Papers in refereed journals, invited chapters in books and doctoral dissertations


  • Akiner, M.M., Demirci, B., Babuadze, G., Robert, V., Schaffner, F., 2016, Correction: Spread of the Invasive Mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the Black Sea Region Increases Risk of Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika Outbreaks in Europe, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(5): e0004764. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004764.
  • Akiner, M.M., Demirci, B., Babuadze, G., Robert, V., Schaffner, F., 2016, Spread of the Invasive Mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the Black Sea Region Increases Risk of Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika Outbreaks in Europe, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 26;10(4):e0004664. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004664.
  • Alten, B., Versteirt, V., Bortel, W.V., Zeller, H., Wint, W. and Alexander, N.S. 2016, VBORNET Gap Analysis: Sand Fly Vector Distribution Models Utilised to Identify Areas of Potential Species Distribution in Areas Lacking Records. Open Health Data, 4: e5, DOI:
  • Balestrino, F., Schaffner, F., Forgia, D.L., Paslaru, A.I., Torgerson, P.R., Mathis, A., Veronesi, E., 2016, Field evaluation of baited traps for surveillance of Aedes japonicus japonicus in Switzerland, Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 30(1):64-72. doi: 10.1111/mve.12152. Epub 2015 Dec 21.
  • Charlier, J., De Waele, V., Ducheyne, E., van der Voort, M., Vande Velde, F., Claerebout, E., 2016, Decision making on helminths in cattle: diagnostics, economics and human behaviour. Irish Veterinary Journal 69:14 doi: 10.1186/s13620-016-0073-6 (IF 0.824).
  • Charlier, J., Ghebretinsae, A., Levecke, B., Ducheyne, E., Claerebout, E., Vercruysse, J., 2016, Climate-driven longitudinal trends in pasture-borne helminth infections of dairy cattle. International Journal for Parasitology 46, 881-888.
  • Charlier, J., Ghebretinsae, A., Meyns, T., Czaplicki, G., Vercruysse, J., Claerebout, E., 2016, Antibodies against Dictyocaulus viviparus Major Sperm Protein in bulk tank milk: association with clinical appearance, herd management and milk production. Veterinary Parasitology 232, 36-42. doi:10.1016/j.vetpar.2016.11.008.
  • Ducrotoy, M., Majekodunmi, A., Shaw, A., Bagulo, H., Musa, U., Bertu, W., Gusi, A., Ocholi, R., Bryssinckx, W., Welburn, S., 2016, Fulani cattle productivity and management in the Kachia Grazing Reserve, Nigeria. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice
  • Duscher, G.G., Hodžić, A., Weiler, M., Vaux, A.G.C., Rudolf, I., Sixl, W., Medlock, J.M., Versteirt, V., Hubálek, Z., 2016, First report of Rickettsia raoultii in field collected Dermacentor reticulatus ticks from Austria,Ticks and Tick borne diseases. doi: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2016.02.022
  • Jaenson, T.G., Värv, K., Fröjdman, I., Jääskeläinen, A., Rundgren, K., Versteirt, V., Estrada-Peña, A., Medlock, J.M., Golovljova, I., 2016, First evidence of established populations of the taiga tick Ixodes persulcatus (Acari: Ixodidae) in Sweden, Parasites and Vectors. 9(1):377. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1658-3.
  • Schaffner, F., Versteirt, V., Bortel, W.V., Zeller, H., Wint, W. and Alexander, N.S. 2016 VBORNET Gap Analysis: Mosquito Vector Distribution Models Utilised to Identify Areas of Potential Species Distribution in Areas Lacking Records. Open Health Data, 4: e6, DOI:
  • Tuten, H.C., Moosmann, P., Mathis, A., Schaffner, F., 2016, Effects of Pyriproxifen on Aedes japonicus Development and Its Auto-Dissemination by Gravid Females in Laboratory Trials, Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 32(1):55-8. doi: 10.2987/moco-32-01-55-58.1.
  • Verschave, S.H., Charlier J., Rose, H., Claerebout, E., Morgan, E.R., 2016, Cattle and nematodes under global change: transmission models as an ally. Trends in Parasitology 32, 724-738.


  • Alexander, N., Allepuz, A., Alten, B., Bødker, R., Bonnet, S., Carpenter, S., Cêtre-Sossah, C., Chirouze, E., Depaquit, J., Dressel, K., Ducheyne, E., Dvorak, V., Kasap, O.E., Gall, Y., Fall, A.G., Farkas, R., Figuerola, J., Garros, C., Groschup, M.H., Halada, P., Hendrickx, G., Henttonen, H., Hlavackova, K., Hornok, S., Hubalek, Z., Iltis, N., Kazimirova, M., Kley, N., Lambert, M.-C., Lancelot, R., Mihalca, A.D., Miranda, M., Napp, S., Niedrig, M., Plantard, O., Purse, B.V., Rizzoli, A., Rogers, D.J., Schmidt, K., Searle, K.R., Silaghi, C., Sironen, T., Vayssier-Taussat, M., Volf, P., Votypka, J., Vourch, G., White, S., Wint, W., 2015, The impact of a decade (2004-2015) of research on vector-borne diseases. Lancelot, R., Laurens, S., Lewer, A. (Co-eds), CIRAD, ISBN 978-2-87614-707-2, 132 pp.
  • Alten, B., Ozbel, Y., Ergunay, K., Erisoz Kasap, O., Antoniou, M., Velo, E., Prudhomme, J., Molina, R., Bañuls, A-L., Schaffner, F., Hendrickx, G., Van Bortel, W. & Medlock, JM., 2015, Sampling strategies for phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Europe. Bulletin of Entomological Research, doi:10.1017/S0007485315000127.
  • Bertu, W.J., Ducrotoy, M.J., Munoz, P.M., Mick, V., Zuniga-Ripa, A., Bryssinckx, W., Kwaga, J.K.P., Kabir, J., Welburn, S.C., Moriyon, I., Ocholi, R.A., 2015, Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Brucella strains isolated from autochtonous livestock reveals the dominance of B. abortus biovar 3a in Nigeria. Veterinary Microbiology, 180: 103-108
  • Boukraa, S., Dekoninck, W., Versteirt, V., Schaffner, F., Coosemans, M., Haubruge, E., Francis, F., 2015, Updated checklist of the mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) of Belgium. Journal of Vector Ecology, 40(2), 398-407. doi: 10.1111/jvec.12180
  • Charlier, J., Vande Velde, F., van der Voort, M., Van Meensel, J., Lauwers, L., Cauberghe, V., Vercruysse, J., Claerebout, E., ECONOHEALTH: Placing helminth infections of livestock in an economic and social context, 2015, Veterinary Parasitology 212 (2015) 62–67
  • D'hondt, B., Vanderhoeven, S., Roelandt, S., Mayer, F., Versteirt, V., Adriaens, T., Ducheyne, E., San Martin, G., Grégoire, J.-C., Stiers, I., Quoiin, S., Cigar, J., Heughebaert, A., Branquart, E., 2015, Harmonia+ and Pandora+: risk screening tool for potentially invasive plants, animals and their pathogens. Biological Invasions, doi: 10.1007/s10530-015-0843-1
  • Ducheyne, E., Charlier, J., Vercruysse, J., Rinaldi, L., Biggeri, A., Demeler, J., Brandt, C., de Waal, T., Selematas, N., Hoglund, J., Kaba, J., Kowalczyk, S., Hendrickx, G., 2015, Modelling the spatial distribution of Fasciola hepatica in dairy cattle in Europe. Geospatial Health, 9(2), 261-270
  • Ducrotoy, M.J., Ammary, K., Lbacha, H.A., Zouagui, Z., Mick, V., Prevost, L., Bryssinckx, W., Welburn, S.C., Benkirane, A., 2015, Narrative overview of animal and human brucellosis in Morocco: intensification of livestock production as a driver for emergence? Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 4(57): DOI 10.1186/s40249-015-0086-5
  • El Berbri, I., Ducrotoy, M. J., Petavy, A.-F., Fassifihri, O., Shaw, A. P., Bouslikhane, M., Boue, F., Welburn, S.C. and Dakkak, A., 2015, Knowledge, attitudes and practices with regard to the presence, transmission, impact, and control of cystic echinococcosis in Sidi Kacem Province, Morocco, Infectious Diseases of Poverty, 4, 48.
  • Flueckiger, R.M., Nikolay, B., Gelderblom, H.C., Smith, J.L., Haddad, D., Tack, W., Hendrickx, G., Addiss, D., Cano, J., Hatcher D.R., Hopkins A., Pullan, R.L., Pavluck, A., Ottesen A., Brooker, S.J., 2015, Integrating Data and Resources on Neglected Tropical Diseases for Better Planning: The NTD Mapping Tool. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, DOI:10.1371/journal.pntd.0003400
  • Kraemer, M.U.G. , Sinka, M.E. , Duda, K.A. , Mylne, A. , Shearer, F.M. , Barker, C. M. , Moore, C.G., Carvalho, R.G. , Coelho, G.E. , van Boertel, W., Hendrickx, G. , Schaffner, F. ,Elyazar, I.R.F. , Teng, H.-J. , Brady, O.J. , Messina. J.P. , Pigott, D.M. , Scott, T.W. , Smith, D.L. , Wint, G.R.W., Golding, N. and Hay, S.I., 2015, "The global distribution of the arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus.", eLife 2012;1:e00109
  • Kraemer, M.U.G. , Sinka, M.E. , Duda, K.A. , Mylne, A. , Shearer, F.M. , Brady, O.J. , Barker, C.M. ,, Moore, C.G. , Carvalho, R.G. , Coelho, G.E. , van Boertel, W., Hendrickx, G., Schaffner, F., Wint, G.R.W. , Elyazar, I.R.F. , Teng, H.-J., and Hay, S.I., 2015, "The global compendium of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence", Scientific Data.
  • Lopes Antunes, A.C., Ducheyne, E., Bryssinckx, W., Vieira, S., Malta, M.,Vaz, Y., Nunes, T., Mintiens, K., 2015. The dog and cat population on Maio Island, Cape Verde: characterisation and prediction based on household survey and remotely sensed imagery. 1.19 · DOI: 10.4081/gh.2015.386
  • Mathis, A., Depaquit, J., Dvořák, V., Tuten, H., Bañuls, A.L., Halada, P., Zapata, S., Lehrter, V., Hlavačková, K., Prudhomme, J., Volf, P., Sereno, D., Kaufmann, C., Pflüger, V., Schaffner, F., 2015, Identification of phlebotomine sand flies using one MALDI-TOF MS reference database and two mass spectrometer systems, Parasites and Vectors, 8:266. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-0878-2.
  • Medlock, JM., Hansford, KM., Versteirt, V., Cull, B., Kampen, H., Fontenille, D., Hendrickx, G., Zeller, H., Van Bortel, W., Schaffner, F., 2015, An Entomological Review of Invasive Mosquitoes in Europe, Bulletin of Entomological Research, 1-27 doi:10.1017/S0007485315000103
  • Muhanguzi, D., Okello, W. O., Kabasa, J. D., Waiswa, C., Welburn, S. C., and Shaw, A. P. M., 2015, Cost analysis of options for management of African Animal Trypanosomiasis using interventions targeted at cattle in Tororo District; south-eastern Uganda, Parasites and Vectors, 8, 387.
  • Okello, A.L., Beange, I., Shaw, A., Moriyón, I., Gabriël, S., Bardosh, K., Johansen, M.V., Saarnak, C., Mukaratirwa, S., Berkvens, D., Welburn, S.C., Gibbs, P., de Balogh, K., Amajoh, C., Meslin, F.X., Kock, R., Kazibwe, S.W., Ducrotoy, M., McManus, P., Scudamore, J., Hattendorf, J., Schelling, E., Zinsstag, J., Tanner, M., Dorny, P., Victor, B., Ocholi, R., Kazwala, R., Ngowi, H., Moser, I., Correia-Neves, M., Källenius, G., Boué, F., Pétavy, A.-F., Fihri, O.F., Traoré, A., Afonso, S., Nicolau, Q., Phiri, I., Sikasunge, C., Mwape, K.E., Makungu, C., Waiswa, C., Kabasa, J.D., Hargrove, J., Hendrickx, G., Bryssinckx, W., Marcotty, T., Bottieau, E., Thys, S., Madder, M., Zinsstag, J., Hatz, C., Hattendorf, J., Thrusfield, M., Källenius, G., Kulane, A., Marrone, G., Ducheyne, E., de Groot, B., Michel, A., Venter, L., Perridge, R., Jenkins, A., Rhalem, A., Sahibi, H., Bouslikhane, M. Bakou, S., Kone, P., Waladjo, A.K., Gbati, O.B., Binka, F., Clerk, C., Sackey, S., Afari, E., Yebuah, N., Gibbs, P., de Balogh, K., Abela-Ridder, B., Thiermann, A. Scudamore, J., Simoonga, C., Marcotty, T., Thys, S., , E., Zinsstag, J. , 2015, Raising the Political Profile of the Neglected Zoonotic Diseases: Three Complementary European Commission-Funded Projects to Streamline Research, Build Capacity and Advocate for Control , PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(3), doi: e0003505
  • Okello, W. O., Muhanguzi, D., MacLeod, E. T., Welburn, S. C., Waiswa, C., and Shaw, A. P., 2015, Contribution of draft cattle to rural livelihoods in a district of southeastern Uganda endemic for bovine parasitic diseases: an economic evaluation, Parasites & Vectors, 8, 571.
  • Rinaldi, L., Hendrickx, G., Cringoli, G., Biggeri, A., Ducheyne, E., Catelan, D., Morgan, E., Williams, D., Charlier, J., von Samson-Himmelstjerna, G., Vercruysse, J., 2015, Mapping and modelling helminth infections in ruminants in Europe: experience from GLOWORM. Geospatial Health, 9(2), 257-259
  • Rose, H., Rinaldi, L., Bosco, A., Mavrot, F., de Waal, T., Skuce, P., Charlier, J., Torgerson, P., Hertzberg, H., Hendrickx, G., Vercruysse, J. and Morgan E., 2015, Widespread anthelmintic resistance in European farmed ruminants: a systematic review. Veterinary Record, (published online).
  • Rudolf, I., Šebesta, O., Straková, P., Betášová, L., Blažejová, H., VEnclíková, K., Seidel, B., Tóth, S., Hubálek, Z., Schaffner, F., 2015, Overwintering of Uranotaenia Unguiculata Adult Females in Central Europe: A Possible Way of Persistence of the Putative New Lineage of West Nile Virus? Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association, 31(4):364-5. doi: 10.2987/8756-971X-31.4.364.
  • Selemetas, N., Ducheyne, E., Phelan, P., O’Kiely, P., Hendrickx, G., de Waal, T., 2015, Spatial analysis and risk mapping of Fasciola hepatica infection in dairy herds in Ireland. Geospatial Health, 9(2), 281-291.


  • Braks, M., Medlock, J.M., Hubalek, Z., Hjertqvist, M., Perrin, Y., Lancelot, R., Ducheyne, E., Hendrickx, G., Stroo, A., Heyman, P. and Sprong, H., 2014, Vector-borne disease intelligence: strategies to deal with disease burden and threats. Front. Public Health 2:280. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00280
  • Bryssinckx, W., Ducheyne, E., Versteirt, V., Leirs, H., Hendrickx, G., 2014, Optimizing denominator data estimation through a multimodel approach. Geospatial Health, 8: 573-582
  • Charlier, J., Morgan, E. R., Rinaldi, L, van Dijk, J., Demeler, J., Hoglund, J., Hertzberg, H., Van Ranst, B., Hendrickx, G., Vercruysse, J., Kenyon, F., 2014, Practices to optimise gastrointestinal nematode control on goat, sheep and cattle farms in Europe using targeted (selective) treatments. Veterinary Record, 175:10 250-255 doi:10.1136/vr.102512
  • Charlier, J., Soenen, K., De Roeck, E., Hantson, W., Ducheyne, E., Van Coillie, F., De Wulf, R., Hendrickx, G., Vercruysse, J., 2014, Longitudinal study on the temporal and micro-spatial distribution of Galba truncatula in four farms in Belgium as a base for small-scale risk mapping of Fasciola hepatica, Parasites & Vectors, 7:528
  • Damiens, D., Ayrinhac, A., Van Bortel, W., Versteirt, V., Dekoninck, W., Hance, T., 2014, Invasive process and repeated cross-sectional surveys of the mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus establishment in Belgium. PLoS ONE, 9(4):e89358. doi:10.371./journal.pone.0089358
  • De Roeck, E., Van Coillie, F., De Wulf, R., Soenen, K., Charlier, J., Vercruysse, J., Hantson, W., Ducheyne, E., Hendrickx, G., 2014, Fine-scale mapping of vector habitats using very high resolution satellite imagery: a liver fluke case-study, Geospatial Health, doi:
  • Deblauwe, I., Sohier, C., Schaffner, F., Marrama Rakotoarivony, L. and Coosemans, M., 2014, Implementation of surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Belgium according to the ECDC guidelines, Parasites & Vectors, 7:201, 11 pp.
  • Ducrotoy, M.J., Bertu, W.J., Ocholi, R.A., Gusi, A.M., Bryssinckx, W., Welburn, S., Moriyòn I., 2014, Brucellosis as an emerging threat in developing economies: lessons from Nigeria. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 8(7): e3008
  • Ibáñez-Justicia, A., Kampen, H., Braks, M., Schaffner, F., Steeghs, M., Werner, D., Zielke, D., den Hartog, W., Brooks, M., Dik, M., van de Vossenberg, B., E-J. Scholte, 2014, First report of established population of Aedes japonicus japonicus (Theobald, 1901) (Diptera, Culicidae) in the Netherlands. Journal of the European Mosquito Control Association, 32: 9-14
  • Koenraadt, C. J. M., Balenghien, T., Carpenter, S., Ducheyne, E., Elbers, A. R. W., Fife, M., Garros, C., Ibáñez-Justicia, A., Kampen, H., Kormelink, R. J. M., Losson, B., van der Poel, W. H. M., De Regge, N., van Rijn, P. A., Sanders, C., Schaffner, F., Sloet van Oldruitenborgh-Oosterbaan, M. M., Takken, W., Werner, D., Seelig, F., 2014, Bluetongue, Schmallenberg - what is next? Culicoides-borne viral diseases in the 21st Century. BMC Veterinary Research 10:77
  • Peters, J., Conte, A., Van doninck, J., Verhoest, N. E. C., De Clercq, E., Goffredo, M., De Baets, B., Hendrickx, G., Ducheyne, E., 2014, On the relation between soil moisture dynamics and the geographical distribution of Culicoides imicola. Ecohydrology 7:622-632. doi:10.1002/eco.1383
  • Peters, J., Waegeman, W., Van doninck, J., Ducheyne, E., Calvete, C., Lucientes, J., Verhoest, N. E., C., De Baets, B., 2014, Predicting spatio-temporal Culicoides imicola distributions in Spain based on environmental habitat characteristics and species dispersal, Ecological Informatics, 22, 69-80
  • Petric, D., Bellini, R., Scholte, E-J., Rakotoarivony, L. M.,  Schaffner, F., 2014, Monitoring population and environmental parameters of invasive mosquito species in Europe. Parasites & Vectors, 7:187. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-7-187
  • Schaffner, F., Fontinelle, D., Mathis, A., 2014, Autochthonous dengue emphasises the threat of arbovirosis in Europe, The Lancet Infectious Diseases. doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(14)70925-9
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control produced by Schaffner, F., Versteirt, V. and Medlock, J. 2014. Guidelines for the surveillance of native mosquitoes in Europe. Stockholm: ECDC.
  • Sedda, L., Mweempwa, C., Ducheyne, E., De Pus, C., Hendrickx, G., Rogers, D. J., 2014, A Bayesian Geostatistical Moran Curve Model for Estimating Net Changes of Tsetse Populations in Zambia. PLoS One 9(4): e96002. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096002
  • Suk, J., Ebi. K., Vose, D., Wint, W., Alexander, N., Mintiens, K., Semenza, J., 2015, Indicators for tracking European vulnerabilities to the risks of infectious disease transmission due to climate change. International Journal of Environmental Research Public Health, 11(2), 2218-2235. doi: 10.3390/ijerph110202218
  • Van doninck, J., De Baets, B., Peters, J., Hendrickx, G., Ducheyne, E., Verhoest, N.E.C., 2014, Modelling the Spatial Distribution of Culicoides imicola: Climatic versus Remote Sensing Data. Remote Sensing, 6(7): 6604-6619; doi:10.3390/rs6076604
  • van Schalkwyk, O.L., Knobel, D. L., De Clercq, E.M., De Pus, C., Hendrickx, G., Van den Bossche, P., 2014, Description of Events Where African Buffaloes (Syncerus caffer) Strayed from the Endemic Foot-and-Mouth Disease Zone in South Africa, 1998–2008. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, DOI: 10.1111/tbed.12280.
  • Versteirt, V., Nagy, Z. T., Roelants, P., Denis, L., Breman, F.C., Damiens, D., Dekoninck, W., Backelja, T., Coosemans, M., Van Bortel, W., 2014, Identification of Belgian mosquito species (Diptera: Culicidae) by DNA barcoding, Mol Ecol Resour. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12318
  • Zielke, D. E., Werner, D., Schaffner, F., Kampen, H., Fonseca, D. M., 2014, Unexpected Patterns of Admixture in German Populations of Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) Underscore the Importance of Human Intervention. PLoS ONE, 9(7): e99093. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099093


  • Dekoninck, W., Hendrickx, F., Versteirt, V., Coosemans, M., De Clercq, E. M., Hendrickx, G. Hance, T., Grootaert, P., 2013, Changes in species richness and spatial distribution of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) inferred from museum specimen records and a recent inventory: a case study from Belgium suggests recent expanded distribution of arbovirus and malaria vectors. Journal of Medical Entomology, 50, 237-243
  • Ducheyne, E., Miranda, M. A. C., Lucientes, J., Calvete C., Estrada, R., Boender, G-J., Goossens, E., De Clercq, E. M., Hendrickx, G., 2013, Abundance modelling of invasive and indigenuous Culicoides species in Spain. Geospatial Health, 8(1): 241-254
  • Ducheyne, E., Versteirt, V. & Hendrickx, G., 2013, Abundance of Rift Valley Fever vectors in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin. Supporting Publications 2013:EN-420; 25 pp. Available online:
  • Faes, C., Van der Stede, Y., Staubach, C., Ducheyne, E., Hendrickx, G., Mintiens, K., 2013, Factors affecting Bluetongue serotype 8 spread in Northern Europe in 2006: The geographical epidemiology. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 110, 149-158
  • Keune, H., Kretsch, C., De Blust, G., Flandroy, L., Van den Berge, K., Versteirt, V., Hartig, T., De Keersmaecker, L., Eggermont, H., Brosens, D., Dessein, J., Vanwambeke, S., Prieur-Richard, A. H., Wittmer, H., Van Herzele, A., Linard, C., Martens, P., Mathijs, E., Simoens, I., Van Damme, P., Volckaert, F., Heyman, P., Bauler, T., 2013, Science-policy challenges for biodiversity, public health and urbanisation: examples from Belgium. Environmental research letters, 8, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/025015
  • Mardulyn, P., Goffredo, M., Conte, A., Hendrickx, G., Meiswinkel, R., Balenghien, T., Sghaier, S., Lohr, Y., Gilbert, M., 2013, Climate change and the spread of vector-borne diseases: using approximate Bayesian computation to compare invasion scenarios for the bluetongue virus vector Culicoides imicola in Italy. Molecular Ecology, 22, 2456-2466
  • Medlock, J. M., Hansford, K., M., Bormane, A, Derdakova, M., Estrada-Pena, A., George, J.-C., Golovljova, I., Jaenson, T. G. T., Jensen J.-K., Jensen, P. M., Kazimirova, M., Oteo, J. A., Papa, A., Pfister, K., Plantard, O., Randolph, S., E., Rizzoli, A., Santos-Silva, M. M., Sprong, H., Vial, L., Hendrickx, G., Zeller, H., Van Bortel, W., 2013, Driving forces for changes in geographical distribution of Ixodes ricinus ticks in Europe. Parasites & Vectors, 6, doi: 10.1186/1756-3305-6-1
  • Mwakapuia, R. S., Makondo, Z. E., Malakalinga, J., Bryssinckx, W., Mdegela, R. H., Moser, I., Kazwala, R. R., Tanner, M., 2013, Prevalence and significant geospatial clusters of bovine tuberculosis infection at livestock-wildlife interface ecosystem in Eastern Tanzania. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 45, 1223-1230
  • Schaffner, F., Bellini, R., Petric, D., Scholte, E.-J., Zeller, H., Rakotoarivony, L. M., 2013, Development of guidelines for the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Europe. Parasites and Vectors, 6, 1756-3305
  • Schaffner, F., Medlock, J. M., Van Bortel, W., 2013, Public Health significance of invasive mosquitoes in Europe. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 19, 685-692
  • Shaw, A., Torr, S., J. Waiswa, C., Cecchi, G., Wint, G. R. W., Mattioli, R. C., Robinson, T. P., 2013, Estimating the costs of tsetse control options: An example for Uganda. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 110, 290-303
  • Versteirt, V., Boyer, S., Damiens, D., De Clercq, E. M., Dekoninck, W., Ducheyne, E., Grootaert, P., Garros, C., Hance, T., Hendrickx, G., Coosemans, M., Van Bortel, W., 2013, Nationwide inventory of mosquito biodiversity (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium, Europe. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 103, 193-203
  • Versteirt, V., Ducheyne, E., Schaffner, F. and Hendrickx, G., 2013, Systematic literature review on the geographic distribution of Rift Valley Fever vectors in the Europe and the neighbouring countries of the Mediterranean Basin. Supporting Publications 2013:EN-412; 59 pp. Available online:


  • Bryssinckx, W., Ducheyne, E., Muhwezi, B., Godfrey, S., Mintiens, K., Leirs, H., Hendrickx, G., 2012, Improving the accuracy of livestock distribution estimates through spatial interpolation. Geospatial Health, 7(1):101-9.
  • Caminade, C., Medlock, J. M., Ducheyne, E., McIntyre, K. M., Leach, S., Baylis, M., Morse, A. P., 2012, Suitability of European climate for the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus: recent trends and future scenario. Accepted for Journal of the Royal Society Interface
  • Medlock, J.M., Hansford, K.M., Schaffner, F., Versteirt, V., Hendrickx, G., Zeller, H., Van Bortel, W., 2012, A review of the invasive mosquitoes in Europe: ecology, public health risks, and control options. Vector Borne Zoonotic Diseases, 12(6):435-47
  • Rigot, T., Conte, A., Goffredo, M., Ducheyne, E., Hendrickx, G., Gilbert, M., 2012, Predicting the spatio-temporal distribution of Culicoides imicola in Sardinia using a discrete-time population model. Parasites and Vectors, 5:270
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control produced under contract ECD.2842 by Schaffner, F., Bellini, R., Petrić, D. and Scholte, E.J. 2012. Guidelines for the surveillance of invasive mosquitoes in Europe. Stockholm: ECDC.
  • Seidel, B., Nowotny, N., Bakonyi, T., Allerberger, F., Schaffner, F., 2012, Spread of Aedes japonicus japonicus (Theobald, 1901) in Austria, 2011-2015, and first records of the subspecies for Hungary, 2012, and the principality of Liechtenstein, Parasites and Vectors, 24;9(1):356. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1645-8.
  • Van doninck, J., Peters, J., De Baets, B., De Clercq, E. M., Ducheyne, E., Verhoest, N. E. C., 2012, Influence of topographic normalisation on the vegetation index-surface temperature relationship. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing,
  • Versteirt, V., De Clercq, E.M., Fonseca, D.M., Pecor, J., Schaffner, F., Coosemans, M., Van Bortel, W., 2012, Bionomics of the established exotic mosquito species Aedes koreicus in Belgium, Europe, Journal of Medical Entomology, 49(6):1226-32.


  • Charlier, J., Bennema, S. C., Caron, Y., Counotte., M., Ducheyne, E., Hendrickx, G., Vercruysse, J., 2011, Towards assessing fine-scale indicators for the determination of the spatial distribution of Fasciola hepatica in cattle, Geospatial Health, 592), 239-245.
  • Deconinck, W., Hendrickx, F., Van Bortel, W., Versteirt, V., Coosemans, M., Damiens, D.,Hance, T., De Clercq, E.M., Hendrickx, G., Schaffner, F. and Grootaert, P., 2011, Human-Induced Expanded Distribution of Anopheles plumbeus, Experimental Vector of West Nile Virus and a Potential Vector of Human Malaria in Belgium. Journal of Medical Entomology, 48(4):924-928
  • Ekong, P.S., Ducheyne, E., Carpenter, T. E., Owolodun, O. A., Oladokun, A. T., Lombin, L. H., Berkvens, D., 2011, Spatio-temporal epidemiology of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) outbreaks in Nigeria, 2006–2008, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2011.10.001
  • Hendrickx, G., Ducheyne, E., Devos J., 2011, Vers une gestion coordonnée de la vaccination contre la FCO. Le Point Vétérinaire, 313, 68-70
  • Peters, J., De Baets, B., Van doninck, J., Calvete, C., Lucientes, J., De Clercq, E. M., Ducheyne, E., Verhoest, N. E. C., 2011, Absence reduction in entomological surveillance data to improve niche-based distribution models for Culicoides imicola, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 100(1), 15-28


  • Bennema, S., Ducheyne, E., Vercruysse, J., Claerebout, E., Hendrickx, G., Charlier, J., 2010, Relative importance of management, meteorological and environmental factors in the spatial distribution of Fasciola hepatica in dairy cattle in a temperate climate zone, International Journal of Parasitology, 41(2), 225-233
  • Ducheyne, E., Lange, M., Van der Stede, Y., Méroc, E., Durand, B., Hendrickx, G., 2010, A stochastic predictive model for the natural spread of bluetongue, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 99(1), 48-59
  • Hendrickx, G. and Lancelot, R., 2010, A perspective on emerging mosquito and phlebotomine-borne diseases in Europe. Euro Surveillance, Special edition: Vector-borne diseases, Jan-Dec 2010. 3-4. Available online:
  • Van Bortel, W., De Clercq, E. & Versteirt, V., 2010, Steekmuggenonderzoek (Culicidae: Diptera) in de provincie Antwerpen, ANTenne, 4(1), 8-11.
  • Van den Bossche, P., de La Rocque, S., Hendrickx, G., and Bouyer, J., 2010, A changing environment and the epidemiology of tsetse-transmitted livestock trypanosomiasis. Trends in Parasitology, 26(5), 236-43
  • Van Steenwinkel, S., Ribbens, S., Ducheyne, E., Goossens, E., Dewulf J., 2010, Assessing biosecurity practices, movements and densities of poultry sites across Belgium, resulting in different farm risk-groups for infectious disease introduction and spread, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, Preventive Veterinary Medicine 98(4), 259-270
  • Vernieuwe, H., Ducheyne, E., Hendrickx, G., De Baets, B.,2010, Efficient management of transport logistics related to animal disease outbreaks, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 71, 148-157


  • Bennema, S., Vercruysse, J., Claerebout, E., Schnieder, T., Strube, C., Ducheyne, E., Hendrickx, G., Charlier, J., 2009, The spatial distribution and concurrent infections of Fasciola hepatica, Ostertagia ostertagi and Dictyocaulus viviparus in dairy cattle in Flanders (Belgium). Veterinary Parasitology, 165(1-2), 51-7
  • Ducheyne, E., Mweempwa, C., De Pus, C., Vernieuwe, H., De Deken, R., Hendrickx, G. and Vandenbossche, P., 2009, The impact of habitat fragmentation on tsetse abundance on the plateau of eastern Zambia. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 91, 11-18
  • Hendrickx, G., 2009, A plea for a geographical truce. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 90, 150-151
  • Lancelot, R., Poncon, N., Hendrickx, G. and Fontenille, D., 2009, Changements Environnementaux et Emergences de Maladies. Transmission Vectorielle en Europe : Comment Améliorer la Surveillance et la Gestion des Risques ? Bulletin de l'Académie Vétérinaire de France, 162 (1): 89-96
  • Versteirt, V., Schaffner, F., Garros, C., Dekoninck, W., Coosemans, M., Van Bortel, W., 2009, Introduction and establishment of the exotic mosquito species Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Belgium, Journal of Medical Entomology, 46(6):1464-7.


  • Dao, B., Hendrickx, G., Sidibe, I., Belem, A.M. and de La Rocque, S., 2008, Impact de la sècheresse et de la dégradation des aires protégées sur la répartition des trypanosomoses bovines et leurs vecteurs dans le bassin versant de l'Oti au Nord du Togo. Impact of drought and protected areas degradation on bovine trypanosomosis and its vectors distribution in the Oti river basin of northern Togo. Revue d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, 61(3-4), 153-160.
  • De La Rocque, S., Hendrickx, G. and Morand S. (eds.), 2008, Climate change: impact on the epidemiology and control of animal diseases. Vol. 27(2) Scientific and Technical Review of OIE
  • Elbers, A.R., Backx, A., Meroc, E., Gerbier, G., Staubach, C., Hendrickx, G., van der Spek, A. and Mintiens, K., 2008, Field observations during the bluetongue serotype 8 epidemic in 2006 I. Detection of first outbreaks and clinical signs in sheep and cattle in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 87(1-2), 21-30
  • Elbers, A.R., Backx, A., Mintiens, K., Gerbier, G., Staubach, C., Hendrickx, G. and van der Spek, A., 2008, Field observations during the Bluetongue serotype 8 epidemic in 2006 II. Morbidity and mortality rate, case fatality and clinical recovery in sheep and cattle in the Netherlands. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 87(1-2), 31-40
  • Guerrini, L., Bord, J. P., Ducheyne, E. and Bouyer, J., 2008, Fragmentation analysis for prediction of suitable habitat for vectors: the example of riverine tsetse flies in Burkina Faso. Journal of Medical Entomology
  • Hendrickx, G., Gilbert, M., Staubach, C., Elbers, A., Mintiens, K., Gerbier, G. and Ducheyne, E., 2008, A wind density model to quantify the airborne spread of Culicoides species during north-western Europe bluetongue epidemic. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 87(1-2), 162-81
  • Mintiens, K., Méroc, E., Mellor, P.S., Staubach, C., Gerbier, G., Elbers, A.R., Hendrickx, G. and De Clercq, K., 2008, Possible routes of introduction of bluetongue virus serotype 8 into the epicentre of the 2006 epidemic in north-western Europe. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 87(1-2), 131-44
  • Gerbier, G., Baldet, T., Tran, A.L., Hendrickx, G., Guis, H., Mintiens, K., Elbers, A.R. and Staubach, C., 2008, Modelling local dispersal of bluetongue virus serotype 8 using random walk. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 87(1-2), 119-30
  • Mintiens, K., Méroc, E., Faes, C., Abrahantes, J.C., Hendrickx, G., Staubach, C., Gerbier, G., Elbers, A.R., Aerts, M. and De Clercq, K., 2008, Impact of human interventions on the spread of bluetongue virus serotype 8 during the 2006 epidemic in north-western Europe. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 87(1-2), 145-61


  • Bamhare, C., Thomson, G., Latif, A., Mulumba, M., Chisembele, C., Derah, N., Mataa, L, Mokopasetso, M, Dlamini, P., Jamal, S., de Klerk, G., Letuka, O., Chikungwa, P., Mumba, T., Dombolo, E.F., Wanda, G., Münstermann, S., van Schalkwyk, L., Gummow, B., Hendrickx, G., Berkvens, D., Marcotty, T., Thys, E. and Van den Bossche, P., 2007, Building capacity for improved veterinary epidemiosurveillance in Southern Africa. Journal of the South African veterinary Association, 78(2), 92-98
  • Boone, I., Thijs, E., De Borghgraeve, J., Speybroek, N., Ducheyne, E. and Dorny, P., 2007, Distribution and risk factors of bovine cysticercosis in Belgian dairy and mixed herds, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 82(1-2), 1-11.
  • De La Rocque, S., Tran, A.L., Etter, E., Vial L. and Hendrickx, G., 2007, Importance of geographic information systems for the monitoring of animal diseases and zoonoses. Veterinaria Italiana, 43(3), 381-391
  • Ducheyne, E., De Deken, R., Becu, S., Codina, B., Nomikou, K., Mangana-Vougiaki, O., Georgiev, G., Purse, B.V. and Hendrickx, G., 2007, Quantifying the wind dispersal of Culicoides species in Greece and Bulgaria, Geospatial Health 2, 177-189


  • Shaw, A., Hendrickx, G., Gilbert, M., Mattioli, R., Codjia, V., Dao, B., Diall, O., Mahama, C., Sidibe, I. and Wint, W., 2006, Mapping the benefits: a new decision tool for tsetse and trypanosomiasis interventions. Research Report. Department for International Development, Animal Health Programme. Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK and Programme Against African Trypanosomiasis, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. pp 154


  • Ducheyne, E., Hendrickx, G. and De Deken, R., 2005, Mapping of Bluetongue: an emerging disease in Europe, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 74 (2), 117-124


  • Bastiaensen, P., Kouagou, N'T., Gnofam, M., Batawui, K., Napala, A. and Hendrickx, G., 2004, Adoption et prise en charge par des éleveurs du nord Togo d'une nouvelle technique de contrôle de la mouche tsétsé : considérations socio-économiques, Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 52, 142-158
  • Hendrickx, G., Biesemans, J. and De Deken, R., 2004, The use of GIS in Veterinary Parasitology. In Durr, P.A and Gatrell A.C. (Eds), GIS and Spatial Analysis in Veterinary Science. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, 145-176
  • Hendrickx, G., de La Rocque, S. and Mattioli, R., 2004, Towards long term tsetse and trypanosomosis management options in West Africa. Paat Technical and Scientific Series - 6, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. pp 57
  • Mattioli, R.C., Feldmann, U., Hendrickx, G., Wint, W., Jannin, J. and Slingenbergh, J., 2004, Tsetse and trypanosomiasis intervention policies supporting sustainable animal-agricultural development. International Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment, 2(2)


  • Bastiaensen, P., Dorny, P., Batawui, K., Boukaya, A., Napala, A. and Hendrickx, G., 2003, Parasitisme des petits ruminants dans la zone périurbaine de Sokodé, Togo. Partie 2 - Caprins, Revue D'Elevage et de Medecine Veterinaire des Pays Tropicaux, 56(1-2), 51-56
  • Bastiaensen, P., Dorny, P., Batawui, K., Boukaya, A., Napala, A. and Hendrickx, G., 2003, Parasitisme des petits ruminants dans la zone périurbaine de Sokodé, Togo. Partie 1 - Ovins. Revue D'Elevage et de Medecine Veterinaire des Pays Tropicaux, 56(1-2), 43-50


  • Batawui, K., Bastiaensen, P., Napala, A. and Hendrickx, G., 2002, L'application séquentielle de lambda-cyhalothrine sur le bétail par la méthode Electrodyn. Résultats obtenus au Togo dans le cadre de la lutte contre la TAA, Revue D'Elevage et de Medecin Veterinaire des Pays Tropicaux, 55(3), 189-195
  • Slingenbergh, J.H.W., Hendrickx, G. and Wint, W., 2002, Will the livestock revolution succeed?, Agriworld Vision, 2(4), 31-33
  • Wint, W., Bourn, D., Hendrickx, G., Kruska, R. and Slingenbergh, J., 2002, Livestock Mapping: Present and Future. In: Tateishi R. (Ed.), Global Environmental Databases (Volume 2). International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), pp. 39-54


  • Bastiaensen, P., Cissé, A., Gnofam, M., Bebay, C.E., Kouagou, N'T., Sonhaye, A., Napala, A. and Hendrickx, G., 2001, Pratique vétérinaire privée rurale au Togo : appréciation socio-économique de sa viabilité, Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 49, 96-120
  • Ekpetsi Bouka C., Batawui, K., Napala, A., Bastiaensen, P., Faye, N. and Hendrickx, G., 2001, Etude des parasitoses des veaux dans la région septentrionale du Togo, Revue D'Elevage et de Medecine Veterinaire des Pays Tropicaux, 54(1), 17-27
  • Hendrickx, G., de La Rocque, S., Reid, R. and Wint, W., 2001, Spatial trypanosomosis management. From Data-layers to Decision Making, Trends in Parasitology, 17, 35-42
  • Hendrickx, G., Napala, A., Slingenbergh, J.H.W., De Deken, R. and Rogers, D.J., 2001, A contribution towards simplifying area-wide tsetse surveys using medium resolution meteorological satellite data, Bulletin of Entomological Research, 91, 333-345
  • Hendrickx, G., Napala, A., Slingenbergh, J.H.W., De Deken, R., Vercruysse, J. and Rogers D.J., 2001, The Spatial Patterns of Trypanosomosis Predicted with the aid of Satellite Imagery, Parasitology, 120, 121-134