Current Position
2008-2016
Associate researcher, Firefly expert (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), University of Antwerp (UA), Belgium. https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/raphael-decock/

Previous Positions
2005-2008
Scientific researcher, Research Institute for nature and Forest (INBO), Brussels.

2001-2003
Scientific researcher, Institute of Nature Conservation (IN), Brussels.

1997-2003
PhD student, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Animal Ecology, Antwerp University, Belgium (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erik Matthysen).

1996
Graduate Student, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Animal Ecology, Antwerp University, Belgium (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Erik Matthysen).

Education

  • Ph. D. in Sciences, Biology, 2004. University of Antwerp (UA).
  • M. S. Biology, 1994-1996. University of Antwerp (UIA), Wilrijk, Belgium.
  • B. A. Biology, 1992-1994. University of Antwerp (RUCA), Wilrijk, Belgium.
  • High School, 1986-1992. Atheneum van Berchem, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Previous Research Projects

  • 2005-2008: Begeleiding en opvolging van de beheermonitoring van de Vlaamse Natuurreservaten. In opdracht van ANB: Set-up for the evaluation of nature management within Flanders Nature reserves by using multispecies monitoring techniques and nature types (INBO-ANB-project).
  • 2001-2003: Greenveins project. The effect of green veining in the agricultural landscape and land use intensity on biodiversity and metapopulation dynamics. Project partner: Institute of Nature Conservation (IN), Brussels, Belgium (http://www.greenveins.nl)
  • 1997-2004: The adaptive value of bioluminescent behaviour in glow-worms (Coleoptera: Lampyridae). [Ph.d. dissertation]. (UA)
  • 1996-1997: Preliminary etho-ecological study of three species of glow-worm (Coleoptera: Lampyridae).[m.s. thesis; in Dutch].
  • Prizes
    Marlene DeLuca Prize (11th _International Symposium on Bioluminescence & Chemiluminescence, Asilomar, Monterey, California, USA) funded by Berthold Technologies GmbH.