Hilde Vervaecke

Biologisch antropoloog, Dr. in de Biologie
Speerpunten: dierenwelzijn & gedrag
Sleutelwoorden: gedragsbiologie, kennis ten dienste van de gemeenschap,  welzijn wilde dieren in gevangenschap, grote grazers, slacht en welzijn
En is ook: dol op de Ardeense bossen, paarden en bizons, coördinator van Salto,  vrijwilliger in natuurbeheer

Campus: Waas
Adres: Hospitaalstraat 23, 9100 Sint-Niklaas
Telefoon: 03 776 43 48
E-mail: hilde.vervaecke@odisee.be
Centrum: SALTO
Studiegebied: Industriële Wetenschappen en Technologie - Biotechniek

Projecten

IT (Articles in internationally reviewed academic journals)

Borgmans G., Palme R., Sannen A., Vervaecke H., Van Damme R. (2018). The effect of environmental provisioning on stress levels in captive green anole (Anolis carolinensis). Animal Welfare, 27, 35-46.

Stevens J., Thyssen A., Laevens H., Vervaecke H. (2013). The influence of zoo visitor numbers on the behaviour of Harbour seals (Phoca vitulina). Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 1 (1), 31-34.

Roden C., Stevens J., Vervaecke H., Van Elsacker L. (2011). Reproductive effort of bison bulls (Bison bison) in semi-natural conditions. Journal of Ethology, 29 (2), 285-291.

Vervaecke H., De Bonte L., Maertens L., Tuyttens F., Stevens J., Lips D. (2010). DEVELOPMENT OF HIERARCHY AND RANK EFFECTS IN WEANED GROWING RABBITS (ORYCTOLAGUS CUNICULUS). World Rabbit Science, 18 (3), 139-149.

Kolkman I., Aerts S., Vervaecke H., Vicca J., Vandelook J., de Kruif A., Opsomer G., Lips D. (2010). Assessment of differences in some indicators of pain in double muscled Belgian Blue cows following naturally calving vs caesarean section. Reproduction in Domestic Animals, 45 (1), 160-167.

Kiewisz J., de Sousa N., Beckers J., Vervaecke H., Panasiewicz G., Szafranska B. (2008). Isolation of pregnancy-associated glycoproteins from placenta of the American bison (Bison bison) at first half of pregnancy. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 155 (1), 164-175.

Goossens E., Dorny P., Vervaecke H., Roden C., Vercammen F., Vercruysse J. (2007). Toxocara vitulorum in American bison (Bison bison) calves. The Veterinary Record, 160 (16), 556-557.

Stevens J., Vervaecke H., de Vries H., van Elsacker L. (2007). Sex differences in the steepness of dominance hierarchies in captive bonobo groups. International Journal of Primatology, 28 (6), 1417-1430.

Vervaecke H., Stevens J., Vandemoortele H., Sigurjonsdottir H., De Vries H. (2007). Aggression and dominance in matched groups of subadult Icelandic horses (Equus caballus). Journal of Ethology, 25 (3), 239-248.

Stevens J., Vervaecke H., De Vries H., Van Elsacker L. (2006). Social structures in Pan paniscus: testing the female bonding hypothesis. Primates, 47 (3), 210-217.

De Vries H., Stevens J., Vervaecke H. (2006). Measuring and testing the steepness of dominance hierarchies. Animal Behaviour, 71, 585-592.

Vervaecke H., Schwarzenberger F. (2006). Endocrine and behavioral observations during transition of non-breeding into breeding season in female American bison (Bison bison). Theriogenology, 66 (5), 1107-1114.

Stevens J., Vervaecke H., de Vries H., Van Elsacker L. (2005). The influence of the steepness of dominance hierarchies on reciprocity and interchange in captive groups of bonobos (Pan paniscus). Behaviour, 142, 941-960.

Stevens J., Vervaecke H., De Vries H., Van Elsacker L. (2005). Peering is not a formal indicator of subordination in bonobos (Pan paniscus). American Journal of Primatology, 65 (3), 255-267.

Vervaecke H., Roden C., De Vries H. (2005). Dominance, fatness and fitness in female American bison, Bison bison. Animal Behaviour, 70, 763-770.

Roden C., Vervaecke H., Van Elsacker L. (2005). Dominance, age and weight in American bison males (Bison bison) during non-rut in semi-natural conditions. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 92 (1-2), 169-177.

Verkaar E., Vervaecke H., Roden C., Mendoza L., Barwegen M., Susilawati T., Nijman I., Lenstra J. (2003). Paternally inherited markers in bovine hybrid populations. Heredity, 91 (6), 565-569.

Vervaecke H., De Vries H., Van Elsacker L. (2000). The pivotal role of rank in grooming and support behavior in a captive group of bonobos (Pan paniscus). Behaviour, 137, 1463-1485.

Vervaecke H., De Vries H., Van Elsacker L. (2000). Function and distribution of coalitions in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus). Primates, 41 (3), 249-265.

Vervaecke H., de Vries H., van Elsacker L. (2000). Dominance and its behavioral measures in a captive group of bonobos (Pan paniscus). International Journal of Primatology, 21 (1), 47-68.

Vervaecke H., Van Elsacker L., Mohle U., Heistermann M., Verheyen R. (1999). Inter-menstrual intervals in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus). Primates, 40 (2), 283-289.

Vervaecke H., De Vries H., Van Elsacker L. (1999). An experimental evaluation of the consistency of competitive ability and agonistic dominance in different social contexts in captive bonobos. Behaviour, 136, 423-442.

Heistermann M., Möhle U., Vervaecke H., Van Elsacker L., Hodges K. (1996). Application of urinary and fecal steroid measurements for monitoring ovarian function and pregnancy in the bonobo (Pan paniscus) and evaluation of perineal swelling patterns in relation to endocrine events. Biology of Reproduction, 55, 844-853.

Van Elsacker L., Vervaecke H., Verheyen R. (1995). A review of the terminology on aggregation patterns in pygmy chimpanzees (Pan paniscus). International Journal of Primatology, 16 (1), 37-52.

Vervaecke H., VANELSACKER L. (1992). HYBRIDS BETWEEN COMMON CHIMPANZEES (PAN-TROGLODYTES) AND PYGMY CHIMPANZEES (PAN-PANISCUS) IN CAPTIVITY. Mammalia, 56 (4), 667-669.

Vervaecke H., Van Elsacker L. (1992). Hybrids between common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and pygmy chimpanzees (Pan paniscus) in captivity. Mammalia, 56 (4), 667-669.

AT-p (Articles in other professionally oriented journals)

Van dijck L., Vicca J., Govaerts W., Vervaecke H., Devreese J., Roelant E. (2017). Melkgeiten in het vizier - dossier gezonde geiten. Management & Techniek, 14, 44-45.

IHb (Article in academic book, internationally recognised scientific publisher)

Vervaecke H., Roelant E., Hendrycks W., Abeel T., Vermeersch X., Aerts S. (2015). Pain perception in crayfish (Astacus astacus): empirical observations and ethical consequences. In: , Know your food. Food ethics and innovation, (pp. 157-162). Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Vervaecke H., Stevens J., Van Elsacker L. (2008). The bonobos’ adaptive potential: social relations under captive conditions. In: Furuichi T., Thompson J. (Eds.), The bonobo: behaviour, ecology and conservation, (pp. 19-38) Springer Verlag.

IC (Papers at international scientific conferences and symposia, published in full in proceedings)

Abeel T., Vervaecke H., Roelant E., Platteaux I., Adriaen J., Durinck G., Meeus W., Van de Perre L., Aerts S. (2016). Evaluation of the influence of light conditions on crayfish welfare in intensive aquaculture. In Olsson, I. (Ed.), Araújo, S. (Ed.), Vieira, M. (Ed.), Proceedings Eursafe: Food Futures. Ethics, Science & Culture pages: Vol. 13. EurSafe. Porto, 28 September - 1 October 2016 (pp. 244-250). Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Stevens J., Alonso A., Aerts T., Vervaecke H. (2008). The behaviour of a group of chimpanzees: influence of spatial crowding and visitor numbers. Proceedings of the 10th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium. Annual BIAZA Research Symposium. the Deep:, 15th & 16th July 2008 (pp. 92-102).

Aerts S., Kolkman I., Vervaecke H., Vicca J., Lips D. (2006). Animal welfare differences between caesarean section and natural delivery in Belgian Blue cattle. In Kaiser, M. (Ed.), Lien, M. (Ed.), Ethics and politics of Food. EurSafe. Oslo, 22-24 June 2006 (pp. 495-499). Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

IMa (Meeting abstracts, presented at international scientific conferences and symposia, published or not published in proceedings or journals)

Uccheddu S., Schoelynck S., Sannen A., Vervaecke H., Arnouts H., Gutiérrez Rufo J., Mariti C., Gazzano A., Haverbeke A. (2017). Olfactory Enrichment in Dogs: Possible New Applications. Proceedings of the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting. 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting. Samorin (Slovakia), 14-16 September 2017.

Vervaecke H. (2017). Manipulation and slaughter of American bison (Bison bison) in European farms. International conference on the Assessment of Welfare of Animals in Group and Farm level. The Reehorst Ede, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 5-8 september 2017.

Vervaecke H., Stevens J., Bergen K., Defillet L. (2017). Inventory of stereotypical behaviour of cats in four Belgian zoos. Zoo Research Symposium of the Antwerp Zoo Centre for Research and Conservation. Antwerp, 16 november 2017.

de Cartier d'Yves A., Moeyersons S., Vervaecke H., Sannen A. (2017). From theory to therapy room: a dog’s point of view. Proceedings of the ISAE Benelux conference 2017. ISAE Benelux conference 2017. Hoogeloon (The Netherlands), 12 October 2017.

Haverbeke A., Schoelynck S., Sannen A., Vervaecke H., Mariti C., Gutiérrez Rufo J., Gazzano A., Uccheddu S. (2017). Effects of Olfactory Stimulation with Essential Oils in Animals: a Review. 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting. Samorin (Slovakia), 14-16 September 2017.

Vervaecke H., Miechielssens J., Van Uytvanck J., Hoffmann M. (2017). Dominance effects on grazing patterns in horses in nature reserves. 7th International conference on the Assessment of Welfare of Animals in Group and Farm level. The Reehorst Ede, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 5-8 september 2017.

Vervaecke H., Pypaert I., Muelherr J., Arnouts H. (2017). Behaviour of horses during hoof trimming: do they behave more calmly with adhesive tape on the nose?. Regional Conference of the International Society of Applied Ethology. Hoogeloon, The Netherlands, 12 october 2017.

De Mits S., Sannen A., Vos J., de Cartier A., Vervaecke H., Tency I. (2017). A pilot study about the role, knowledge and attitude of caregivers towards AAI in medical settings. CARE4 – International Scientific Nursing and Midwifery Congress 2017. Antwerp (Belgium), 8-10 February 2017.

Van Impe I., Depauw S., Vervaecke H. (2016). Welfare of dogs housed on concrete versus mesh floor with plastic coating in a commercial breeding facility. Proceedings of the ISAE Benelux conference. ISAE Benelux conference. Berlicum, The Netherlands, 13 oct. 2016.

Vervaecke H., Roelant E., Nauwelaerts S., Aerts P. (2016). Proximate mechanisms of control of locomotion in horses: corrective input in central pattern generators. Proceedings of the 50th Conference of the International Society of Applied Ethology. International Society of Applied Ethology Congress. Edinburgh, UK, 12-16 July 2016, 352-352.

Abeel T., Platteaux I., Roelant E., Adriaen J., Vervaecke H. (2016). Photoperiod affects light/dark preference and exploratory behaviour in noble crayfish (Astacus astacus). International Association of Astacology. Madrid, Spain, 5-8 September 2016.

Sannen A., De Cartier A., Vervaecke H. (2016). Guidelines for dog visits in hospital settings focusing on dog welfare. Proceedings of the ISAE Benelux conference 2016. ISAE Benelux conference 2016. Berlicum (Nederland), 13 October 2016.

Audenaert J., Van de Perre L., Vervaecke H., Abeel T., Aerts S., Hanselaer P., Durinck G. (2016). A low cost set-up to measure underwater spectral irradiance in aquaria. BIAZA Annual Research Conference. Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster, 28-29 June 2016.

Sannen A., Van Kogelenbergh K., Stevens J., Borgmans G., Van Damme R., Roelant E., Vervaecke H. (2015). Assessing the welfare of captive reptiles: A glimp into the diversity of stress-related behaviours. 17th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium. Dublin, Ireland, 7-8 July 2015.

Abeel T., Platteaux I., Roelant E., Van de Perre L., Meeus W., Vervaecke H. (2015). Assessing the effect of different light conditions on crayfish welfare using a dark-light preference maze. BIAZA. Dublin, Ireland, 7-8 July 2015.

Vervaecke H., Aerts S. (2015). American Bison (Bison bison) in farms: a survey of slaughter practices. Prospects for the 3rd millennium agriculture: vol. 2. Prospects for the 3rd millennium agriculture. Cluj-Napoca, 24-26 September 2015, 586.

Sannen A., Cornil J., Stevens J., Borgmans G., Van Damme R., Roelant E., Vervaecke H. (2014). Working together to assess the welfare of captive reptiles and amphibians. 16th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium. Blair drummond safari Park, Stirling, Scotland, 1-2 july 2014.

Van Neck L., Roelant E., Sannen A., Stevens J., Vervaecke H. (2014). On crowded days the King, Macaroni & Gentoo penguins stand and deliver. BIAZA Research Symposium. Blair-Drummond, UK, 1-2 july 2014.

Hendrycks W., Abeel T., Vermeersch X., Roelant E., Vervaecke H. (2014). Nociception and pain perception in noble crayfish (Astacus astacus) using the novel object paradigm. International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level. Clermont-Ferrand, France, September 3-5, 2014.

Van Campenhout K., Roelant E., Vervaecke H. (2014). Mouth lesions in riding horses: associated bridle characteristics and management factors. International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level. Clermont-Ferrand, France, September 3-5, 2014.

Schatteman J., Roelant E., Hoffman M., Vervaecke H. (2014). Looking for optimal intervals to sample time budgets and habitat use in grazers. BIAZA Research Symposium. Blair-Drummond, UK, 1-2 july 2014.

Vervaecke H., Waumans S., Vicca J. (2014). Grouping and ingestive behaviour of Merino-sheep at high altitude. International Society of Applied Ethology, Regional Conference. Eersel, The Netherlands, 8 october 2014.

Vervaecke H., Schatteman J., Miechielssens J., Roelant E., Hoffmann M. (2014). Evaluation of sampling intervals to score behavioural states. Benelux Congress of Zoology.. Liège, 12-13 december 2014.

Vicca J., Roelant E., Vervaecke H. (2014). Calculation of an appropriate sample interval for scan sampling in dairy goat welfare research. ISAE. Netherlands, 8 october 2014.

Geirnaert A., Sannen A., Peeters E., Vervaecke H. (2013). Visitors’ effect on the behaviour of three great apes species in Antwerp Zoo, Belgium. European Federation of Primatology Meeting. Antwerp, 10-13 september 2013.

Sannen A., Vervaecke H. (2013). Using a large touch screen to educate visitors. CRC Zoo Research Symposium. Antwerp, 29 October 2013.

Stevens J., Matthyssen S., De Groot E., Staes N., Vervaecke H. (2013). A study of “abnormal” behaviour in zoo housed bonobos. Proceedings of the 15th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium. Annual BIAZA Conference. Paignton, UK, 17th-19th July 2013, 16-16.

Sannen A., Stevens J., Cogen K., Vandemoortele H., Vervaecke H. (2012). Stuff zoo visitors know about great apes: pinpointing the gaps. Minding Animals Conference 2012. Minding Animals Conference. Utrecht, NL, 4-6 July.

De Groot E., Alfaro Bernaldo de Quiros S., Stevens. J., Vervaecke H. (2012). Is Skippy Shy? A study on visitor effects on kangaroo visibility and enclosure use. BIAZA Research Symposium. Newquay,UK., 2012.

Vervaecke H., De Vriendt K., Laevens H. (2012). Effect of enrichment and cage size on growth in young rehabilitated hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus). 19th Benelux Congress of Zoology. Brussels, Belgium, 19-20 october 2012.

Vervaecke H., Romeyns A., Biesemans N., Boydens M., Kerselaers W., Peeters E., Van Tilburgh E. (2012). Cat Control Plan Belgium: reaction of some shelters and public respondents. Minding Animals. Mindsing Animals. Utrecht, The Netherlands, 4-6 july 2012.

Stevens J., Sannen A., Vervaecke H. (2011). THE MESSAGE OF APE CONSERVATION IN EUROPE: POSSIBLE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES?. American Journal of Primatology: vol. 73. -, 56-56.

Vervaecke H., Boydens M., De Nil M., Laevens H. (2011). Pilot study on the occurrence of pressure marks on the body and of mouth laesions in riding horses in Flanders. 7th International Equitation Science. Eindhoven, The Netherllands, 26-29 october 2011.

Abeel T., Kevin Moonen K., Stevens J., Van der Elst W., Vervaecke H. (2011). Drop that fish!”: visitor study in the aquarium of Antwerp Zoo. BIAZA Research Symposium (British Association of Zoos and Aquaria). Bristol, UK., 6-7 july 2011.

Adinda S., Annema J., Caers K., Luyckx E., Stevens J., Vervaecke H. (2011). Do as I say, say as I do? A study of visitors in Antwerp Zoo. Annual Symposium on Zoo Research,. Bristol, UK, 6-7/07/11.

Konings G., Laevens H., Vervaecke H. (2011). A survey of the management practices and knowledge of natural needs of horses in Flanders. International Equitation Science. Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 26-29 october 2011.

Stevens J., Gillet S., Matthys S., Vervaecke H. (2010). Visitors in the dark: perceptions and behaviour of visitors at Antwerp Zoo nocturnal house. 12th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium. Chester Zoo, Chester, UK., 7-8 july 2010.

Goos R., Stevens J., Van Genechten P., Vervaecke H. (2010). Visitor study in a public aquarium. 12th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium. Chester Zoo, Chester, UK., 7-8 july 2010.

Vervaecke H., Santamaria-Alonso A., Laevens H., Overmeire I., Lips D. (2010). Risk-factors for stereotypic behaviour in horses in Western and English stables in Belgium. International Society for Applied Ethology. Uppsala, Sweden, 3-7 august 2010..

Janssens S., Schaerlaeckens S., Vincentelli C., Laevens H., Lips D., Vervaecke H. (2010). Can observed horse behaviours predict rideability scores in Belgian Warmblood Stallions?. International Society for Applied Ethology. Uppsala, Sweden, 3-7 august 2010..

Stevens J., Vervaecke H., Vandemoortele H. (2009). The Message of Ape Conservation in Europe: Cultural Differences with America?. Folia Primatologica: vol. 80 (2), 173-174.

Boone E., Vervaecke H., Laevens H., Lips D., Tuyttens F. (2009). The effect of water deprivation on the behavior of broiler chickens. The 8th International Symposium. Prospects for the 3rd millenium Agriculture., October 7-10, 2009..

Goos R., Stevens J., Van der Elst W., Vervaecke H. (2009). Targeting enrichment in fish: feeding crickets to archer fish (Toxotes jaculatrix). International Conference on Environmental Enrichment. Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Devon,Torquay, UK, 31-05 till 5-6-2009.

Stevens J., Ceuppens H., Vervaecke H., Lips D. (2009). Olfactory enrichment in spotted hyenas. International Conference on Environmental Enrichment, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Devon. Torquay, UK, 31-05 till 5-6-2008.

De Bonte L., Vervaecke H., Laevens H., Vicca J., Aerts S., Kolkman I., Lips D. (2009). Growth and behaviour in relation to skin lesion surface due to Psoroptes and Trychophyton in Belgian Blue Cattle. The 8th International Symposium. Prospects for the 3rd millenium Agriculture., October 7-10, 2009..

Stevens J., Verhagen I., Aerts N., Vervaecke H., Hofman S. (2009). Giraffes on the move: studies in stereotypical behaviour in a herd of Kordofan giraffes at Planckendael Wild Animal Park. BIAZA Research Symposium. Blackpool, UK, 12-14 July 2009.

Vandemoortele H., Vervaecke H., Stevens J. (2009). Attitudes about apes: visitor perceptions and knowledge. Proceedings of the BIAZA Research Symposium. BIAZA Research Symposium. Blackpool, 12-14 July 2009.

Stevens J., Gillet S., Vervaecke H., Lips D. (2009). A tale of gorillas and monkeys: cohabitation of gorillas (Gorilla sp.) and hamlyns’ monkeys (Cercopithecus hamlyni) at Antwerp Zoo. International Conference on Environmental Enrichment. Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Devon, UK., 31-05 till 5-6-2009.

Stevens J., Thyssen A., Vervaecke H. (2008). Visitor effects on vigilance behaviour and visibility of captive harbour seals (Phoca vitulina). WAFL-Congress, Welfare of animals at farm Level. Ghent, september 2008.

Stevens J., Goos R., Van der Elst W., Vervaecke H. (2008). The effect of behavioural enrichment on the behaviour of a school of Archer fish (Toxotes jaculatrix). WAFL-Congress (Welfare of Animals at Farm Level) Ghent, september 2008.

Vervaecke H., Dens I., Motmans B., Hoffmann M. (2008). Individual and rank differences in grazing behaviour of shetland ponies (Equus caballus) in a coastal dune reserve. Benelux Congress of Zoology. Universite de Liège, Belgium ., 30-31 october 2008.

Verbelen D., De Wolf E., Steven J., Van der Velde R., Vervaecke H. (2008). Education in zoos: perceptions of Belgian zoo visitors. Proceedings of the 10th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium. Annual BIAZA Research Symposium. The Deep, UK, 15-16 july 2008.

Vervaecke H., De Bonte L., Vennens S., Tuyttens F., Maertens L., Stevens J. (2008). Development of hierarchy and rank effects in weaned fattening rabbits (Oryctolagus cunniculus). WAFL-Congress. Ghent, September 2008.

Kolkman I., Aerts S., Vervaecke H., Vicca J., Vandelook J., De Kruif A., Opsomer G., Lips D. (2008). Assessment of pain perception in double muscled Belgian Blue cows following delivery per vaginam versus caesarean section. Welfare of Animals at Farm Level. Ghent, 10-12 September 2008.

De Cock N., Stevens J., Vervaecke H. (2007). South-American Camelidae (alpacas, guanacos and vicunas): basic activity budgets. BIAZA Congress. Whipsnade U.K., 23-24 July 2007.

Stevens J., Vervaecke H., Van Elsacker L. (2007). Male mating success in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus): influence of dominance rank and female mate choice. Benelux Congress of Zoology. Amsterdam, 1 & 2 november 2007.

Stevens J., Van Coillie S., Vervaecke H. (2007). Efficacy of female mate choice in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus). Göttinger Freilandtage Göttingen. Göttingen, Germany, 11-14 december 2007.

Beyé E., Overmeire I., Vervaecke H. (2007). Behavioural observations of a captive wolf group (Canis lupus): effect of safari train and observer on activity and use of space. BIAZA Congress. Whipsnade U.K., 23-24 July 2007.

Kennis M., Verbelen D., Stevens J., Vervaecke H. (2007). Behavioural observation of a captive chimpansee group (Pan troglodytes): number of cages and visitor effect. British Association of Zoos and AquariaA Congress. Whipsnade U.K., 23-24 July 2007.

Pietercil L., Van der Velden R., Stevens J., Vervaecke H. (2007). Behavioural observation of a captive cheetah group (Acinonyx jubatus): food and visitor effect. British Association of Zoos and Aquaria Congress. Whipsnade U.K., 23-24 July 2007.

Thierens M., Vervaecke H., Stevens J. (2006). What are you looking at ? Peering in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus). Congres British Association of Zoos and Aquaria posium. Colchester Zoo (UK), 24-25 july 2006.

Menten B., Vervaecke H., Overmeire I., Vervoort W., Vennens S., Lips D. (2006). Quantification of behavioural reactions to water therapy in dogs. European Society for Veterinary Clinical Ethology Annual Congress,. Ghent Belgium, September 22, 2006.

Vicca J., Vervaecke H., Vercauteren I., Lips D. (2006). Effect of Psoroptes infestation on the behaviour of Belgian White Blue Beef. Benelux Congress of Zoology. Leuven, Belgium, 27-28 October 2006.

Vervaecke H., Stevens J., Goossens E. (2006). Dominance styles in Cavia porcellus. Benelux Zoology Conference. Louvain, Belgium, 27-28 october 2006..

Van Royen K., Dumon M., Vervaecke H., Stevens J. (2006). Dominance and activity budgets in captive Cape buffaloes. Congres BIAZA Research Symposium. Colchester Zoo (UK), 24-25 juli 2006.

Van Krunkelsven E., Vervaecke H., Beyé E., Lips D. (2006). Behavioural indicators of stress in search dogs during training. European Society for Veterinary Clinical Ethology Annual Congress. Ghent Belgium, September 22, 2006.

Van de Look J., Vervaecke H., Aerts S., Kolkman I., Vicca J., Lips D. (2006). Behavioural indicators of pain in Belgian White-Blue cattle: base-line observations. Congres ISAE International Society for Applied Ethology. Bristol (UK), 8-12 Augustus 2006.

Vercauteren I., Vervaecke H., Lips D. (2006). Basic behavioural patterns and welfare in belgian blue beef: diurnal and stall-meadow variation. Congres ISAE International Society for Applied Ethology. Bristol (UK), 8-12 Augustus 2006.

Stevens J., Vervaecke H., Van Elsacker L. (2004). Female choice in captive Bonobos (Pan paniscus). Folia Primatologica: vol. 75, 340-340.

IMa-p (Meeting abstracts, presented at international professionally oriented conferences and symposia, published or not published in proceedings or journals)

Stevens J., Geyssels F., Vervaecke H., De Groot E. (2012). Using a scatterfeeder to reduce stereotypic pacing in two spotted hyenas. BIAZA Research Symposium. BIAZA Research Symposium. Newquay, UK, July 2012.

Vervaecke H., d’Hoffschmidt J. (2012). Behavioral research at the Ferme des Bisons in the Belgian Ardennes: where science meets industry. International Bison Conference. Quebec Canada, 25-26-27 July 2012..

Heirbaut B., Eymar J., Laevens H., Vervaecke H. (2011). Effect of enrichment-devices on the behaviours of sea-turtles in captivity. BIAZA Research Symposium (British Association of Zoos and Aquaria), 6-7 juli 2011.

AMa (Meeting abstracts, presented at other scientific conferences and symposia, published or not published in proceedings or journals)

Vervaecke H., Stevens J., D'haen S., Arnouts H. (2017). People believe that naturalistic enclosures make animals happier. Zoo Research Symposium of the Antwerp Zoo Centre for Research and Conservation. Antwerp, 16 november 2017.

Peereboom Z., Vervaecke H., Depauw S., Jeroen S. (2017). Applied ethology and its relevance to zoo animal husbandry. Zoo Research Symposium of the Antwerp Zoo Centre for Research and Conservation. Antwerp, Belgium, 16 november 2017.

Vervaecke H., Stevens J., Romeyns A., Lips D. (2008). What visitor studies in zoos can tell us. 2nd CRC Zoo Research Symposium. Antwerp, Belgium, 5 december 2008.

AMa-p (Meeting abstracts, presented at other professionally oriented conferences and symposia, published or not published in proceedings or journals)

Vervaecke H. (2015). Bizon'dere runderen: stress vanuit een nieuw perspectief. Confocus, opleiding voor Dierenartsen met opdracht. Gent, 25-11-2015.

Vervaecke H. (2015). Bizon'dere runderen: stress vanuit een nieuw perspectief. Confocus: opleiding voor dierenartsen met opdracht. Hasselt, 13-10-2015.

Vervaecke H. (2015). Bien-être, manipulations et abattages des bisons Américains en élevage. Assemblée Générale de l' Association de Bison de France. Rocles, 5-6 march 2015.

Kolkman I., Vervaecke H., Vicca J., Aerts S., Lips D. (2007). The Belgian Blue Beef: behavioural welfare issues relating to Caesarian section and Psoroptes infestation. Carrefour des Productions Animales. Centre Wallon de Recherche Agronomique, 24-01-2007.

IR (Internal report)

Sannen A., de Cartier d'Yves A., De Mits S., Vos J., Tency I., Rosseel M., Vervaecke H. (2017). ZorgBeest: mens-dier relatie in de zorgverlening. Eindrapport.

Abeel T., Adriaen J., Meeus W., Platteaux I., Durinck G., Audenaert J., Van de Perre L., Roelant E., Vervaecke H., Aerts S. (2017). Teelt van Europese rivierkreeft (Astacus astacus) in recirculatiesystemen - De invloed van licht op zoötechnische prestaties en gedrag, 17 pp: Odisee.

Abeel T., Adriaen J., Meeus W., Platteaux I., Durinck G., Audenaert J., Van de Perre L., Himpe W., Van Der Elst J., Roelant E., Vervaecke H., Aerts S. (2016). Optimalisatie van de teelt van Astacus astacus: Invloed van teeltparameters op smaak, vervelling en welzijn.

Vervaecke H. (2015). An alternative view on the controversy of keeping American bison (Bison bison) in countries where European bison (Bison bonasus) live freely.

Sannen A., Vervaecke H. (2012). MIWIP Eindrapport Case 2: Evaluatie van een multi-user touch screen in een informele leeromgeving.

Sannen A., Vervaecke H. (2012). MIWIP Eindrapport Case 1: Evaluatie van een multi-user touch screen als educatieve game.

ER (external reports: reports by order of - or published by - an external organisation)

Vervaecke H. (2017). Pratiques de manipulations de bisons autour de l'abattage.

Sannen A., Borgmans G., Vermeulen E., Stevens J., Raoul V., Vervaecke H. (2016). Bepaling van objectieve welzijnsindicatoren voor reptielen en amfibieën in gevangenschap.

Vervaecke H. (2015). Advies aan overheid over het houden van hybride katten.

Sannen A., Vervaecke H. (2012). Eindrapport case 2: Evaluatie van een multi-user touch screen in een informele leeromgeving (mensapengebouw Zoo Antwerpen).

WP (Science popularisation)

De Vrieze M., Thomaes A., Van Krunkelsven E., Terpelle I., Vervaecke H. (2017). Hond zoekt vliegend hert.

Sannen A., Vervaecke H. (2016). Studieavond: Reptielen, amfibieën, wetenschap en welzijn.

Thomaes A., Terpelle I., Van Cauteren D., Van Krunkelsven E., Vanhove W., Vervaecke H., Van den Berge K. (2016). Low-tech innovaties: honden speuren soorten op.

Thomaes A., Terpelle I., Van Cauteren D., Van Krunkelsven E., Vanhove W., Vervaecke H., Van den Berge K. (2016). Een neus voor de natuur Over de mogelijkheden van speurhonden in het natuurbehoud. Natuur.Focus, 15 (4), 166-170.

Sannen A., Stevens J., Vervaecke H. (2012). Leuker leren door interactie. Eos Magazine, 2012 nr 1, 76-78.

Vervaecke H., Hoffmann M., Leten M. (2011). Viervoetig onderhoud in Westhoek Noord. , 81-82.

DI (Misc.)

Sannen A., de Cartier d'Yves A., De Mits S., Vos J., Vervaecke H. (2017). www.zorgbeest.be.

Sannen A. De Mits, S. (as contr.), Vos, J. (as contr.), Vervaecke, H. (as contr.) (2017). Studiedag Dieren in de gezondheidszorg.

Vervaecke H. (2014). Female competition: an anomaly?.

Vervaecke H. (2011). Over diverse dierentuinprojecten welzijn & bezoekersstudies: Mensengedrag in dierentuinen. , nr3, p. 24-25..