Jagende mens maakte van Bever een nachtbraker

Jagende mens maakte van Bever een nachtbraker.

Als we de Bever tegenwoordig kennen als een nachtdier, dan is dat de schuld van onze voorouders, die de dieren gedurende duizenden jaren bejaagden. Bevers zouden overdag nochtans beter presteren. Dat blijkt uit een studie met uitgebreide video-analyses van de Universiteit Antwerpen, die verschijnt in het wetenschappelijk vakblad Mammalian Biology.

Bekijk reportage van VRT op 13/08/2015.    http://deredactie.be/permalink/1.2413801?video=1.2413801

Herwig Leirs on health problems related to rats

Herwig Leirs on health problems related to rats

Herwig Leirs was interviewed on June 2nd on Radio1 on the possibility that recent problems in waste collection in the city of Gent might lead to an increased risk of rodent-related diseases.

 

In the media

EVECO doctoral students testing for ebola in West Africa

Biologists Sophie Gryseels and Benny Borremans (EVECO research group) leave for Guinea, for specialized help in the diagnosis of possible ebola patients.

Newspaper articles (in Dutch):

Interview on national radio (in Dutch):

"Veel ebolapatiënten sterven tijdens transport" - De Ochtend, Radio 1

2 doctoraatsstudenten biologie gaan stalen ebola onderzoeken in Guinee

Television news items

Television news item - VTM
In the Media

Damselfly colours
23 july 2013
Read this blog (in Dutch) about a recent paper by Iserbyt et al. on colour polymorphism and behaviour in damselflies.
Blog: Kleurenspel (Willy Van Strien)

Bird Talk
29 January 2013
Prof. Erik Matthysen and his brother Hugo talk about birds, birdwatching and family anecdotes in the weekly magazine HUMO.
Article: Erik en Hugo Matthysen over het grote Vogelweekend - HUMO magazine (in Dutch).

New York Rats
31 October 2012
When Superstorm Sandy hit New York and flooded the subway tunnels, fear existed that millions of rats would surface in the streets. Prof. Herwig Leirs was interviewed on the matter by a New York journalist and predicted that most rats would actually drown (1) and that opinion was copied to many other US media (2).  He was also interviewed on a Belgian television station (3).
Article: Hurricane Sandy may drive subway rats onto NYC streets - LiveScience.com
Article: Tunnel flooding may drive subway rats onto NYC streets - NBC News
Video: Video 'New York Rattenvrij door Sandy?' - vier.be

Otter Rediscovered (again)
13 June 2012
Doctoral student Kristijn Swinnen documents the presence of Otter in Bocholt, Limburg, using automatic cameras.
Article: Otter laat zich filmen in Limburg - Nieuwsblad.be (in Dutch)