Guillaume Ghisbain

Guillaume Ghisbain
Université de Mons

PhD

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October 2018 - October 2021
Université de Mons
Position
  • PhD Student
February 2018 - May 2018
Pennsylvania State University
Position
  • Research Assistant
February 2017 - May 2017
University of Bologna
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  • Intern
Education
September 2016 - June 2018
Université de Mons
Field of study
  • Biology
September 2013 - June 2016
Université de Mons
Field of study
  • Biology

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Publications (48)
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This guide is the third volume in a series on Hymenoptera of Europe. After a short introduction to this order of insects, the book provides a wealth of information on the bumblebees of Europe, northern Africa, the Caucasus and the Middle-East, covering the most recent scientific advances. A key allows the identification of the 14 subgenera of bumbl...
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Global changes are severely affecting pollinator insect communities worldwide, resulting in repeated patterns of species extirpations and extinctions. Whilst negative population trends within this functional group have understandably received much attention in recent decades, another facet of global changes has been overshadowed: species undergoing...
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The unsustainable use of ecosystems by human societies has put global biodiversity in peril. Bees are, in this context, a popular example of a highly diversified group of pollinators whose collapse is a major concern given the invaluable ecosystem services they provide. Amongst them, bumblebees (Bombus) have increasingly drawn the attention of scie...
Technical Report
See our report on the latest findings about the bumblebees of the West-Palearctic here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358782211_Bumblebee_Sub_Group_Annual_Report_2021
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Safeguarding crop pollination services requires the identification of the pollinator species involved and the provision of their ecological requirements at multiple spatial scales. However, the potential for agroecological intensification of pollinator-dependent crops by harnessing pollinator diversity is limited by our capacity to characterise the...
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Ce guide constitue le troisième volume d'une série sur les Hyménoptères d'Europe. Après une brève présentation de cet ordre d'insectes, l'ouvrage se consacre à une synthèse des connaissances sur les bourdons d'Europe, d'Afrique du nord, du Caucase et du Moyen-Orient en tenant compte des avancées scientifiques les plus récentes. Une première clé est...
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[DOCTORAL THESIS] Our planet is facing unprecedented anthropogenic disturbance. Climatic alterations and destruction of landscapes imposed by humans have profoundly reshaped our ecosystems, forcing wildlife to survive in an unstable world. In this context, bumblebees (Hymenoptera, genus Bombus) are typical examples of organisms strongly endangered...
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While the Arctic and boreal bumblebee fauna is increasingly studied worldwide, information is missing about the genetic connections between circum-boreal populations of some widespread species, especially those living in remote regions like North-East Siberia and Alaska. Here, we study one of the most common boreal bumblebee species, Bombus (Pyrobo...
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Iberia has one of the richest bee faunas in the world, and the genus Andrena is no exception with around 200 species known from the Peninsula. The fauna of Andrena was largely revised in the 1970s, but since then, it has received little attention. Molecular investigation of the taxonomically challenging subgenus Taeniandrena has revealed that the s...
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Bumble bees (Bombus) are a group of eusocial bees with a strongly generalised feeding pattern, collecting pollen from many different botanical families. Though predominantly generalists, some bumble bee species seem to have restricted dietary choices. It is unclear whether restricted diets in bumble bees are inherent or a function of local conditio...
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The study of wild bees has markedly increased in recent years due to their importance as pollinators of crops and wild plants, and this interest has been accentuated by increasing evidence of global declines in their abundance and species richness. Though best studied in Europe and North America, knowledge on the current state of wild bees is scarc...
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• Against the context of global wildlife declines, targeted mitigation strategies have become critical to preserve what remains of biodiversity. However, the effective development of conservation tools in order to counteract these changes relies on unambiguous taxonomic determination and delineation. • In this study, we focus on an endemic bumblebe...
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Current global change substantially threatens pollinators, which directly impacts the pollination services underpinning the stability, structure and functioning of ecosystems. Among these threats, many synergistic drivers such as habitat destruction and fragmentation, increasing use of agrochemicals, decreasing resource diversity as well as climate...
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Multisource approaches in taxonomy gather different lines of evidence in order to draw strongly supported taxonomic conclusions and constitute the basis of integrative taxonomy. In the case of overlooked taxa with disjunct distributions for which sampling is more challenging, integrative approaches help to propose stable hypotheses at the species a...
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Wild bees represent a global group of highly diversified insect pollinators, nowadays concerningly well known for their widespread observed patterns of decline. Amongst them is the genus Dasypoda, a widespread Palearctic clade of solitary bees generally poorly represented in entomological collections. Among the 39 accepted species of the genus, 35...
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Recent bumble bee declines have made it increasingly important to resolve the status of contentious species for conservation purposes. Some of the taxa found to be threatened are the often rare socially parasitic bumble bees. Among these, the socially parasitic bumble bee, Bombus flavidus Eversmann, has uncertain species status. Although multiple s...
Technical Report
See our report on the latest findings about the bumblebees of the West-Palearctic here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349339582_IUCN_Bumblebee_Specialist_Group_Annual_Report_2020. STRUCTURE: (1) Data records for the bumblebees of the West-Palearctic region, (2) Taxonomy of the West-Palearctic bumblebees, (3) Global change and conservati...
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Climate plays a key role in shaping population trends and determining the geographic distribution of species because of their limits in thermal and water tolerance. An evaluation of species tolerance to temperature changes can therefore help predict their potential spatial shifts and population trends triggered by the ongoing global warming. In thi...
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Aim: Among the numerous anthropogenic pressures threatening biodiversity, habitat destruction and climate change are pointed to as dominant. In response, a number of mitigation strategies are elaborated to save endangered living organisms. However, the taxonomic level and geographical extent at which conservation strategies should be designed and i...
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Dasypoda morawitzi Radchenko, 2016, a cryptic bee species separated from D. hirtipes (Fabricius, 1793) and recently described from Eastern Europe, Western Kazakhstan, Caucasus and Turkey, is for the first time recorded from Czech Republic, Romania and Spain. We also provide additional new records for several other countries. An additional comparati...
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Bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: genus Bombus Latreille, 1802) constitute an important group of pollinators for many wild plants and crops in north temperate regions and South America. Although knowledge of these insects has been increasing over the last decades, some geographic areas remain poorly studied and additions to the knowledge of their fa...
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Phenotypic polymorphism can constitute an inherent challenge for species delimitation. This issue is exemplified in bumble bees (Bombus), where species can exhibit high colour variation across their range, but otherwise exhibit little morphological variation to distinguish them from close relatives. We examine the species status of one of the most...
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Bumble bees ( Bombus spp.) are a widespread corbiculate lineage (Apinae: Corbiculata: Bombini), mostly found among temperate and alpine ecosystems. Approximately 260 species have been recognized and grouped recently into a simplified system of 15 subgenera. Most of the species are nest-building and primitively eusocial. Species of Bombus have been...
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Dasypoda bees are host-specialized solitary species distributed in the Palaearctic Region. In the framework of a global revision of this genus, comprehensive descriptions of three rare species (D. tibialis Morawitz, D. vulpecula Lebedev and D. iberica Warncke) are presented. The detailed morphology of the D. tibialis male and both sexes of D. vulpe...
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While many bee species are experiencing population declines, some host plant generalist bees remain common in Europe, partly because they seem able to shift to new resources. However, foraging on a new alternative plant, such as an invasive species, can modify diet quality and have a potentially detrimental effect on bee health. Herein, we investig...
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Dasypoda morawitzi Radchenko 2016, Melittidae cryptique longtemps confondue avec l'espèce à large distribution Dasypoda hirtipes, est pour la première fois recensée en France.

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Understand the impacts of climate and habitat changes on pollinators worldwide.