Frank Huysentruyt

Senior scientist wildlife managment

  • Herman Teirlinckgebouw, Havenlaan 88 bus 73

    1000 Brussel



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Frank Huysentruyt is a researcher at the Wildlife Management and Invasive Species group. He monitors the status and evolution of the European beaver in Flanders and conducts research into different types of management to help control damage and nuisance caused by beavers while simultaneously maximizing the positive effects of this species.

Within these various projects, there is collaboration with various other Flemish government institutions that deal with beavers, such as the Nature and Forest Agency (ANB), the Flemish Environment Agency (VMM) and De Vlaamse Waterweg nv (DVW). In specific cases, local authorities (provinces, municipalities, polder boards) also call on this research domain within INBO for assistance with coexistence with beavers.

When carrying out these types of research, ecological research techniques such as monitoring with camera traps, tracking and telemetric research are central. This data further translates into the development of spatial, temporal and population models, where the aim is always to use scenario analyses to help estimate the potential impact of management and protection measures and make adjustments where necessary.

Thematic List 2020

  • Wildlife management
  • Invasive species


  • wildlife damage policy
  • fauna management
  • Habitats Directive
  • local conservation status
  • water management

Thematic List

  • Fauna management
  • Invasive species (fauna management)
  • Hunting (fauna management)
  • Hunting (species policy)
  • Invasive species (species diversity)
  • Birds
  • Mammals
  • Species protection plan
  • Damage management (management)
  • Protected species
  • Conservation
  • Catchment areas

Taxonomic List

  • bony fishes (Osteichtyes)
  • pigeons and doves (Columbidae)
  • waterfowl (Anseriformes)
  • deer (Cervidae)
  • crows (Corvidae)
  • rodents (Rodentia)

Disciplinecode List

  • Wildlife and habitat management
  • Invasion biology
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Landscape ecology

Geographic List

  • Western Europe
  • Belgium
  • Flanders


  • modelling
  • statistics and modelling
  • detection technology


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