Guillaume Ghisbain

Guillaume Ghisbain, Belgian entomologist, expert in bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Bombus).

  • Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Gamboa, Panama
  • University of Mons, Mons, Belgium
  • Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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  • Ghisbain G., Michez D., Marshall L, Rasmont P. and Dellicour S. Wildlife conservation strategies should incorporate both taxon identity and geographical context - further evidence with bumblebees. Diversity and Distributions, 26(12), 1741-1751.
  • Ghisbain G., Lozier DJ, Rahman SR, Ezray BD, Tian L, Strange J, Ulmer JM, Heraghty SD, Strange JP, Rasmont P. and Hines H. (2020). Substantial genetic divergence and lack of recent gene flow support cryptic speciation in a color polymorphic bumble bee (Bombus bifarius) species complex. Systematic Entomology, 45(3), 635-652.
  • Ghisbain G., Williams PH, Michez D., Branstetter GM and Rasmont P. (2020) Contribution to the knowledge of the bumblebee fauna of Afghanistan (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Bombus Latreille). Zookeys, 973, 69-87.
  • Radchenko VG, Tomozii B, Ghisbain G. and Michez D. (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.. Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.), 56(6), 455-470.


  • Ghisbain G. (2021) Are bumblebees relevant models for understanding wild bee decline? Frontiers in Conservation Science, in press.
  • Ghisbain G. (2021) Bumblebee conservation in the Anthropocene. University of Mons, Mons, Belgium, 557 pp. ISBN : 978-2-87325-135-2.
  • Ghisbain G., Gérard M, Wood TJ, Hines HM and Michez D. (2021) Expanding pollinators in the Anthropocene. Biological reviews, early online view.
  • Ghisbain G., Martinet B, Wood TJ, Cejas DM, Przybyla K, Gérard M, Rasmont P. & Michez D. (2021) A worthy conservation target? Revising the status of the rarest bumblebee of Europe. Insect Conservation and Diversity 14(5), 661-674.
  • Ghisbain G., Radchenko V.G., Cejas D, Molina FP and Michez D. (2021). Assessment and conservation status of an endemic bee in a biodiversity hotspot (Hymenoptera: Melittidae: Dasypoda). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 81, 127-142.
  • Ghisbain G. and Rasmont P. (2021). European region in 2020 in Williams & Jepsen (Eds.): Bumblebee Specialist Group Report 2020, IUCN Species Survival Commission, pp. 6-14.
  • Brasero N, Ghisbain G., Lecocq T, Michez D, Valterová I, Biella P, Monfared A, Williams PH, Rasmont P. and Martinet B. Resolving the species status of overlooked West-Palaearctic bumblebees. Zoologica Scripta, 50(5), 616-632.
  • Rasmont P., Ghisbain G., Terzo M (2021) Bumblebees of Europe and neighbouring regions. NAP Editions, Verrières-le-Buisson, France, 632 pp. ISBN 9782913688384
  • Wood TJ, Ghisbain G., Rasmont P., Kleijn D, Raemakers IA, Praz C, Killewald M, Gibbs J, Bobiwash K, Boustani M, Martinet B, & Michez D. Global patterns in bumble bee pollen collection show phylogenetic conservation of diet. Journal of Animal Conservation 90(10), 2421-2430.
  • Martinet B, Dellicour S, Ghisbain G., Zambra E, Przybyla K, Lecocq T, Boustani M, Baghirov R, Michez D. and Rasmont P. (2021). Global effects of extreme temperatures on wild bumblebees. Conservation biology 35(5), 1507-1518.
  • Lhomme P, Williams SD, Ghisbain G., Martinet B, Gérard M and Hines HM. (2021) Diversification pattern of the widespread Holarctic cuckoo bumble bee Bombus flavidus (Hymenoptera : Apidae) : The East Side Story. Insect Systematics and Diversity 5(2), 1-15.
  • Boustani M, Rasmont P., Dathe H, Ghisbain G., Kasparek M, Michez D., Müller A, Pauly A, Risch S, Straka J, Terzo M, Van Achter X, Wood TJ, Nemer N. The Bees of Lebanon (Hymenoptera: Apidoidea: Anthophila). Zootaxa, 4976(1):001–146.
  • Vanderplanck M, Michez D., lbrecht M, Attridge E, Babin A, Bottero I, Breeze T, Brown M, Chauzat MP, Cini E, Costa C, De la Rua P, de Miranda J, Di Prisco G, Dominik C, Dzul D, Fiordaliso W, Gennaux S, Ghisbain G., Hodge S, Klein AM, Knapp J, Knauer A, Laurent M, Lefebvre V, Mand M, Martinez Lopez V, Martinet B, Medrzycki P, Pereira-Peixoto MH, Potts SG, Przybyla K, Raimets R, Rundlöf M, Schweiger O, Senapathi D, Serrano J, Stout JC, Tamburini G, Toktas Y & Gérard M. (2021) Monitoring bee health in European agro-ecosystems using wing morphology and fat bodies. One Ecosystem 6: e63653.
  • Wood, T.J., Ghisbain, G., Michez D., Praz, C.J. 2021. Revisions to the faunas of Andrena of the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco with the descriptions of four new species (Hymenoptera: Andrenidae). European Journal of Taxonomy. 758(1): 147–193. DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2021.758.1431   Reference page


  • Ghisbain G. & Michez D. (2022). Book review : The Bumblebees of the Himalaya – An Identification Guide, by Paul H. Williams. Journal of Hymenoptera Research, in press.
  • Ghisbain G. & Rasmont P. (2022). European region in 2021 in Williams PH (Ed.): Bumblebee Specialist Sub Group Report 2020. IUCN Species Survival Commission, pp. 6-13.
  • Radchenko V, Ghisbain G. & Michez D. (2022). A new bee species of the genus Dasypoda Latreille (Hymenoptera, Apoidea) from Northwest Africa with comparative remarks on the subgenus Microdasypoda Michez. Zootaxa 5188(1), 74-86.
  • Hart AF, Verbeeck J, Ariza D, Cejas D, Ghisbain G., Honchar H, Radchenko VG, Straka J, Ljubomirov T, Lecocq T, Ferreira JD, Flaminio S, Bortolotti L, Karise R, Meeus I, Smagghe G, Vereecken NJ, Vandamme P, Michez D. & Maebe K (2022). Signals of adaptation to agricultural stress in the genomes of two European bumblebees. Frontiers in Genetics 10.3389/fgene.2022.993416.
  • Leclercq N, Marshall L, Anselmo A, Bevk D, Bogusch P, Cejas D, Drepper B, Galloni M, Gérard M, Ghisbain G., Hutchinson L, Martinet B, Michez D., Molenberg JM, Nikolic P, Paxton R, Smagghe G, Straka J, Vandamme P, Weekers T, Wood TJ, Zambra E & Vereecken NJ (2022) A comparative analysis of crop pollinator survey methods along a climatic gradient. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 329, 107871.
  • Bartomeus I, Lanuza JB, Wood TJ, Carvalheiro L, Molina FP, Collado Aliaño MA, Aguado-Martin LO, Alomar D, Fidalgo MA, Fidalgo PA, Arista M, Arroyo-Correa B, Asís JD, Azpiazu C, Baños-Picón L, Beja P, Boieiro M, Borges PAV, González Bornay G, Carvalho R, Casimiro-Soriguer R, Castro S, Costa J, Cross I, De la Rúa P, de Pablos LM, de Paz V, Díaz-Calafat J, Ferrero V, Gaspar H, Ghisbain G., María Gómez J, Gómez-Martínez C, González-Estévez MA, Heleno R, Herrera JM, Hormaza JI, Iriondo JM, Kuhlmann M, Laiolo P, Lara-Romero C, Lázaro A, López-Angulo J, López-Núñez FA, Loureiro J, Magrach A, Martínez-López V, Martínez-Núñez C, Michez D., Miñarro M, Montero-Castaño A, Moreira B, Morente-López J, Noval Fonseca N, Núñez Carbajal A, Ramón Obeso J, Ornosa C, Ortiz-Sánchez FJ, Pareja Bonilla D, Patiny S, Penado A, Picanço A, Ploquin EF, Rego C, Rey PJ, Ribas-Marquès E, Roberts SPM, Rodriguez M, Rosas-Ramos N, Sánchez AM, Santamaría S, Tobajas E, Tormos J, Torres F, Trillo A, Valverde J, Vilà M, Viñuela E (2022). Base de datos de abejas ibéricas – Iberian bees database. Ecosistemas 31(3), 2380.
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