Herwig Leirs - Publications

Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium) 
Ecology Biology, Virology Biology, Epidemiology

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2021 Andreassen HP, Sundell J, Ecke F, Halle S, Haapakoski M, Henttonen H, Huitu O, Jacob J, Johnsen K, Koskela E, Luque-Larena JJ, Lecomte N, Leirs H, Mariën J, Neby M, et al. Correction to: Population cycles and outbreaks of small rodents: ten essential questions we still need to solve. Oecologia. PMID 33515297 DOI: 10.1007/s00442-021-04856-4  0.4
2020 Andreassen HP, Sundell J, Ecke F, Halle S, Haapakoski M, Henttonen H, Huitu O, Jacob J, Johnsen K, Koskela E, Luque-Larena JJ, Lecomte N, Leirs H, Mariën J, Neby M, et al. Population cycles and outbreaks of small rodents: ten essential questions we still need to solve. Oecologia. PMID 33369695 DOI: 10.1007/s00442-020-04810-w  0.4
2020 Gryseels S, De Bruyn L, Gyselings R, Calvignac-Spencer S, Leendertz FH, Leirs H. Risk of human-to-wildlife transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Mammal Review. PMID 33230363 DOI: 10.1111/mam.12225  0.44
2020 Reijniers J, Tersago K, Borremans B, Hartemink N, Voutilainen L, Henttonen H, Leirs H. Why Hantavirus Prevalence Does Not Always Increase With Host Density: Modeling the Role of Host Spatial Behavior and Maternal Antibodies. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 10: 536660. PMID 33134187 DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2020.536660  0.56
2020 Cuypers LN, Baird SJE, Hánová A, Locus T, Katakweba AS, Gryseels S, Bryja J, Leirs H, Goüy de Bellocq J. Three arenaviruses in three subspecific natal multimammate mouse taxa in Tanzania: same host specificity, but different spatial genetic structure? Virus Evolution. 6: veaa039. PMID 33033629 DOI: 10.1093/Ve/Veaa039  0.44
2020 Gryseels S, Mbala-Kingebeni P, Akonda I, Angoyo R, Ayouba A, Baelo P, Mukadi DB, Bugentho E, Bushmaker T, Butel C, Calvignac-Spencer S, Delaporte E, De Smet B, Düx A, Edidi-Atani F, ... ... Leirs H, et al. Role of Wildlife in Emergence of Ebola Virus in Kaigbono (Likati), Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 26: 2205-2209. PMID 32818404 DOI: 10.3201/Eid2609.191552  0.44
2019 Mariën J, Borremans B, Verhaeren C, Kirkpatrick L, Gryseels S, Goüy de Bellocq J, Günther S, Sabuni CA, Massawe AW, Reijniers J, Leirs H. Density-dependence and persistence of Morogoro arenavirus transmission in a fluctuating population of its reservoir host. The Journal of Animal Ecology. PMID 31545505 DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13107  0.44
2019 Laenen L, Vergote V, Vanmechelen B, Tersago K, Baele G, Lemey P, Leirs H, Dellicour S, Vrancken B, Maes P. Identifying the patterns and drivers of enzootic dynamics using reservoir sampling. Virus Evolution. 5: vez009. PMID 31024739 DOI: 10.1093/Ve/Vez009  0.56
2019 Vandelannoote K, Phanzu DM, Kibadi K, Eddyani M, Meehan CJ, Jordaens K, Leirs H, Portaels F, Stinear TP, Harris SR, de Jong BC. Mycobacterium ulcerans Population Genomics To Inform on the Spread of Buruli Ulcer across Central Africa. Msphere. 4. PMID 30728280 DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00472-18  0.68
2018 Vanden Broecke B, Borremans B, Mariën J, Makundi RH, Massawe AW, Leirs H, Hughes NK. Does exploratory behavior or activity in a wild mouse explain susceptibility to virus infection? Current Zoology. 64: 585-592. PMID 30323837 DOI: 10.1093/Cz/Zox053  0.56
2018 Vanmechelen B, Bletsa M, Laenen L, Lopes AR, Vergote V, Beller L, Deboutte W, Korva M, Avšič Županc T, Goüy de Bellocq J, Gryseels S, Leirs H, Lemey P, Vrancken B, Maes P. Discovery and genome characterization of three new Jeilongviruses, a lineage of paramyxoviruses characterized by their unique membrane proteins. Bmc Genomics. 19: 617. PMID 30115009 DOI: 10.1186/S12864-018-4995-0  0.44
2018 Mariën J, Sluydts V, Borremans B, Gryseels S, Vanden Broecke B, Sabuni CA, Katakweba AAS, Mulungu LS, Günther S, de Bellocq JG, Massawe AW, Leirs H. Arenavirus infection correlates with lower survival of its natural rodent host in a long-term capture-mark-recapture study. Parasites & Vectors. 11: 90. PMID 29422075 DOI: 10.1186/S13071-018-2674-2  0.44
2017 Mariën J, Borremans B, Gryseels S, Broecke BV, Becker-Ziaja B, Makundi R, Massawe A, Reijniers J, Leirs H. Arenavirus Dynamics in Experimentally and Naturally Infected Rodents. Ecohealth. PMID 28616660 DOI: 10.1007/S10393-017-1256-7  0.44
2017 Mariën J, Borremans B, Gryseels S, Soropogui B, De Bruyn L, Bongo GN, Becker-Ziaja B, de Bellocq JG, Günther S, Magassouba N, Leirs H, Fichet-Calvet E. No measurable adverse effects of Lassa, Morogoro and Gairo arenaviruses on their rodent reservoir host in natural conditions. Parasites & Vectors. 10: 210. PMID 28449693 DOI: 10.1186/S13071-017-2146-0  0.44
2017 Vandelannoote K, Meehan CJ, Eddyani M, Affolabi D, Phanzu DM, Eyangoh S, Jordaens K, Portaels F, Mangas K, Seemann T, Marsollier L, Marion E, Chauty A, Landier J, Fontanet A, ... Leirs H, et al. Multiple introductions and recent spread of the emerging human pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans across Africa. Genome Biology and Evolution. PMID 28137745 DOI: 10.1093/Gbe/Evx003  0.68
2017 Gryseels S, Baird SJ, Borremans B, Makundi R, Leirs H, Goüy de Bellocq J. When Viruses Don't Go Viral: The Importance of Host Phylogeographic Structure in the Spatial Spread of Arenaviruses. Plos Pathogens. 13: e1006073. PMID 28076397 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Ppat.1006073  0.44
2017 Borremans B, Reijniers J, Hughes NK, Godfrey SS, Gryseels S, Makundi RH, Leirs H. Nonlinear scaling of foraging contacts with rodent population density Oikos. 126: 792-800. DOI: 10.1111/Oik.03623  0.56
2017 Cuypers LN, Cuypers WL, Gildemyn-Blomme A, Abraham L, Aertbeliën S, Massawe AW, Borremans B, Gryseels S, Leirs H. No evidence for avoidance of black rat scent by the presumably less competitive Natal multimammate mouse in a choice experiment African Zoology. 52: 119-123. DOI: 10.1080/15627020.2017.1307139  0.44
2016 Gryseels S, Goüy de Bellocq J, Makundi R, Vanmechelen K, Broeckhove J, Mazoch V, Šumbera R, Zima J, Leirs H, Baird SJ. Genetic distinction between contiguous urban and rural multimammate mice in Tanzania despite gene flow. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. PMID 27306876 DOI: 10.1111/Jeb.12919  0.68
2016 Borremans B, Hens N, Beutels P, Leirs H, Reijniers J. Estimating Time of Infection Using Prior Serological and Individual Information Can Greatly Improve Incidence Estimation of Human and Wildlife Infections. Plos Computational Biology. 12: e1004882. PMID 27177244 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pcbi.1004882  0.68
2016 Sabuni CA, Houtte NV, Gryseels S, Maganga SLS, Makundi RH, Leirs H, Bellocq JGd. Genetic structure and diversity of the black and rufous sengi in Tanzanian coastal forests Journal of Zoology. 300: 305-313. DOI: 10.1111/Jzo.12384  0.44
2015 Mgode GF, Machang'u RS, Mhamphi GG, Katakweba A, Mulungu LS, Durnez L, Leirs H, Hartskeerl RA, Belmain SR. Leptospira Serovars for Diagnosis of Leptospirosis in Humans and Animals in Africa: Common Leptospira Isolates and Reservoir Hosts. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9: e0004251. PMID 26624890 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pntd.0004251  0.68
2015 Sabuni CA, Sluydts V, Mulungu LS, Maganga SL, Makundi RH, Leirs H. Distribution and ecology of lesser pouched rat, Beamys hindei, in Tanzanian coastal forests. Integrative Zoology. 10: 531-42. PMID 26331406 DOI: 10.1111/1749-4877.12159  0.68
2015 Gryseels S, Leirs H, Makundi R, Goüy de Bellocq J. Polymorphism in vkorc1 Gene of Natal Multimammate Mice, Mastomys natalensis, in Tanzania. The Journal of Heredity. 106: 637-43. PMID 26223233 DOI: 10.1093/Jhered/Esv054  0.68
2015 Kifle YW, Goeyvaerts N, Van Kerckhove K, Willem L, Faes C, Leirs H, Hens N, Beutels P. Animal Ownership and Touching Enrich the Context of Social Contacts Relevant to the Spread of Human Infectious Diseases. Plos One. 10: e0133461. PMID 26193480 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0133461  0.68
2015 Borremans B, Vossen R, Becker-Ziaja B, Gryseels S, Hughes N, Van Gestel M, Van Houtte N, Günther S, Leirs H. Shedding dynamics of Morogoro virus, an African arenavirus closely related to Lassa virus, in its natural reservoir host Mastomys natalensis. Scientific Reports. 5: 10445. PMID 26022445 DOI: 10.1038/Srep10445  0.68
2015 Ablordey AS, Vandelannoote K, Frimpong IA, Ahortor EK, Amissah NA, Eddyani M, Durnez L, Portaels F, de Jong BC, Leirs H, Porter JL, Mangas KM, Lam MM, Buultjens A, Seemann T, et al. Correction: Whole Genome Comparisons Suggest Random Distribution of Mycobacterium ulcerans Genotypes in a Buruli Ulcer Endemic Region of Ghana. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9: e0003798. PMID 25970176 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pntd.0003798  0.68
2015 Ablordey AS, Vandelannoote K, Frimpong IA, Ahortor EK, Amissah NA, Eddyani M, Durnez L, Portaels F, de Jong BC, Leirs H, Porter JL, Mangas KM, Lam MM, Buultjens A, Seemann T, et al. Whole genome comparisons suggest random distribution of Mycobacterium ulcerans genotypes in a Buruli ulcer endemic region of Ghana. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. 9: e0003681. PMID 25826332 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pntd.0003681  0.68
2015 Gryseels S, Rieger T, Oestereich L, Cuypers B, Borremans B, Makundi R, Leirs H, Günther S, Goüy de Bellocq J. Gairo virus, a novel arenavirus of the widespread Mastomys natalensis: Genetically divergent, but ecologically similar to Lassa and Morogoro viruses. Virology. 476: 249-56. PMID 25559385 DOI: 10.1016/J.Virol.2014.12.011  0.68
2015 Yirga G, Leirs H, De Iongh HH, Asmelash T, Gebrehiwot K, Deckers J, Bauer H. Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) concentrate around urban waste dumps across Tigray, northern Ethiopia Wildlife Research. 42: 563-569. DOI: 10.1071/Wr14228  0.68
2015 Yirga G, De Iongh HH, Leirs H, Gebrehiwot K, Deckers J, Bauer H. Food base of the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) in Ethiopia Wildlife Research. 42: 19-24. DOI: 10.1071/Wr14126  0.68
2015 Meheretu Y, Welegerima K, Sluydts V, Bauer H, Gebrehiwot K, Deckers J, Makundi R, Leirs H. Reproduction and survival of rodents in crop fields: The effects of rainfall, crop stage and stone-bund density Wildlife Research. 42: 158-164. DOI: 10.1071/Wr14121  0.68
2015 Borremans B, Sluydts V, Makundi RH, Leirs H. Evaluation of short-, mid- and long-term effects of toe clipping on a wild rodent Wildlife Research. 42: 143-148. DOI: 10.1071/Wr14109  0.68
2015 Swinnen KRR, Hughes NK, Leirs H. Beaver (Castor fiber) activity patterns in a predator-free landscape. What is keeping them in the dark? Mammalian Biology. 80: 477-483. DOI: 10.1016/J.Mambio.2015.07.006  0.68
2014 Hieronimo P, Kihupi NI, Kimaro DN, Gulinck H, Mulungu LS, Msanya BM, Leirs H, Deckers JA. Contribution of land use to rodent flea load distribution in the plague endemic area of Lushoto District, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research. 16: 240-9. PMID 26867283 DOI: 10.4314/Thrb.V16I3.10  0.68
2014 Hieronimo P, Kimaro DN, Kihupi NI, Gulinck H, Mulungu LS, Msanya BM, Leirs H, Deckers JA. Land use determinants of small mammal abundance and distribution in a plague endemic area of Lushoto District, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research. 16: 219-28. PMID 26867281 DOI: 10.4314/Thrb.V16I3.8  0.68
2014 Hieronimo P, Meliyo J, Gulinck H, Kimaro DN, Mulungu LS, Kihupi NI, Msanya BM, Leirs H, Deckers JA. Integrating land cover and terrain characteristics to explain plague risks in Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania: a geospatial approach. Tanzania Journal of Health Research. 16: 207-18. PMID 26867280 DOI: 10.4314/Thrb.V16I3.7  0.68
2014 Ralaizafisoloarivony NA, Kimaro DN, Kihupi NI, Mulungu LS, Leirs H, Msanya BM, Deckers JA, Gulinck H. Vegetation habitats and small mammals in a plague endemic area in Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research. 16: 194-205. PMID 26867279 DOI: 10.4314/Thrb.V16I3.6  0.68
2014 Meliyo JL, Massawe BH, Msanya BM, Kimaro DN, Hieronimo P, Mulungu LS, Kihupi NI, Deckers JA, Gulinck H, Leirs H. Landform and surface attributes for prediction of rodent burrows in the Western Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research. 16: 182-93. PMID 26867278 DOI: 10.4314/Thrb.V16I3.5  0.68
2014 Ralaizafisoloarivony NA, Kimaro DN, Kihupi NI, Mulungu LS, Leirs H, Msanya BM, Deckers JA, Gulinck H. Small mammal distribution and diversity in a plague endemic area in West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research. 16: 173-81. PMID 26867277 DOI: 10.4314/Thrb.V16I3.4  0.68
2014 Hieronimo P, Gulinck H, Kimaro DN, Mulungu LS, Kihupi NI, Msanya BM, Leirs H, Deckers JA. Human activity spaces and plague risks in three contrasting landscapes in Lushoto District, Tanzania. Tanzania Journal of Health Research. 16: 150-60. PMID 26867275 DOI: 10.4314/Thrb.V16I3.2  0.68
2014 Bryja J, Mikula O, Šumbera R, Meheretu Y, Aghová T, Lavrenchenko LA, Mazoch V, Oguge N, Mbau JS, Welegerima K, Amundala N, Colyn M, Leirs H, Verheyen E. Pan-African phylogeny of Mus (subgenus Nannomys) reveals one of the most successful mammal radiations in Africa. Bmc Evolutionary Biology. 14: 256. PMID 25496476 DOI: 10.1186/S12862-014-0256-2  0.68
2014 Hughes NK, Helsen S, Tersago K, Leirs H. Puumala hantavirus infection alters the odour attractiveness of its reservoir host. Oecologia. 176: 955-63. PMID 25209840 DOI: 10.1007/S00442-014-3072-X  0.68
2014 Amissah NA, Gryseels S, Tobias NJ, Ravadgar B, Suzuki M, Vandelannoote K, Durnez L, Leirs H, Stinear TP, Portaels F, Ablordey A, Eddyani M. Investigating the role of free-living amoebae as a reservoir for Mycobacterium ulcerans. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. 8: e3148. PMID 25188535 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pntd.0003148  0.68
2014 Reijniers J, Begon M, Ageyev VS, Leirs H. Plague epizootic cycles in Central Asia. Biology Letters. 10. PMID 24966205 DOI: 10.1098/Rsbl.2014.0302  0.68
2014 Swinnen KR, Reijniers J, Breno M, Leirs H. A novel method to reduce time investment when processing videos from camera trap studies. Plos One. 9: e98881. PMID 24918777 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pone.0098881  0.68
2014 Bryssinckx W, Ducheyne E, Leirs H, Hendrickx G. Optimizing denominator data estimation through a multimodel approach. Geospatial Health. 8: 573-82. PMID 24893035 DOI: 10.4081/Gh.2014.47  0.68
2014 Kiffner C, Stanko M, Morand S, Khokhlova IS, Shenbrot GI, Laudisoit A, Leirs H, Hawlena H, Krasnov BR. Variable effects of host characteristics on species richness of flea infracommunities in rodents from three continents. Parasitology Research. 113: 2777-88. PMID 24820040 DOI: 10.1007/S00436-014-3937-2  0.68
2014 Vandelannoote K, Jordaens K, Bomans P, Leirs H, Durnez L, Affolabi D, Sopoh G, Aguiar J, Phanzu DM, Kibadi K, Eyangoh S, Manou LB, Phillips RO, Adjei O, Ablordey A, et al. Insertion sequence element single nucleotide polymorphism typing provides insights into the population structure and evolution of Mycobacterium ulcerans across Africa. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 80: 1197-209. PMID 24296504 DOI: 10.1128/Aem.02774-13  0.68
2014 Heylen D, Sprong H, van Oers K, Fonville M, Leirs H, Matthysen E. Are the specialized bird ticks, Ixodes arboricola and I. frontalis, competent vectors for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato? Environmental Microbiology. 16: 1081-9. PMID 24237635 DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12332  0.68
2014 Van de Perre F, Adriaensen F, Songorwa AN, Leirs H. Locating elephant corridors between Saadani National Park and the Wami-Mbiki Wildlife Management Area, Tanzania African Journal of Ecology. 52: 448-457. DOI: 10.1111/Aje.12139  0.68
2014 Yirga G, Imam E, De Iongh HH, Leirs H, Kiros S, Yohannes TG, Teferi M, Bauer H. Local spotted hyena abundance and community tolerance of depredation in human-dominated landscapes in Northern Ethiopia Mammalian Biology. 79: 325-330. DOI: 10.1016/J.Mambio.2014.05.002  0.68
2014 Meheretu Y, Sluydts V, Welegerima K, Bauer H, Teferi M, Yirga G, Mulungu L, Haile M, Nyssen J, Deckers J, Makundi R, Leirs H. Rodent abundance, stone bund density and its effects on crop damage in the Tigray highlands, Ethiopia Crop Protection. 55: 61-67. DOI: 10.1016/J.Cropro.2013.10.016  0.68
2014 La Haye MJJ, Swinnen KRR, Kuiters AT, Leirs H, Siepel H. Modelling population dynamics of the Common hamster (Cricetus cricetus): Timing of harvest as a critical aspect in the conservation of a highly endangered rodent Biological Conservation. 180: 53-61. DOI: 10.1016/J.Biocon.2014.09.035  0.68
2014 Sabuni CA, Van Houtte N, Maganga SLS, Makundi RH, Leirs H, Goüy de Bellocq J. Development of eight polymorphic microsatellite markers in the Black and Rufous sengi, Rhynchocyon petersi Conservation Genetics Resources. 7: 193-195. DOI: 10.1007/S12686-014-0330-5  0.68
2014 Borremans B, Hughes NK, Reijniers J, Sluydts V, Katakweba AAS, Mulungu LS, Sabuni CA, Makundi RH, Leirs H. Happily together forever: Temporal variation in spatial patterns and complete lack of territoriality in a promiscuous rodent Population Ecology. 56: 109-118. DOI: 10.1007/S10144-013-0393-2  0.68
2013 Kiffner C, Stanko M, Morand S, Khokhlova IS, Shenbrot GI, Laudisoit A, Leirs H, Hawlena H, Krasnov BR. Sex-biased parasitism is not universal: evidence from rodent-flea associations from three biomes. Oecologia. 173: 1009-22. PMID 23636459 DOI: 10.1007/S00442-013-2664-1  0.68
2013 Ribas A, López S, Makundi RH, Leirs H, de Bellocq JG. Trichuris spp. (Nematoda: Trichuridae) from two rodents, Mastomys natalensis and Gerbilliscus vicinus in Tanzania. The Journal of Parasitology. 99: 868-75. PMID 23560615 DOI: 10.1645/12-151.1  0.68
2013 Meheretu Y, Leirs H, Welegerima K, Breno M, Tomas Z, Kidane D, Girmay K, de Bellocq JG. Bartonella prevalence and genetic diversity in small mammals from Ethiopia. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.). 13: 164-75. PMID 23421888 DOI: 10.1089/Vbz.2012.1004  0.68
2013 Goyens J, Reijniers J, Borremans B, Leirs H. Density thresholds for Mopeia virus invasion and persistence in its host Mastomys natalensis Journal of Theoretical Biology. 317: 55-61. PMID 23041432 DOI: 10.1016/J.Jtbi.2012.09.039  0.68
2013 Colangelo P, Verheyen E, Leirs H, Tatard C, Denys C, Dobigny G, Duplantier JM, Brouat C, Granjon L, Lecompte E. A mitochondrial phylogeographic scenario for the most widespread African rodent, Mastomys natalensis Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 108: 901-916. DOI: 10.1111/Bij.12013  0.68
2013 Yirga G, De Iongh HH, Leirs H, Gebrehiwot K, Berhe G, Asmelash T, Gebrehiwot H, Bauer H. The ecology of large carnivores in the highlands of northern Ethiopia African Journal of Ecology. 51: 78-86. DOI: 10.1111/Aje.12008  0.68
2013 Yirga G, Ersino W, De Iongh HH, Leirs H, Gebrehiwot K, Deckers J, Bauer H. Spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) coexisting at high density with people in Wukro district, northern Ethiopia Mammalian Biology. 78: 193-197. DOI: 10.1016/J.Mambio.2012.09.001  0.68
2012 Beliën T, Moerkens R, Leirs H, Peusens G. Earwig management tool: an IPM decision aid system for augmentation of European earwig populations (Dermaptera: Forficulidae) in pip fruit orchards Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. 77: 657-662. PMID 23885434  0.68
2012 Bryssinckx W, Ducheyne E, Muhwezi B, Godfrey S, Mintiens K, Leirs H, Hendrickx G. Improving the accuracy of livestock distribution estimates through spatial interpolation. Geospatial Health. 7: 101-9. PMID 23242685 DOI: 10.4081/Gh.2012.109  0.68
2012 Meheretu Y, Cížková D, Těšíková J, Welegerima K, Tomas Z, Kidane D, Girmay K, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Bryja J, Günther S, Bryjová A, Leirs H, Goüy de Bellocq J. High diversity of RNA viruses in rodents, Ethiopia. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 18: 2047-50. PMID 23171649 DOI: 10.3201/Eid1812.120596  0.68
2012 Gryseels S, Amissah D, Durnez L, Vandelannoote K, Leirs H, De Jonckheere J, Silva MT, Portaels F, Ablordey A, Eddyani M. Amoebae as potential environmental hosts for Mycobacterium ulcerans and other mycobacteria, but doubtful actors in Buruli ulcer epidemiology. Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases. 6: e1764. PMID 22880141 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pntd.0001764  0.68
2012 Yirga G, De Iongh HH, Leirs H, Gebrihiwot K, Deckers J, Bauer H. Adaptability of large carnivores to changing anthropogenic food sources: diet change of spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) during Christian fasting period in northern Ethiopia. The Journal of Animal Ecology. 81: 1052-5. PMID 22486435 DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2656.2012.01977.X  0.68
2012 Reijniers J, Davis S, Begon M, Heesterbeek JA, Ageyev VS, Leirs H. A curve of thresholds governs plague epizootics in Central Asia. Ecology Letters. 15: 554-60. PMID 22449078 DOI: 10.1111/J.1461-0248.2012.01767.X  0.68
2012 Tersago K, Crespin L, Verhagen R, Leirs H. Impact of Puumala virus infection on maturation and survival in bank voles: a capture-mark-recapture analysis. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 48: 148-56. PMID 22247383 DOI: 10.7589/0090-3558-48.1.148  0.68
2012 Kennis J, Laurent C, Amundala ND, Dudu AM, Leirs H. Survival and movement of the congo forest mouse (deomys ferrugineus): A comparison of primary rainforest and fallow land in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo African Zoology. 47: 147-159. DOI: 10.3377/004.047.0113  0.68
2012 Moerkens R, Leirs H, Peusens G, Beliën T, Gobin B. Natural and human causes of earwig mortality during winter: Temperature, parasitoids and soil tillage Journal of Applied Entomology. 136: 490-500. DOI: 10.1111/J.1439-0418.2011.01676.X  0.68
2012 Olayemi A, Nicolas V, Hulselmans J, Missoup AD, Fichet-Calvet E, Amundala D, Dudu A, Dierckx T, Wendelen W, Leirs H, Verheyen E. Taxonomy of the African giant pouched rats (Nesomyidae: Cricetomys): Molecular and craniometric evidence support an unexpected high species diversity Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 165: 700-719. DOI: 10.1111/J.1096-3642.2012.00823.X  0.68
2012 Heiberg AC, Sluydts V, Leirs H. Uncovering the secret lives of sewer rats (Rattus norvegicus): Movements, distribution and population dynamics revealed by a capturemarkrecapture study Wildlife Research. 39: 202-219. DOI: 10.1071/WR11149  0.68
2011 Yonas M, Welegerima K, Laudisoit A, Bauer H, Gebrehiwot K, Deckers S, Katakweba A, Makundi R, Leirs H. Preliminary investigation on rodent-ectoparasite associations in the highlands of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia: implications for potential zoonoses. Integrative Zoology. 6: 366-74. PMID 22182328 DOI: 10.1111/J.1749-4877.2011.00265.X  0.68
2011 Ben-Ari T, Ben Ari T, Neerinckx S, Gage KL, Kreppel K, Laudisoit A, Leirs H, Stenseth NC. Plague and climate: scales matter. Plos Pathogens. 7: e1002160. PMID 21949648 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Ppat.1002160  0.68
2011 Durnez L, Katakweba A, Sadiki H, Katholi CR, Kazwala RR, Machang'u RR, Portaels F, Leirs H. Mycobacteria in terrestrial small mammals on cattle farms in Tanzania. Veterinary Medicine International. 2011: 495074. PMID 21785686 DOI: 10.4061/2011/495074  0.68
2011 Krasnov BR, Stanko M, Matthee S, Laudisoit A, Leirs H, Khokhlova IS, Korallo-Vinarskaya NP, Vinarski MV, Morand S. Male hosts drive infracommunity structure of ectoparasites. Oecologia. 166: 1099-110. PMID 21409449 DOI: 10.1007/S00442-011-1950-Z  0.68
2011 Borremans B, Leirs H, Gryseels S, Günther S, Makundi R, de Bellocq JG. Presence of Mopeia virus, an African arenavirus, related to biotope and individual rodent host characteristics: implications for virus transmission. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.). 11: 1125-31. PMID 21142956 DOI: 10.1089/Vbz.2010.0010  0.68
2011 Tersago K, Verhagen R, Leirs H. Temporal variation in individual factors associated with hantavirus infection in bank voles during an epizootic: implications for Puumala virus transmission dynamics. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.). 11: 715-21. PMID 21142469 DOI: 10.1089/Vbz.2010.0007  0.68
2011 Tersago K, Verhagen R, Vapalahti O, Heyman P, Ducoffre G, Leirs H. Hantavirus outbreak in Western Europe: reservoir host infection dynamics related to human disease patterns. Epidemiology and Infection. 139: 381-90. PMID 20450527 DOI: 10.1017/S0950268810000956  0.68
2011 Henttonen H, Leirs H, Kallio ER, Tersago K, Voutilainen L. Biome-specific rodent dynamics and hantavirus epidemiologies in Europe Julius-KüHn-Archiv. 196-196. DOI: 10.5073/Jka.2011.432.108  0.56
2011 Mulungu LS, Massawe AW, Kennis J, Crauwels D, Eiseb S, Mahlaba TA, Monadjem A, Makundi RH, Katakweba AAS, Leirs H, Belmain SR. Differences in diet between two rodent species, Mastomys natalensis and Gerbilliscus vicinus, in fallow land habitats in central tanzania African Zoology. 46: 387-392. DOI: 10.3377/004.046.0218  0.68
2011 Breno M, Leirs H, Van Dongen S. Traditional and geometric morphometrics for studying skull morphology during growth in Mastomys natalensis (Rodentia: Muridae) Journal of Mammalogy. 92: 1395-1406. DOI: 10.1644/10-Mamm-A-331.1  0.68
2011 Verheyen W, Hulselmans J, Wendelen W, Leirs H, Corti M, Backeljau T, Verheyen E. Contribution to the systematics and zoogeography of the East-African Acomys spinosissimus Peters 1852 species complex and the description of two new species (Rodentia: Muridae) Zootaxa. 1-35. DOI: 10.11646/Zootaxa.3059.1.1  0.68
2011 Moerkens R, Gobin B, Peusens G, Helsen H, Hilton R, Dib H, Suckling DM, Leirs H. Optimizing biocontrol using phenological day degree models: The European earwig in pipfruit orchards Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 13: 301-312. DOI: 10.1111/J.1461-9563.2011.00525.X  0.68
2011 Bertola LD, van Hooft WF, Vrieling K, Uit de Weerd DR, York DS, Bauer H, Prins HHT, Funston PJ, Udo de Haes HA, Leirs H, van Haeringen WA, Sogbohossou E, Tumenta PN, De Iongh HH. Genetic diversity, evolutionary history and implications for conservation of the lion (Panthera leo) in West and Central Africa Journal of Biogeography. 38: 1356-1367. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2699.2011.02500.X  0.68
2011 Kennis J, Nicolas V, Hulselmans J, Katuala PGB, Wendelen W, Verheyen E, Dudu AM, Leirs H. The impact of the Congo River and its tributaries on the rodent genus Praomys: Speciation origin or range expansion limit? Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 163: 983-1002. DOI: 10.1111/J.1096-3642.2011.00733.X  0.68
2011 Breno M, Leirs H, Van Dongen S. No relationship between canalization and developmental stability of the skull in a natural population of Mastomys natalensis (Rodentia: Muridae) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 104: 207-216. DOI: 10.1111/J.1095-8312.2011.01702.X  0.68
2011 Depestele J, Vandemaele S, Vanhee W, Polet H, Torreele E, Leirs H, Vincx M. Quantifying causes of discard variability: An indispensable assistance to discard estimation and a paramount need for policy measures Ices Journal of Marine Science. 68: 1719-1725. DOI: 10.1093/Icesjms/Fsr030  0.68
2011 Mulungu LS, Mahlaba TA, Massawe AW, Kennis J, Crauwels D, Eiseb S, Monadjem A, Makundi RH, Katakweba AAS, Leirs H, Belmain SR. Dietary differences of the multimammate mouse, Mastomys natalensis (Smith, 1834), across different habitats and seasons in Tanzania and Swaziland Wildlife Research. 38: 640-646. DOI: 10.1071/Wr11028  0.68
2010 Kausrud KL, Begon M, Ari TB, Viljugrein H, Esper J, Büntgen U, Leirs H, Junge C, Yang B, Yang M, Xu L, Stenseth NC. Modeling the epidemiological history of plague in Central Asia: palaeoclimatic forcing on a disease system over the past millennium. Bmc Biology. 8: 112. PMID 20799946 DOI: 10.1186/1741-7007-8-112  0.68
2010 Olsson GE, Leirs H, Henttonen H. Hantaviruses and their hosts in Europe: reservoirs here and there, but not everywhere? Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.). 10: 549-61. PMID 20795916 DOI: 10.1089/Vbz.2009.0138  0.68
2010 Durnez L, Suykerbuyk P, Nicolas V, Barrière P, Verheyen E, Johnson CR, Leirs H, Portaels F. Terrestrial small mammals as reservoirs of Mycobacterium ulcerans in benin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76: 4574-7. PMID 20435759 DOI: 10.1128/Aem.00199-10  0.68
2010 de Bellocq JG, Borremans B, Katakweba A, Makundi R, Baird SJ, Becker-Ziaja B, Günther S, Leirs H. Sympatric occurrence of 3 arenaviruses, Tanzania. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 16: 692-5. PMID 20350390 DOI: 10.3201/Eid1604.091721  0.68
2010 Neerinckx S, Peterson AT, Gulinck H, Deckers J, Kimaro D, Leirs H. Predicting potential risk areas of human plague for the Western Usambara Mountains, Lushoto District, Tanzania. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 82: 492-500. PMID 20207880 DOI: 10.4269/Ajtmh.2010.09-0426  0.68
2010 Vandelannoote K, Durnez L, Amissah D, Gryseels S, Dodoo A, Yeboah S, Addo P, Eddyani M, Leirs H, Ablordey A, Portaels F. Application of real-time PCR in Ghana, a Buruli ulcer-endemic country, confirms the presence of Mycobacterium ulcerans in the environment. Fems Microbiology Letters. 304: 191-4. PMID 20146745 DOI: 10.1111/J.1574-6968.2010.01902.X  0.68
2010 Nemirov K, Leirs H, Lundkvist A, Olsson GE. Puumala hantavirus and Myodes glareolus in northern Europe: no evidence of co-divergence between genetic lineages of virus and host. The Journal of General Virology. 91: 1262-74. PMID 20107019 DOI: 10.1099/Vir.0.016618-0  0.68
2010 Goüy de Bellocq J, Leirs H. Polymorphism and signatures of selection in the multimammate rat DQB gene. Immunogenetics. 62: 59-64. PMID 19953242 DOI: 10.1007/S00251-009-0411-X  0.68
2010 Neerinckx S, Bertherat E, Leirs H. Human plague occurrences in Africa: an overview from 1877 to 2008. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 104: 97-103. PMID 19716148 DOI: 10.1016/J.Trstmh.2009.07.028  0.68
2010 Mulungu LS, Ngowo VD, Makundi RH, Massawe AW, Leirs H. Winning the fight against rodent pests: Recent developments in tanzania Journal of Biological Sciences. 10: 333-340. DOI: 10.3923/Jbs.2010.333.340  0.68
2010 Moerkens R, Leirs H, Peusens G, Gobin B. Dispersal of single- and double-brood populations of the European earwig, Forficula auricularia: A mark-recapture experiment Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata. 137: 19-27. DOI: 10.1111/J.1570-7458.2010.01031.X  0.68
2010 Tollenaere C, Brouat C, Duplantier JM, Rahalison L, Rahelinirina S, Pascal M, Moné H, Mouahid G, Leirs H, Cosson JF. Phylogeography of the introduced species Rattus rattus in the western Indian Ocean, with special emphasis on the colonization history of Madagascar Journal of Biogeography. 37: 398-410. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2699.2009.02228.X  0.68
2010 Addink EA, De Jong SM, Davis SA, Dubyanskiy V, Burdelov LA, Leirs H. The use of high-resolution remote sensing for plague surveillance in Kazakhstan Remote Sensing of Environment. 114: 674-681. DOI: 10.1016/J.Rse.2009.11.015  0.68
2010 Colangelo P, Leirs H, Castiglia R, D'aes M, Meheretu Y, Verheyen E. New data on the distribution and phylogenetic position of Mastomys awashensis (Rodentia, Muridae) Mammalian Biology. 75: 459-462. DOI: 10.1016/J.Mambio.2009.05.002  0.68
2010 Yonas M, Welegerima K, Deckers S, Raes D, Makundi R, Leirs H. Farmers' perspectives of rodent damage and management from the highlands of Tigray, Northern Ethiopian Crop Protection. 29: 532-539. DOI: 10.1016/J.Cropro.2009.12.006  0.68
2009 Laudisoit A, Leirs H, Makundi R, Krasnov BR. Seasonal and habitat dependence of fleas parasitic on small mammals in Tanzania. Integrative Zoology. 4: 196-212. PMID 21392290 DOI: 10.1111/J.1749-4877.2009.00150.X  0.68
2009 Günther S, Hoofd G, Charrel R, Röser C, Becker-Ziaja B, Lloyd G, Sabuni C, Verhagen R, van der Groen G, Kennis J, Katakweba A, Machang'u R, Makundi R, Leirs H. Mopeia virus-related arenavirus in natal multimammate mice, Morogoro, Tanzania. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 15: 2008-12. PMID 19961688 DOI: 10.3201/Eid1512.090864  0.68
2009 Goüy De Bellocq J, Leirs H. Complementary DNA sequences encoding the multimammate rat MHC class II DQ α and β chains and cross-species sequence comparison in rodents Tissue Antigens. 74: 233-237. PMID 19691639 DOI: 10.1111/J.1399-0039.2009.01305.X  0.68
2009 Durnez L, Sadiki H, Katakweba A, Machang'u RR, Kazwala RR, Leirs H, Portaels F. The prevalence of Mycobacterium bovis-infection and atypical mycobacterioses in cattle in and around Morogoro, Tanzania. Tropical Animal Health and Production. 41: 1653-9. PMID 19437127 DOI: 10.1007/S11250-009-9361-4  0.68
2009 Krojgaard LH, Villumsen S, Markussen MDK, Jensen JS, Leirs H, Heiberg AC. High prevalence of Leptospira spp. in sewer rats (Rattus norvegicus) Epidemiology and Infection. 137: 1586-1592. PMID 19393116 DOI: 10.1017/S0950268809002647  0.68
2009 Meerburg BG, Singleton GR, Leirs H. The Year of the Rat ends - time to fight hunger! Pest Management Science. 65: 351-2. PMID 19206089 DOI: 10.1002/Ps.1718  0.68
2009 Schmidt NM, Olsen H, Leirs H. Livestock grazing intensity affects abundance of Common shrews (Sorex araneus) in two meadows in Denmark. Bmc Ecology. 9: 2. PMID 19152713 DOI: 10.1186/1472-6785-9-2  0.68
2009 Durnez L, Stragier P, Roebben K, Ablordey A, Leirs H, Portaels F. A comparison of DNA extraction procedures for the detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of Buruli ulcer, in clinical and environmental specimens. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 76: 152-8. PMID 18973778 DOI: 10.1016/J.Mimet.2008.10.002  0.68
2009 Tersago K, Verhagen R, Servais A, Heyman P, Ducoffre G, Leirs H. Hantavirus disease (nephropathia epidemica) in Belgium: effects of tree seed production and climate. Epidemiology and Infection. 137: 250-6. PMID 18606026 DOI: 10.1017/S0950268808000940  0.68
2009 Moerkens R, Leirs H, Peusens G, Gobin B. Are populations of European earwigs, Forficula auricularia, density dependent? Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata. 130: 198-206. DOI: 10.1111/J.1570-7458.2008.00808.X  0.68
2009 Fadda C, Leirs H. The role of growth stop as a morphogenetic factor in Mastomys natalensis (Rodentia: Muridae) Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 97: 791-800. DOI: 10.1111/J.1095-8312.2009.01244.X  0.68
2009 Laudisoit A, Neerinckx S, Makundi RH, Leirs H, Krasnov BR. Are local plague endemicity and ecological characteristics of vectors and reservoirs related? A case study in north-east Tanzania Current Zoology. 55. DOI: 10.1093/Czoolo/55.3.200  0.68
2009 Sluydts V, Davis S, Mercelis S, Leirs H. Comparison of multimammate mouse (Mastomys natalensis) demography in monoculture and mosaic agricultural habitat: Implications for pest management Crop Protection. 28: 647-654. DOI: 10.1016/J.Cropro.2009.03.018  0.68
2008 Odhiambo RO, Makundi RH, Leirs H, Verhagen R. Demography, reproductive biology and diet of the bushveld gerbil Tatera leucogaster (Rodentia: Gerbillinae) in the Lake Rukwa valley, south-western Tanzania. Integrative Zoology. 3: 31-7. PMID 21396049 DOI: 10.1111/J.1749-4877.2008.00073.X  0.52
2008 Van Hooft P, Cosson JF, Vibe-Petersen S, Leirs H. Dispersal in Mastomys natalensis mice: Use of fine-scale genetic analyses for pest management Hereditas. 145: 262-273. PMID 19200138 DOI: 10.1111/J.1601-5223.2008.02089.X  0.68
2008 Neerinckx SB, Peterson AT, Gulinck H, Deckers J, Leirs H. Geographic distribution and ecological niche of plague in sub-Saharan Africa. International Journal of Health Geographics. 7: 54. PMID 18947399 DOI: 10.1186/1476-072X-7-54  0.68
2008 Eddyani M, De Jonckheere JF, Durnez L, Suykerbuyk P, Leirs H, Portaels F. Occurrence of free-living amoebae in communities of low and high endemicity for Buruli ulcer in southern Benin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74: 6547-53. PMID 18776024 DOI: 10.1128/Aem.01066-08  0.68
2008 Davis S, Trapman P, Leirs H, Begon M, Heesterbeek JAP. The abundance threshold for plague as a critical percolation phenomenon Nature. 454: 634-637. PMID 18668107 DOI: 10.1038/Nature07053  0.68
2008 Tersago K, Schreurs A, Linard C, Verhagen R, Van Dongen S, Leirs H. Population, environmental, and community effects on local bank vole (Myodes glareolus) Puumala virus infection in an area with low human incidence. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.). 8: 235-44. PMID 18370592 DOI: 10.1089/Vbz.2007.0160  0.68
2008 Stenseth NC, Atshabar BB, Begon M, Belmain SR, Bertherat E, Carniel E, Gage KL, Leirs H, Rahalison L. Plague: past, present, and future. Plos Medicine. 5: e3. PMID 18198939 DOI: 10.1371/Journal.Pmed.0050003  0.68
2008 Durnez L, Eddyani M, Mgode GF, Katakweba A, Katholi CR, Machang'u RR, Kazwala RR, Portaels F, Leirs H. First detection of mycobacteria in African rodents and insectivores, using stratified pool screening. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74: 768-73. PMID 18065608 DOI: 10.1128/Aem.01193-07  0.68
2008 Beernaert J, Scheirs J, Van Den Brande G, Leirs H, Blust R, De Meulenaer B, Van Camp J, Verhagen R. Do wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus L.) use food selection as a means to reduce heavy metal intake? Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987). 151: 599-607. PMID 17555856 DOI: 10.1016/J.Envpol.2007.04.001  0.68
2008 Katuala PGB, Kennis J, Nicolas V, Wendelen W, Hulselmans J, Verheyen E, Van Houtte N, Dierckx T, Dudu AM, Leirs H. The presence of Praomys, Lophuromys, and Deomys species (Muridae, Mammalia) in the forest blocks separated by the Congo River and its tributaries (Kisangani region, Democratic Republic of Congo) Mammalia. 72: 223-228. DOI: 10.1515/Mamm.2008.044  0.68
2008 Gambalemoke M, Mukinzi I, Amundala D, Gembu T, Kaswera K, Katuala GB, Dudu A, Barrière P, Colyn M, Hutterer R, Kennis J, Leirs H, Vanlinden B, Verheyen E. Microgeographical distribution of shrews (Mammalia, Soricidae) in the Congo River basin (Kisangani, D.R. Congo) Mammalia. 72: 213-222. DOI: 10.1515/Mamm.2008.043  0.68
2008 Gambalemoke M, Mukinzi I, Amundala D, Katuala GB, Kennis J, Dudu A, Hutterer R, Barrière P, Leirs H, Verheyen E. Shrew trap efficiency: Experience from primary forest, secondary forest, old fallow land and old palm plantation in the Congo River basin (Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo) Mammalia. 72: 203-212. DOI: 10.1515/Mamm.2008.039  0.68
2008 Amundala Drazo N, Kennis J, Leirs H, Migimiru DA. Farmer survey in the hinterland of Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo) on rodent crop damage and rodent control techniques used Mammalia. 72: 192-197. DOI: 10.1515/Mamm.2008.034  0.68
2008 Kennis J, Sluydts V, Leirs H, Van Hooft WFP. Polyandry and polygyny in an African rodent pest species, Mastomys natalensis Mammalia. 72: 150-160. DOI: 10.1515/Mamm.2008.025  0.68
2008 Odhiambo RO, Makundi RH, Leirs H, Verhagen R. Dietary selection in Mastomys natalensis (Rodentia: Muridae) in the maize agro-ecosystems of central and southwestern Tanzania Mammalia. 72: 169-177. DOI: 10.1515/Mamm.2008.007  0.68
2007 Swanepoel R, Smit SB, Rollin PE, Formenty P, Leman PA, Kemp A, Burt FJ, Grobbelaar AA, Croft J, Bausch DG, Zeller H, Leirs H, Braack LE, Libande ML, Zaki S, et al. Studies of reservoir hosts for Marburg virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 13: 1847-51. PMID 18258034 DOI: 10.3201/Eid1312.071115  0.68
2007 Linard C, Tersago K, Leirs H, Lambin EF. Environmental conditions and Puumala virus transmission in Belgium. International Journal of Health Geographics. 6: 55. PMID 18078526 DOI: 10.1186/1476-072X-6-55  0.68
2007 Laudisoit A, Leirs H, Makundi RH, Van Dongen S, Davis S, Neerinckx S, Deckers J, Libois R. Plague and the human flea, Tanzania. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 13: 687-93. PMID 17553245 DOI: 10.3201/Eid1305.061084  0.68
2007 Kausrud KL, Viljugrein H, Frigessi A, Begon M, Davis S, Leirs H, Dubyanskiy V, Stenseth NC. Climatically driven synchrony of gerbil populations allows large-scale plague outbreaks. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 274: 1963-9. PMID 17550884 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2007.0568  0.68
2007 Clement J, Neild GH, Maes P, Leirs H, Matthys P, Van Ranst M. Symptomatic human hantavirus in the Americas. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 13: 345-6. PMID 17479912 DOI: 10.3201/Eid1302.061023  0.68
2007 Davis S, Leirs H, Viljugrein H, Stenseth NC, De Bruyn L, Klassovskiy N, Ageyev V, Begon M. Empirical assessment of a threshold model for sylvatic plague Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 4: 649-657. PMID 17254978 DOI: 10.1098/Rsif.2006.0208  0.68
2007 Davis S, Klassovskiy N, Ageyev V, Suleimenov B, Atshabar B, Klassovskaya A, Bennett M, Leirs H, Begon M. Plague metapopulation dynamics in a natural reservoir: The burrow system as the unit of study Epidemiology and Infection. 135: 740-748. PMID 17156497 DOI: 10.1017/S095026880600759X  0.68
2007 Beernaert J, Scheirs J, Leirs H, Blust R, Verhagen R. Non-destructive pollution exposure assessment by means of wood mice hair. Environmental Pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987). 145: 443-51. PMID 16828531 DOI: 10.1016/J.Envpol.2006.04.025  0.68
2007 Mohr K, Leirs H, Katakweba A, Machang'u R. Monitoring rodents movements with a biomarker around introduction and feeding foci in an urban environment in Tanzania African Zoology. 42: 294-298. DOI: 10.3377/1562-7020(2007)42[294:Mrmwab]2.0.Co;2  0.68
2007 Peterson AT, Papeş M, Carroll DS, Leirs H, Johnson KM. Mammal taxa constituting potential coevolved reservoirs of filoviruses Journal of Mammalogy. 88: 1544-1554. DOI: 10.1644/06-Mamm-A-280R1.1  0.68
2007 Massawe AW, Rwamugira W, Leirs H, Makundi RH, Mulungu LS. Do farming practices influence population dynamics of rodents? A case study of the multimammate field rats, Mastomys natalensis, in Tanzania African Journal of Ecology. 45: 293-301. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2028.2006.00709.X  0.68
2007 Nyssen J, Poesen J, Gebremichael D, Vancampenhout K, D'aes M, Yihdego G, Govers G, Leirs H, Moeyersons J, Naudts J, Haregeweyn N, Haile M, Deckers J. Interdisciplinary on-site evaluation of stone bunds to control soil erosion on cropland in Northern Ethiopia Soil and Tillage Research. 94: 151-163. DOI: 10.1016/J.Still.2006.07.011  0.68
2006 Gobin B, Marien A, Davis S, Leirs H. Enhancing earwig populations in Belgian orchards Communications in Agricultural and Applied Biological Sciences. 71: 269-273. PMID 17385493  0.68
2006 Davis S, Makundi RH, Machang'u RS, Leirs H. Demographic and spatio-temporal variation in human plague at a persistent focus in Tanzania Acta Tropica. 100: 133-141. PMID 17113555 DOI: 10.1016/J.Actatropica.2006.10.006  0.68
2006 Holt J, Davis S, Leirs H. A model of Leptospirosis infection in an African rodent to determine risk to humans: Seasonal fluctuations and the impact of rodent control Acta Tropica. 99: 218-225. PMID 16996018 DOI: 10.1016/J.Actatropica.2006.08.003  0.68
2006 Bausch DG, Nichol ST, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Borchert M, Rollin PE, Sleurs H, Campbell P, Tshioko FK, Roth C, Colebunders R, Pirard P, Mardel S, Olinda LA, Zeller H, Tshomba A, ... ... Leirs H, et al. Marburg hemorrhagic fever associated with multiple genetic lineages of virus. The New England Journal of Medicine. 355: 909-19. PMID 16943403 DOI: 10.1056/Nejmoa051465  0.68
2006 Stenseth NC, Samia NI, Viljugrein H, Kausrud KL, Begon M, Davis S, Leirs H, Dubyanskiy VM, Esper J, Ageyev VS, Klassovskiy NL, Pole SB, Chan KS. Plague dynamics are driven by climate variation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103: 13110-5. PMID 16924109 DOI: 10.1073/Pnas.0602447103  0.68
2006 Vibe-Petersen S, Leirs H, De Bruyn L. Effects of predation and dispersal on Mastomys natalensis population dynamics in Tanzanian maize fields. The Journal of Animal Ecology. 75: 213-20. PMID 16903058 DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2656.2006.01037.X  0.68
2006 Heiberg AC, Leirs H, Siegismund HR. Reproductive success of bromadiolone-resistant rats in absence of anticoagulant pressure. Pest Management Science. 62: 862-71. PMID 16789046 DOI: 10.1002/Ps.1249  0.68
2006 Vervaeke M, Davis S, Leirs H, Verhagen R. Implications of increased susceptibility to predation for managing the sylvatic cycle of Echinococcus multilocularis Parasitology. 132: 893-901. PMID 16454866 DOI: 10.1017/S0031182006009838  0.68
2006 Skonhoft A, Leirs H, Andreassen HP, Mulungu LSA, Nils CS. The bioeconomics of controlling an African rodent pest species Environment and Development Economics. 11: 453-475. DOI: 10.1017/S1355770X06003044  0.68
2006 Leirs H, Singleton GR. Parasites and pest population management Micromammals and Macroparasites: From Evolutionary Ecology to Management. 565-591. DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-36025-4_26  0.68
2005 Davis S, Calvet E, Leirs H. Fluctuating rodent populations and risk to humans from rodent-borne zoonoses Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 5: 305-314. PMID 16417426 DOI: 10.1089/Vbz.2005.5.305  0.68
2005 Schmidt NM, Olsen H, Bildsøe M, Sluydts V, Leirs H. Effects of grazing intensity on small mammal population ecology in wet meadows Basic and Applied Ecology. 6: 57-66. DOI: 10.1016/J.Baae.2004.09.009  0.68
2005 Odhiambo C, Oguge NO, Leirs H. Movements and spatial patterns of Mastomys erythroleu-cus in maize cropping systems in the Kenyan Rift valley Belgian Journal of Zoology. 135: 83-89.  0.68
2005 Odhiambo R, Makundi R, Leirs H, Verhagen R. Community structure and seasonal abundance of rodents of maize farms in southwestern Tanzania Belgian Journal of Zoology. 135: 113-118.  0.68
2005 Massawe AW, Rwamugira W, Leirs H, Makundi RH, Mulungu LS. Influence of land preparation methods and vegetation cover on population abundance of Mastomys natalensis in Morogoro, Tanzania Belgian Journal of Zoology. 135: 187-190.  0.68
2005 Katuala PGB, Hart JA, Hutterer R, Leirs H, Dudu A. Biodiversity and ecology of small mammals (Rodents and Shrews) of the "Réserve de Faune à Okapis", demo-cratic Republic of the Congo Belgian Journal of Zoology. 135: 191-196.  0.68
2005 Makundi RH, Bekele A, Leirs H, Massawe AW, Rwamugira W, Mulungu LS. Farmer's perceptions of rodents as crop pests: Knowl-edge, attitudes and practices in rodent pest management in Tanzania and Ethiopia Belgian Journal of Zoology. 135: 153-157.  0.68
2005 Mulungu LS, Makundi RH, Massawe AW, Machang'u RS, Ngowo V, Leirs H. Spatial patterns and distribution of damage in maize fields due to mastomys natalensis in Tanzania Belgian Journal of Zoology. 135: 183-185.  0.68
2005 Ngowo V, Mulungu LS, Lodal J, Makundi RH, Massawe AW, Leirs H. Evaluation of thiram and cinnamamide for protection of maize seeds against multimammate mice, Mastomys natalensis, in Tanzania Belgian Journal of Zoology. 135: 179-181.  0.68
2005 Mgode GF, Mhamphi G, Katakweba A, Paemelaere E, Willekens N, Leirs H, MacHang'U RS, Hartskeerl RA. Pcr detection of leptospira DNA in rodents and insecti-vores from Tanzania Belgian Journal of Zoology. 135: 17-19.  0.68
2005 Corti M, Castiglia R, Colangelo P, Capanna E, Beolchini F, Bekele A, Oguge NO, Makundi RH, Sichilima AM, Leirs H, Verheyen W, Verhagen R. Cytotaxonomy of rodent species from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia Belgian Journal of Zoology. 135: 197-216.  0.68
2005 Arntzen L, Assogbadjo A, Avenant N, Barriere P, Bekele A, Belmain S, Bennett N, Bronner G, Brown P, Chimimba C, Corti M, Cosson JF, Denys C, Duplantier JM, Fahr J, ... ... Leirs H, et al. The present issue of the belgian journal of zoology contains the proceedings of the 9th international African small mammal symposium (ASMS), held at the sokoine university of agriculture, Morogoro, Tanzania from 14-18 July 2003 Belgian Journal of Zoology. 135: 3.  0.68
2004 Nemirov K, Andersen HK, Leirs H, Henttonen H, Vaheri A, Lundkvist A, Plyusnin A. Saaremaa hantavirus in Denmark. Journal of Clinical Virology : the Official Publication of the Pan American Society For Clinical Virology. 30: 254-7. PMID 15135745 DOI: 10.1016/J.Jcv.2003.12.009  0.68
2004 Davis S, Begon M, De Bruyn L, Ageyev VS, Klassovskiy NL, Pole SB, Viljugrein H, Stenseth NC, Leirs H. Predictive thresholds for plague in Kazakhstan. Science (New York, N.Y.). 304: 736-8. PMID 15118163 DOI: 10.1126/Science.1095854  0.68
2004 Meerburg BG, Bonde M, Brom FWA, Endepols S, Jensen AN, Leirs H, Lodal J, Singleton GR, Pelz HJ, Rodenburg TB, Kijlstra A. Towards sustainable management of rodents in organic animal husbandry Njas - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences. 52: 195-205. DOI: 10.1016/S1573-5214(04)80014-9  0.68
2004 Leirs H, Lodal J, Knorr M. Factors correlated with the presence of rodents on outdoor pig farms in Denmark and suggestions for management strategies Njas - Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences. 52: 145-159. DOI: 10.1016/S1573-5214(04)80010-1  0.68
2004 Davis SA, Leirs H, Pech R, Zhang Z, Stenseth NC. On the economic benefit of predicting rodent outbreaks in agricultural systems Crop Protection. 23: 305-314. DOI: 10.1016/J.Cropro.2003.09.002  0.68
2003 Lima M, Stenseth NC, Leirs H, Jaksic FM. Population dynamics of small mammals in semi-arid regions: a comparative study of demographic variability in two rodent species. Proceedings. Biological Sciences / the Royal Society. 270: 1997-2007. PMID 14561287 DOI: 10.1098/Rspb.2003.2448  0.68
2003 Markussen MD, Heiberg AC, Nielsen R, Leirs H. Vitamin K requirement in Danish anticoagulant-resistant Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus). Pest Management Science. 59: 913-20. PMID 12916772 DOI: 10.1002/Ps.703  0.68
2003 Stenseth NC, Leirs H, Skonhoft A, Davis SA, Pech RP, Andreassen HP, Singleton GR, Lima M, Machang'u RS, Makundi RH, Zhang Z, Brown PR, Shi D, Wan X. Mice, rats, and people: The bio-economics of agricultural rodent pests Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 1: 367-375. DOI: 10.1890/1540-9295(2003)001[0367:Mraptb]2.0.Co;2  0.68
2003 Mohr K, Vibe-Petersen S, Jeppesen LL, Bildsøe M, Leirs H. Foraging of multimammate mice, Mastomys natalensis, under different predation pressure: Cover, patch-dependent decisions and density-dependent GUDs Oikos. 100: 459-468. DOI: 10.1034/J.1600-0706.2003.11763.X  0.68
2002 Sironen T, Plyusnina A, Andersen HK, Lodal J, Leirs H, Niemimaa J, Henttonen H, Vaheri A, Lundkvist A, Plyusnin A. Distribution of Puumala hantavirus in Denmark: analysis of bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) from Fyn and Jutland. Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.). 2: 37-45. PMID 12656129 DOI: 10.1089/153036602760260760  0.68
2001 Larsen KS, Lodal J, Leirs H. Palatability and toxicity of fipronil as a systemic insecticide in a bromadiolone rodenticide bait for rat and flea control Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 15: 299-303. PMID 11583448 DOI: 10.1046/J.0269-283X.2001.00302.X  0.68
2001 Stenseth NC, Leirs H, Mercelis S, Mwanjabe P. Comparing strategies for controlling an African pest rodent: An empirically based theoretical study Journal of Applied Ecology. 38: 1020-1031. DOI: 10.1046/J.1365-2664.2001.00656.X  0.68
2000 Asikainen K, Hanninen T, Henttonen H, Niemimaa J, Laakkonen J, Andersen HK, Bille N, Leirs H, Vaheri A, Plyusnin A. Molecular evolution of Puumala hantavirus in Fennoscandia: Phylogenetic analysis of strains from two recolonization routes, Karelia and Denmark Journal of General Virology. 81: 2833-2841. PMID 11086113 DOI: 10.1099/0022-1317-81-12-2833  0.68
2000 Clement J, Van Ranst M, Leirs H, Craig SC. Letters to the editor [2] (multiple letters) American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 62: 325-326. PMID 11037772 DOI: 10.4269/Ajtmh.2000.62.325  0.68
2000 Bolbroe T, Jeppesen LL, Leirs H. Behavioural response of field voles under mustelid predation risk in the laboratory: More than neophobia Annales Zoologici Fennici. 37: 169-178.  0.68
2000 Verhagen R, Leirs H, Verheyen W. Demography of Clethrionomys glareolus in Belgium Polish Journal of Ecology. 48: 113-123.  0.68
2000 Carlsen M, Lodal J, Leirs H, Jensen TS. Effects of predation on temporary autumn populations of subadult Clethrionomys glareolus in forest clearings Zeitschrift Fur Saugetierkunde. 65: 100-109.  0.68
1999 Leirs H, Mills JN, Krebs JW, Childs JE, Akaibe D, Woollen N, Ludwig G, Peters CJ, Ksiazek TG. Search for the Ebola virus reservoir in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo: reflections on a vertebrate collection. The Journal of Infectious Diseases. 179: S155-63. PMID 9988179 DOI: 10.1086/514299  0.68
1999 Van Cakenberghe V, De Vree F, Leirs H. On a collection of bats (Chiroptera) from Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo Mammalia. 63: 291-322. DOI: 10.1515/Mamm.1999.63.3.291  0.68
1999 Julliard R, Leirs H, Stenseth NC, Yoccoz NG, Prévot-Julliard AC, Verhagen R, Verheyen W. Survival-variation within and between functional categories of the African multimammate rat Journal of Animal Ecology. 68: 550-561. DOI: 10.1046/J.1365-2656.1999.00304.X  0.68
1999 Carlsen M, Lodal J, Leirs H, Secher Jensen T. The effect of predation risk on body weight in the field vole, Microtus agrestis Oikos. 87: 277-285.  0.68
1998 Van Gulck T, Stoks R, Verhagen R, Sabuni CA, Mwanjabe P, Leirs H. Short-term effects of avian predation variation on population size and local survival of the multimammate rat, Mastomys natalensis (Rodentia, Muridae) Mammalia. 62: 329-339. DOI: 10.1515/Mamm.1998.62.3.329  0.68
1997 Leirs H, Stenseth NC, Nichols JD, Hines JE, Verhagen R, Verheyen W. Stochastic seasonality and nonlinear density-dependent factors regulate population size in an African rodent. Nature. 389: 176-80. PMID 9296494 DOI: 10.1038/38271  0.68
1997 Bekele A, Leirs H. Population ecology of rodents of maize fields and grassland in central Ethiopia Belgian Journal of Zoology. 127: 39-48.  0.68
1997 Mwanjabe PS, Leirs H. An early warning system for IPM-based rodent control in smallholder farming systems in Tanzania Belgian Journal of Zoology. 127: 49-58.  0.68
1997 Leirs H, Verhagen R, Sabuni CA, Mwanjabe P, Verheyen WN. Spatial dynamics of Mastomys natalensis in a field-fallow mosaic in Tanzania Belgian Journal of Zoology. 127: 29-38.  0.68
1996 Leirs H, Verhagen R, Verheyen W, Mwanjabe P, Mbise T. Forecasting rodent outbreaks in Africa: An ecological basis for Mastomys control in Tanzania Journal of Applied Ecology. 33: 937-943. DOI: 10.2307/2404675  0.68
1996 Leirs H, Verheyen W, Verhagen R. Spatial patterns in Mastomys natalensis in Tanzania (Rodentia, Muridae) Mammalia. 60: 545-555. DOI: 10.1515/Mamm.1996.60.4.545  0.68
1996 Firquet E, Leirs H, Bronner G. Germinating grasses and reproductive seasonality of Mastomys-species (Rodentia, Muridae) Mammalia. 60: 775-779.  0.68
1995 FitzGibbon CD, Leirs H, Verheyen W. Distribution, population dynamics and habitat use of the lesser pouched rat, Beamys hindei Journal of Zoology. 236: 499-512. DOI: 10.1111/J.1469-7998.1995.Tb02727.X  0.68
1995 Leirs H, Verhagen R, Verheyen W, Perrin MR. The biology of Elephantulus brachyrhynchus in natural miombo woodland in Tanzania Mammal Review. 25: 45-49. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2907.1995.Tb00437.X  0.52
1994 Leirs H, Verhagen R, Verheyen W. The basis of reproductive seasonality in Mastomys rats (Rodentia: Muridae) in Tanzania Journal of Tropical Ecology. 10: 55-66. DOI: 10.1017/S0266467400007719  0.68
1993 Leirs H, De Bruyn L. New ideas for personal library maintenance software Nature. 366: 183-184. PMID 8232560 DOI: 10.1038/366183A0  0.68
1993 Hindrichsen S, Medeiros De Andrade A, Clement J, Leirs H, Mc Kenna P, Matthys P, Neild GH. Hantavirus infection in Brazilian patients from Recife with suspected leptospirosis The Lancet. 341: 50. PMID 8093292 DOI: 10.1016/0140-6736(93)92523-V  0.68
1993 Leirs H, Verhagen R, Verheyen W. Productivity of different generations in a population of Mastomys natalensis rats in Tanzania Oikos. 68: 53-60. DOI: 10.2307/3545308  0.68
1992 Clement J, Leirs H, Armour V, Ward D, Groen J, Osterhaus A, Kunz C. Serologic evidence for tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in North-American military stationed in Germany Acta Leidensia. 60: 15-17. PMID 1485493  0.68
1992 McKenna P, van der Groen G, Hoofd G, Beelaert G, Leirs H, Verhagen R, Kints JP, Cormont F, Nisol F, Bazin H. Eradication of hantavirus infection among laboratory rats by application of caesarian section and a foster mother technique Journal of Infection. 25. PMID 1358976 DOI: 10.1016/0163-4453(92)94035-V  0.68
1990 Leirs H, Stuyck J, Verhagen R, Verheyen W. Seasonal variation in growth of Mastomys natalensis (Rodentia: Muridae) in Morogoro, Tanzania African Journal of Ecology. 28: 298-306. DOI: 10.1111/J.1365-2028.1990.Tb01164.X  0.68
1989 Leirs H, Verheyen W, Michiels M, Verhagen R, Stuyck J. The relation between rainfall and the breeding season of Mastomys natalensis (Smith, 1834) in Morogoro, Tanzania Annales - Societe Royale Zoologique De Belgique. 119: 59-64.  0.68
1987 van der Groen G, Beelaert G, Hoofd G, Leirs H, Verhagen R, Yamanishi H, Tkachenko EA, Ivanov AP. Partial characterization of a Hantavirus isolated from a Clethrionomys glareolus captured in Belgium Acta Virologica. 31: 180-184. PMID 2886029  0.68
1987 Verhagen R, van der Groen G, Ivanov A, Van Rompaey J, Leirs H, Verheyen W. Occurrence and distribution of hantavirus in wild living mammals in Belgium Acta Virologica. 31: 43-52. PMID 2883857  0.68
1986 Verhagen R, Leirs H, Tkachenko E, van der Groen G. Ecological and epidemiological data on Hantavirus in bank vole populations in Belgium Archives of Virology. 91: 193-205. PMID 2877647 DOI: 10.1007/Bf01314280  0.68
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