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  • Herman Teirlinckgebouw, Havenlaan 88 bus 73

    1000 Brussel

    Belgium

20012022

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Research expertise

Arno Thomaes studies the protected forest habitat types and saproxylic beetles. The research concerning the forest habitat types of the Habitats directive includes the classification, status assessment, distribution, management and threats (mainly climate change impact). Concerning the saproxylic beetles, the focal species are the European stag beetle (Lucanus cervus), cinnabar flat bark beetle (Cucujus cinnaberinus), rusty click beetle (Elater ferrugineus) and hermit beetle (Osmoderma eremita) and the research covers distribution, population structure, threats and protection, status assessment, ecology, monitoring, genetics, dispersal, morphometrics and many other aspects. Besides this, the research also covers other saproxylic beetles as well as the development of new monitoring techniques including the use of detection dogs. 

Education/Academic qualification

Land and Forest managment, master in the applied science, Universiteit Gent - Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen

1-Oct-199530-Jun-2001

Award Date: 1-Jul-2001

External positions

Editor of Belgian Journal of Entomology and Bulletin SRBE/KBVE , Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging voor Entomologie

1-Jan-201531-Dec-2021

Thematic List

  • Forest management
  • Species protection plan
  • Natura 2000 and conservation objectives
  • Red lists
  • Species recovery programs
  • Insects
  • Valley- and marshwoods
  • Oak- and beechwoods

Policy

  • woodland protection
  • Natura 2000
  • species directed nature management

Taxonomic List

  • beetles (Coleoptera)
  • dung beetles and chafers (Scaraboidea)
  • stag beetles (Lucanidae)
  • flower chafers(Cetoniidae)
  • longhorn beetles (Cerambycidae)
  • click beetles (Elateridae)
  • jewel beetles (Buprestidae)
  • xylobiont beetles
  • mammals (Mammalia)
  • bats (Chiroptera)

Geographic List

  • Atlantic Flanders
  • Atlantic region (inc. Flanders)
  • Belgium
  • Europe

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