40 Works

Raw data for the study titled \"Fungal ectoparasites increase winter mortality of ladybird hosts despite limited effects on their immune system\"

Michal Knapp, Michal Řeřicha, Danny Haelewaters & Ezequiel González
Winter represents a challenging period for insects inhabiting temperate regions. A plethora of studies have investigated how abiotic environmental conditions such as temperature affect insect overwintering success. However, only a few studies have focused on biotic factors and the mechanisms affecting the overwintering performance of insects. Here, we investigated the effects of the parasitic fungus Hesperomyces virescens on the overwintering performance and immune system functioning of the invasive ladybird Harmonia axyridis. Winter survival was significantly...

Data from: Delegation to artificial agents fosters prosocial behaviors in the collective risk dilemma

Elias Fernandez Domingos, Inês Terrucha, Rémi Suchon, Jelena Grujić, Juan C. Burguillo, Francisco C. Santos & Tom Lenaerts
Home assistant chat-bots, self-driving cars, drones or automated negotiation systems are some of the several examples of autonomous (artificial) agents that have pervaded our society. These agents enable the automation of multiple tasks, saving time and (human) effort. However, their presence in social settings raises the need for a better understanding of their effect on social interactions and how they may be used to enhance cooperation towards the public good, instead of hindering it. To...

Planned Analyses

Hans IJzerman, Nicolas Kaczmarek, Astrid Mignon, Amelie Rousseau & Charlotte Baey

Interpersonal stress as predictor of inflammation in adolescents: emotion regulation and heart rate variability as moderator?

Nathalie Michels
This study aims to examine the association of interpersonal stress (peer adversity and parental rejection) with inflammatory markers and the potential protective moderation by emotion regulation and parasympathetic nervous activity.


Sarah Kasran & Jan De Houwer
Registration of study aims, planned sample size, design, procedure, and data analysis plans prior to data collection.

R-code used in paper: Small sample correction for FSR

Jasper Bogaert

Transcript- and annotation-guided genome assembly of the European starling

Katarina Stuart, Richard Edwards, Yuanyuan Cheng, Wes Warren, Dave Burt, William Sherwin, Natalie Hofmeister, Scott Werner, Gregory Ball, Melissa Bateson, Matthew Brandley, Katherine Buchanan, Phillip Cassey, David Clayton, Tim De Meyer, Simone Meddle & Lee Rollins
The European starling, Sturnus vulgaris, is an ecologically significant, globally invasive avian species that is also suffering from a major decline in its native range. Here, we present the genome assembly and long-read transcriptome of an Australian-sourced European starling (S. vulgaris vAU), and a second North American genome (S. vulgaris vNA), as complementary reference genomes for population genetic and evolutionary characterisation. S. vulgaris vAU combined 10x Genomics linked-reads, low-coverage Nanopore sequencing, and PacBio Iso-Seq full-length...

Phenotypic and genotypic divergence of plant-herbivore interactions along an urbanization gradient

Jiao Qu, Dries Bonte & Martijn L. Vandegehuchte
Urban environments provide challenging conditions for species survival, including increased temperatures, drought, and pollution. Species can deal with these conditions through evolution across generations or the immediate expression of phenotypic plasticity. The resulting phenotypic changes are key to the performance of species and their interactions with other species in the community. We here document patterns of herbivory in Arabidopsis thaliana along a rural-urban gradient, and tested the genetic background and ecological consequences of traits related...

Amplicon_sorter: a tool for reference-free amplicon sorting based on sequence similarity and for building consensus sequences

Andy Vierstraete & Bart Braeckman
Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) is a third-generation sequencing technology that is gaining popularity in ecological research for its portable and low-cost sequencing possibilities. Although the technology excels at long-read sequencing, it can also be applied to sequence amplicons. The downside of ONT is the low quality of the raw reads. Hence, generating a high-quality consensus sequence is still a challenge. We present Amplicon_sorter, a tool for reference-free sorting of ONT sequenced amplicons based on their...

Genomic evidence that a sexually selected trait captures genome-wide variation and facilitates the purging of genetic load

Jonathan Parrett, Sebastian Chmielewski, Eylem Aydogdu, Aleksandra Łukasiewicz, Stephane Rombauts, Agnieszka Szubert-Kruszyńska, Wiesław Babik, Mateusz Konczal & Jacek Radwan
The evolution of costly traits like deer antlers and peacock trains, which drove the formation of Darwinian sexual selection theory, has been hypothesised to both reflect and affect patterns of genetic variance across the genome, but direct tests are missing. Here, we used an evolve and re-sequence approach to reveal patterns of genome-wide diversity associated with the expression of a sexually-selected weapon that is dimorphic among males of the bulb mite, Rhizoglyphus robini. Populations selected...

Evaluating the effectiveness of implementation intentions to strengthen approach-avoidance training: Pilot study on alcohol use disorder

Nicolas Kaczmarek, Astrid Mignon, Amelie Rousseau & Charlotte Baey
This pre-registered study aims to evaluate the effectiveness of implementation intention to strengthen approach-avoidance training. It's a pilot study on alcohol use disorder.

Plans - addendum

Sarah Kasran & Jan De Houwer
This is an addendum to the initial pre-registration for this study (which can be found at https://osf.io/s4j5q). Due to an oversight, the original procedure did not assess participants’ memory for the manipulation. This omission was noticed after collecting data for the first 19 participants. Because it would be informative to have an index of how well participants remember the evaluative descriptions, we updated the procedure to include two questions assessing this aspect. This change should...

Data from: Climatic niche lability but growth form conservatism in the African woody flora

Anaïs-Pasiphaé Gorel, Olivier J. Hardy, Gilles Dauby, Kyle G. Dexter, Ricardo A. Segovia, Kathy Steppe & Adeline Fayolle
Climatic niche evolution during the diversification of tropical plants has received little attention in Africa. To address this, we characterized the climatic niche of >4000 tropical African woody species, distinguishing two broad bioclimatic groups (forest vs. savanna) and six subgroups. We quantified niche conservatism versus lability at the genus level and for higher clades, using a molecular phylogeny of >800 genera. Although niche stasis at speciation is prevalent, numerous clades individually cover vast climatic spaces...

Data management guidelines CoBE lab

Frederick Verbruggen & Myriam Mertens

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Text
  • Dataset


  • Ghent University
  • Universiteit Gent
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Spanish National Research Council
  • National University of Cajamarca
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Antwerp
  • University of Liège