Guillaume Ghisbain Scientific Collaborator


Biographical sketch

Guillaume Ghisbain is a biologist graduated at the University of Mons (UMons, Belgium) in 2018. He did a PhD under the supervision of Denis Michez as a F.R.S.-FNRS “Aspirant” in which he worked on bumblebee conservation. After defending his thesis in October 2021, he worked for six months at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) under the supervision of W. Owen McMillan to increase his knowledge on evolutionary biology and tropical ecology. He came back to the University of Mons where he worked on several European projects about the taxonomy, ecology and conservation of wild bees. He joined the Spatial Epidemiology Lab in October 2022 as a F.R.S.-FNRS Scientific Collaborator to investigate the dynamics of invasion of insects at the European scale. In 2023, he came back to the University of Mons and became a Scientific Collaborator at the SpELL, actively taking part to several ongoing projects at the lab.

Research interests

Guillaume has broad interests in insect taxonomy, ecology and conservation. He won in 2022 the E-SCoRe award (Excellence in Scientific Collections-based Research) from the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF) for his works on bees. Guillaume wrote and collaborated in several articles focusing on the conservation of wild bees, and especially of bumblebees. He co-authored a book about the fauna of the West-Palearctic region that received awards from the French Entomological Society and the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium.


Projected decline in European bumblebee populations in the twenty-first century
G. Ghisbain, W. Thiery, F. Massonnet, D. Erazo, P. Rasmont, D. Michez, and S. Dellicour. "Nature", Vol. 628, Issue 8007, Pages 337-341, 2024.

Contribution of climate change to the spatial expansion of West Nile virus in Europe
D. Erazo, L. Grant, G. Ghisbain, G. Marini, F. J. Colón-González, W. Wint, A. Rizzoli, W. Van Bortel, C. B. F. Vogels, N. D. Grubaugh, M. Mengel, K. Frieler, W. Thiery, and S. Dellicour. "Nature Communications", Vol. 15, Issue 1, Pages 1196, 2024.

A comparative analysis of crop pollinator survey methods along a large-scale climatic gradient
N. Leclercq, L. Marshall, T. Weekers, A. Anselmo, D. Benda, D. Bevk, P. Bogusch, D. Cejas, B. Drepper, M. Galloni, M. Gérard, G. Ghisbain, L. Hutchinson, B. Martinet, D. Michez, J.-M. Molenberg, P. Nikolic, S. Roberts, G. Smagghe, J. Straka, P. Vandamme, T. J. Wood, and N. J. Vereecken. "Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment", Vol. 329, Pages 107871, 2022.

Assessment and conservation status of an endemic bee in a diversity hotspot (Hymenoptera, Melittidae, Dasypoda)
G. Ghisbain, V. G. Radchenko, D. Cejas, F. P. Molina, and D. Michez. "Journal of Hymenoptera Research", Vol. 81, Pages 127-142, 2021.

A worthy conservation target? Revising the status of the rarest bumblebee of Europe
G. Ghisbain, B. Martinet, T. J. Wood, K. Przybyla, D. Cejas, M. Gérard, P. Rasmont, A. Monfared, I. Valterová, and D. Michez. "Insect Conservation and Diversity", Vol. 14, Issue 5, Pages 661-674, 2021.

Expanding insect pollinators in the Anthropocene
G. Ghisbain, M. Gérard, T. J. Wood, H. M. Hines, and D. Michez. "Biological Reviews", Vol. 96, Issue 6, Pages 2755-2770, 2021.

Are Bumblebees Relevant Models for Understanding Wild Bee Decline?
G. Ghisbain. "Frontiers in Conservation Science", Vol. 2, 2021.

Resolving the species status of overlooked West-Palaearctic bumblebees
N. Brasero, G. Ghisbain, T. Lecocq, D. Michez, I. Valterová, P. Biella, A. Monfared, P. H. Williams, P. Rasmont, and B. Martinet. "Zoologica Scripta", Vol. 50, Issue 5, Pages 616-632, 2021.

The bees of Lebanon (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila)
M. Boustani, P. Rasmont, H. H. Dathe, G. Ghisbain, M. Kasparek, D. Michez, A. Müller, A. Pauly, S. Risch, J. Straka, M. Terzo, X. V. Achter, T. J. Wood, and N. Nemer. "Zootaxa", Vol. 4976, Issue 1, Pages 1-146, 2021.

Diversification pattern of the widespread Holarctic cuckoo bumble bee, Bombus flavidus (Hymenoptera: Apidae): The East side story
P. Lhomme, S. D. Williams, G. Ghisbain, B. Martinet, M. Gérard, and H. M. Hines. "Insect Systematics and Diversity", Vol. 5, Issue 2, Pages 5, 2021.

Distant but related: genetic structure in the circum-boreal bumblebee Bombus jonellus (Kirby, 1802)
B. Martinet, G. Ghisbain, K. Przybyla, E. Zambra, N. Brasero, A. V. Kondakov, A. A. Tomilova, Y. S. Kolosova, I. N. Bolotov, P. Rasmont, and G. Potapov. "Polar Biology", Vol. 44, Issue 10, Pages 2039-2047, 2021.

Monitoring bee health in European agro-ecosystems using wing morphology and fat bodies
M. Vanderplanck, D. Michez, M. Albrecht, E. Attridge, A. Babin, I. Bottero, T. Breeze, M. Brown, M.-P. Chauzat, E. Cini, C. Costa, P. D. l. Rua, J. d. Miranda, G. D. Prisco, C. Dominik, D. Dzul, W. Fiordaliso, S. Gennaux, G. Ghisbain, S. Hodge, A.-M. Klein, J. Knapp, A. Knauer, M. Laurent, V. Lefebvre, M. Mänd, B. Martinet, V. Martinez-Lopez, P. Medrzycki, M. H. P. Peixoto, S. Potts, K. Przybyla, R. Raimets, M. Rundlöf, O. Schweiger, D. Senapathi, J. Serrano, J. Stout, E. Straw, G. Tamburini, Y. Toktas, and M. Gérard. "One Ecosystem", Vol. 6, Pages e63653, 2021.

Revisions to the faunas of Andrena of the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco with the descriptions of four new species (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae)
T. J. Wood, G. Ghisbain, D. Michez, and C. J. Praz. "European Journal of Taxonomy", Vol. 758, Pages 147-193, 2021.

Global patterns in bumble bee pollen collection show phylogenetic conservation of diet
T. J. Wood, G. Ghisbain, P. Rasmont, D. Kleijn, I. Raemakers, C. Praz, M. Killewald, J. Gibbs, K. Bobiwash, M. Boustani, B. Martinet, and D. Michez. "Journal of Animal Ecology", Vol. 90, Issue 10, Pages 2421-2430, 2021.

Global effects of extreme temperatures on wild bumblebees
B. Martinet, S. Dellicour, G. Ghisbain, K. Przybyla, E. Zambra, T. Lecocq, M. Boustani, R. Baghirov, D. Michez, and P. Rasmont. "Conservation Biology", Vol. 35, Issue 5, Pages 1507-1518, 2021.

Wildlife conservation strategies should be taxon-specific - further evidence with bumblebees
G. Ghisbain, D. Michez, L. Marshall, P. Rasmont, and S. Dellicour. "Diversity and Distribution", Vol. 26, Pages 1741-1751, 2020.

New data on the morphology and distribution of the cryptic species Dasypoda morawitzi Radchenko, 2016 (Hymenoptera: Melittidae) with corrections to the diagnosis of Dasypoda s. str.
V. G. Radchenko, B. Tomozii, G. Ghisbain, and D. Michez. "Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.)", Vol. 56, Issue 6, Pages 455-470, 2020.

Contribution to the knowledge of the bumblebee fauna of Afghanistan (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus Latreille)
G. Ghisbain, P. H. Williams, D. Michez, M. G. Branstetter, and P. Rasmont. "ZooKeys", Vol. 973, Pages 69-87, 2020.

Substantial genetic divergence and lack of recent gene flow support cryptic speciation in a colour polymorphic bumble bee (Bombus bifarius) species complex
G. Ghisbain, J. D. Lozier, S. R. Rahman, B. D. Ezray, L. Tian, J. M. Ulmer, S. D. Heraghty, J. P. Strange, P. Rasmont, and H. M. Hines. "Systematic Entomology", Vol. 45, Issue 3, Pages 635-652, 2020.

Morphometric analysis of fossil bumble bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombini) reveals their taxonomic affinities
M. Dehon, M. S. Engel, M. Gérard, A. M. Aytekin, G. Ghisbain, P. H. Williams, P. Rasmont, and D. Michez. "ZooKeys", Vol. 891, Pages 71-118, 2019.

Redescription of three rare species of Dasypoda bees with first description of D. iberica and D. tibialis females (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Melittidae)
V. G. Radchenko, G. Ghisbain, and D. Michez. "Zootaxa", Vol. 4700, Issue 3, Pages 326-344, 2019.

Bumble bee parasite prevalence but not genetic diversity impacted by the invasive plant Impatiens glandulifera
M. Vanderplanck, N. Roger, R. Moerman, G. Ghisbain, M. Gérard, D. Popowski, S. Granica, D. Fournier, I. Meeus, N. Piot, G. Smagghe, L. Terrana, and D. Michez. "Ecosphere", Vol. 10, Issue 7, Pages e02804, 2019.