Dr. Jesse Erens


Erens J, Preißler K, Speybroeck J, Beukema W, Spitzen-Van der Sluijs A, Stark T, Laudelout A, Kinet T, Schmidt BR, Martel A*, Steinfartz S*, Pasmans F* (2023) Divergent population responses following salamander mass mortalities and declines driven by the emerging pathogen Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 290, 20230510. [Featured as cover article]

Beukema W*, Erens J*, Schulz V, Stegen G, Spitzen-van der Sluijs A, Stark T, Laudelout A, Kinet T, Kirschey T, Poulain M, Miaud C, Steinfartz S, Martel A, Pasmans F (2021) Landscape epidemiology of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans: reconciling data limitations and conservation urgency. Ecological Applications 31, e02342. [Featured as cover article]

Beukema W, Pasmans F, Van Praet S, Francisco F-Y, Kelly M, Laking A, Erens J, Speybroeck J, Verheyen K, Lens L, Martel A (2021) Microclimate limits thermal behaviour favourable to disease control in a nocturnal amphibian. Ecology Letters 24, 27-37.

Van Opstal M, Oosterlynck B, Belay M, Erens J, De Beenhouwer M (2019) First assessment of bird diversity in the UNESCO Sheka Forest Biosphere Reserve, southwestern Ethiopia: species richness, distribution and potential for avian conservation. Journal of Threatened Taxa 11, 13850–13867.

Byrne AQ, Rothstein A, Poorten T, Erens J, Settles ML, Rosenblum EB (2017) Unlocking the story in the swab: A new genotyping assay for the amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Molecular Ecology Resources 17, 1283-1292.

Erens J, Miralles A, Glaw F, Chatrou L, Vences M (2017) Extended molecular phylogenetics and revised systematics of Malagasy scincine lizards. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107, 466-472.

Miralles A, Jono T, Mori A, Gandola R, Erens J, Köhler J, Glaw F, Vences M (2016) A new perspective on the reduction of cephalic scales in fossorial legless skinks (Squamata, Scincidae). Zoologica Scripta 45, 380-393.

Rakotoarison A, Erens J, Ratsoavina F, Vences M (2015) Amphibian and reptile records from around the Betsiboka delta area in North-Western Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 8, 535- 543.

Miralles A, Hipsley CA, Erens J, Gehara M, Rakotoarison A, Glaw F, Müller J, Vences M (2015) Distinct patterns of desynchronized limb regression in Malagasy scincine lizards (Squamata, Scincidae). PLoS ONE 10, e0126074.


Reports & other contributions

Jocque M, Booto J, Ekani J, Erens J, Jamie G, Jones S, Mbende M, Mertens J, Martin T, van Berkel T, Weber N (2021) The Malebo expedition: a biological assessment of a forest metacommunity in a savannah matrix landscape, DRC. BES report 10. Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation. Glabbeek, Belgium, 77pp.

De Beenhouwer M, Oosterlynck B, Van Opstal M, Shaweno A, Belay M, Erens J (2016) Express Biodiversity Survey in Sheka Forest Biosphere reserve, Ethiopia. BES report 5. Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation. Glabbeek, Belgium, 30pp.

De Goede DM, Erens J, Kapsomenou E, Peters M (2013) Large scale insect rearing and animal welfare. In: The ethics of consumption: the citizen, the market, and the law (ed: Helena Röcklinsberg, Per Sandin). Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen. pp. 236 – 243.


Popular scientific writing

De vuursalamander: een decennium van volharding na de ‘salamanderplaag’ (2023) Nature Today (co-authors: Beukema W, Stark T)

De salamanderschimmel: doorgronden en voorspellen (2021) Nature Today (co-authors: Beukema W, Spitzen-van der Sluijs A)