Lutte biologique et écologie spatiale
    Biological control and Spatial Ecology
Databases, web sites & software
January 2013

We host a variety of data sets, databases, web sites and Software aiming to disseminate the outputs of researches carried out by the lab.

Data sets

All data sets listed below are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 Belgium License.Creative Commons License
The GIS layers of the risk predicted in the paper Van Boeckel et al. (2011 Ag. Eco. & Env. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2011.04.013) is available for download here in Arciew GRID ASCII format (Lat/long decimal degrees, resolution is 0.008333 dd / pixel). The file MaDuDn_mn.asc contains FAOSTAT country-corrected mean densities in log10(x+1) scale, and need to be back transformed in order to obtain predicted densities. The file MaDuDn_sd.asc contains the standard deviation of the mean predictions over 25 bootstraps (in log10 scale too).
The GIS layer of the risk predicted in the paper Gilbert et al. (2008, PNAS 105: 4769-4774) is available for download here in Arciew GRID ASCII format (Lat/long decimal degrees, resolution is 0.0042 dd / pixel).

Flight Mill data analysis: MILLS 1.0

MILLS 1.0 is a software allowing to perform an automatic first analysis of the data obtained for insect capacities through the LUBIES automated flight mills. MILLS can detect the flight of every insect and compute several statistics (e.g. minimum, maximum and average speeds and distances, number of solitary signals). In addition, MILLS also creates files directly importable into software such as Excel. MILLS is written in javascript and can thus be executed on various operating systems (Windows, Max OS, Linux).

Download here Mills 1.0
Contact: Simon Delicour

Surveillance et protection phytosanitaire de la forêt wallonne (Ministère de la Région Wallonne (DEGARNE) – 2004-2010)

Cette base de données présente des prédiction de risque d'infestation par le scolyte Ips typographus pour près de 5000 parcelles distribuées en région Wallonne.

Version Française
Contact: Jean-Claude Grégoire et Marceau Louis

The agro-ecology of bird flu (HPAI H5N1)

This website presents background information, our main research outputs, references and data on highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus.

English version
Contact: Marius Gilbert

The oak processionary caterpillar Thaumetopoea processionea

The oak processionary caterpillar Thaumetopoea processionea (Lepidoptera : Notodontidae) is one of the major defoliators of european oaks. Its damage are mainly visible from june to mid-july, when typical 'processions' of numerous caterpillars walking head-to-tail are also noticed. Sudden outbreaks of oak processionary moths have been observed in the last decades in Western and Central Europe. Urticating hairs released by the caterpillars are significant problem for human health in rural areas (Flanders, south of the Netherlands, Bayern, Lorraine), as well as in the surrounding of large cities (Antwerpen, Eindhoven, Nancy, Paris, Vienna) or in urban green areas (London). The web site présents the main ecological traits of this species, the researches carried ou in Brussels, as well as a database of records of the species in Brussels.

French version
English version
Contact: Nicolas Meurisse

The AfriPop Project

High resolution, contemporary data on human population distributions are a prerequisite for the accurate measurement of the impacts of population growth, for monitoring changes and for planning interventions. The AfriPop project was initiated in July 2009 with an aim of producing detailed and freely-available population distribution maps for the whole of Africa. We contribute to AfriPop through a project funded by the Wiener-Anspach fundation.

Contact: Catherine Linard