Thierry Backeljau

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium

Articles in Scholarly Journals [Incomplete List]

  1. Effects of isolation and body size on the mating behaviour of the hermaphroditic land snail Succinea putris
    Animal Behaviour, 2008
  2. Rapid large-scale evolutionary divergence in morphology and performance associated with exploitation of a different dietary resource
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 105, no. 12, pp. 4792–4795, 2008
  3. Effects of sublethal abiotic stressors on population growth and genetic diversity of Pellioditis marina (Nematoda) from the Westerschelde estuary
    Aquatic Toxicology, vol. 82, no. 2, pp. 110–119, 2007
  4. Effects of environmental stress on the condition of Littorina littorea along the Scheldt estuary (The Netherlands)
    Science of The Total Environment, vol. 376, no. 1-3, pp. 346–358, 2007
  5. Spatiotemporal analysis of population genetic structure in Geomonhystera disjuncta (Nematoda, Monhysteridae) reveals high levels of molecular diversity
    Marine Biology, vol. 151, no. 5, pp. 1799–1812, 2007
  6. Completely disjunct mitochondrial DNA haplotype distribution without a phylogeographic break in a planktonic developing gastropod
    Marine Biology, vol. 153, no. 3, pp. 421–429, 2007
  7. Rhipicephalus appendiculatus and R. zambeziensis (Acari: Ixodidae) from Zambia: a molecular reassessment of their species status and identification
    Experimental and Applied Acarology, vol. 41, no. 1-2, pp. 115–128, 2007
  8. Further evidence for geographic differentiation in R. appendiculatus (Acari: Ixodidae) from Eastern and Southern provinces of Zambia
    Experimental and Applied Acarology, vol. 41, no. 1-2, pp. 129–138, 2007
  9. Effects of mating, breeding system and parasites on reproduction in hermaphrodites: pulmonate gastropods (Mollusca)
    Animal Biology, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 137–195, 2007
  10. Genetic variation in Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (Acari: sIxodidae) from Zambia: correlating genetic and ecological variation with Rhipicephalus appendiculatus from eastern and southern Africa
    Journal of Vector Ecology, vol. 32, no. 2, p. 168, 2007
  11. Malaria Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, p. 16, 2006
  12. Mitochondrial DNA and allozyme patterns of Hediste diversicolor (Polychaeta: Nereididae): the importance of small scale genetic structuring
    Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 326, pp. 157–165, 2006
  13. Resource allocation in a simultaneously hermaphroditic slug with phally polymorphism
    Evolutionary Ecology, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 535–548, 2006
  14. Genetic variation in two land snails, Cepaea nemoralis and Succinea putris (Gastropoda, Pulmonata), from sites differing in heavy metal content
    Genetica, vol. 128, no. 1-3, pp. 227–239, 2006
  15. Slug species- and population-specific effects on the end points of the Slug Mucosal Irritation test
    Toxicology in Vitro, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 448–457, 2006
  16. Associations between shell strength, shell morphology and heavy metals in the land snail Cepaea nemoralis (Gastropoda, Helicidae)
    Science of The Total Environment, vol. 363, no. 1-3, pp. 285–293, 2006
  17. Seasonal dynamics of population genetic structure in cryptic taxa of the Pellioditis marina complex (Nematoda: Rhabditida)
    Genetica, vol. 128, no. 1-3, pp. 307–321, 2006
  18. Comparison of Preservation Methods of Rhipicephalus appendiculatus (Acari: Ixodidae) for Reliable DNA Amplification by PCR
    Experimental and Applied Acarology, vol. 38, no. 2-3, pp. 189–199, 2006
  19. Life-history variation in selfing multilocus genotypes of the land slug Deroceras laeve (Pulmonata: Agriolimacidae)
    Journal of Molluscan Studies, vol. 72, no. 3, pp. 229–233, 2006
  20. Accurate identification of cryptic slug taxa of the Arion subfuscus/fuscus complex by PCR-RFLP (Pulmonata: Arionidae)
    Journal of Molluscan Studies, vol. 72, no. 3, pp. 323–325, 2006
  21. Molecular systematics of the Carinarion complex (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata): a taxonomic riddle caused by a mixed breeding system
    Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 89, no. 4, pp. 589–604, 2006
  22. Molecular systematics of the Chrysoperla carnea group (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) in Europe
    Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 180–184, 2006
  23. Filling a gap in the phylogeny of flatworms: relationships within the Rhabdocoela (Platyhelminthes), inferred from 18S ribosomal DNA sequences
    Zoologica Scripta, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 1–17, 2006
  24. Rangewide phylogeography of a terrestrial slug in Europe: evidence for Alpine refugia and rapid colonization after the Pleistocene glaciations
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 1133–1150, 2005
  25. Extreme mtDNA divergences in a terrestrial slug (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Arionidae): accelerated evolution, allopatric divergence and secondary contact
    Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 1264–1280, 2005
  26. "Typhloplanoida" (Platyhelminthes: Rhabdocoela) from the Indian Ocean, with the description of six new taxa
    Journal of Natural History, vol. 39, no. 19, pp. 1561–1582, 2005
  27. Mate choice in the hermaphroditic land snail (Stylommatophora: Succineidae)
    Animal Behaviour, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 329–337, 2005
  28. Temporal trends in soft tissue metal levels in the periwinkle along the Scheldt estuary, The Netherlands
    Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 50, no. 4, pp. 479–484, 2005
  29. Molecular systematics of the endemic Leptaxini (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) on the Azores islands
    Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 132–143, 2005
  30. Population Genetics and Identity of an Introduced Terrestrial Slug: Arion subfuscus s.l. in the North-east USA (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Arionidae)
    Genetica, vol. 125, no. 2-3, pp. 155–171, 2005
  31. Spatiotemporal allozyme variation in the damselfly, Lestes viridis (Odonata: Zygoptera): gene flow among permanent and temporary ponds
    Genetica, vol. 124, no. 2-3, pp. 137–144, 2005
  32. Mitochondrial DNA variation and cryptic speciation within the free-living marine nematode Pellioditis marina
    Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 300, pp. 91–103, 2005
  33. EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION ON MICROSATELLITE DNA DIVERSITY IN WOOD MOUSE (APODEMUS SYLVATICUS) POPULATIONS
    Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, vol. 24, no. 11, p. 2898, 2005
  34. Reports on the Free-Living Platyhelminthes from Australia: Typhloplanoida, with the Description of Three New Taxa
    ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 333–341, 2004
  35. The use of RAPD in ecotoxicology
    Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation Research, vol. 566, no. 3, pp. 249–262, 2004
  36. The population genetic structure of Littorina littorea (Mollusca: Gastropoda) along a pollution gradient in the Scheldt estuary (The Netherlands) using RAPD analysis
    Science of The Total Environment, vol. 325, no. 1-3, pp. 59–69, 2004
  37. A baseline survey of intersex in Littorina littorea along the Scheldt estuary, The Netherlands
    Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 48, no. 5-6, pp. 592–596, 2004
  38. Sensitivity to cadmium along a salinity gradient in populations of the periwinkle, Littorina littorea, using time-to-death analysis
    Aquatic Toxicology, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 241–253, 2004
  39. Clonal diversity in the ancient asexual ostracod Darwinula stevensoni assessed by RAPD-PCR
    Heredity, vol. 93, no. 2, Article ID 6800486, 6 pages, 2004
  40. Molecular and morphological data reveal cryptic taxonomic diversity in the terrestrial slug complex Arion subfuscus/fuscus (Mollusca, Pulmonata, Arionidae) in continental north-west Europe
    Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 83, no. 1, pp. 23–38, 2004
  41. Review of the ultrastructure of the nematode body cuticle and its phylogenetic interpretation
    Biological Reviews, vol. 78, no. 3, pp. 465–510, 2003
  42. Genetica, vol. 119, no. 1, pp. 27–34, 2003
  43. Genetic differentiation reflects geological history in the Azorean land snail, Leptaxis azorica
    Heredity, vol. 91, no. 3, Article ID 6800304, 8 pages, 2003
  44. Population genetic structure of the malaria vector Anopheles minimus A in Vietnam
    Heredity, vol. 91, no. 5, Article ID 6800313, 6 pages, 2003
  45. Congruence between starch gel and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in detecting allozyme variation in pulmonate land slugs
    ELECTROPHORESIS, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 622–627, 2003
  46. Hydrobiologia, vol. 474, no. 1/3, pp. 189–196, 2002
  47. Isoelectric focusing as a tool to evaluate carabid beetles as predatory agents of the pest slug Arion lusitanicus
    Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol. 34, no. 9, pp. 1333–1342, 2002
  48. Multivariate morphometrics of soft body parts in terrestrial slugs: comparison between two datasets, error assessment and taxonomic implications
    Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 75, no. 4, pp. 533–542, 2002
  49. Presence of Anopheles culicifacies B in Cambodia established by the PCR-RFLP assay developed for the identification of Anopheles minimus species A and C and four related species
    Medical and Veterinary Entomology, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 329–334, 2002
  50. Esterase variation in the periwinkle Littorina littorea, along the western and eastern Scheldt estuarium
    Marine Environmental Research, vol. 52, no. 4, pp. 373–382, 2001
  51. Intersex and sterility in the periwinkle Littorina littorea (Mollusca: Gastropoda) along the Western Scheldt estuary, the Netherlands
    Marine Environmental Research, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 249–255, 2001
  52. Heavy metal levels in the sediments of four Dar es Salaam mangroves: accumulation in, and effect on the morphology of the periwinkle, Littoraria scabra (Mollusca: Gastropoda)
    Environment International, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 243–249, 2001
  53. Heavy metal accumulation in the periwinkle Littorina littorea, along a pollution gradient in the Scheldt estuary
    The Science of The Total Environment, vol. 262, no. 1-2, pp. 111–121, 2000
  54. Is there a geographical pattern in the breeding system of a complex of hermaphroditic slugs (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Carinarion)?
    Heredity, vol. 85, no. 6, p. 571, 2000
  55. Molecular identification of Anopheles minimus s.l. beyond distinguishing the members of the species complex
    Insect Molecular Biology, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 335–340, 2000
  56. Software dependent phenetic relationships of non-nodulating African species ofAcacia
    Plant Systematics and Evolution, vol. 220, no. 3-4, pp. 139–146, 2000
  57. Conservation genetics of the endemic Azorean slug Plutonia atlantica (Mollusca, Pulmonata)
    Biological Conservation, vol. 93, no. 1, pp. 77–84, 2000
  58. Large scale population structure and gene flow in the planktonic developing periwinkle, Littorina striata, in Macaronesia (Mollusca: Gastropoda)
    Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 246, no. 1, pp. 69–83, 2000
  59. Food-induced esterase electromorphs inCarinarion spp. and their effects on taxonomic data analysis (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Arionidae)
    Electrophoresis, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 473–479, 1999
  60. Did a heavy storm affect the aperture area of wave-exposed and sheltered Littorina striata?
    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, vol. 79, no. 6, pp. 1129–1130, 1999
  61. Hydrobiologia, vol. 378, no. 1/3, pp. 11–19, 1998
  62. Hydrobiologia, vol. 378, no. 1/3, pp. 27–32, 1998
  63. Hydrobiologia, vol. 378, no. 1/3, pp. 43–51, 1998
  64. Nature, vol. 393, no. 6686, pp. 636–638, 1998
  65. Conservation genetics of insular Podarcis lizards using partial cytochrome b sequences
    Molecular Ecology, vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 1407–1411, 1998
  66. Performance of 18S rRNA in Littorinid Phylogeny (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda)
    Journal of Molecular Evolution, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 586–596, 1998
  67. Details of Gastropod Phylogeny Inferred from 18S rRNA Sequences
    Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 55–63, 1998
  68. Large-scale patterns of shell variation in Littorina striata , a planktonic developing periwinkle from Macaronesia (Mollusca: Prosobranchia)
    Marine Biology, vol. 131, no. 2, pp. 309–317, 1998
  69. Age and size of European saltmarshes and the population genetic consequences for ground beetles
    Oecologia, vol. 114, no. 4, pp. 503–513, 1998
  70. First record of Deroceras juranumoutside the Jura mountains (Pulmonata: Agriolimacidae)
    Journal of Molluscan Studies, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 495–499, 1998
  71. Spatio-temporal genetic structure and gene flow between two distinct shell morphs of the planktonic developing periwinkle Littorina striata (Mollusca:Prosobranchia)
    Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 163, pp. 155–163, 1998
  72. Synchronization of Hatching Date with Budburst of Individual Host Trees (Quercus robur) in the Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) and its Fitness Consequences
    The Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 66, no. 1, p. 113, 1997
  73. Microgeographical shell variation in Littorina striata , a planktonic developing periwinkle
    Marine Biology, vol. 129, no. 2, pp. 331–342, 1997
  74. Albino-like Carinarion identified by protein electrophoresis (Pulmonata: Arionidae)
    Journal of Molluscan Studies, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 559–563, 1997
  75. Allozyme diversity in slugs of the Carinarion complex (Mollusca, Pulmonata)
    Heredity, vol. 78, no. 4, Article ID 6881160, 6 pages, 1997
  76. Genetica, vol. 99, no. 1, pp. 47–58, 1997
  77. Hydrobiologia, vol. 357, no. 1/3, pp. 185–202, 1997
  78. 18S rRNA suggests that Entoprocta are protostomes, unrelated to Ectoprocta
    Journal of Molecular Evolution, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 552–559, 1996
  79. One- and two-sample tests for single-locus inbreeding coefficients using the bootstrap
    Heredity, vol. 74, no. 2, Article ID hdy199519, 6 pages, 1995
  80. RANDOM AMPLIFIED POLYMORPHIC DNA (RAPD) AND PARSIMONY METHODS
    Cladistics, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 119–130, 1995
  81. Extraction of high molecular weight DNA from molluscs
    Trends in Genetics, vol. 9, no. 12, p. 407, 1993
  82. Structure of the small ribosomal subunit RNA of the pulmonate snail, Limicolaria kambeul, and phylogenetic analysis of the Metazoa
    FEBS Letters, vol. 309, no. 2, pp. 123–126, 1992