Meet the team and our research interestsCome say Hello! Tom ArtoisHead of the team | Full professorThe study of biodiversity learns us more about ourselves than about the organisms we are studying. Patrick ReygelAssociate professorDescribing new marine flatworms, giving them a name and figuring out their relation with other excisting flatworms to reveal some evolutionary... Maarten VanhoveAssistant professorEvolutionary parasitology is a prime playground to study biodiversity mechanisms. We also transfer biodiversity science to global South... Armando Cruz LauferPhD studentParasites host specificity can vary considerably even at genus level. This study will investigate the evolutionary mechanisms causing these... Yander Diez GarciaPhD studentDescription of the new taxa of marine Rhabdocoela from Cuba and other tropical areas, with emphasis in the phylogeny of Koinocystididae and... Mare GeraertsPhD studentUsing tiny parasites as a magnifying glass to unravel the introduction history of the invasive Nile tilapia and studying their impact on local... Stefan GobertPhD studentAmong the sand grains of the beach and the ocean floor there exists a ealth of biodiversity waiting to be explored. By describing and catalogueing... Michiel JorissenPhD studentInvasive species are species that are introduced into new regions and have a detrimental effect on the local ecosystem. They are one of the major... Nikol KmentováPhD studentPotential of parasites as tags for host population structure, demographic history and introduction pathways Céline KowalczykPhD studentInvestigating patterns in Nightjar genomes within and among populations to make inferences about their ecology and evolution. Marlies MonnensPhD studentCan flatworms unravel the secrets behind an endosymbiotic lifestyle? Fortunate Mafeta PhakaPhD studentExploring the complex link between biological and cultural diversity is a good way to find ecologically and socially just conservation solutions... Thomas Van DijckPhD studentIsolated urban green structures: platforms for a mind-blowing biodiversity. Jolien WeversPhD studentWithout data, you’re just another person with an opinion. Toon WillemsResearcherThe possibility to save farmland birds is hidden in the right agri-environmental management. Natalie BeenaertsGuest staff memberAs the project leader of the Field Research Centre of UHasselt I try to see, start up and mentor research and educational projects related to the... Ruben EvensGuest staff memberI’m studying the whereabouts of birds throughout their annual cycle. Using modern tracking technologies, I investigate their spatial use and... Natascha SteffanieSpecialised laboratory technicianI provide technical support for the biodiversity and toxicology group. Ria VanderspikkenSpecialised laboratory technicianI provide administrative support for the biodiversity and toxicology group.