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Prof. Tom Wenseleers

 
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I am an evolutionary biologist with a broad interest in the fundamental forces and processes that drive social behaviour and other complex traits in nature. To study these forces, my lab makes use of diverse model systems, ranging from microorganisms to insects, humans and intelligent robot swarms, and makes use of diverse techniques and approaches, including behavioural observation, theoretical modelling and comparative analyses. Furthermore, with the advent of next-gen omics techniques and modern high-throughput mass-spectrometry, our lab is also committed to obtain a better mechanistic understanding of social traits in diverse organisms, including their (epi)genetic and genomic basis and the way chemical signalling systems evolved across different lineages of social insects.

Among the techniques we use are video-assisted behavioural observation, pheromone bioassays and analyses using GC/MS, evolutionary modeling, experimental games with human subjects, computer programming, genetic analysis of kinship patterns, microarray analysis and next-gen sequencing.

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  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
2014: Chaire Bauchau, guest lectureship Université de Namur

e-mail: tom.wenseleers@kuleuven.be   mobile: +32 472404596   Twitter channel   Youtube channel



 
 
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Selected publications

K. Benaets, A. Van Geystelen, D. Cardoen, L. De Smet, D.C. de Graaf, L. Schoofs, M. Larmuseau, L. Brettell, S.J. Martin, T. Wenseleers (2016) Covert deformed wing virus infections have long-term deleterious effects on honeybee foraging and survival. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences, in press.

M.H.D. Larmuseau, K. Matthijs & T. Wenseleers (2016) Long-term trends in human extra-pair paternity: Increased infidelity or adaptive strategy? A reply to Harris. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31: 663-665. Reply to Harris 2016. Supplemental material

M.H.D. Larmuseau, K. Matthijs & T. Wenseleers (2016) Cuckolded fathers rare in human populations. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31: 327-329.

B. Van den Bergh*, J.E. Michiels*, T. Wenseleers*, E.M. Windels, P. Vanden Boer, D. Kestemont, L. De Meester, K.J. Verstrepen, N. Verstraeten, M. Fauvart & J. Michiels (2016) Frequency of antibiotic application drives rapid evolutionary adaptation of Escherichia coli persistence. Nature Microbiology 16020: 1-7.

E. Ferrante, A.E. Turgut, E. Duenez-Guzman, M. Dorigo & T. Wenseleers (2015) Evolution of self-organized task specialization in robot swarms. PloS Computational Biology 11: e1004273. Youtube video See also Antlike robots might help explain origins of cooperation, Science Magazine. 11 August 2015. Listen to AAAS Science podcast

C.A. Oi, A. Van Oystaeyen, R.C. Oliveira, J.G. Millar, K.J. Verstrepen, J.S. van Zweden, T. Wenseleers (2015) Dual effect of wasp queen pheromone in regulating insect sociality. Current Biology 25: 1638-1640. See also News & Views article B.P. Oldroyd (2015) A royal seal for wasp eggs. Current Biology 25: 492-493.

C.A. Oi, J.S. van Zweden, R.C. Oliveira, A. Van Oystaeyen, F.S. Nascimento & T. Wenseleers (2015) The origin and evolution of social insect queen pheromones: novel hypotheses and outstanding problems. BioEssays 37: 808-821.

K. Stepanyan*, T. Wenseleers*, E. Duéñez-Guzmán, F. Muratori, B. Van den Bergh, N. Verstraeten, L. De Meester, K. Verstrepen, M. Fauvart & J. Michiels (2015) Fitness trade-offs explain low levels of persister cells in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Molecular Ecology 24: 1572–1583.

J.F. Christiaens, L.M Franco, T.L. Cools, L. De Meester, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, B.A. Hassan, E. Yaksi, K.J. Verstrepen (2014) The fungal aroma gene ATF1 promotes dispersal of yeast cells through insect vectors. Cell Reports 9: 425-432.

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.

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. Supplementary material Raw data

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. Note that Crithidia mellificae, as diagnosed in this paper, has since been assigned as a new species, Lotmaria passim

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.

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

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.

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']

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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")

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)

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.

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.

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

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)

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.

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.

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)

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)

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.

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)

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.

 

 

 

Full Publication List

International peer-reviewed articles

110. K. Benaets, A. Van Geystelen, D. Cardoen, L. De Smet, D.C. de Graaf, L. Schoofs, M. Larmuseau, L. Brettell, S.J. Martin, T. Wenseleers (2016) Covert deformed wing virus infections have long-term deleterious effects on honeybee foraging and survival. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences, in press.

109. T. Parmentier, A. Vanderheyden, W. Dekoninck, T. Wenseleers (2016) Body size in the ant-associated isopod Platyarthrus hoffmannseggii is host-dependent. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, in press.

108. M.M. de Narbonne, J.S. van Zweden, J. Bello, T. Wenseleers, J.G. Millar & P. d'Ettorre (2016) Biological activity of the enantiomers of 3-methylhentriacontane, a queen pheromone of the ant Lasius niger. Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 1632-1638.

107. L. De Smet, J. Ravoet, T. Wenseleers & D.C. de Graaf (2016) Expression of the key components of the RNAi machinery are suppressed in Apis mellifera that suffer a high virus infection. Entomological Science, doi: 10.1111/ens.12227.

106. L. Holman, J.S. van Zweden, R.C. Oliveira, A. Van Oystaeyen & T. Wenseleers (2016) Conserved queen pheromones in bumblebees: A reply to Amsalem et al. PeerJ 4:e2003v1 . Supplemental material

105. M.H.D. Larmuseau, K. Matthijs & T. Wenseleers (2016) Long-term trends in human extra-pair paternity: Increased infidelity or adaptive strategy? A reply to Harris. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31: 663-665. Reply to Harris 2016. Supplemental material

104. M.H.D. Larmuseau, K. Matthijs & T. Wenseleers (2016) Cuckolded fathers rare in human populations. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31: 327-329.

103. M.H.D. Larmuseau, B. Bekaert, M. Baumers, T. Wenseleers, D. Deforce, P. Borry & T. Decorte (2016) Biohistorical materials and contemporary privacy concerns—The forensic case of King Albert I. Forensic Science International 24: 202-210.

102. B. Van den Bergh*, J.E. Michiels*, T. Wenseleers*, E.M. Windels, P. Vanden Boer, D. Kestemont, L. De Meester, K.J. Verstrepen, N. Verstraeten, M. Fauvart & J. Michiels (2016) Frequency of antibiotic application drives rapid evolutionary adaptation of Escherichia coli persistence. Nature Microbiology 16020: 1-7. Note that a very fast increase in antibiotic-tolerant persister fractions has recently also been shown in a group of important human pathogens, check paper here.

101. C.A. Oi, J.G. Millar, J.S. van Zweden & T. Wenseleers (2016) Conservation of queen pheromones across two species of vespine wasps. Journal of Chemical Ecology, doi:10.1007/s10886-016-0777-9.

100. R.C. Oliveira, C.A. Oi, A. Vollet-Neto & T. Wenseleers (2016) Intraspecific worker parasitism in the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris. Animal Behaviour 113: 79-85.

99. T. Parmentier, S. Bouillon, W. Dekoninck, T. Wenseleers (2016) Trophic interactions in an ant nest microcosm: a combined experimental and stable isotope (δ13C/δ15N) approach. Oikos 125: 1182-1192.

98. T. Parmentier, W. Dekoninckx & T. Wenseleers (2016) Survival of persecuted myrmecophiles in laboratory nests of different ant species can explain patterns of host use in the field. Myrmecological News 23: 71-79.

97. T. Parmentier, W. Dekoninck & T. Wenseleers (2016) Do well-integrated species of an inquiline community have a lower brood predation tendency? A test using red wood ant myrmecophiles. BMC Evolutionary Biology 16:12.

96. S. Schillewaert, T. Parmentier, A. Vantaux, W. Van den Ende, C. Vorburger & T. Wenseleers (2016) The influence of facultative endosymbionts on honeydew carbohydrate and amino acid composition of the black bean aphid Aphis fabae. Physiological Entomology, in press, doi:10.1111/phen.12181.

95. S. Schillewaert, A. Vantaux, W. Van den Ende & T. Wenseleers (2016) The effect of host plants on genotype variability in fitness and honeydew composition of Aphis fabae. Insect Science, in press, doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.

94. R. Verdonck, W. De Haes, D. Cardoen, G. Menschaert, T. Huhn, B. Landuyt, G. Baggerman, K. Boonen, T. Wenseleers & L. Schoofs (2016) Fast and reliable quantitative peptidomics with labelpepmatch. Journal of Proteome Research 15: 1080-1089.

93. A. Van Geystelen, K. Benaets, D.C. de Graaf, M.H.D. Larmuseau & T. Wenseleers (2016) Track-a-Forager: a program for the automated analysis of RFID tracking data to reconstruct foraging behaviour. Insectes Sociaux 63: 175-183.

92. R.R.S. van Lon, E. Ferrante, A.E. Turgut, T. Wenseleers, G. Vanden Berghe & T. Holvoet (2016) Measures of dynamism and urgency in logistics. European Journal of Operational Research 253: 614-624.

91. A. Van Oystaeyen, J.S. van Zweden, H. Huyghe, F. Drijfhout, W. Bonckaert & T. Wenseleers (2015) Chemical strategies of the beetle Metoecus paradoxus, a social parasite of the wasp Vespula vulgaris. Journal of Chemical Ecology 41: 1137-1147.

90. R.C. Oliveira, C.A. Oi, M.M. Castro do Nascimento, A. Vollet-Neto, D.A. Alves, M.C. Campos, F. Nascimento & T. Wenseleers (2015) The origin and evolution of queen and fertility signals in Corbiculate bees. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 254.

89. E. Ferrante, A.E. Turgut, E. Duenez-Guzman, M. Dorigo & T. Wenseleers (2015) Evolution of self-organized task specialization in robot swarms. PloS Computational Biology 11: e1004273. Youtube video See also Antlike robots might help explain origins of cooperation, Science Magazine. 11 August 2015. Listen to AAAS Science podcast

88. L.U. Haberbeck, R.C. Oliveira, B. Vivijs, T. Wenseleers, A. Aertsen, C. Michiels, A.H. Geeraerd (2015) Variability in growth/no growth boundaries of 188 different Escherichia coli strains. Food Microbiology 45: 222-230.

87. C. Huepe, E. Ferrante, T. Wenseleers, A.E. Turgut (2015) Scale-free correlations in flocking systems with position-based interactions. Journal of Statistical Physics 158: 549-562.

86. P. Lester, P. Bosch, M. Gruber, E. Kapp, L. Peng, E. Brenton-Rule, J. Buchanan, W. Stanislawek, M. Archer, J. Corley, M. Masciocchi, A. Van Oystayen, T. Wenseleers (2015) No evidence of enemy release in pathogen and microbial communities of common wasps (Vespula vulgaris) in their native and introduced range. PLoS One 10: e0121358.

85. C.A. Oi, A. Van Oystaeyen, R.C. Oliveira, J.G. Millar, K.J. Verstrepen, J.S. van Zweden, T. Wenseleers (2015) Dual effect of wasp queen pheromone in regulating insect sociality. Current Biology 25: 1638-1640. See also News & Views article B.P. Oldroyd (2015) A royal seal for wasp eggs. Current Biology 25: 492-493.

Molecular Ecology84. C.A. Oi, J.S. van Zweden, R.C. Oliveira, A. Van Oystaeyen, F.S. Nascimento & T. Wenseleers (2015) The origin and evolution of social insect queen pheromones: novel hypotheses and outstanding problems. BioEssays 37: 808-821.

83. T. Parmentier, W. Dekoninck, T. Wenseleers (2015) Metapopulation processes affecting diversity and distribution of myrmecophiles associated with red wood ants. Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 553-562.

82. T. Parmentier, W. Dekoninck & T. Wenseleers (2015) Context-dependent specialisation in colony defence in the red wood ant Formica rufa. Animal Behaviour 103: 161-167.

81. J. Ravoet, R.S. Schwarz, T. Descamps, O. Yañez, O. Tozkar, R. Martin-Hernandez, C. Bartolomé, L. De Smet, M. Higes, T. Wenseleers, R. Schmid-Hempel, P. Neumann, T. Kadowaki, J.D. Evans, D.C. de Graaf (2015) Differential diagnosis of the honey bee trypanosomatids Crithidia mellificae and Lotmaria passim. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 130: 21-27.

80. J. Ravoet, L. De Smet, T. Wenseleers & D.C. De Graaf (2015) Genome sequence heterogeneity of Lake Sinai Virus found in honey bees and Orf1/RdRP-based polymorphisms in a single host. Virus Research 201: 67-72.

79. J. Ravoet, L. De Smet, T. Wenseleers, D. De Graaf (2015) Vertical transmission of honey bee viruses in a Belgian queen breeding program. BMC Veterinary Research 11: 61.

78. K. Stepanyan*, T. Wenseleers*, E. Duéñez-Guzmán, F. Muratori, B. Van den Bergh, N. Verstraeten, L. De Meester, K. Verstrepen, M. Fauvart & J. Michiels (2015) Fitness trade-offs explain low levels of persister cells in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Molecular Ecology 24: 1572–1583.

77. A. Vantaux, S. Schillewaert, T. Parmentier, W. Van den Ende, J. Billen, T. Wenseleers (2015) The cost of ant-attendance and melezitose secretion in the black bean aphid Aphis fabae. Ecological Entomology 40: 511-517.

76. J.F. Christiaens, L.M Franco, T.L. Cools, L. De Meester, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, B.A. Hassan, E. Yaksi, K.J. Verstrepen (2014) The fungal aroma gene ATF1 promotes dispersal of yeast cells through insect vectors. Cell Reports 9: 425-432.

75. 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.

74. C. Lima Aguiar, D.A. Alves, T. Wenseleers, V.-L. Imperatriz-Fonseca (2014). Special Issue on Stingless bees: Integrating basic biology and conservation. Sociobiology 61: 428-434.

73. T. Parmentier, W. Dekoninck, T. Wenseleers (2014) A highly diverse microcosm in a hostile world: a review on the associates of red wood ants (Formica rufa group). Insectes Sociaux 61: 229-237.

72. J. Ravoet, L. De Smet, I. Meeus, G. Smagghe, T. Wenseleers, D.C. de Graaf (2014) Widespread occurrence of honey bee pathogens in solitary bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 122: 55-58.

71. A. Van Geystelen, T. Wenseleers, R. Decorte, M.J.L. Caspers, M.H.D. Larmuseau (2014) In silico detection of phylogenetic informative Y-chromosomal single nucleotide polymorphisms from whole genome sequencing data. Electrophoresis 35: 3102-3110.

ISIhighlycited70. 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.

69. J. van Zweden, W. Bonckaert, T. Wenseleers & P. d'Ettorre (2014) Queen signalling in social wasps. Evolution 68: 976-986.

68. 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. Supplementary material Raw data

67. 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.

ISIhighlycited66. 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. Note that Crithidia mellificae, as diagnosed in this paper, has since been assigned as a new species, Lotmaria passim, see J. Ravoet, R.S. Schwarz, T. Descamps, O. Yañez, O. Tozkar, R. Martin-Hernandez, C. Bartolomé, L. De Smet, M. Higes, T. Wenseleers, R. Schmid-Hempel, P. Neumann, T. Kadowaki, J.D. Evans, D.C. de Graaf (2015) Differential diagnosis of the honey bee trypanosomatids Crithidia mellificae and Lotmaria passim. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 130: 21-27.

65. 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']

64. 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_spider63. 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.

62. 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.

61. 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.

60. 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.

59. 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

58. 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.

57. 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.

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

55. 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.

54. 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!

53. 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.

52. 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 Ecology51. 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

50. 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 Ecology49. 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

48. 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.

47. 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.

46. 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 Ecology45. 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.

44. 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.

43. 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.

42. 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.

41. 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.

Molecular Ecology40. 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.

39. 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.

38. 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.

37. 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.

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

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

34. 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

33. 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.)

32. 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.

31. 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.

30. 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.

29. 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.

28. 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.

ISIhighlycited27. K.R. Foster & T. Wenseleers (2006) A general model for the evolution of mutualisms. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 1283-1293.

26. 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

25. 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.

ISIhighlycited24. F.L.W. Ratnieks, K.R. Foster & T. Wenseleers (2006) Conflict resolution in insect societies. Annual Review of Entomology 51: 581-608. (invited review)

23. 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")

22. 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)

21. 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.

20. 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.

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

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

17. 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)

16. 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.

15. 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.

14. 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)

13. 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

12. 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)

11. 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.

10. 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.

9. 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.

8. 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)

7. 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.

6. 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.

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.

 

Conference papers

8. S. Van Essche, E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, R. Van Lon, T. Holvoet, and T. Wenseleers. Environmental factors promoting the evolution of recruitment strategies in swarms of foraging robots. In Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics (SWARM 2015) (Kyoto, Japan, 28–30 October 2015,), page 1-8. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2015. (peer-reviewed conference paper)

7. E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, T. Wenseleers, and C. Huepe. Scale-free correlations in collective motion with position-based interactions. In Hod Lipson and Hiroki Sayama, editors, Artificial Life 14 (New York, NY, United States, 30 July-2 August 2014), volume 14, pages 300–301. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2014. (peer-reviewed conference paper)

6. E. Ferrante, E. Duéñez Guzmán, A. E. Turgut, and T. Wenseleers. Evolution of task partitioning in swarm robotics. In V. Trianni et al., editor, Proceedings of the Workshop on Collective Behaviors and Social Dynamics of the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL 2013) (Taormina, Italy, 2 September 2013), pages 10-11. (peer-reviewed conference paper)

5. E. Ferrante, E. Duéñez Guzmán, A. E. Turgut, and T. Wenseleers. GESwarm: Grammatical evolution for the automatic synthesis of collective behaviors in swarm robotics. In C. Blum, editor, Proceedings of the Fifteenth international conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference companion (GECCO 2013) (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 6-10 July 2013), pages 17-24. ACM, New York, NY, 2013. (peer-reviewed conference paper)

4. E. Ferrante, S. Wenjie, A. E. Turgut, M. Birattari, M. Dorigo., and T. Wenseleers. Self-organized flocking with conflicting goal directions. In V. Blondel, T. Carletti, E. Carlon, A. D. Wit, P. Gaspard, A. Goldbeter, R. Lambiotte, and C. Vanderzande, editors, Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS 2012) (ULB, Brussels, Belgium, 7 September 2012), pages 607-613, Berlin, Germany, 2012. Springer. (peer-reviewed conference paper)

3. E. Ferrante, A. E. Turgut, C. Huepe, M. Birattari, M. Dorigo., and T. Wenseleers. Explicit and implicit directional information transfer in collective motion. In C. Adami, D. M. Bryson, C. Ofria, and R. T. Pennock, editors, Artificial Life 13 (East Lansing, MI, USA, 19-22 July 2012), volume 13, pages 551–552. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012. (peer-reviewed conference paper)

2. 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. In T. Soule, editor, Proceedings of the 14th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation (GECCO 2012) (Philadelphia, USA, 7-11 July 2012), pages 331-336. (peer-reviewed conference paper)

1. 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

 

Chapters in books with internationally recognized scientific publisher

1. 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.

 

Chapters in books with local academic publisher

2. 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.

1. 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.

 

 

 

 

Book reviews

5. 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)

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

3. 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)

2. 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)

1. 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))

 

 

Science popularisation

5. T. Parmentier,W. Dekoninck & T. Wenseleers (2014) Verstekelingen met een geurtje in de bosmierennesten van De Haan, Bosreservatennieuws, INBO nieuwsbrief 13: 19-21.

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

3. 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

2. A. Schotanus & T. Wenseleers (2003) Big Business: Bijenkolonies en oliemaatschappijen. Maandblad van de Vlaamse Imkerbond 89: 304-306. (reworking of an article by Francis Ratnieks in Dutch)

1. A. Schotanus & T. Wenseleers (2003) Conflict in het bijenvolk. Maandblad van de Vlaamse Imkerbond 89: 186-188. (reworking of an article by Francis Ratnieks in Dutch)

 

 

PhD theses

Ernst, U., Schoofs, L. (sup.), Wenseleers, T. (sup.), Verleyen, P. (sup.) (2016). The honeybee as a model to study worker policing, epigenetics and ageing, 214 pp.

Oi, C., Wenseleers, T. (sup.), van Zweden, J. (cosup.) (2016). The chemical crown of social insect life: the origin and evolution of queen pheromones in social wasps. Cintia Oi published one of her chapters in Current Biology - well done Cintia!

Parmentier, T., Wenseleers, T. (sup.), Dekoninck, W. (cosup.) (2016). Conflict and cooperation between ants and ant-associated arthropods, 248 pp.

Caliari Oliveira, R., Wenseleers, T. (sup.), van Zweden, J. (cosup.) (2016). Chemical signals underlying cooperation and conflicts in insect societies, 188 pp.

Van Geystelen, A., Wenseleers, T. (sup.), Larmuseau, M. (cosup.) (2015). Genomic variation in next-generation sequencing data: from human Y chromosomal phylogeny to insect genomics, 214 pp.

Stepanyan, K., Michiels, J. (sup.), Wenseleers, T. (cosup.) (2015). Eco-evolutionary analysis of persistence in P. aeruginosa, 108 pp.

Van Oystaeyen, A., Wenseleers, T. (sup.), Billen, J. (cosup.) (2014). Conflict and conflict resolution in insect societies. Together with Ricardo Oliveira, Annette van Oystaeyen published one of her chapters in Science magazine and was later nominated for the EOS pipet prize for this work - well done Annette & Ricardo!

Cardoen, D., Schoofs, L. (sup.), Wenseleers, T. (cosup.), Verleyen, P. (cosup.) (2011). The physiological background of the altruistic sterility in workers of the honeybee Apis mellifera.

Bonckaert, W., Wenseleers, T. (sup.), Billen, J. (sup.) (2011). Conflict over male production in Vespinae wasps., 118 pp.

Vantaux, A., Wenseleers, T. (sup.), Billen, J. (cosup.) (2011). Conflict and cooperation in the mutualism between ants and aphids.

Wenseleers T. (2001) Conflict from Cell to Colony. Ph.D. thesis, University of Leuven, Belgium, 205 pp. (promotor: Johan Billen)

 

 

Master theses

2016-2017 Laure Desmet, Koninginferomonen en fertiliteitssignalen bij de honingbij (promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

2016-2017 Leen Gruyters, Spatial range of the extrapair-paternity rate within human populations (promotor: Tom Wenseleers, co-promotor: Maarten Larmuseau)

2016-2017 Sofie Boeye, The use of natural molecules and new materials for sustainable insect abatement and control (promotor: Tom Wenseleers, co-promotor: Johan Martens)

2015-2016 Etthel Windels, Studying the role of persistence in the emergence of antibiotic resistance through experimental evolution (promotor: Jan Michiels, co-promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

2015-2016 Maurah Van Impe, Het parfum van de koningin (promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

2015-2016 Sofie Claerhout, Genetisch-genealogisch verwantschapsonderzoek in de Lage Landen op basis van Y-chromosomale variatie (promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

2015-2016 Jolien Wevers, Chemical communication in Vespula germanica and its role in worker policing (promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

2014-2015 Ilona Verlinde, Use of porous materials for the controlled release of insect semiochemicals in integrated pest management projects. (promotors: Tom Wenseleers & Johan Martens, co-promotor: Bert Lagrain, Dept. of Bio-Engineering)

2013-2014 Steven Van Essche, Evolution of recruitment in foraging. Dept. Computerwetenschappen (promotors: Tom Wenseleers & Tom Holvoet, Dept. of Computer Science, supervisor: Eliseo Ferrante) (later published as conference paper)

2011-2012 Ricardo Caliari Oliveira, Identification of the queen pheromones in two species of social insects, Master thesis University of Groningen MEME programme (Erasmus Mundus Master in Evolutionary Biology) (promotor: Franjo Weissing, mentor: Ido Pen, chief supervisor: Tom Wenseleers, daily supervisor: Annette Van Oystaeyen). The research results of this project were written up in joint first authorship in Science magazine! Well done Ricardo - must be a first to see master student thesis results published in such a top journal!

2011-2012 Joachim Van Lommel, Phenotypic characterization of high- and low-melezitose secreting clones in the black bean aphid, Aphis fabae (promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

2011-2012 Hilde Huyghe, Chemisch bedrog door de parasitoïde kever Metoecus paradoxus (L.), een ongewenste gast in de kolonies van Vespula vulgaris (L.) (promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

2011-2012 Loren Pauwels, A study of prosocial punishment in humans using experimental games. (promotor: Tom Wenseleers, co-promotor: Siegfried Dewitte)

2008-2009 Kristof Benaets, Conflicten over mannetjesproductie en sociaal parasitisme bij de gewone wesp Vespula vulgaris. (promotor: Johan Billen, co-promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

2006-2007 Tom Vanhove, De impact van reproductieve competitie op de taakverdeling bij de Noorse wesp Dolichovespula norwegica (promtor: Johan Billen, co-promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

2006-2007 Rosan Heremans, Conflicten over mannetjesproductie bij Temnothorax nylanderi. (promotor: Tom Wenseleers, co-promotor: Johan Billen)

2006-2007 Annelies Proost, Onderzoek naar de bron van het eimerkingsferomoon bij de gewone wesp Vespula vulgaris (promotor: Johan Billen, co-promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

2005-2006 Kristel Vuerinckx, Conflicten over mannetjesproductie bij sociale plooivleugelwespen (Vespinae) (promotor: Johan Billen, co-promotor: Tom Wenseleers)

1999-2000 Kathleen Lambaerts, Evolutionaire implicaties van de aanwezigheid van Wolbachia bij mieren (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). (promotoren: Roger Huybrechts & Johan Billen, supervisor: Tom Wenseleers)

1998-1999 Karen Van Uffel, De sociogenetische structuur en geslachtsallocatie bij de rode bosmier Formica rufa. (promotor: Johan Billen, supervisor: Tom Wenseleers)

1998-1999 Goedele Verspreet, Manipulatie van de geslachtsallocatiepatronen bij de rode bosmier Formica rufa L. (promotor: Johan Billen, supervisor: Tom Wenseleers)

1997-1998 Steven van Borm, De verspreiding van Wolbachia als seksratio distorter bij de Formicidae (promotor: Johan Billen, supervisor: Tom Wenseleers) (winner of the KU Leuven PDL prize for best master thesis)

1994-1995 Tom Wenseleers, Exocrine glands as behavioural modulators in ants: the chemoecology of territorial marking in the desert ant Cataglyphis niger. (promotor: Johan Billen, co-promotor: Abraham Hefetz)

 

 

Promotorship bachelor student theses

2016-2017 Lotte Donvil
2016-2017 Jef Engelen
2016-2017 Michael Raimondi

2015-2016 Pieter De Wint
2015-2016 Jasper Raymenants

2014-2015 Annelies Van Dyck
2014-2015 Kiani Cuypers
2014-2015 Leona Milec

2013-2014 Anne Lauwers
2013-2014 Emilie Hermans
2013-2014 Gaby Van Kemenade

2012-2013 Linda Paredis
2012-2013 Marie Mulier
2012-2013 Stef Rutten
2012-2013 Andreas Cecelja

2011-2012 Han Dewyspelaere
2011-2012 Valerie Van Eesbeeck
2011-2012 Ellen De Sutter
2011-2012 Sebastiaan Mestdagh
2011-2012 Maarten Wynants

2010-2011 Anna Roose
2010-2011 Arne Deriemaecker
2010-2011 Jan Vanstockem
2010-2011 Tobias De Smedt
2010-2011 Sjoerd Rommens

2009-2010 Anneleen Leyssen
2009-2010 Evelien Lefevre
2009-2010 Tine Martens
2009-2010 Jolien Bamps
2009-2010 Alex Maes
2009-2010 Roel Van Assche

2007-2008 Veerle Lemaire

2005-2006 Kristof Benaets

 

 

Promotorship professional internships

2016-2017 Kim Ost (professional internship at Biobest)
2014-2015 Gaby Van Kemenade (professional internship at Biobest)

 

 

Supervision internship and Erasmus students

2016: Rogelio Nogales Romero (Erasmus student, promotor)
2016: Jana Dobbelmann (internship, supervisor)
2014: Ayrton Vollet-Neto (Science without Borders exchange student, supervisor)
2013: Júlia Figueiredo (internship, supervisor)
2013: Philip Craddock (internship, supervisor)
2007: Philippe Arnaud (internship, supervisor)

 

     
     
Courses & teaching materials
 

G0G32A    Ethology and behavioural ecology (Robby Stoks & Tom Wenseleers)

 

dale_field_courseG0W35A    Behavioural and Advanced Ecology: Field Course (Tom Wenseleers)

 

G0S04A    Biological data analysis (Tom Wenseleers & Jelle van Zweden)

  • Introduction to the R statistical platform
  • One-sample and two-sample paired and unpaired t-tests
  • Nonparametric statistics
  • Simple linear regression
  • Model diagnosis
  • Influential observation
  • Multiple linear regression
  • Interaction in regression
  • 1-way and multiway ANOVA
  • ANCOVA
  • Repeated measures ANOVA
  • Power analysis
  • Data visualisation using base R, lattice and ggplot2
  • Download all course material and excercises as a ZIP archive

 

G0F87A    Advanced Biological Data Analysis (Tom Wenseleers & Hans Jacquemyn)

  • Introduction to the R statistical platform (EF, JvZ)
  • Recap: t-tests and single and multiple linear regression (TW)
  • Recap: One-way and multiway ANOVA (TW)
  • Data visualisation using base R, lattice and ggplot2 (TW)
  • ANCOVA (JvZ)
  • Repeated measures ANOVA (JvZ)
  • Complex ANOVA designs and linear mixed models (TW)
  • The general linear model and model selection (TW)
  • Analysis of contingency tables and logistic regression (TW)
  • Generalized linear models (TW)
  • Generalized linear mixed models (TW)
  • Polynomial regression (TW)
  • Nonlinear regression and nonlinear mixed models (TW)
  • Spline based regression techniques and generalized additive models (TW)
  • Nonparametric statistics, including bootstrapping and permutation tests (TW)
  • Longitudinal mixed models (TW)
  • Survival analysis (TW)
  • PCA and biplot (HJ)
  • NMDS and cluster analysis (HJ)
  • MANOVA (HJ)
  • Canonical ordination (HJ)
  • Download all course material and excercises as a ZIP archive

     

G0G41A    Theoretical modelling in biology (Tom Wenseleers & Piet van den Berg)

  • Lesson 1: Introduction: why model, modelling approaches (TW)
  • Lesson 2: Difference and differential equation models with applications in population ecology and evolution (TW)
  • Lesson 3: Exact genetic models and the analysis of class structured populations (TW)
  • Lesson 4: Optimisation and inclusive fitness models (TW)
  • Lesson 5: Introduction to numerical simulations (EF)
  • Lesson 6: Numerical models. I. Stochastic and individual based models (EF)
  • Lesson 7: Numerical models. III. Spatial models and models of self-organisation (EF)
  • Platforms: Mathematica for analytical models and Processing/JAVA for simulation models, but choice of platform is free for own project work
  • Download all course materials as a single ZIP archive

  • Complementary textbooks:
    Bulmer M (1994) Theoretical evolutionary ecology. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Mass.
    Grimm V, Railsback SF (2005) Individual-based modeling and ecology. Princeton University Press, Princeton
    Jopp F, Breckling B, Reuter H (2010) Modelling complex ecological dynamics : an introduction into ecological modeling for students, teachers & scientists. Springer, Berlin ; New York
    Kokko H (2007) Modelling for field biologists and other interesting people. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
    Otto SP, Day T (2007) A biologist's guide to mathematical modeling in ecology and evolution. Princeton University Press, Princeton
    Reas C, Fry B (2010) Getting started with Processing, 1st edn. O'Reilly, Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA
    Roff DA (2010) Modeling evolution: an introduction to numerical methods. Oxford University Press New York
    Shiffman D (2012) The nature of code: simulating natural systems with processing. Selbstverl.
    Soetaert K, Herman PMJ (2009) A practical guide to ecological modelling : using R as a simulation platform. Springer, Dordrecht
    Vandermeer JH, Goldberg DE (2003) Population ecology : first principles. Princeton University Press, Princeton

 

bauchauChaire Bauchau (Tom Wenseleers, 2014) (guest lectureship at the University of Namur)
"The evolution of social behaviour : from insects to human societies and beyond"

 

G0G30A   Evolutietheorieën (Filip Volckaert)

  • Gastlezing: Darwiniaanse benaderingen van culturele evolutie: methoden en toepassingen. (Tom Wenseleers, guest lecture, 2009-)

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

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.

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.

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.

T. Wenseleers (2000) Werkcolleges statistische gegevensverwerking. Statistics manual, University of Leuven, Belgium, 121 pages. (in Dutch)

     
     
Talks
 

Plenary talks and keynote talks at conferences

16. Wenseleers, T. (2017) The evolution of conflict & cooperation: from insects to human societies and beyond. 2017 VIBes BioSciences (5th International Symposium for PhD Students in Life Sciences), Gent, 27-29 September 2017. (keynote talk, ca. 300 participants planned)

15. T. Wenseleers (2017) The evolution of conflict and cooperation: from insects to human societies and beyond. Biology17 (Annual Swiss conference on ecology, evolution, systematics and conservation), Bern, 2 February 2017. (plenary talk, Darwin birthday lecture, ca. 300 participants)

14. T. Wenseleers (2012) The recent charge of Nowak & Wilson on inclusive fitness theory: what have we learned from it? 6th European Conference on Behavioural Biology (ECBB). Essen, Germany, 19-22 July 2012. (keynote symposium talk, >200 participants)

13. T. Wenseleers (2011) Cooperation and competition in insect societies and beyond. 16th Marketing Winter Camp, Faculty of Economics and Business, KU Leuven, 9 December 2011. (keynote talk, ca. 100 participants)

12. T. Wenseleers (2010) Kin selection theory OK! Annual meeting NVG, Soesterberg, 26 November 2010. (plenary talk, ca. 100 participants) (Response to the recent, highly controversial article of Nowak et al., published in Nature)

11. 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 talk, ca. 100 participants)

10. T. Wenseleers (2008) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? 14th EMPSEB meeting, Einsiedeln, Switzerland, 8-13 September 2008. (plenary talk, 80 participants)

9. 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 talk, 171 participants)

8. T. Wenseleers (2008) Altruism in insect societies and beyond: voluntary or enforced? 20th International Congress of Zoology, Paris, 26-29 August 2008. (keynote symposium talk, ca. 200 participants)

7. 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 talk, ca. 150 participants)

6. T. Wenseleers (2007) Cooperative behaviour in insects: deliberate or enforced? NecoV Wintersymposium, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 17-19 January 2007. (plenary talk, ca. 100 participants)

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

4. 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. (keynote talk, ca. 50 participants)

3. F.L.W. Ratnieks & T. Wenseleers (2003) Conflict resolution by worker policing in insect societies. 9th ESEB Congress, Leeds, UK, 19-23 August 2003. (plenary talk, >1000 participants)

2. T. Wenseleers (2002) Wolbachia as a source of intragenomic conflict in ant colonies. Minisymposium on Molecular Ecology, University of Helsinki, 7 November 2002. (keynote talk, ca. 50 participants)

1. 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. (keynote talk, ca. 50 participants)

 

Invited talks at conferences, workshops & symposia

6. T. Wenseleers (2016) The evolution of conflict & cooperation: from insects to human societies and beyond. University of Groningen, Mini-Symposium "The Evolution of Cooperation", 20 October 2016. (invited talk, ca. 50 participants)

5. T. Wenseleers (2016) The role of kinship in the origin of eusociality in insects. Symposium Fondation Fyssen "The number of queens: causes and consequences", Paris, 17-18 March 2016. (invited talk, ca. 50 participants)

4. Wenseleers, T. (2015) Use of retention indices for compound identification in GC/MS analysis. Computational Metabolomics. Dagstuhl Seminar 15492. Schloss Dagstuhl, Leibniz-Zentrum fur Informatik, Germany, 29 November – 4 December 2015. (invited talk, ca. 50 participants)

3. T. Wenseleers, C.A. Oi, J.S. van Zweden, R.C. Oliveira, A. van Oystaeyen & F.S. Nascimento (2015) The origin and evolution of social insect queen pheromones: Novel hypotheses and outstanding problems. XIth Encontro sobre Abelhas (Brazilian Bee Meeting), 10-12 October 2015. (invited talk, ca. 150 participants)

2. T. Wenseleers (2014) The Evolution of Task Specialization in Swarms of Robots. Ants 2014: Ninth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence. Brussels, 10-12 September 2014. (invited talk, ca. 100 participants)

1. T. Wenseleers (2013) Evolution and It's Role in Science and Society. Darwin Day, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, http://agencia.fapesp.br/agenda-detalhe/darwin_day/16889/, 27 February 2013. (invited talk, ca. 100 participants)

 

Invited guest lectures

33. T. Wenseleers (2017) The evolution of conflict & cooperation: from insects to human societies and beyond. University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 12 January 2017. (invited talk)

32. T. Wenseleers (2014) The origin and evolution of queen pheromones in insect societies. University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, 24 February 2014. (invited talk)

31. T. Wenseleers (2013) Conflict and cooperation in insect societies and beyond. University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 3 March 2013. (invited talk)

30. T. Wenseleers (2012) The chemical crown of social insect life: the origin and evolution of queen pheromones in insect societies. University of Ulm, Germany, 11 December 2012. (invited talk)

29. T. Wenseleers (2012) Cooperation and competition in insect societies and beyond. University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, 16 February 2012. (invited talk)

28. 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. (invited talk)

27. T. Wenseleers (2011) The recent attack of Nowak, Tarnita & Wilson on inclusive fitness theory: what have we learned from it? Human Evolution and Behavior (HEBEN) workshop, Institute of Philisophy, KU Leuven, 22-23 September 2011. (invited talk)

26. 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. [Also check out Prof. Robert Trivers' talk in the same lecture series]

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

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

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

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

21. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. 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)

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

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

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

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

9. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

3. 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)

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

1. 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)

 

International conferences

88. T. Wenseleers, K. Benaets, A. Van Geystelen, D. Cardoen, L. De Smet, D.C. de Graaf, L. Schoofs, M.H.D. Larmuseau, L.E. Brettell, S.J. Martin (2016) The effect of covert deformed wing virus infections on honeybee foraging and survival. European IUSSI meeting 2016, 8-11 August 2016, Helsinki, Finland.

87. C.A. Oi, K. Loope, J.G. Millar, J.S. van Zweden, T. Wenseleers (2016) Evolution of queen pheromones and fertility cues in vespine wasps. European IUSSI meeting 2016, 8-11 August 2016, Helsinki, Finland. (poster presentation)

86. S. Princen, M. Van Impe, Annette Van Oystaeyen, Tom Wenseleers & Jelle van Zweden (2016) How do bumblebee workers react to queen odours? European IUSSI meeting 2016, 8-11 August 2016, Helsinki, Finland. (poster presentation)

85. A. Vollet-Neto, R.C. Oliveira, S. Schillewaert, D.A. Alves, T. Wenseleers, F.S. Nascimento, F.L.W. Ratnieks, V.L. Imperatriz-Fonseca (2016) Diploid male production results in queen replacement in the stingless bee Scaptotrigona depilis. European IUSSI meeting 2016, 8-11 August 2016, Helsinki, Finland.

84. M. Larmuseau, B. Bekaert, M. Baumers, T. Wenseleers, P. Borry, D. Deforce, R. Decorte (2016) Haploid data of biohistorical materials and contemporary privacy concerns. Haploid Markers 2016 - Update on DNA variation. Berlin, 20-21 May 2016.

83. B. Van den Bergh, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, E. Windels, N. Verstraeten, M. Fauvart, J. Michiels (2016) Antibiotic-tolerant persister cells as evolutionary answer of bacteria to recurrent antibiotic treatment. Experimental Approaches to Evolution and Ecology Using Yeast and Other Model Systems. Heidelberg, Germany, 2016.

82. J.S. van Zweden, C.A. Oi, W. Bonckaert, T. Wenseleers, P. D'Ettore (2015) Queen signal evolution in social wasps, XVth ESEB Meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland, 10-14 August 2015

81. T. Parmentier, S. Bouillon, W. Dekoninck, T. Wenseleers (2015) Trophic interactions in the myrmecophile community associated with red wood ants. Central European Meeting of IUSSI. Lichtenfels, Germany, 25-28 March 2015.

80. M. Larmuseau, K. Matthijs, R. Decorte, T. Wenseleers (2015) Insights in the range of historical extra-pair paternity rate in Western Europe. Annual conference European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association. Helsinki, Finland, 29 March - 1 April 2015.

79. B. Van den Bergh, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, P. Vanden Boer, D. Kestemont, L. De Meester, K. Verstrepen, N. Verstraeten, M. Fauvart, J. Michiels (2015) Frequency of antibiotic application dictates rapid evolutionary adaptation of bacterial persistence. EMBO-EMBL Symposium New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology. Heidelberg, Germany, 11-14 October 2015.

78. B. Van den Bergh, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, P. Vanden Boer, D. Kestemont, L. De Meester, K. Verstrepen, N. Verstraeten, M. Fauvart, J. Michiels (2015) Frequency of antibiotic application dictates rapid evolutionary adaptation of bacterial persistence. FEMS Congress of European Microbiologist. Maastricht, 7-11 June 2015.

77. C.A. Oi, R. Oliveira, A. Vollet-Neto, T. Wenseleers (2014) Identification of a queen egg-marking pheromone in the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris. IUSSI NW European section 2014 Winter Meeting, Natural History Museum, Royal Holloway, London, 15-16 December 2014.

76. K. Benaets & T. Wenseleers (2014) The impact of deformed wing virus (DWV) on Apis mellifera foraging behaviour. IUSSI NW European section 2014 Winter Meeting, Natural History Museum, Royal Holloway, London, 15-16 December 2014. (poster presentation)

75. R.C. Oliveira, C.A. Oi, A. Vollet-Neto & T. Wenseleers (2014) Intraspecific worker parasitism in the common wasp Vespula vulgaris. IUSSI NW European section 2014 Winter Meeting, Natural History Museum, Royal Holloway, London, 15-16 December 2014.

74. R. Oliveira, A. Van Oystayen, L. Holman, J. van Zweden, C. Romero, C. Oi, P. D'Ettore, M. Khalesi, J. Billen, F. Wäckers, T. Wenseleers (2014) Conserved Class of Queen Pheromones Stops Social Insect Worker Reproduction. International Congress of the IUSSI 2014. Cairns AU, 13-18 July 2014. (invited talk, ca. 500 participants)

73. J.S. van Zweden, C.A. Oi, W. Bonckaert, T. Wenseleers, P. D'Ettore (2014) Queen signalling in social wasps. International Congress of the IUSSI 2014. Cairns AU, 13-18 July 2014.

72. M. Larmuseau, J. Vanoverbeke, A. Van Geystelen, G. Defraene, N. Vanderheyden, K. Matthijs, T. Wenseleers, R. Decorte (2014) Low historical rates of cuckoldry in a Western European human population traced by Y-chromosome and genealogical data. DNA in forensics 2014. Brussels, 14-16 May 2014.

71. A. Van Geystelen, T. Wenseleers, R. Decorte, M. Caspers, M. Larmuseau (2014) In silico detection of phylogenetic informative Y-chromosomal SNPs from WGS data. DNA in forensics 2014. Brussels, 14-16 May 2014.

70. C.A. Oi, J.S. van Zweden, T. Wenseleers (2013) Queen signalling in social wasps. IUSSI NW European section 2013 Winter Meeting, Royal Holloway, London, 16-17 December 2013.

69. K. Benaets, D.C. de Graaf & T. Wenseleers (2013) Infection with deformed wing virus alters foraging behaviour of honeybees. IUSSI NW European section 2013 Winter Meeting, Royal Holloway, London, 16-17 December 2013. (winner of best student talk award)

68. T. Wenseleers (2013) The origin and evolution of queen pheromones in insect societies. IUSSI NW European section 2013 Winter Meeting, Royal Holloway, London, 16-17 December 2013.

67. K. Stepanyan, E. Duéñez-Guzmán, F. Muratori, B. Van den Bergh, N. Verstraeten, M. Fauvart, T. Wenseleers, J. Michiels (2013) Fitness trade-offs explain low levels of persister cells in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. EMBO-EMBL Symposium on New Approaches and Concepts in Microbiology. EMBL Advanced Training Centre, Heidelberg, Germany, 14-16 October 2013.

66. A. Van Geystelen, T. Wenseleers, T. Decorte, M. Larmuseau (2013) Updating the Y-chromosomal phylogeny based on SNPs in available WGS data. Congres of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology. Lisbon, Portugal, 19-24 August 2013.

65. K. Stepanyan, F. Muratori, B. Van den Bergh, N. Verstraeten, M. Fauvart, T. Wenseleers, J. Michiels (2013) Competitiveness and Cost of High Persistence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. ASM 2013 General Meeting. Denver, Colorado, USA, 18-21 May 2013.

64. M. Larmuseau, J. Vanoverbeke, A. Van Geystelen, G. Defraene, M. Vandezande, N. Vanderheyden, K. Matthijs, T. Wenseleers, R. Decorte (2013) Low frequency of non-paternity events in historical human population of Flanders. Seventh International Symposium on "Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics". Leuven, 5-7 February 2013.

63. S. Schillewaert, A. Vantaux, T. Parmentier, W. van den Ende & T. Wenseleers (2013) Stable maintenance of uncooperative aphid mutualists in the black bean aphid Aphis fabae: hypotheses and tests. Seventh International Symposium on "Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics", Leuven, 5-7 February 2013.

62. E. Duenez-Guzman, F. Muratori, K. Stepanyan, J. Michiels & T. Wenseleers (2013) The importance of pleiotropic costs on the evolution of persistence in the opportunistic human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Seventh International Symposium on "Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics", Leuven, 5-7 February 2013.

61. U. Ernst, D. Cardoen, T. Wenseleers, P. Verleyen, L. Schoofs, L. (2012) The honeybee queen egg marking pheromone - a peptide? Benelux Congress of Zoology - Integrative biology: from ecology to molecules. Brussels, Belgium, 19-20 October 2012.

60. T. Wenseleers, E. Ferrante & E. Dueñez-Guzmán (2012) Evolving Cooperation among Swarms of Robots. Human Evolution and Behaviour Workshop (HEBEN), Faculty of Economics and Business, KU Leuven, 17-18 October 2012.

59. U. Ernst, D. Cardoen, F.L.W. Ratnieks, D.C. de Graaf, L. Schoofs, P. Verleyen, T. Wenseleers (2012) Spezialisierung auf "worker policing" bei der Honigbiene Apis mellifera. Mitteilungen des Entomologischen Vereins Stuttgart: vol. 47 (2). 10. Hymenopterologen-Tagung. Stuttgart, Germany, 5-7 October 2012, 37.

58. U. Ernst, D. Cardoen, T. Wenseleers, D.C. de Graaf, L. Schoofs, P. Verleyen (2012) Erkennen Bienen Eier durch Peptide? Mitteilungen des Entomologischen Vereins Stuttgart: vol. 47 (2). 10. Hymenopterologen-Tagung. Stuttgart, Germany, 5-7 October 2012, 8.

57. D. Cardoen, E. Formesyn, U. Ernst, P. Verleyen, L. Schoofs, T. Wenseleers, D.C. de Graaf (2012) Egf receptor determines reproductive fate of worker bees. 5th Congress of the European IUSSI. Montecatini Terme, Italy, 26-30 August 2012.

56. F. Muratori & T. Wenseleers (2012) Low relatedness can favour the evolution of eusociality. 5th Congress of the European IUSSI. Montecatini Terme, Italy, 26-30 August 2012.

55. U. Ernst, D. Cardoen, T. Wenseleers, P. Verleyen, L. Schoofs (2012) Do honeybees recognize eggs by peptides? 5th Congress of the European IUSSI. Montecatini Terme, Italy, 26-30 August 2012.

54. U. Ernst, D. Cardoen, T. Wenseleers, P. Verleyen, L. Schoofs (2012) Policing and peptides- how do honeybees recognize eggs? Proceedings of the 14th Congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology. Congress of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Lund University, Lund (Sweden), 12-18 August 2012.

53. J.S. van Zweden, T. Wenseleers (2012) Fertility signal evolution in social insects. First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa, Canada, 6-10 July 2012.

52. 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.

51. 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.

50. 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)

49. 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.

48. 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.

47. 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.

46. 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.

45. 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.

44. 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.

43. 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.

42. 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.

41. 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.

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

39. 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, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 28-31 July 2010.

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

37. 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.

36. 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.

35. 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.

34. 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.

33. 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.

32. 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.

31. 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.

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

29. 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.

28. 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.

27. 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.

26. 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.

25. 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.

24. 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.

23. 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.

22. 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.

21. 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.

20. 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.

19. 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.

18. 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.

17. 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.

16. 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, p. 21-53.

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

14. 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.

13. 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.

12. 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.

11. 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.

10. 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.

9. 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.

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 student 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.

 

National conferences & symposia

16. R. C. Oliveira, A. Vollet-Neto, S. Schillewaert, D. A. Alves, T. Wenseleers, F. S. Nascimento, V. L. Imperatriz-Fonseca & F. Ratnieks (2016) Diploid male production results in queen replacement in the stingless bee Scaptotrigona depilis, Annual Belgian Entomological Society Meeting, 2 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium (won prize for best student presentation).

15. C.A. Oi & T. Wenseleers (2016) Egg-maternity cues in vespine wasps. III Workshop sobre Insetos Sociais (IUSSI - Sec Bras). Rio Claro SP Brazil, 18-19 February 2016.

14. L. Ungaretti Haberbeck, R. Oliveira Caliari, B. Vivijs, T. Wenseleers, A. Aertsen, C. Michiels, A. Geeraerd (2014) Variability in growth/no growth boundaries of 188 different Escherichia coli strains. Conference on Food Microbiology. Brussels, 18-19 September 2014.

13. R.C. Oliveira, A. Van Oystaeyen & T. Wenseleers (2013) The queen pheromones of two species of social insects. I IUSSI Brazilian section workshop, 7-9 March 2013, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

12. D. Cardoen, U. Ernst, P. Verleyen, L. Schoofs, T. Wenseleers (2012) Do honeybees recognize eggs by peptides? Proceedings of the first symposium of the Belgian Proteomics Association. Two-day symposium of the Belgian Proteomics Association. Gent, Belgium, 29-30 November 2012, p. 65.

11. 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.

10. 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.

9. 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.

8. 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.

7. 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.

6. 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.

5. 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.

4. 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.

3. 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.

2. 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.

1. 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.

 

Popularising lectures for a broad audience and seminars

10. U. Ernst, D. Cardoen, G. Detienne, L. Schoofs, T. Wenseleers, P. Verleyen (2013) Worker policing in the honeybee? How bees recognize and punish cheating. Ph.D. Interaction Day. Leuven, Belgium, 19 December 2013. (won the best PhD student talk award)

9. T. Wenseleers (2012) Sociale insectenkolonies: inspiratiebron voor mens en machine. Metaforum Middaggesprekken, KU Leuven, 26 april 2012. (invited talk)

8. T. Wenseleers (2011) Sociale insectenkolonies: inspiratiebron voor mens en machine. KULAK wetenschapsavond, 23 februari 2011. (invited talk, wetenschapsavond, in kader van abiturientendag)

7. T. Wenseleers (2009) De triomfen van de sociobiologie. College De Valk, K.U.Leuven, 16 June 2009. (lezingenreeks De wetenschap van evolutie in kader van 200 jaar Darwin)

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

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

4. 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).

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

2. 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. (seminar)

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

 

Organization of conferences and symposia (2011-present)

5. Symposium organizer for the European IUSSI (International Union for the Study of Social Insects) meeting 2016, Helsinki, 8−11 August 2016 (international meeting, number of participants: ca. 150) (http://www.iussi2016.com/2015/08/20/symposia/)

4. Member of the scientific committee of the Ninth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, 10-12 September 2014, ULB, Brussels. (http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/ants2014/committee.php) (international meeting, number of participants: 100, abstracts published in conference proceedings)

3. Member of the organizing committee of the Workshop on Collective Behaviours and Social Dynamics, ECAL 2013, the 12th European Conference on Artificial Life, Taormina, Italy, September 2−6, 2013. (http://laral.istc.cnr.it/collective−and−swarm−robotics.html) (international meeting, number of participants to workshop: 54, abstracts published in conference proceedings; the whole ECAL conference had 267 contributions)

2. Member of the organizing committee of the 7th International Symposium on "Eco−Evolutionary Dynamics", 5−7 February 2013, KU Leuven. (https://bio.kuleuven.be/eeb/symposium/comittee) (international meeting, number of participants: 100, abstracts published in conference proceedings)

1. Member of the scientific committee of the 4th European Meeting of the IUSSI (International Union for the Study of Social Insects), La Roche, België, 30 August – 4 September 2008 (international meeting, number of participants: 171, 108 lectures, 53 posters, abstracts published in conference proceedings) (http://www.ulb.ac.be/EU_IUSSI_2008/information.html)

 

 

 

  Press & media coverage
 

Mens wordt cyborg. Of harige bleekscheet. Hoe herkenbaar zal het menselijke ras nog zijn over 100.000 jaar? De Morgen, 7 December 2016.

Wetenschappers trekken aan alarmbel: ‘Onze Vlaamse kennismaatschappij komt in het gedrang'. Knack, 3 oktober 2016. (article about petition that I signed and which I fully endorse: basic research is a necessity and the foundation of our knowledge society and urgently needs more funding)

Ex Vitro: kunst meets wetenschap. Veto, 3 oktober 2016. (interview about my contribution to a panel meeting at the Ex Vitro exhibition with Dutch artist Theo Jansen, who used genetic algorithms and clever engineering to design amazing wind-powered autonomous creatures, see TED talk: "My creations, a new form of life" and video "Theo Jansen: The Great Pretender")



 

 

M.H.D. Larmuseau, B. Bekaert, M. Baumers, T. Wenseleers, D. Deforce, P. Borry & T. Decorte (2016) Biohistorical materials and contemporary privacy concerns—The forensic case of King Albert I. Forensic Science International 24: 202-210.

La mort d'Albert Ier, accident ou crime? Valeurs Actuelles, 10 January 2017.

Genetic Test Solves Royal Mystery. The Scientist Magazine, 1 October 2016. (US)

Mort du roi des Belges Albert Ier en 1934 l'ADN a parlé. Paris Match, 6 August 2016. (France)

Alberto I da Bélgica: teorias da conspiração sobre a sua morte não resistiram à genética. Público, 3 August 2016. (Portugal)

'Heeft zijn jaloerse vrouw Elisabeth hem vermoord?'. Dag Allemaal, 2 augustus 2016.

Forscher haben Tod von König Albert I aufgeklärt. Frankfurter Allgemeine, 1 August 2016. (Germany)

Misterul legat de moartea lui Albert I, unul dintre cei mai cunoscuţi regi ai Belgiei, elucidat (“The mystery of the death of king Albert I, one of the most famous kings of Belgium, elucidated”) Mediafax, Sursedestiri, Roportal, Shafaqna, 29 July 2016  (Romania)

Descanse en paz Alberto I (“Rest in peace Albert I”). La Vanguardia, 28 July 2016. (Italy)

ADN despeja las dudas de muerte del rey Alberto I de Bélgica (“DNA clears doubts about the death of king Albert I of Belgium”). Taringa, 26 July 2016. (Argentina)

Belgian King's Blood Found on Leafy Souvenirs. Archaeology Magazine, 26 July 2016. (US)

Blood from Belgium's King Albert I Analyzed in 80-Year-Old Mystery. Forensic Science Magazine, 26 July 2016. (US)

Bloody Leaves Help Solve 82-Year-Old Royal Mystery. Smithsonian Magazine, 26 July 2016. (US)

Có hay không âm mưu chính trị đằng sau cái chết của vua Bỉ (“The death of the king of Belgium: political conspiracy or not?”), Tiền Phong, 26 July 2016. (Vietnam)

De vieilles taches de sang résolvent enfin le mystère de la mort du roi belge Albert Ier. Mashable, 26 July 2016. (France)

Syy kuninkaan kuolemaan 82 vuotta sitten ratkesi puiden lehdistä nykytekniikalla (“King’s death 82 years ago solved with modern technology and some tree leaves”).  Yle, 26 July 2016 (Finland).

Leuven scientists end doubts about King Albert I's death. Flanders Today, 27 July 2016.

Muerto el rey, comprobado su ADN (“Dead king had his DNA checked”). La Plata, 26 July 2016. (Argentina)

Puulehtede abil selgus, mis juhtus 82 aastat tagasi Belgia kuningaga (“Leaves reveal what happened with king of Belgium 82 years ago”). Elu24 Postimees, 26 July 2016. (Estonia)

Blood of King Albert I identified after 80 years. History News Network, 25 July 2016. (US)

Blood-Stained Leaves Hold Truth of King Albert's Death. Info Breakerz, 25 July 2016. (US)

DNA potwierdza oficjalną wersję śmierci Alberta I (“DNA confirms the official version of the death of King Albert I”). Kopalnia Wiedzy, 25 July 2016. (Poland)

El ADN despeja las dudas en torno a la muerte del rey Alberto I de Bélgica, 80 años después. Gizmodo, NoSoyGeek, Ushuaia Patagonia, Techpausa, 25 July 2016. (Spain, Argentina)

Mysterious 1934 death of Belgium's King Albert I may be solved thanks to some bloody leaves. The Washington Post & The National Post, 25 July 2016. (US)

Mystery Of Belgian King's Blood Finally Solved After 80 Years. IFL Science, 25 July 2016.

Teste de DNA soluciona mistério de 80 anos sobre a morte de um rei da Bélgica (“DNA test solves 80-year old mystery about the death of a Belgian king”). Gizmodo, 25 July 2016. (Brazil)

Teste de DNA soluciona mistério de 80 anos sobre a morte de um rei da Bélgica (“DNA test solves 80-year old mystery about the death of a Belgian king”). Radio 94FM Dourados, 25 July 2016. (Brazilian radio)

Генетики раскрыли тайну гибели короля Бельгии (“Geneticists have discovered the secret of the death of the king of Belgium”). Lenta, 25 July 2016. (Russia)

Ученые раскрыли загадку смерти короля-"альпиниста" Альберта I (“Scientists have discovered the enigma of the death of alpinist King Albert I”). RIA Novosti, 25 July 2016. (Russia)

Ученые раскрыли загадку смерти короля-альпиниста Альберта I (“Scientists have discovered the enigma of the death of alpinist king Albert I”). 4sport, 25 July 2016. (Ukraine)

Ученые: погибший в Марш-ле-Дам — действительно король Альберт I (“Genetics: Person that died in Marche-les-Dames indeed King Albert I”).  Gazeta.ru, 25 July 2016. (Russia)

Bercak Darah di Daun Ungkap Misteri Kematian Raja Albert I (“Blood spots on leaves reveal mystery of King Albert I”). Global Liputan6, 24 July 2016. (Indonesia)

DNA Resolves 80-Year-Old Mystery Behind Belgian King's Death. Gizmodo, 24 July 2016.

DNA Tests Quash King Albert I Death Conspiracy Theory. New Historian, 24 July 2016.

80 years later, mystery of King Albert I’s death finally solved. Deccan Chronicle, New Kerala & The Siasat Daily, 23 July 2016. (India)

82 jaar oud bloedspoor brengt opheldering over dood Albert I. De Tijd, 23 juli 2016.

Albert est bien mort à Marche-les-Dames. L'Avenir, 23 juli 2016.

Albert I er est bien mort à Marche-les-Dames. La Libre Belgique, La Dernière Heure, La Capitale, 23 July 2016.

Blaadjes zorgen voor doorbraak in onderzoek dood Albert I. Het Laatste Nieuws, 23 juli 2016.

Boombladeren bevestigen: Albert I viel echt van de rotsen. De Standaard, 23 juli 2016.

Complottheorieën Albert I begraven. De Morgen, 23 juli 2016.

Complottheorieën dood koning Albert I ontkracht. Algemeen Dagblad, 23 juli 2016. (Nederland)

Genetica conferma circostanze della morte di Alberto I del Belgio. ClassiCult, 23 July 2016.

Wetenschappers vinden bloedspoor koning Albert I van België. Historiek.net, 23 juli 2016.

82 ans après, c'est la fin de la théorie du complot pour Albert 1er. 7SUR7, 22 July 2016.

82 jaar oud bloedspoor brengt opheldering in mysterieuze dood Albert I. De Standaard & Het Nieuwsblad, 22 juli 2016.

Blood of King Albert I identified after 80 years - supports theory of accidental death in climbing accident. Signs of the Times, 22 July 2016. (US)

Blood of King Albert I identified after 80 years. EurekAlert! Science News, KU Leuven news , Science 2.0, Science Newsline, ScienceDaily, 22 July 2016.

Bloody Leaves from King Albert's Deadly Fall Are Authentic, DNA Shows. Live Science, 22 July 2016.

Boomblaadjes ontkrachten complotten over dood Albert I. Knack, 22 juli 2016.

Cold case. DNA fa luce sulla morte di Alberto I del Belgio dopo 80 anni. Libero, Adnkronos, Startecno, 22 July 2016. (Italy)

Complottheorieën dood Albert I ontkracht. Vorsten, 22 juli 2016. (Nederland)

Complottheorieën dood koning Albert I ontkracht. De Gelderlander, 22 juli 2016. (Nederland)

Des scientifiques de la KUL réfutent la théorie du complot sur la mort d'Albert 1er. RTBF, 22 July 2016. (Belgian French speaking TV)

Des scientifiques louvanistes réfutent la théorie du complot sur la mort d'Albert 1er. La Libre Belgique, DH.be, 7sur7, Metro, Belga, 22 July 2016.

DNA tests on blood-stained tree leaves show climbing accident DID kill Belgian King Albert I. Daily Mail Online, 22 juli 2016.

Dood koning Albert I na 80 jaar bijna opgehelderd. De Morgen & Het Laatste Nieuws, 22 juli 2016.

Leuvense wetenschappers identificeren bloedspoor van koning Albert I. Belga, 22 juli 2016.

Mysterieus België: Over een DNA onderzoek op het bloed van koning Albert I in Marche-les-Dames... en wat het (niet) verklaart. Stadsspelen.blogsplot, 22 juli 2016. (OK, so we have a skeptic too...)

Mysterious Circumstances Surrounding the Death of King Albert Resolved 80 Years Later. The Science Explorer, 22 July 2016.

The Truth Behind King Albert's Mysterious Death. History Things, 22 July 2016.

Royalty ontdekt bloedstaal Albert I. VTM Belgian National News, 22 juli 2016. (Exciting possibility is that there could be a scientific link between these findings and our other work on human infidelity, as Delphine Boel, pictured right, is thought to be the illegitimate daughter of King Albert II) (TV interview with first author Maarten Larmuseau)

 

 

 

 

 

 

M.H.D. Larmuseau, K. Matthijs & T. Wenseleers (2016) Cuckolded fathers rare in human populations. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31: 327-329.
and companion paper
M.H.D. Larmuseau, K. Matthijs & T. Wenseleers (2016) Long-term trends in human extra-pair paternity: Increased infidelity or adaptive strategy? A reply to Harris. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31: 663-665.
Reply to Harris 2016. Supplemental material

 

 

 

Tuul Sepp: mehed sobivad bioloogiliselt lasteaiaõpetajateks küll. Postimees, 17 September 2016. (Estonia)

Bridget Jones's Baby: Are paternity test plotlines implicitly critical of women? The Independent, 14 September 2016.

La mère obligée de désigner le père biologique. Le Soir, 3 September 2016.

En Allemagne, les mères infidèles sous le coup de la loi. Le Parisien, 31 August 2016.

L'aveu d'infidélité entre dans la loi. Tribune de Genève, 31 August 2016.

Happy Father's Day! You're (Probably) Not a Cuckold. OZY, 16 June 2016. (US)

Un enfant sur 100 serait illégitime, ou « enfant de l'amour ». Le Soir, 12 May 2016.

Génétique contre secrets de famille. Le Monde, 11 May 2016.

Enfant illégitime à l'ère génomique. Le Monde, 9 May 2016.

A gyerekek tizedének nem az az apja, akit annak hisznek ("Less than 1 in 10 fathers raise another man's child"). Urban Legends, 9 May 2016. (Hungaria)

'Vaderdrama Mattie kan trauma worden'. Algemeen Dagblad, 3 mei 2016.

'Vaderdrama trauma voor hele leven'. Eindhovens Dagblad, Brabants Dagblad, de Stentor, De Stem/Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, de Gelderlander, PZC, De Twentsche Courant, De Stem, 3 mei 2016.

Geneticus: 'Mythe van tien procent 'onechte' kinderen klopt niet'. LindaNieuws.nl, 3 mei 2016.

Radio-dj Mattie deelt klap met twee op de honderd mannen. Algemeen Dagblad, 2 mei 2016.

Koekoeksjong: een kind waarvan je als vader denkt dat het van jou is. Relatie.blog.nl, 2 mei 2016.

'Veel minder koekoekskinderen dan gedacht'. De Telegraaf, 2 mei 2016.

Cuckoldary is rare in humans! Epistemophil Science Blog, 29 April 2016.

No pasan del 2% los hombres que crían hijos sin saber que no son suyo. Salud Integral de la Mujer, 28 April 2016.

Mito: Aproximadamente el 10 por ciento de los niños son criados por padre diferente al biológico. Conacyt, 26 April 2016.

Kuckuckskinder sind seltener als gedacht. Kinderstube.de, 27 April 2016.

Just how common is paternity surprise? PsychCentral, 26 April 2016.

Studie zu Kuckuckskindern: So treu sind Frauen wirklich. Ärzte Zeitung, 26 April 2016.

Just How Common is Paternity Surprise? Psych Central Professional, 26 April 2016.

Hoe vaak is een kind niet echt van papa? de Volkskrant, 25 April 2016.

Felszarvazott apák: hányan lehetnek? ("Cuckolded fathers: how many are there?"), Ötvenentúl.hu, 25 April 2016.

Otec neistý: Koľko mužov vychováva "kukučku" ("Father uncertain: how some men end up raising cuckoo kids"). Medzi Zenami, 25 April 2014. (Slovakia)

Felszarvazott apák: hányan lehetnek ("Cuckolded fathers: how many could there be?"). Ötvenentúl, 25 April 2016. (Hungaria)

都市傳奇 美科學家破解戴綠帽子男士私密 (""Scientists debunk the myth of extramarital paternity"") Dwnews, 24 April 2014. (China)

La genética desmonta el mito de los falsos padres. Radiopolar.com, 21 April 2016.

Otec neistý. Koľko mužov vychováva "kukučku"? ("Father uncertain: How many men raise "cuckoo" kids?"), MedziZenami.sk, 20 April 2016. (Slovakia)

Ojcem listonosz? No nie, nie listonosz- to był prywatny sekretarz premiera. ("Fathered by the mailman? Well, not the mailman—it was the PM's private secretary."), Listy z naszego sadu, 18 April 2016. (Poland)

Infedeltà di coppia, nuovo studio allarmante: un padre su 50… LadyBlitz.it, 17 April 2016.

Desmuntant la llegenda dels fills del butaner. Ara.cat, 17 April 2016. (Catalonia)

Ученые выяснили точное число отцов-«рогоносцев» ("Scientists have found out the exact number of cuckolded fathers"). Lenta.ru, 15 April 2016. (Russia)

РАЗОБЛАЧЕНИЕ МИФА О ВНЕБРАЧНОМ ОТЦОВСТВЕ ("Debunking the myth of extramarital paternity"). Feministki, 12 April 2016. (Russia)

Pas si courants les cocus. Slate, 12 April 2016. (France)

Kukačky a paroháči. Nevychováváte dítě milenci vaší ženy? Echo 24, 12 April 2016. (Czech Republic)

سائنسدانوں نے مغربی معاشرے کا شرمناک ترین پہلو بے نقاب کردیا، بہت سے گوروں کو شک میں ڈال دیا , ("Scientists have uncovered the most embarassing aspect of Western society, which puts in doubt European civilization"), 11 April 2016, Qudrat (Pakistani newspaper). [OK, this one clearly got the wrong message] (Pakistan)

Un enfant belge sur cent est illégitime. La Meuse, 12 april 2016.

Myte dræbt: Postbuddet er sjældent faderen ("Myth killed: the postman is rarely the father"). EkstraBladet, 11 April 2016. (Denmark)

El mito de la falsa paternidad. Infosalus.com, 11 April 2016.

Desmontan el mito de «este hijo no es mío» ("Debunking the myth of "this kid is not mine"). La Razon, 11 April 2016.

G. Mayer (2016) Fathered by the mailman? Well, not the mailman—it was the PM's private secretary. Why Evolution Is True, 10 April 2016.

The Archbishop of Canterbury experiences paternity shock – but just how often is your dad not your real biological father? Blog by Raj Persaud (Huffington Post) & Peter Bruggen, 10 April 2016.

Estudio derriba el mito de que la falsa paternidad es algo frecuente. El Ciudadano, 10 April 2016.

Quanti sono i figli nati da relazioni extraconiugali ("How many kids are born from extramarital affairs?"). Internazionale, 10 April 2016. (Italy)

Coisa da sua cabeça ("Figments of your imagination"). Folha  de São Paulo, 10 April 2016. (Brazil)

Paternity Shock: Is Who You Call Dad Your Genetic Father? Archbishop of Canterbury Uncovers Real Father: How Common is Paternity Surprise? Psychology Today, 10 April 2016.

Coochie coochie who? One in 50 dads unwittingly raising another man's tot. The Sun, 10 April 2016.

NYT: Obsession with cuckoldry "seriously overblown". The Unz Review, 8 April 2016.

C. Zimmer (2016) Fathered by the Mailman? It’s Mostly an Urban Legend. The New York Times, 8 April 2016. (US) (large interview)

Archbishop of Canterbury Says DNA Test Shows His Father Was Churchill's Private Secretary. The New York Times, 8 April 2016. (US)

C. Zimmer (2016) 研究发现人类"戴绿帽子"的比例约为1% ("Studies have found that 1% of fathers are cuckolded into raising other man's child"). The New York Times China, 8 April 2016. (China)

Extramarital paternity less frequent than assumed, researchers find. News Archives USA, 8 April 2016.

1/50 ông bố người Anh đang nuôi con người khác mà không biết ("One in fifty British fathers are unwittingly raising another man's child"). Soha.vn, 8 April 2016. (Vietnam)

1 in 50 British men are unknowingly raising a child which isn't theirs, research suggests. The Independent, Reddit, msn.com, 7 April 2016.

Pētījumā noskaidrots, cik daudz vīriešu nezina, ka nav savu bērnu bioloģiskie tēvi ("Study found out how many men do not know they are not the biological father"), Apollo, 7 April 2016. (Latvia)

Entre os animais monogâmicos, humanos estão entre os mais fiéis ("Among monogamous animals, humans are among the most faithful"). El Pais Brasil, 7 April 2016. (Brazil)

La genética desmonta el mito de los falsos padres ("Genetics debunks the myth of the false fathers"), El Pais, 6 April 2016. (Spain)

False Paternity Isn't Actually Widespread After All. IFL Science, 7 April 2016.

Wrong Baby Daddy? It's Not Likely, Science Says. Yahoo News, 7 April 2016.

Wrong Baby Daddy? It's Not Likely, Science Says. Live Science, 7 April 2016.

Wrong Baby Daddy? It's Not Likely, Science Says. Fox News, 7 April 2016. (US)

Генетики опровергли миф о частоте супружеских измен ("Geneticists have refuted the myth of the frequency of adultery"). N+1, 6 April 2016. (Russia)

Moms get best service at home. Times Live, 6 April 2016.

Ένας στους 50 Βρετανούς νομίζει ότι μεγαλώνει το δικό του παιδί, αλλά κάνει λάθος ("One in fifty British fathers unknowingly raises another man's child"), Topontiki, 6 April 2016. (Greece)

Statistiken: Deutlich weniger Kuckuckskinder als bislang gedacht. Heilpraxisnet.de, 6 April 2016.

Slechts 2 procent van kinderen is 'onecht'. De Morgen, 6 april 2016.

Koekoekskinderen zijn een uitzondering. Het Nieuwsblad, 6 april 2016.

Tot 2 procent onechte kinderen per generatie. Het Laatste Nieuws, 6 april 2016.

Vaders kunnen voor 99 procent gerust zijn. De Standaard, 6 april 2016.

One in 50 British fathers unknowingly raises another man's child. The Telegraph, 6 April 2016. (UK)

Kuckuckskinder sind seltener, als man bisher glaubte. Die Presse, 6 April 2016.

You Are Not The Father': Dads Who Unknowingly Raise Non-Biological Kids Are Actually Rare. Medical Daily, 6 April 2016.

Science says it's rare for men to be cuckolded into raising children not their own. Business Insider, 6 April 2016.

Ученые опровергли миф о том, что многие отцы воспитывают чужих детей ("Scientists have refuted the myth that many fathers are raising the child of another man"). Gazeta.ru, 6 April 2016. (Russia)

Bedrogen vaders zijn zeldzaam. De Kennis Van Nu, 6 April 2016.

Cuckoldry is incredibly rare among humans. Ars Technica, 6 April 2016.  

Geen 10 maar 1 procent koekoekskinderen in Vlaanderen. EOS Wetenschap, 6 april 2016.

Kuckuckskinder sind viel seltener als gedacht. Der Spiegel, 5 April 2016. (Germany)

Aisankannattajaisiä on vähemmän kuin väitetään ("Cuckoldry rarer than expected"). Helsingin Sanomat & Vauva, 5 April 2016. (Finland)

Slechts 1-2% buitenechtelijke kinderen per generatie. Metro, 5 April 2016.

Slechts 1-2% buitenechtelijke kinderen per generatie. Knack, 5 april 2016.

Belg maakt dan toch amper koekoeksjongen. VTM Belgian National News, 5 april 2016. (TV interview with first author Maarten Larmuseau)

Belg maakt dan toch amper koekoeksjongen. Het Laatste Nieuws, 5 april 2016.

Het aantal buitenechtelijke kinderen wordt vaak overschat. VRT Belgian National News, 5 april 2016. (TV interview with first author Maarten Larmuseau)

Untreue: Kuckuckskinder sind viel seltener als gedacht. Der Spiegel, 5 April 2016. (Germany)

Cuckolded fathers rare in human populations. Science Daily, 5 April 2016.

Niet meer dan twee procent onechte kinderen. De Redactie.be,  5 april 2016.

Zahl der Kuckuckskinder völlig überschätzt. Die Welt, 5 April 2016. (Germany)

Cuckolded fathers rare in human populations. Phys.org, 5 April 2016.

Myten om den bedragna pappan. Forskning & Framsteg, 5 April 2016. (Sweden)

Study finds rates of cuckolded fathers low and constant over time. The Examiner, 5 April 2016.

Cuckolded fathers are surprisingly rare, DNA evidence shows. KU Leuven news, 5 April 2016.

Tien procent koekoekskinderen is een mythe. KU Leuven Campuskrant, 1 april 2016. (interview with first author Maarten Larmuseau)

D. Draulans (2016) Losbandige vrouwen. Knack, 23 maart 2016.

Maarten Larmuseau nominated for the EOS pipet prize 2015, see promotional video on the left, 21 oktober 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

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. Supplementary material Raw data

Who's your daddy: Most men raising their own biological children. Fox News, 23 October 2013. (US)

За последние 400 лет процент «рогоносцев» в Европе не изменился (Over the past 400 years, the percentage of "cuckoo children" in Europe has not changed), MedPortal, 23 October 2013. (Russia)

Kuckuckskinder sind eine Ausnahme, Spektrum, 23 October 2013. (Germany)

Vaders dragen zelden horens, Express, 26 oktober 2013.

Who's your daddy? Probably your daddy. Live Science, 22 October 2013.

Cuckolded fathers are actually very rare. The Economist, 26 October 2013. (UK)

Maar 1 procent van Vlaamse kinderen is een bastaard. Het Nieuwsblad, 24 oktober 2013.

Slechts 1 procent 'onechte' kinderen. De Standaard, 24 oktober 2013.

Koekoekskinderen. Feeling, 18 december 2013.

 

 

 

 

B. Van den Bergh*, J.E. Michiels*, T. Wenseleers*, E.M. Windels, P. Vanden Boer, D. Kestemont, L. De Meester, K.J. Verstrepen, N. Verstraeten, M. Fauvart & J. Michiels (2016) Frequency of antibiotic application drives rapid evolutionary adaptation of Escherichia coli persistence. Nature Microbiology 16020: 1-7.

An antibiotic each day does not keep bacteria away. EPM Magazine, 14 March 2016.

Bacteriën overleven antibioticakuur in 'winterslaap'. EOS Wetenschap, 9 maart 2016.

J. Baulkman (2016) Antibiotic resistance: daily use helps bacteria survive treatment, develop multi-drug tolerance. Medical Daily, 9 March 2016.

Antibiotic resistance is not just genetic. Science Daily, 10 January 2016.

A. Furniere (2016) Antibiotics helps bacteria develop multi-drug tolerance. Flanders Today, 9 March 2016.

Daily dose of antibiotics helps bacteria develop multi-drug tolerance. Phys Org, 7 March 2016.

Tomar antibióticos a diario ayuda a tolerar diversos fármacos. La Informacion, 8 March 2016. (Spain)

Bacteria develops multi-drug tolerance with daily antibiotic doses, reveal KU Leuven researchers. Medical News, 8 March 2016.

Las bacterias hibernan para eludir la acción de los antibióticos. ABC, 7 March 2016.

Dagelijkse antibioticadosis leidt snel tot bacteriën die meerdere antibiotica overleven. KU Leuven nieuws, 7 maart 2016.

S. Barnett (2016) Scientists prove the more frequently bacteria receive antibiotics, the more they survive. Beckers Hospital Review, 7 March 2016.

Daily dose of antibiotics helps bacteria develop multi-drug tolerance. EurekAlert, 7 March 2016.

 

 

 

 

R.C. Oliveira, C.A. Oi, A. Vollet-Neto & T. Wenseleers (2016) Intraspecific worker parasitism in the common wasp, Vespula vulgaris. Animal Behaviour 113: 79-85.

A. Nowogrodzki (2016) Worker wasps sneak out to lay their eggs in neighboring nests. The Smithsonian Magazine, 7 March 2016.

 

 

 

 

C.A. Oi, A. Van Oystaeyen, R.C. Oliveira, J.G. Millar, K.J. Verstrepen, J.S. van Zweden, T. Wenseleers (2015) Dual effect of wasp queen pheromone in regulating insect sociality. Current Biology 25: 1638-1640.

B.P. Oldroyd (2015) A royal seal for wasp eggs. Current Biology 25: 492-493.

 

 

 

 

R.C. Oliveira, C.A. Oi, M.M. Castro do Nascimento, A. Vollet-Neto, D.A. Alves, M.C. Campos, F. Nascimento & T. Wenseleers (2015) The origin and evolution of queen and fertility signals in Corbiculate bees. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 254.

The origin and evolution of fertility-linked signals in bees. Atlas of Science, 14 January 2016.

 

 

Creationisme is boerenbedrog. Veto, 7 maart 2016. (interview)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hester van Santen (2015) Een luizige minimaatschappij. NRC Handelsblad, 29 September 2015. (interview)

 

 

 

 

 

E. Ferrante, A.E. Turgut, E. Duenez-Guzman, M. Dorigo & T. Wenseleers (2015) Evolution of self-organized task specialization in robot swarms. PloS Computational Biology 11: e1004273. Youtube video See also Antlike robots might help explain origins of cooperation, Science Magazine. 11 August 2015. Listen to AAAS Science podcast

D. Draulans (2016) Minirobotjes bootsen mieren na. Knack, 9 maart 2016.

Robots, evolución artificial y capacidad de autoorganizacion. Noticias de la Ciencia y la Tecnologia, 20 October 2015. (Spain)

Evolução robótica pode ajudar a explorar outros mundos. NUPESC, 24 September 2016. (Brazil)

Robots Discover How Cooperative Behavior Evolved in Insects, IEEE Spectrum. 19 August 2015. (US)

Décidément, les fourmis savent travailler efficacement, Sciences et Avenir. 19 August 2015. (France)

Colonizzare pianeti con i robot, Santeramo Live. 13 August 2015. (Italy)

Естественный отбор помогает групповой работе роботов ("Natural selection helps teamwork in robots"), KO. 11 August 2015. (Russia)

Antlike robots might help explain origins of cooperation, AAAS Science. 11 August 2015. Listen to podcast (US)

Simple Robots Evolve to Become Cooperative, Real Clear Science. 11 August 2015].

Bilim insanları robotların kendi kendine organize olmasını sağladı, Sol Haber. 8 August 2015. (Turkey)

Scientists develop robots who can self-organize tasks, The News Reports. 8 August 2015.

Des robots se partagent les tâches, Science actualités. 7 August 2015. (France)

Darwinian thinking lets robot evolve - study, 3 News. 7 August 2015. (New Zealand)

Sciami di robot per colonizzare pianeti, ANSA (Italian News Agency). 7 August 2015. (Italy)

Robots that divide tasks among themselves, Business Standard. 7 August 2015.

Scientists produce robots that can artificially evolve and adapt to unfamiliar terrain with Darwinian thinking, City A.M. 7 August 2015.

Artificial Evolution allows Better Self-Organized Task in Robot Swarm. Robot Globe, 7 August 2015.

Scientists develop robots who can divide tasks among themselves, DNA India. 7 August 2015. (India)

Robot intelligenti e autonomi per colonizzare i pianeti, Eco Age. 7 August 2015. (Italy)

Artificially evolved robots that efficiently self-organize tasks, (e) Science News. 7 August 2015.

I robot potranno "colonizzare" altri pianeti, Giornale della Sicilia. 7 August 2015. (Italy)

Artificially evolved robots that efficiently self-organize tasks, Health Medicine Network. 7 August 2015.

Artificially evolved robots that efficiently self-organize tasks, Phys.Org. 7 August 2015.

Pianeti, li colonizzeremo con sciami di robot, La Repubblica. 7 August 2015. (Italy)

Robot Swarms Can Evolve to Self-Organize Their Tasks, Science World Report. 7 August 2015.

Artificially Evolved Robots Efficiently Self-organize Complex Tasks, Scientific Computing. 7 August 2015.

Artificial evolution is teaching robots to self-organise, Tech Radar. 7 August 2015.

Robots that divide tasks among themselves, The Financial Express. 7 August 2015.

Robots that divide tasks among themselves, Zee News India. 7 August 2015. (India)

Artificially evolved robots that efficiently self-organize tasks, Science Daily. 6 August 2015.

Artificially evolved robots that efficiently self-organize tasks, Eureka Alert. 6 August 2015.

Biomimicry approach enables artificial evolution for efficient self-organizing robot swarms. Futuristech Info, 8 June 2015.

W. Verbeylen (2011) Insecten leren ruimterobots een lesje. Campuskrant, 3 februari 2011. (large interview)

 

 

 

Robin Broos (2015) Hoe onrealistisch is een film over een minuscule superheld? Wat Tsipras kan leren van mieren. De Morgen, 14 juli 2015. (interview in het kader van de premiere van de film Ant-Man)

 

 

 

 

 

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.

D. Draulans (2015) Onweerstaanbare aantrekkingskracht. Knack, 10 juni 2015.

Hester van Santen (2015) Een politiestaat waar de koningin het chemisch wapen bedient. NRC Handelsblad, 11 mei 2015. (large interview)

Annette Van Oystaeyen nominated for the EOS pipet prize 2014, see promotional video "Het geheim achter de bijenkolonie ontmaskerd" on the left, 19 november 2014.

Distintos matriarcados gobernados por la misma feromona. Lado B, 23 January 2014.

D. Draulans (2014) Koninginnen, werksters en soldaten. Knack, 19 februari 2014.

Vínculo químico entre reinas biológicas de especies animales distintas. Noticias de la Ciencia y la Technologia, 12 February 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. (UK radio)

Duftstoffe der Macht. Deutschlandfunk radio programme, 17 January 2014. (Duitse radio)

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

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

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

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. (Russia)

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

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

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. (Germany)

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

Insektenköniginnen schützen Privilegien. Weser Kurier, 17 January 2014. (Germany)

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

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. (Germany)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

J.F. Christiaens, L.M Franco, T.L. Cools, L. De Meester, J. Michiels, T. Wenseleers, B.A. Hassan, E. Yaksi, K.J. Verstrepen (2014) The fungal aroma gene ATF1 promotes dispersal of yeast cells through insect vectors. Cell Reports 9: 425-432.

Waarom we (net als vliegen) bier zo lekker vinden. Gazet van Antwerpen, Het Nieuwsblad, 9 oktober 2014.

D. Draulans (2014) Vliegen houden van bier. Knack, 22 oktober 2014.

Dieren zijn precies als mensen. Het Laatste Nieuws, 4 oktober 2014.

Gist lokt vliegen en laat zich dan door de lucht vervoeren. NRC Handelsblad, 14 oktober 2014.

Radio: Beer owes its distinctive aroma to fruit flies. Science Update, 15 October 2014.

Fruit flies & Beer: The other organism obsessed with Oktoberfest. Science Times, 12 October 2014.

Scientists show fruit flies make beer smell good. The Examiner, 10 October 2014. (US)

Is beer tasty thanks to fruit flies? BioTechniques, 28 October 2014.

Beer yeast designed to attract humans...and pesky flies. Tech Times, 10 October 2014.

How fruit flies give beer its distinctive scent and aroma. Softpedia, 10 October 2014.

Interview: The taste of beer is thanks to flies. The Naked Scientist, 14 October 2014.

Thanks, fruit flies, for that pleasing beer scent. Science Daily, EurekAlert, 9 October 2014.

Yeast take the redeye to an aromatic Octoberfest. Cell Press, 9 October 2014.

真正"懂"啤酒的,其实是果蝇 (You need flies to truly understand beer), Bio One, 16 October 2014. (in Chinese)

A las moscas les atrae el olor de la cerveza, La Libertad Digital, 9 October 2014.

Thanks fruit flies for beer's smell. SBS News, 10 October 2014.

Obrigado moscas...pelo sabor da cerveja!, Diário de Notícias, 14 October 2014. (Portugal)

Científicos descubren la clave del sabor de la cerveza, Actualidad.rt.com, 29 October 2014.

El aroma de la cerveza embriaga a las moscas. Muy Interesante, 10 October 2014. (Spain)

Beer's bouquet? It's for the flies. The Australian, 10 October 2014. (Australia)

Beer's smell designed to attract flies, ABC Science, 10 October 2014.

Fijne smaak van bier dankzij fruitvlieg. New Scientist, 16 oktober 2014. (Dutch version) (Nederland)

Senza l'aiuto dei moscerini la birra non avrebbe lo stesso aroma, Scienze Fanpage, 10 October 2014. (Italy)

Vi piace l'aroma della birra? E' tutto merito dai moscerini. Liberoquotidiano, 10 October 2014. (Italy)

Birra: il suo aroma inconfondibile è merito dei moscerini. GreenMe, 10 October 2014.

Birra fruttata per i moscerini, RSI.ch, 10 October 2014. (Chile)

Biertrinker können Fruchtfliegen danken, Tierwelt, 23 October 2014. (Germany)

Warum Biertrinker und Fliegen auf Hefen fliegen, Spektrum, 9 October 2014. (Germany)

Beer Yeast Locks In A Gas That Makes Us Drink For The Taste: Why We Love Beer, Medical Daily, 9 October 2014.

Bierhefe lockt gezielt Fruchtfliegen an, Frankfurter Allgemeine, 19 January 2015. (Germany)

Biergist en vliegen sluiten een akkoordje, De Standaard, 10 oktober 2014.

Heerlijke biergeur hebben we te danken aan de fruitvlief. Scientias, 10 oktober 2014.

Wiadomo, dlaczego piwo smakuje ludziom i... muszkom, Tech.wp.pl, 10 October 2014. (Poland)

Zapach piwa specjalnie dla muszek, KopalniaWiedzy.pl, 13 October 2014. (Poland)

O arómu piva sa starajú mušky, Aktuality, 10 October 2014.

Gracias, moscas, por la cerveza, El País, 14 October 2014. (Spain)

Pourquoi la bière a cette odeur? Des scientifiques ont percé son secret. Maxi Sciences, 14 October 2014.

Why beer tastes good to us. Indo-Asian News Service, 10 October 2014.

Why do flies enjoy beer as much as the rest of us? Tech Times, 10 October 2014.

Waarom vliegen dol zijn op bier. Vlaams Infocentrum land- en tuinbouw, 10 oktober 2014.

Geur bier te danken aan fruitvliegjes, Kijk Magazine, 10 oktober 2014.

Aantrekkelijkheid bier voor fruitvliegjes ontrafeld. Nu.nl, 9 oktober 2014.

Scientists reveal why beer tastes good to us and to flies. Eurekalert, 9 October 2014.

That beer smell? Designed to attract flies. Discovery News, 9 October 2014.

Yeast: why people (and flies) love beer. Nature World News, 9 October 2014. (UK)

Intricate symbiosis: Beer yeast creates aroma to attract fruit flies for cell dispersal. Red Orbit, 11 October 2014.

Yeast smell underpins partnership with fruit flies, ScienceNews, 9 October 2014.

Better smelling beer, thanks to fruit flies. Science News, 9 October 2014.

Your beer attracts fruit flies on purpose. Wired, 10 October 2014.

 

 

 

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.

Estranha no ninho. Revista Pesquisa FAPESP, 17 October 2013. (Brazil)

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.

 

 

 

 

Oproepen voor wespen verdubbeld. VTM Nieuws, national TV news, 29 July 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

parawixia_social_spiderT. 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.

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. (Nederland)

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.

 

 

 

 

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!

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

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

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

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

Inclusive Fitness Theory Defended. ScienceDaily, 24 March 2011.

Jon. F. Wilkins (2011) Important Harvard Scientists Attack Kin Selection. Youtube video, 30 March 2011.

Is blood thicker than water? PhysOrg, 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. (UK)

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.

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

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

 

 

 

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.

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

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. (US)

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

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. (Russia)

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Molecular EcologyA. 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.

P. Abbot (2011) A closer look at the spatial architecture of aphid clones. Molecular Ecology 20: 4589.

 

 

 

 

 

Molecular EcologyD.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.

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. (France)

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. (Italy)

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. (Spain)

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. (Spain)

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

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. (China)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. (Germany)

Klassenkampf hält Bienen jung. ScienceTicker September 2009.

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

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. (India)

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

Some worker bees 'reproduce for themselves'. The Telegraph September 2009. (UK)

B.P. Oldroyd & M. Beekman (2009) Intergenerational reproductive parasitism in a stingless bee. Molecular Ecology 18: 3958-3960.

 

 

 

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 extensively discussing some of my research. Order a copy

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!

 

 

 

 

 

T. Wenseleers & F.L.W. Ratnieks (2006) Enforced altruism in insect societies. Nature 444: 50.

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

 

 

 

 

Давайте по справедливости: альтруисты против халявщиков ("Let's call it quits: altruists against freeloaders"), episode 37 in Russian TV documentary series "Just like the beasts"), 21 April 2015. (Russia)

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, interesting... (US)

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

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

D. Draulans (2007) De knuppel in de bijenkorf. Knack februari 2007. (large interview with me and Peter Verleyen)

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

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

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

Bijen leven in politiestaat. Quest Magazine januari 2007. (Nederland)

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

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.

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

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. (US) (interview)

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

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

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. (US)

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. (large interview)

Altruïsme onder dwang. Teleac radio (in programma Hoe?Zo!), 2 november 2006. (Nederlandse radio)

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

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. (Brazil) (large interview)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. (Vietnam)

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

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

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

Diktatur im Bienenstock. n-tv.de 1 November 2006. (German national TV)

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

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. (Germany)

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

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

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. (Brazil)

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

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

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

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

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

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. (Chile)

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. (Spain)

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

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

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

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.

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

 

 

 

 

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.

Supersocieties, episode in Sir David Attenborough BBC documentary "Life in the undergrowth", 2012. Youtube video. (refers to our work on policing in social insects) (British TV)

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. (American cable TV)

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

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

Kin selection theory upheld. The Vancouver Sun, 9 December 2006. (Canada)

 

 

 

 

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.

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

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

 

 

 

 

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.

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

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

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 :-) )

 

 

 

 

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.

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. (large interview)

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

P. Tyson (2007) Being queen. Part of Nova PBS documentary "Master of the killer ants", October 2007. (US) (large online article, as part of documentary series)

Bug cops. The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2005. June 22 2005. (interview with me and Francis Ratnieks)

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

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. (Spain)

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. (US) (large interview)

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. Die Zeit, February 2005. (Germany)

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. (US)

L. Spinney (2005) Anarchy discovered in the honeybee hive. New Scientist 15 Jan. 2005. (UK) (large article featuring interview with first author Francis Ratnieks and Ben Oldroyd)

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

Bienenkorb als Polizeistaat - Parallelen zwischen Menschen und Tieren. Deutschlandfunk radio programme 7 Jan. 2005. (German radio)

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

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

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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

 

 

 

 

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)

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

 

 

 

 

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)

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)

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

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. (Germany)

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

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

   

 

 

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