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Departement Biologie (KMMA)

English name: Department Biology
Parent institute: Koninklijk Museum voor Midden Afrika (KMMA), more

Leuvensesteenweg 13
3080 Tervuren

Tel.: +32-(0)2-769 52 11
Fax: +32-(0)2-769 52 42
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Type: Scientific

Associated to an institute part (16)  Top | Institutes | Publications 

Child institutes (2)  Top | Publications 
  • Koninklijk Museum voor Midden Afrika; Departement Biologie; Departement Afrikaanse Zoölogie (KMMA), more
  • Koninklijk Museum voor Midden Afrika; Departement Biologie; Departement Houtbiologie (KMMA), more

The Biology department of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) manages an extensive collection of Afrotropical organisms. Furthermore, the department conducts research at an international level both on collection specimens and on species in their natural environment in order to attain a better understanding of African biodiversity.

The department consists of four divisions:
- Wood Biology;
- Biological collection and data management;
- Invertebrates;
- Vertebrates.

The marine research is situated in the Vertebrates and Invertebrates divisions.
- The Vertebrates division conducts research in the field of ichtyology and more specifically on the systematics and ecology of African fish species. This group is involved in FishBase: the largest worldwide fish encyclopedia and scientific data source on fish. The RMCA is responsible for the African brackish and freshwater fish (;
- In the Invertebrates division, the taxonomy of sea cucumbers is studied.

Publications (15)  Top | Institutes 
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  • Peer reviewed article Smitz, N.; De wolf, K.; Gheysen, A.; Deblauwe, I.; Meganck, K.; De Witte, J.; Schneider, A.; Verlé, I.; Dekoninck, W.; Gombeer, S.; Vanderheyden, A.; De Meyer, M.; Backeljau, T.; Müller, R.; Van Bortel, W. (2021). DNA identification of species of the Anopheles maculipennis complex and first record of An. daciae in Belgium. Medical and Veterinary Entomology 35(3): 442-450., more
  • Peer reviewed article Geraerts, M.; Muterezi Bukinga, F.; Vanhove, M.P.M.; Pariselle, A.; Chocha Manda, A.; Vreven, E.; Huyse, T.; Artois, T. (2020). Six new species of Cichlidogyrus Paperna, 1960 (Platyhelminthes: Monogenea) from the gills of cichlids (Teleostei: Cichliformes) from the Lomami River Basin (DRC: Middle Congo). Parasites & Vectors 13(1): 187., more
  • Peer reviewed article Geeraert, L.; Aerts, R.; Jordaens, K.; Dox, I.; Wellens, S.; Couri, M.; Berecha, G.; Honnay, O. (2018). Intensification of Ethiopian coffee agroforestry drives impoverishment of the Arabica coffee flower visiting bee and fly communities. Agroforestry Systems 93(5): 1729-1739., more
  • Peer reviewed article Kmentová, N.; Van Steenberge, M.; Raeymaekers, J.A.M.; Koblmüller, S.; Hablützel, P.I.; Bukinga, F.M.; N’sibula, T.M.; Mulungula, P.M.; Nzigidahera, B.; Ntakimazi, G.; Gelnar, M.; Vanhove, M.P.M. (2018). Monogenean parasites of sardines in Lake Tanganyika: diversity, origin and intra-specific variability. Contributions to Zoology 87(2): 105-132., more
  • Peer reviewed article Fourdrilis, S.; Mardulyn, P.; Hardy, O.J.; Jordaens, K.; de Frias Martins, A.M.; Backeljau, T. (2016). Mitochondrial DNA hyperdiversity and its potential causes in the marine periwinkle Melarhaphe neritoides (Mollusca: Gastropoda). PeerJ 4: 33 pp., more
  • Peer reviewed article Stoyanov, B.; Huyse, T.; Pankov, P.; Georgiev, B. (2016). Morphological and molecular identification of Gyrodactylus bubyri Osmanov, 1965 (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) from Caucasian dwarf goby, Knipowitschia caucasica (Berg) (Actinopterygii: Gobionellidae) from a Black Sea lagoon. Parasitol. Res. 115(4): 1617-1625., more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanhove, M.P.M.; Hablützel, P.I.; Pariselle, A.; Simková, A.; Huyse, T.; Raeymaekers, J.A.M. (2016). Cichlids: a host of opportunities for evolutionary parasitology. Trends Parasitol. 32(10): 820-832., more
  • Peer reviewed article Grégoir, A.F.; Hablützel, P.I.; Vanhove, M.P.M.; Pariselle, A.; Bamps, J.; Volckaert, F.A.M.; Raeymaekers, J.A.M. (2015). A link between host dispersal and parasite diversity in two sympatric cichlids of Lake Tanganyika. Freshwat. Biol. 60(2): 323-335., more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanhove, M.P.M.; Pariselle, A.; Van Steenberge, M.; Raeymaekers, J.A.M.; Hablützel, P.I.; Gillardin, C.; Hellemans, B.; Breman, F.C.; Koblmüller, S.; Sturmbauer, C.; Snoeks, J.; Volckaert, F.A.M.; Huyse, T. (2015). Hidden biodiversity in an ancient lake: phylogenetic congruence between Lake Tanganyika tropheine cichlids and their monogenean flatworm parasites. NPG Scientific Reports 5(1): 13669., more
  • Peer reviewed article Hablützel, P. I.; Vanhove, M.P.M.; Grégoir, A.F.; Hellemans, B.; Volckaert, F.A.M.; Raeymaekers, J.A.M. (2014). Intermediate number of major histocompatibility complex class IIBlength variants relates to enlarged perivisceral fat deposits in the blunt-head cichlid Tropheus moorii. J. Evolution. Biol. 27(10): 2177-2190., more
  • Peer reviewed article Mombaerts, M.; Verreycken, H.; Volckaert, F.A.M.; Huyse, T. (2014). The invasive round goby Neogobius melanostomus and tubenose goby Proterorhinus semilunaris: two introduction routes into Belgium. Aquat. Invasions 9(3): 305-314., more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanhove, M.P.M.; Tessens, B.; Schoelinck, C.; Jondelius, U.; Littlewood, D.T.J.; Artois, T.; Huyse, T. (2013). Problematic barcoding in flatworms: a case-study on monogeneans and rhabdocoels (Platyhelminthes). ZooKeys 365: 355-379., more
  • Gijsel, L.; Huyse, T.; Van Hoyweghen, I. (2019). Citizen science: hoe burgers de wetenschap uitdagen. Pelckmans Pro: Kalmthout. ISBN 978-94-6337-170-4. 158 pp., more
  • Gijsel, L.; Huyse, T.; Van Hoyweghen, I. (2019). Vogels, vlinders, schelpen: iedereen telt mee!, in: Gijsel, L. et al. Citizen science: hoe burgers de wetenschap uitdagen. pp. 110-121, more
  • Smitz, N. (2019). BopCo – MEMO: Monitoring of Exotic Mosquitoes; L’ADN, un outil pour l’identification d’espèces de moustiques exotiques recensés en Belgique. BFSO Magazine 6(3): 10-12, more

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