controversial article of Nowak et al., published in Nature.

N. Even (2009) Parasiter sa propre espèce ? Chez certains insectes sociaux c’est possible! - ou le parasitisme reproducteur chez l’abeille. La Santé de l'Abeille, no. 234, November-December 2009, p. 1-7.

Gene wars across the generations. ScienceBlogs.com, September 2009.

Le api e la lotta di classe ("Class struggle in the bee hive"). Fondazione IDIS Citta'Della Scienza, September 2009. (in Italian)

The Selfish Bee’s Genes and the Selfish Gene’s Bees. Ecographica, September 2009.

La reina ha muerto, larga vida a las obreras ("The queen is dead, long live the workers"). Dirección de Investigación Cientifica y Tecnológica, September 2009. (in Spanish)

Hallan en Brasil especie de abeja obrera dedicada a la reproducción ("Species of bee discovered in Brazil where workers are dedicated to reproduction"). Spanish.China.Org, September 2009. (in Spanish)

卵工蜂最識偷懶 ("Eggs of worker bees are eaten"). Oriental Daily, September 2009. (in Chinese)

工蜂与蜂王的“繁殖等级之 ("Workers and queen bees engage in reproductive class war"). Chinese Bulletin of Entomology, September 2009. (in Chinese)

Nu chiar atat de cuminti: albinele isi inseala regina ("Not so obedient: worker bees deceive the queen"). Buna Ziua Iasi, September 2009. (in Romanian)

Międzypokoleniowy spisek ("Intergenerational conspiracy"). Kopalnia Wiedzy, September 2009. (in Polish)

زنبور ها هم جنگ طبقاتي دارند ("Bees engage in class war"). Jahan News, October 2009. (in Persian)

وجود جنگ طبقات اجتماعي در ميان زنبورهاي کارگر و ملکه ("Class wars between worker and queen bees"). Farm Iran, October 2009. (in Persian)

ت اجتماعی در ميان زنبورهای کارگر ("Conflict among worker and queen bees"). Arman Daily, October 2009. (in Persian)

Motim no reino das abelhas ("Mutiny in the bee hive"). Pesquisa FAPESP, October 2009. (in Portuguese)

Descoberto parasitismo social em espécie de abelha sem ferrão ("Social parasitism discovered in a stingless bee"). USP News, October 2009. (in Portuguese)

Worker bees cheat on queen behind her back so they can have an easier life. The Daily Mail, Indopia September 2009.

Worker bees cheat on queen. The Asian Age September 2009.

Sex Wars: Class Struggle In Bees. ScientificBlogging September 2009.

Die Gnade der heimlichen Geburt. Süddeutsche Zeitung September 2009.

Klassenkampf hält Bienen jung. ScienceTicker September 2009.

Lotta di classe nell'alveare ("Class struggle in the hive"). Le Scienze September 2009. (in Italian)

New research discovers worker bees in 'reproductive class war' with queen. EurekAlert!, ScienceCentricNews, AlphaGalileo, E-ScienceNews.Com, FirstScience, PhysOrg, RedOrbit, ScienceDaily, ScienceBlog September 2009.

Worker bees engage in 'reproductive class war' with queen. Yahoo News, Top News, South Asian News, One India, NetIndia 123, Thaindian News, Sindh Today, LittleAbout September 2009.

God Planned Bees to Lie and Cheat. The Detroit News September 2009.

Some worker bees 'reproduce for themselves'. The Telegraph, Big News Day September 2009.

D. Draulans (2008) Tot nut van het algemeen. Knack, 19 maart 2008.

S. Voormolen (2008) De vriendelijke mier. Sociobioloog Edward Wilson keert zich tegen verwantenselectie. NRC Handelsblad, January 2008. Commentary on recent articles by Edward Wilson in Social Research, PNAS, Quarterly Review of Biology and Bioscience, see also my own published critique in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Willy van Strien (2008) Het penisduel en ander strategisch gedrag van dieren. Uitgeverij KNNV, 240 pp, 19.95 euro. Excellent book written by freelance science writer Willy van Strien and discussing some of my research. Order a copy

P. Tyson (2007) Being queen. NOVA, October 2007.

Ong thợ bị tẩy não ("Brainwashed worker bees"). Think.Com.Vn August 6 2007. (in Vietnamese)

Những công nhân bị tẩy não ("Workers brainwashed"). Diễn Đàn Doanh Nghiệp, August 16 2007. (in Vietnamese)

J. Turney (2007) Helping out: altruism and cooperation. Wellcome Science February 2007.

CD of Vaughan Williams: Symphonies Nos. 4-6, including the piece "The Wasps (Overture)" (features one of my lovely wasp photos on the cover).
(note the opinion of one reviewer: "I have never liked "The Wasps" very much, but it is given a fine performance and you get a garish photo of a lot of wasps on the front of the CD. Don't hesitate. This is a great CD."
Want to buy it? Order a copy at Amazon!

D. Draulans (2007) De knuppel in de bijenkorf. Knack februari 2007.

M. Crok (2007) Terreur in de bijenkorf. Natuur, Wetenschap & Techniek februari 2007.

M. Roldan (2007) Altruismo o coaccion? ("Altruism or coercion?") Evolucion January 2007. (in Spanish)

W. van Strien (2007) Acht verklaringen voor altruisme. Bionieuws 20 januari 2007.

Bijen leven in politiestaat. Quest Magazine januari 2007.

Insect Research: Some honeybees are enforcers of worker bee's eggs. Life Science Weekly, 26 December 2006.

Honeybees make ruthless relatives. MSNBC 12 December 2006.

Why ants, bees and wasps eat their siblings' eggs. FOX News 11 December 2006.

C. Binns (2006) Why bees eat their kin. Live Science 11 December 2006.

Vervenne speelt Sinterklaas. Veto 11 december 2006.

Vier universitaire onderzoekers in de prijzen. Het Nieuwsblad 8 december 2006.

Onderzoeksprijzen universiteit. Het Laatste Nieuws 8 december 2006.

Kin selection theory upheld. Press Display, 9 December 2006.

Why do some queen bees eat their worker bee's eggs? Science Daily, Biology News, Innovations Report, Biology Daily.com, First Science, GlobalSpec, PhysOrg.com, EurekAlert, SpiritIndia.com 6 December 2006.

Why do some queen bees eat their worker bee's eggs? Kisti 11 December 2006. (in Korean)

D.C. Queller (2006) To work or not to work. Nature 444: 42-43.

J. Duffy (2006) Anti-social bee-behaviour. BBC News Magazine, 3 November 2006.

B. Harder (2006) No reproductive rights in insect "police states", study finds. National Geographic News, Digg.com, Broz News, Cyanova Life Science News 1 November 2006.

Egg police crack down on broody bees. New Scientist 2576: 16 (1 November).

N. Fleming (2006) Why bees abide by the law. The Daily Telegraph, NewsVine 2 November 2006.

Scientists study insect "egg police". United Press International, Science Daily, Political Gateway, Ama Techtel, Digis, News Vantage, Monsters and Critics, Rootly.com, DailyIndia.com, WebIndia123.com, PhysOrg.com, Physics News 8 November 2006.

N. Anthis (2006) Social insects: More KGB than brady bunch. The Scientific Activist 16 November 2006.

S. Anitei (2006) Dictatorship and not voluntary altruism characterizes insect colonies. Worker females are forbidden to reproduce. Softpedia 13 November 2006.

S. Milius (2006) Tough policing deters cheating in insects. Science News 25 November 2006.

K. De Rijck (2006) Sociale sancties werken. De Standaard 2 november 2006.

J. Poot (2006) Jonge onderzoekers in de prijzen. "Insectengemeenschappen eerder politiestaat dan democratie". Campuskrant 22 november 2006.

Altruïsme onder dwang. Teleac, 2 november 2006.

Altruïsme werksterbijen is kwestie van dwang. De Volkskrant, 1 november 2006.

R. Bonalume Neto (2006) Abelhas patrulham ninho para controlar operárias ("Bees patrol the nest to control other workers"). Folha de São Paulo 7 November 2006. (in Portuguese)

R. Bonalume Neto (2006) Repressão evita ato criminoso, diz cientista ("Repression prevents crime, scientists say"). Folha de São Paulo 7 November 2006. (in Portuguese)

Ramiro Velásquez Gómez (2006) Insectos decretan pena de muerte ("Insects declare the death penalty"). El Colombiano (Colombia) 8 November 2006. (in Spanish)

G. Pesthy (2006) „Rendőrállam” a társas rovaroknál ("Police state in social insects"). National Geographic Magazine (Hungary), 3 November 2006. (in Hungarian)

Kaptárrendőrség. Duna Television, Metro, KarpatInfo, RexInfo (Hungary), 10 November 2006. (in Hungarian)

"Rendőrök" pusztítják a dolgozók petéit ("Police kill the eggs of workers"). Hirado, MTV Magazin (Hungary), 10 November 2006. (in Hungarian)

Альтруизм общественных насекомых поддерживается полицейскими методами ("Social insect altruism is maintained by policing methods"). Elementy, 8 November 2006. (in Russian)

No reproductive rights in insect "police states", study finds. Kisti, 6 November 2006. (in Korean)

Tvång och våld styr de arbetande bina ("Coercion and violence controls worker bees"). Arbetarbladet, 14 November 2006. (in Swedish)

Social kontroll styr arbetarbin ("Social control steers worker bees"). Metro, 13 November 2006. (in Swedish)

Samhällen styrs med våld och tvång ("Societies are governed by force and coercion"). Helsingborgs Dagblad, 15 November 2006. (in Swedish)

Bích Vân (2006) Kiểm soát nghiêm nhặt đến độ nào trong xã hội côn trùng? ("Is cooperation enforced in social insects?") Khoa Hoc, 16 November 2006. (in Vietnamese)

Presja społeczna odbiera osom macierzyństwo ("Social pressure prevents wasps from having offspring"). Wiadomosci, Student News (Poland) 3 November 2006. (in Polish)

Pondre, une attitude punie chez les ouvrières insectes vivant en société. Le Monde, Romandie, Orange.fr, AOL.fr (France), La Presse, Le Nouvelliste, Cyberpresse (Canada), La Liberté, Bluewin, Edicom, TSR, SwissInfo (Switzerland), 1 November 2006.

Les ouvrières s’interdisent de pondre. L'Agefi (Switzerland) 3 November 2006.

Diktatur im Bienenstock. n-tv.de 1 November 2006.

Arbeiter im Insektenstaat werden kontrolliert. N24, Sat. 1 News, Netzeitung.de, 2 November 2006.

Soziale Kontrolle erzwingt Selbstlosigkeit bei Bienen. Donaukurier, Handelsblatt, Fränkischer Tag, Leipziger Volkszeitung, RNZ Online, Rhein-Neckar Zeitung, Schwäbische Zeitung, 3Sat, Mainpost.de, PNP Online, Sol.de, Main-Rheiner, Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung, Suedkurier, Neue Westfälische, Walsroder Zeitung, Mindelheimer Zeitung, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, news.yahoo.de, Oekokraft.de 1 November 2006.

Bienen erzwingen soziales Verhalten. In Insektenstaaten zahlt sich Egoismus nicht aus. Berliner Zeitung 2 November 2006.

Strenge soziale Kontrolle bei Bienen und Wespen. Bremer Nachrichten 6 November 2006.

Reino Unido: Insectos deixam de pôr ovos por coerção, diz estudo britânico ("United Kingdom: Social coercion prevents insects from laying eggs, a British study claims"). Angola Press, Yahoo Brasil Noticias, Terra Noticias, Último Segundo (Brazil), 2 November 2006. (in Portuguese)

Insectos dejan de poner huevos por miedo a ser asesinadas ("Insects stop laying eggs out of fear of being killed"). La Crónica (Mexico), 2 November 2006. (in Spanish)

Policía de Estado ("State police"). El Diario de Chihuahua (Mexico) 26 November 2006. (in Spanish)

Insectos dejan de poner huevos por coerción ("Coercion prevents insects from laying eggs"). La Patria (Bolivia), 12 November 2006. (in Spanish)

Científicos prueban que algunos insectos dejan de poner huevos por coerción ("Scientists prove that coercion stops insects from laying eggs"). El Mundo (Spain) 2 November 2006. (in Spanish)

Insectos reciben órdenes ("Insects receive orders"). TVN (Chile) 2 November 2006. (in Spanish)

D. Brown (2006) Genoma de la abeja puede revelar nuestra evolución social ("Honeybee genome could shed light on our own social behaviour"). El Mercurio (Chile), 3 November 2006. (in Spanish)

Unos científicos afirman que algunos insectos dejan de poner huevos al ser vigilados ("Scientists show that social control stops insects from laying eggs"). El Diario de Mallorca, 2 November 2006.

R.J. Lopes (2006) Abelhas têm "polícia" contra ovos não-autorizados, dis estudo ("Bees police unauthorized eggs, study claims"). G1, O Popular (Brazil), 1 November 2006. (in Portuguese)

Algunos insectos dejan de poner huevos por coerción ("Coercion stops some insects from laying eggs"). BVS (Cuba) 4 November 2006. (in Spanish)

Control social hace que sólo la abeja reina se reproduzca ("Social control results in reproductive monopoly for queen bees"). La Tercera (Chile) 1 November 2006. (in Spanish)

Westliche Honigbiene. Entry in the Wikipedia encyclopedia referring to our recent Nature paper. November 2006.

Amazonenameise. Entry in the Wikipedia encyclopedia referring to my recent paper with Patrizia D'Ettorre. October 2006.

Spite. Entry in the Wikipedia encyclopedia referring to my recent paper with Kevin Foster and Francis Ratnieks. October 2006.

Group selection. Entry in the Wikipedia encyclopedia referring to my recent paper with Kevin Foster and Francis Ratnieks. March 2006.

Hoornaars gaan mountainbikers te lijf. Gazet van Antwerpen, 26 september 2006.

En de prijs gaat naar... Science@Leuven jaargang 5 nummer 13, sept. 2006, p. 19. (in verband met uitrijking Prijs van de Onderzoeksraad)

PDL minisymposium, aankondiging lezing "Een wespennest van intriges: twisten en conflicten in insectenkolonies" (18 nov. 2006, Groot Auditorium Zoologisch Instituut), Science@Leuven jaargang 5 nummer 13, sept. 2006.

R. Dunn (2006) The Social Life - What humans can learn from social insects. Seed Magazine, 31 August 2006.

A. Chana (2006) Pretenders to the throne. Cosmos Magazine, 30 August 2006.

Gene meanies let themselves go...on and on. New Zealand Herald, 8 April 2006.

R. Highfield (2006) Ruthless DNA. The Telegraph (Calcutta, India), 3 April 2006.

R. Highfield (2006) Loveable rogue, or selfish killer? The Daily Telegraph 21 March 2006, p. 27. (note me being mentioned on the same page as Richard Dawkins and Sir John Krebs :-) )

M. Price (2006) The controversy of group selection theory. The Science Creative Quarterly, March 2006.

J.E. Niven (2005) A Cinderella story. Journal of Experimental Biology 208: 5-6.

T.J. Daniels, H. Winet, A.A. Smith, et al. (2005) Why we invoke Darwin. The Scientist 19: 8-9.

Bug cops. The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2005. June 22 2005.

Limburgse wespennesten in 2004 verdubbeld. De Standaard, May 27 2005, p. 23.

Limburgse wespenwereld uit de doeken gedaan in boekje. Het Belang van Limburg, May 26 2005, p. 18.

Cops with six legs. The Tribune, Chandigarh, India 8 April 2005.

Y. Martínez (2005) Las comunidades de insectos generan sus propios estados policiales. La coerción favorece la cooperación entre las abejas y las hormigas. Tendencias Científicas 28 March 2005.

L. Singh (2005) A bug's life - Orwell style. Imprint 25 March 2005.

S. Milius (2005) Cover story: Cops with six legs. Law and order among insects. Science News 167: 184-186.

Repeated Creations of Insect Police Systems. 12 March 2005. Reasons to Believe, 12 March 2005. (creationists abusing our findings!!)

M. Rauner (2005) Korruption im Bienenstock. Zeitwissen 2/2005.

Bienen leben im Polizeistaat. www.hymenoptera.de, 30 January 2005.

D. Whipple (2005) Blue Planet: The 'Age of Insects'. The Washington Times 26 Jan. 2005.

L. Spinney (2005) Anarchy discovered in the honeybee hive. New Scientist 15 Jan. 2005.

R. B. Neto (2005) Sexo, mentiras e politicagem ("Sex, lies and petty politics"). Jornal da Ciencia 17 Jan. 2005 and Folha de Sao Paulo 16 Jan. 2005. (in Portuguese)

Bienenkorb als Polizeistaat - Parallelen zwischen Menschen und Tieren. Deutschlandfunk 7 Jan. 2005.

K. Seefelt (2005) Demokratie, Herrschaft des Volkes? Nix da, Rübe ab! Telepolis 7 Jan. 2005.

D. Draulans (2005) Bijenpolitie. Knack Magazine 12 Jan 2005.

S. Blackman (2004) Spite: evolution finally gets nasty. The Scientist 18: 14.

N.W. Atckinson (2004) Too many princesses. Natural History Magazine Dec. 2004/Jan. 2005, p. 16.

Mierenkolonie van 100 kilometer teistert Australie. Het Laatste Nieuws, Aug. 13 2004, p. 19.

D. Draulans (2004) Ik wil koningin worden. Knack Magazine 21 April 2004.

C. Pfaff (2004) Familie oder Karriere? Auch Bienen müssen sich entscheiden. Wissenschaft.de 3 March 2004.

Berufswahl bei Bienen - Was will ich werden - Königin oder Arbeiterin? Tropenwaldznetwerk-Brasilien 2 March 2004.

M. Dawes (2003) Watch out for the Sting! The Sheffield Star 29 May, p. 14.

D. Draulans (2001) Wolbachia en conflicten in mierenkolonies, Knack Magazine 31, p. 91.

   

 

 Teaching materials
 

G0G41A    Theoretical modelling in biology

G9X21A    Ethology and behavioural ecology (Part II)

  • Lesson 1: The Evolution of Communication (Chapter 9 in Alcock).
  • Lesson 2: The Evolution of Reproductive Behaviour (Chapter 10 in Alcock).
  • Lesson 3: The Evolution of Mating Systems (Chapter 11 in Alcock).
  • Lesson 4: The Evolution of Parental Care (Chapter 12 in Alcock).
  • Lesson 5: The Evolution of Social Behaviour (Chapter 13 in Alcock).
  • Lesson 6: The Evolution of Human Behaviour (Chapter 14 in Alcock).

G0F87A    Data Analysis Applied to Biological Research

G0I29a    Advanced Ecology: Field Course

  • The behavioural ecology of seabirds.

G0G30A   Evolutietheorieën

  • Darwiniaanse benaderingen van culturele evolutie: methoden en toepassingen. (guest lecture)

The evolutionary and physiological basis of altruism. Guest lecture in course "Comparative Physiology", University of Ghent, Belgium.

EvoGen workgroup

  • How to control for phylogenetic non-independence in biological analyses: an update on the comparative method. June 2006.

Modern research methods in biology

  • Determining kinship relationships using genetic markers, March 20 2006.

Selected topics in ethology (in Dutch)

  • The evolution of altruism and highly eusocial behaviour. c
  • The calculation of relatedness. handout
  • The evolution of social conflicts. handout
  • The evolution of human behaviour. handout
  • Excercises and problems (to be known for exam) handout

The Social Wasps of Britain. Pamphlet. Page 1 Page 2

Bumblebees of the Sheffield Area. Pamphlet.

Wolbachia: microbal insect symbionts and manipulators of reproduction. Chester College.

Actual and potential tragedies: conflict over female caste fate in Apis and Melipona bees.

Wolbachia : microbial manipulator of insect reproduction. Guest lecture in the Selfishness & Altruism course.

An introduction to the evolutionary modelling of conflict, EU 'INSECTS' TMR network Training Workshop "The Mathematical Modelling of Social Behaviour", Great Hucklow, UK, 2001. Overheads Mathematica notebooks

The evolution of conflict and cooperation. Population biology and population genetics seminar series, University of Leuven, Belgium.

Werkcolleges statistische gegevensverwerking. Statistics manual, University of Leuven, Belgium, 121 pages. (in Dutch)

 
 

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