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

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Bibliography
Bibliography
Journal articles (peer reviewed)
Uccheddu, S., Mariti, C., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H., Arnout, H., Gutierrez Rufo, J., Gazzano, A., Haverbeke, A. with Haverbeke, A. (corresp. author) (2018). Behavioral and cortisol responses of shelter dogs to a cognitive bias test after olfactory enrichment with essential oils. Dog Behavior, 4 (2), 1-14. doi: 10.4454/db.v4i2.87
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. doi: 10.7120/09627286.27.1.035
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.M G., Vervaecke, H., Van Elsacker, L. (2011). Reproductive effort of bison bulls (Bison bison) in semi-natural conditions. Journal of Ethology, 29 (2), 285-291. doi: 10.1007/s10164-010-0256-7
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.M., Beckers, J-F., 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. doi: 10.1016/j.ygcen.2007.04.011
Stevens, J.M G., 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. doi: 10.1007/s10764-007-9186-9
Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J.M G., 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. doi: 10.1007/s10164-006-0019-7
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.M G., Vervaecke, H., De Vries, H., Van Elsacker, L. (2006). Social structures in Pan paniscus: testing the female bonding hypothesis. Primates, 47 (3), 210-217. doi: 10.1007/s10329-005-0177-1
De Vries, H., Stevens, J.M G., Vervaecke, H. (2006). Measuring and testing the steepness of dominance hierarchies. Animal Behaviour, 71, 585-592. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.05.015
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. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2006.03.005 Open Access
Vervaecke, H., Roden, C., De Vries, H. (2005). Dominance, fatness and fitness in female American bison, Bison bison. Animal Behaviour, 70, 763-770. doi: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.12.018
Stevens, J.M G., 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.
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), 169-177. doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2004.10.005
Stevens, J.M G., 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. doi: 10.1002/ajp.20113
Verkaar, E.L C., Vervaecke, H., Roden, C., Mendoza, L.R., Barwegen, M.W., Susilawati, T., Nijman, I.J., Lenstra, J.A. (2003). Paternally inherited markers in bovine hybrid populations. Heredity, 91 (6), 565-569. doi: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800359
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. (2000). Sexual competition in a group of captive bonobos (Pan paniscus). Primates, 41 (1), 109-115.
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.
Vervaecke, H., Van Elsacker, L., Mohle, U., Heistermann, M., Verheyen, R.F. (1999). Inter-menstrual intervals in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus). Primates, 40 (2), 283-289.
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.F. (1995). A review of terminology on aggregation patterns in bonobos (Pan paniscus). International Journal of Primatology, 16 (2), 37-52. doi: 10.1007/BF02700152
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., Van Elsacker, L. (1992). Hybrids between common chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and pygmy chimpanzees (Pan paniscus) in captivity. Mammalia, 56 (4), 667-669.
Vervaecke, H., VANELSACKER, L. (1992). HYBRIDS BETWEEN COMMON CHIMPANZEES (PAN-TROGLODYTES) AND PYGMY CHIMPANZEES (PAN-PANISCUS) IN CAPTIVITY. Mammalia, 56 (4), 667-669. Open Access
Journal articles (not peer reviewed)
Van dijck, L., Vicca, J., Govaerts, W., Vervaecke, H., Devreese, J., Roelant, E., Vicca, J. (contr.), Govaerts, W. (contr.), Vervaecke, H. (contr.), Devreese, J. (contr.), Roelandt, E. (contr.) (2017). Melkgeiten in het vizier - dossier gezonde geiten. Management & Techniek, 14, 44-45. (professional oriented)
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).
Books (not peer reviewed)
Vervaecke, H., Aerts, S., Vanautryve, E. (2018). Wetboek Dierenwelzijn en Dierenhouderij. Larcier uitgeverij.
Book chapters (peer reviewed)
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, (157-162). Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. ISBN: 9789086862641.
Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J., Van Elsacker, L. (2008). The bonobos’ adaptive potential: social relations under captive conditions. In: T. Furuichi, J. Thompson (Eds.), The bonobo: behaviour, ecology and conservation, (19-38). Springer Verlag. ISBN: 978-0-387-74785-9.
Conference proceedings (peer reviewed)
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: I.A S. Olsson, S.M. Araújo, M.F. Vieira (Eds.), Proceedings Eursafe: Food Futures. Ethics, Science & Culture pages: vol. 13, (244-250). Presented at the EurSafe, Porto, 28 Sep 2016-01 Oct 2016. Wageningen, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-90-8686-288-7. doi: 10.3920/978-90-8686-834-6_37 Open Access
Stevens, J., Alonso, A., Aerts, T., Vervaecke, H. (2008). The behaviour of a group of chimpanzees: influence of spatial crowding and visitor numbers. In: Proceedings of the 10th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, (92-102). Presented at the Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, the Deep:, 15 Jul 2008-16 Jul 2008.
Vanhonacker, F., Van Poucke, E., Nijs, G., Braeckman, J., Tuyttens, F., Verbeke, W. (2006). Defining animal welfare from a citizen and consumer perspective: Exploratory findings from Belgium. In: M. Kaiser, M.E. Lien (Eds.), ETHICS AND THE POLITICS OF FOOD, (580-582). Presented at the 6th Congress of the European-Society-for-Agricultural-and-Food-Ethics, Oslo, NORWAY, 22 Jun 2006-24 Jun 2006. ISBN: 90-8686-008-7. (URL)
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: M. Kaiser, M. Lien (Eds.), Ethics and politics of Food, (495-499). Presented at the EurSafe, Oslo, 22 Jun 2006-24 Jun 2006. Wageningen. ISBN: 90-8686-008-7.
Abstracts/Presentations/Posters
Vervaecke, H. (2020). La petite presse biologique des bisons. Presented at the Assemblée Générale des Eleveurs de Bisons de France, Villenois-la-ville, Haute-Saône, France, 12 Mar 2020-12 Mar 2020.
Vanheukelom, E., Vervaecke, H., Arnouts, H., Galbusera, P., Mergeay, J. (2019). Public opinions on the reentry of the wolf in Belgium. Presented at the Zoology, Groningen, 27 Nov 2019-29 Nov 2019.
Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J. (2019). Minimum standards of mammals in zoos and welfare. Presented at the Intervisiedag Dierentuinen, inspiratie voor welzijn, Odisee, Campus Sint-Niklaas, Sint-Niklaas, 23 Oct 2019-23 Oct 2019. (professional oriented)
Vervaecke, H., Van Impe, I., Debille, M., Verbeke, P., Aerts, S. (2019). Animal welfare benefits to mobile slaughter of cattle. In: Sustainable governance and management of food systems: ethical perspectives, (333-337). Presented at the 15th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics., Tampere, Finland, 18 Sep 2019-21 Sep 2019. Open Access
Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J. (2019). Designing minimal standards for mammals in zoos in Flanders: compromises between scientific and practice-based input. Presented at the 21st BIAZA Annual Research Conference, Welsh Mountain Zoo, 09 Jul 2019-10 Jul 2019. (professional oriented)
Vervaecke, H., Verlent, A., Moons, C., Eens, M., Van Tilburgh, E. (2019). The animal welfare concept among students of animal-oriented studies in Flanders. In: Advancing animal welfare science: How do we get there? Who is it good for?. Presented at the UFAW International Symposium 2019, Oud-Sint-Jan Bruges, Belgium, 03 Jul 2019-04 Sep 2019. Open Access
Vervaecke, H., Debille, M., Verbeke, P. (2019). Breeders’ opinions about mobile-slaughter of cattle in Flanders. In: Advancing animal welfare science: How do we get there? – Who is it good for?. Presented at the UFAW International Symposium 2019, Oud Sint Jan, Bruges, Belgium, 03 Jul 2019-04 Jul 2019. Open Access
Stockmans, B., Thomaes, A., Van Krunkelsven, E., Vervaecke, H. (2019). Sniffing for nature: detection dog training in real life environment. Presented at the 4th Natura 2000 Monitoring Workshop, Donana, Spain, 09 Apr 2019-11 Apr 2019. Open Access
Vicca, J., Vervaecke, H. (2018). Relation between dairy goat welfare, management practices and productivity in organic farms. Presented at the Annual meeting VEE 2018, Brussels. (professional oriented) Open Access
Vervaecke, H., Piessens, B., Arnouts, H. (2018). Stress during manipulation of cattle on farms. Presented at the Regional Conference of the International Society of Animal Behaviour, Poeil, Geel, Belgium, 10 Oct 2018. Open Access
Moons, C., Rosseau, J., Vervaecke, H. (2018). A descriptive study of Bengal cat behaviour in Belgium and The Netherlands. Presented at the Annual meeting of the European Congress of Behavioural Medicine and Animal Welfare (ECBMAW) wi, Berlin, 27 Sep 2018-29 Sep 2018.
Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J., Bergen, K., Defillet, L. (2018). Inventory of stereotypical behaviour of cats in four Belgian zoos. (27-27). Presented at the 20th BIAZA (British Association for Zoos and Aquaria) Anniversary Research Conference, Living Coasts, Paignton Zoo and South Devon College, 09 Jul 2018-11 Jul 2018. Open Access
Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J., Dhaen, S., Arnouts, H. (2018). People believe that naturalistic enclosures make animals happier. (27-27). Presented at the 20th BIAZA (British Association for Zoos and Aquaria) Anniversary Research Conference, Living Coasts, Paignton Zoo and South Devon College, 09 Jul 2018-11 Jul 2018. Open Access
Vervaecke, H. (2018). L'abattage des bisons par unité mobile. Presented at the Assemblee Generale des Eleveurs de Bisons de France, Meaudres, France, 08 Mar 2018-09 Mar 2018. (professional oriented)
Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J., Bergen, K., Defillet, L. (2017). Inventory of stereotypical behaviour of cats in four Belgian zoos. Presented at the Zoo Research Symposium of the Antwerp Zoo Centre for Research and Conservation, Antwerp, 16 Nov 2017-16 Nov 2017.
Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J., D'haen, S., Arnouts, H. (2017). People believe that naturalistic enclosures make animals happier. Presented at the Zoo Research Symposium of the Antwerp Zoo Centre for Research and Conservation, Antwerp, 16 Nov 2017-16 Nov 2017.
Peereboom, Z., Vervaecke, H., Depauw, S., Jeroen, S. (2017). Applied ethology and its relevance to zoo animal husbandry. Presented at the Zoo Research Symposium of the Antwerp Zoo Centre for Research and Conservation, Antwerp, Belgium, 16 Nov 2017-16 Nov 2017.
de Cartier d'Yves, A., Moeyersons, S., Vervaecke, H., Sannen, A. (2017). From theory to therapy room: a dog’s point of view. In: Proceedings of the ISAE Benelux conference 2017. Presented at the ISAE Benelux conference 2017, Hoogeloon (The Netherlands), 12 Oct 2017-12 Oct 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? Presented at the Regional Conference of the International Society of Applied Ethology, Hoogeloon, The Netherlands, 12 Oct 2017-12 Oct 2017.
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. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting. Presented at the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting, Samorin (Slovakia), 14 Sep 2017-16 Sep 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. Presented at the 11th International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting, Samorin (Slovakia), 14 Sep 2017-16 Sep 2017.
Vervaecke, H. (2017). Manipulation and slaughter of American bison (Bison bison) in European farms. Presented at the International conference on the Assessment of Welfare of Animals in Group and Farm level, The Reehorst Ede, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 05 Sep 2017-08 Sep 2017.
Vervaecke, H., Miechielssens, J., Van Uytvanck, J., Hoffmann, M. (2017). Dominance effects on grazing patterns in horses in nature reserves. Presented at the 7th International conference on the Assessment of Welfare of Animals in Group and Farm level, The Reehorst Ede, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 05 Sep 2017-08 Sep 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. Presented at the CARE4 – International Scientific Nursing and Midwifery Congress 2017, Antwerp (Belgium), 08 Feb 2017-10 Feb 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. In: Proceedings of the ISAE Benelux conference. Presented at the ISAE Benelux conference, Berlicum, The Netherlands, 13 Oct 2016-13 Oct 2016.
Sannen, A., De Cartier, A., Vervaecke, H. (2016). Guidelines for dog visits in hospital settings focusing on dog welfare. In: Proceedings of the ISAE Benelux conference 2016. Presented at the ISAE Benelux conference 2016, Berlicum (Nederland), 13 Oct 2016-13 Oct 2016.
Abeel, T., Platteaux, I., Roelant, E., Adriaen, J., Vervaecke, H. (2016). Photoperiod affects light/dark preference and exploratory behaviour in noble crayfish (Astacus astacus). Presented at the International Association of Astacology, Madrid, Spain, 05 Sep 2016-08 Sep 2016. Open Access
Vervaecke, H., Roelant, E., Nauwelaerts, S., Aerts, P. (2016). Proximate mechanisms of control of locomotion in horses: corrective input in central pattern generators. In: Proceedings of the 50th Conference of the International Society of Applied Ethology, (352-352). Presented at the International Society of Applied Ethology Congress, Edinburgh, UK, 12 Jul 2016-16 Jul 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. Presented at the BIAZA Annual Research Conference, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Doncaster, 28 Jun 2016-29 Jun 2016. Open Access
Vervaecke, H. (2015). Bizon'dere runderen: stress vanuit een nieuw perspectief. Presented at the Confocus, opleiding voor Dierenartsen met opdracht, Gent, 25 Jan 2015-11 Jan 2015. (professional oriented)
Vervaecke, H. (2015). Bizon'dere runderen: stress vanuit een nieuw perspectief. Presented at the Confocus: opleiding voor dierenartsen met opdracht, Hasselt, 13 Jan 2015-10 Jan 2015. (professional oriented)
Vervaecke, H., Aerts, S. (2015). American Bison (Bison bison) in farms: a survey of slaughter practices. In: Prospects for the 3rd millennium agriculture: vol. 2. Presented at the Prospects for the 3rd millennium agriculture, Cluj-Napoca, 24 Sep 2015-26 Sep 2015.
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. Presented at the 17th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, Dublin, Ireland, 07 Jul 2015-08 Jul 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. Presented at the BIAZA, Dublin, Ireland, 07 Jul 2015-08 Jul 2015. Open Access
Vervaecke, H. (2015). Bien-être, manipulations et abattages des bisons Américains en élevage. Presented at the Assemblée Générale de l' Association de Bison de France, Rocles, 05 Mar 2015-06 Mar 2015. (professional oriented)
Vervaecke, H., Schatteman, J., Miechielssens, J., Roelant, E., Hoffmann, M. (2014). Evaluation of sampling intervals to score behavioural states. Presented at the Benelux Congress of Zoology., Liège, 12 Dec 2014-13 Dec 2014. Open Access
Vicca, J., Roelant, E., Vervaecke, H. (2014). Calculation of an appropriate sample interval for scan sampling in dairy goat welfare research. Presented at the ISAE, Netherlands, 08 Oct 2014-08 Oct 2014. Open Access
Vervaecke, H., Waumans, S., Vicca, J. (2014). Grouping and ingestive behaviour of Merino-sheep at high altitude. Presented at the International Society of Applied Ethology, Regional Conference, Eersel, The Netherlands, 08 Oct 2014-08 Oct 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. Presented at the International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 03 Sep 2014-05 Sep 2014.
Van Campenhout, K., Roelant, E., Vervaecke, H. (2014). Mouth lesions in riding horses: associated bridle characteristics and management factors. Presented at the International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 03 Sep 2014-05 Sep 2014.
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. Presented at the 16th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, Blair drummond safari Park, Stirling, Scotland, 01 Jul 2014-02 Jul 2014.
Van Neck, L., Roelant, E., Sannen, A., Stevens, J., Vervaecke, H. (2014). On crowded days the King, Macaroni & Gentoo penguins stand and deliver. Presented at the BIAZA Research Symposium, Blair-Drummond, UK, 01 Jul 2014-02 Jul 2014.
Schatteman, J., Roelant, E., Hoffman, M., Vervaecke, H. (2014). Looking for optimal intervals to sample time budgets and habitat use in grazers. Presented at the BIAZA Research Symposium, Blair-Drummond, UK, 01 Jul 2014-02 Jul 2014.
Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H. (2013). Using a large touch screen to educate visitors. Presented at the CRC Zoo Research Symposium, Antwerp, 29 Oct 2013-29 Oct 2013.
Stevens, J.M G., Matthyssen, S., De Groot, E., Staes, N., Vervaecke, H. (2013). A study of “abnormal” behaviour in zoo housed bonobos. In: Proceedings of the 15th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, (16-16). Presented at the Annual BIAZA Conference, Paignton, UK, 17 Jul 2013-19 Jul 2013.
Geirnaert, A., Sannen, A., Peeters, E., Vervaecke, H. (2013). Visitors’ effect on the behaviour of three great apes species in Antwerp Zoo, Belgium. Presented at the European Federation of Primatology Meeting, Antwerp, 10 Sep 2013-13 Sep 2013.
Vervaecke, H., De Vriendt, K., Laevens, H. (2012). Effect of enrichment and cage size on growth in young rehabilitated hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus). Presented at the 19th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Brussels, Belgium, 19 Oct 2012-20 Oct 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. In: Minding Animals. Presented at the Mindsing Animals, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 04 Jul 2012-06 Jul 2012.
Stevens, J., Geyssels, F., Vervaecke, H., De Groot, E. (2012). Using a scatterfeeder to reduce stereotypic pacing in two spotted hyenas. In: BIAZA Research Symposium. Presented at the BIAZA Research Symposium, Newquay, UK, 01 Jul 2012-01 Jul 2012. (professional oriented)
Vervaecke, H., d’Hoffschmidt, J-F. (2012). Behavioral research at the Ferme des Bisons in the Belgian Ardennes: where science meets industry. Presented at the International Bison Conference, Quebec Canada, 25 Jul 2012-27 Jul 2012. (professional oriented)
De Groot, E., Alfaro Bernaldo de Quiros, S., Stevens., J.M G., Vervaecke, H. (2012). Is Skippy Shy? A study on visitor effects on kangaroo visibility and enclosure use. Presented at the BIAZA Research Symposium, Newquay,UK., 01 Jan 2012-01 Jan 2012.
Sannen, A., Stevens, J.M., Cogen, K., Vandemoortele, H., Vervaecke, H. (2012). Stuff zoo visitors know about great apes: pinpointing the gaps. In: Minding Animals Conference 2012. Presented at the Minding Animals Conference, Utrecht, NL.
Stevens, J.M., Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H. (2011). THE MESSAGE OF APE CONSERVATION IN EUROPE: POSSIBLE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES? In: American Journal of Primatology: vol. 73, (56-56). Presented at the -.
Adinda, S., Annema, J.H., Caers, K., Luyckx, E., Stevens, J., Vervaecke, H. (2011). Do as I say, say as I do? A study of visitors in Antwerp Zoo. Presented at the Annual Symposium on Zoo Research,, Bristol, UK.
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. Presented at the 7th International Equitation Science, Eindhoven, The Netherllands, 26 Oct 2011-29 Oct 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. Presented at the BIAZA Research Symposium (British Association of Zoos and Aquaria), Bristol, UK., 06 Jul 2011-07 Jul 2011.
Heirbaut, B., Eymar, , Laevens, H., Vervaecke, H. (2011). Effect of enrichment-devices on the behaviours of sea-turtles in captivity. Presented at the BIAZA Research Symposium (British Association of Zoos and Aquaria), 06 Jul 2011-07 Jul 2011. (professional oriented)
Konings, G., Laevens, H., Vervaecke, H. (2011). A survey of the management practices and knowledge of natural needs of horses in Flanders. Presented at the International Equitation Science, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 26 Oct 2011-29 Oct 2011.
Goos, R., Stevens, J., Van Genechten, P., Vervaecke, H. (2010). Visitor study in a public aquarium. Presented at the 12th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, Chester Zoo, Chester, UK., 07 Jul 2010-08 Jul 2010.
Stevens, J., Gillet, S., Matthys, S., Vervaecke, H. (2010). Visitors in the dark: perceptions and behaviour of visitors at Antwerp Zoo nocturnal house. Presented at the 12th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, Chester Zoo, Chester, UK., 07 Jul 2010-08 Jul 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. Presented at the International Society for Applied Ethology, Uppsala, Sweden, 03 Aug 2010-07 Aug 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? Presented at the International Society for Applied Ethology, Uppsala, Sweden, 03 Aug 2010-07 Aug 2010.
Stevens, J.M G., Vervaecke, H., Vandemoortele, H. (2009). The Message of Ape Conservation in Europe: Cultural Differences with America? In: 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. Presented at the The 8th International Symposium. Prospects for the 3rd millenium Agriculture., 07 Oct 2009-10 Oct 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. Presented at the BIAZA Research Symposium, Blackpool, UK, 12 Jul 2009-14 Jul 2009.
Goos, R., Stevens, J., Van der Elst, W., Vervaecke, H. (2009). Targeting enrichment in fish: feeding crickets to archer fish (Toxotes jaculatrix). Presented at the International Conference on Environmental Enrichment, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Devon,Torquay, UK, 31 Jan 2009-06 Jan 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. Presented at the International Conference on Environmental Enrichment, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Devon, UK., 31 Jan 2009-06 Jan 2009.
Stevens, J., Ceuppens, H., Vervaecke, H., Lips, D. (2009). Olfactory enrichment in spotted hyenas. Presented at the International Conference on Environmental Enrichment, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Devon, Torquay, UK, 31 Jan 2008-06 Jan 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. Presented at the The 8th International Symposium. Prospects for the 3rd millenium Agriculture., 07 Oct 2009-10 Oct 2009.
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. Presented at the Benelux Congress of Zoology, Universite de Liège, Belgium ., 30 Oct 2008-31 Oct 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. Presented at the Welfare of Animals at Farm Level, Ghent, 10 Sep 2008-12 Sep 2008.
Stevens, J., Thyssen, A., Vervaecke, H. (2008). Visitor effects on vigilance behaviour and visibility of captive harbour seals (Phoca vitulina). Presented at the WAFL-Congress, Welfare of animals at farm Level, Ghent, 01 Sep 2008-01 Sep 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). Presented at the WAFL-Congress (Welfare of Animals at Farm Level) Ghent, 01 Sep 2008-01 Sep 2008.
Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J., Romeyns, A., Lips, D. (2008). What visitor studies in zoos can tell us. Presented at the 2nd CRC Zoo Research Symposium, Antwerp, Belgium, 05 Dec 2008-05 Dec 2008.
Stevens, J., Van Coillie, S., Vervaecke, H. (2007). Efficacy of female mate choice in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus). Presented at the Göttinger Freilandtage Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, 11 Dec 2007-14 Dec 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. Presented at the Benelux Congress of Zoology, Amsterdam, 01 Nov 2007-02 Nov 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. Presented at the BIAZA Congress, Whipsnade U.K., 23 Jul 2007-24 Jul 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. Presented at the British Association of Zoos and AquariaA Congress, Whipsnade U.K., 23 Jul 2007-24 Jul 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. Presented at the British Association of Zoos and Aquaria Congress, Whipsnade U.K., 23 Jul 2007-24 Jul 2007.
De Cock, N., Stevens, J., Vervaecke, H. (2007). South-American Camelidae (alpacas, guanacos and vicunas): basic activity budgets. Presented at the BIAZA Congress, Whipsnade U.K., 23 Jul 2007-24 Jul 2007.
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. Presented at the Carrefour des Productions Animales. Centre Wallon de Recherche Agronomique, 24 Jan 2007-01 Jan 2007. (professional oriented)
Vicca, J., Vervaecke, H., Vercauteren, I., Lips, D. (2006). Effect of Psoroptes infestation on the behaviour of Belgian White Blue Beef. Presented at the Benelux Congress of Zoology, Leuven, Belgium, 27 Oct 2006-28 Oct 2006.
Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J., Goossens, E. (2006). Dominance styles in Cavia porcellus. Presented at the Benelux Zoology Conference, Louvain, Belgium, 27 Oct 2006-28 Oct 2006.
Van Krunkelsven, E., Vervaecke, H., Beyé, E., Lips, D. (2006). Behavioural indicators of stress in search dogs during training. Presented at the European Society for Veterinary Clinical Ethology Annual Congress, Ghent Belgium, 22 Sep 2006-22 Sep 2006.
Menten, B., Vervaecke, H., Overmeire, I., Vervoort, W., Vennens, S., Lips, D. (2006). Quantification of behavioural reactions to water therapy in dogs. Presented at the European Society for Veterinary Clinical Ethology Annual Congress,, Ghent Belgium, 22 Sep 2006-22 Sep 2006.
Vercauteren, I., Vervaecke, H., Lips, D. (2006). Basic behavioural patterns and welfare in belgian blue beef: diurnal and stall-meadow variation. Presented at the Congres ISAE International Society for Applied Ethology, Bristol (UK), 08 Aug 2006-12 Aug 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. Presented at the Congres ISAE International Society for Applied Ethology, Bristol (UK), 08 Aug 2006-12 Aug 2006.
Van Royen, K., Dumon, M., Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J. (2006). Dominance and activity budgets in captive Cape buffaloes. Presented at the Congres BIAZA Research Symposium, Colchester Zoo (UK), 24 Jul 2006-25 Jul 2006.
Thierens, M., Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J. (2006). What are you looking at ? Peering in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus). Presented at the Congres British Association of Zoos and Aquaria posium, Colchester Zoo (UK), 24 Jul 2006-25 Jul 2006.
Stevens, J., Vervaecke, H., Van Elsacker, L. (2004). Female choice in captive Bonobos (Pan paniscus). In: Folia Primatologica: vol. 75, (340-340).
Accepted Abstracts/Presentations/Posters
Vandemoortele, H., Vervaecke, H., Stevens, J. (2009). Attitudes about apes: visitor perceptions and knowledge. In: Proceedings of the BIAZA Research Symposium. Presented at the BIAZA Research Symposium, Blackpool, 12 Jul 2009-14 Jul 2009.
Verbelen, D., De Wolf, E., Steven, J., Van der Velde, R., Vervaecke, H. (2008). Education in zoos: perceptions of Belgian zoo visitors. In: Proceedings of the 10th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium. Presented at the Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, The Deep, UK, 15 Jul 2008-16 Jul 2008.
Science Outreach
Vervaecke, H. (2019). Welfare and Zoos. Open Access
Evrard, N., Maerevoet, E., Vervaecke, H. (contr.) (2019). Naar de zoo, of liever niet? Plus Magazine, 361, 20-23. Open Access
Vancaeneghem, J., Vervaecke, H. (contr.) (2019). Apen krijgen recht op privacy. Het Nieuwsblad, 2-2. Open Access
Vervaecke, H. (2019). De Amerikaanse bizon: biologische adaptaties, slacht en manipulatie.
Vervaecke, H., Piessens, B. (2018). Dieren manipuleren kan je leren. Boer en Tuinder, 42-42. Open Access
Vervaecke, H., Vandenbosch, M., Croon, R. (2018). Zijn dierentuinen een zegen of een vloek ? Kerk en Leven, 2018, 6-6. Open Access
De Vrieze, M., Thomaes, A., Van Krunkelsven, E., Terpelle, I., Vervaecke, H. (2017). Hond zoekt vliegend hert.
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.
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.
Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H. (2016). Studieavond: Reptielen, amfibieën, wetenschap en welzijn.
Sannen, A., Stevens, J.M G., Vervaecke, H. (2012). Leuker leren door interactie. Eos Magazine, 2012, 76-78.
Vervaecke, H., Hoffmann, M., Leten, M. (2011). Viervoetig onderhoud in Westhoek Noord.
Reports
Van Impe, I., Vervaecke, H. (2018). Welzijnsrisico's bij transport van runderen en potentiële welzijnswinst bij mobiele slacht.
Vervaecke, H. (2018). Pratiques de manipulations du bison Américain (Bison bison) pendant l’abattage.
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. Open Access
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. Open Access
Vervaecke, H. (2017). Pratiques de manipulations de bisons autour de l'abattage.
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.
Sannen, A., Borgmans, G., Vermeulen, E., Stevens, J., Raoul, V.D., Vervaecke, H. (2016). Bepaling van objectieve welzijnsindicatoren voor reptielen en amfibieën in gevangenschap.
Vervaecke, H. (2015). An alternative view on the controversy of keeping American bison (Bison bison) in countries where European bison (Bison bonasus) live freely.
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).
Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H. (2012). MIWIP Eindrapport Case 1: Evaluatie van een multi-user touch screen als educatieve game.
Sannen, A., Vervaecke, H. (2012). MIWIP Eindrapport Case 2: Evaluatie van een multi-user touch screen in een informele leeromgeving.
Internet publications
Gebruers, F., Vervaecke, H. (contr.) (2020). Opsporing verzocht: hoe een hond naar otters speurt. (URL)
Other
Sannen, A., de Cartier d'Yves, A., De Mits, S., De Vos, J., Vervaecke, H. (2017). Een studiedag over dieren in de gezondheidszorg. Open Access
Sannen, A., de Cartier d'Yves, A., De Mits, S., Vos, J., Vervaecke, H. (2017). www.zorgbeest.be.
Vervaecke, H. (2014). Female competition: an anomaly?
Vervaecke, H. (2011). Over diverse dierentuinprojecten welzijn & bezoekersstudies: Mensengedrag in dierentuinen.