Publications and communications of Simon Lhoest

Carr Kelman, C., Barton, C., Whitman, K., Lhoest, S., Anderson, D., & Gerber, L. (27 July 2023). Five Approaches to Producing A ctionable Science in Conservation. Conservation Biology, 37 (2), 14039.

Lhoest, S., & Vermeulen, C. (24 July 2023). Alignment of Research and Conservation in the Protected Areas of Ten Central African Countries [Poster presentation]. International Congress on Conservation Biology 2023, Kigali, Rwanda.

Fonteyn, D., Vermeulen, C., Gorel, A., Silva de Miranda, P. L., Lhoest, S., & Fayolle, A. (2023). Biogeography of central African forests: Determinants, ongoing threats and conservation priorities of mammal assemblages. Diversity and Distributions. doi:10.1111/ddi.13677

Linchant, J., Lejeune, P., Quevauvillers, S., Vermeulen, C., Brostaux, Y., Lhoest, S., & Michez, A. (17 March 2023). Evaluation of an Innovative Rosette Flight Plan Design for Wildlife Aerial Surveys with UAS. Drones, 7 (3), 208. doi:10.3390/drones7030208

Poulain, F., Breuer, T., Fonteyn, D., Lhoest, S., Lushimba, A., Ahanda, Y. A., & Vermeulen, C. (2023). A camera trap survey in the community zone of Lobéké National Park (Cameroon) reveals a nearly intact mammalian community. African Journal of Ecology. doi:10.1111/aje.13109

Carr Kelman, C., Barton, C. J., Whitman, K., Lhoest, S., Anderson, D. M., & Gerber, L. R. (2022). Five approaches to producing actionable science in conservation. Conservation Biology, 14039. doi:10.1111/cobi.14039

Houngbegnon, F., Gillet, J.-F., Michaux, J., Brostaux, Y., Zebaze Dongmo, D., Lhoest, S., Vermeulen, C., Sonké, B., & Doucet, J.-L. (24 November 2022). Seed dispersal by duikers in selectively logged rainforests: Overlooked dispersal of an important animal community. Forest Ecology and Management, 529, 120650. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2022.120650

Lhoest, S., Carr Kelman, C., Barton, C., Whitman, K., Anderson, D., & Gerber, L. R. (07 November 2022). Five approaches to producing actionable science in conservation [Paper presentation]. Conference "Study and conservation of wildlife in tropical and temperate ecosystems", Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S., Linchant, J., Gore, M. L., & Vermeulen, C. (September 2022). Conservation science and policy should care about violent extremism. Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions, 76, 102590. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2022.102590

Vermeulen, C., Gaudin, M., & Lhoest, S. (05 July 2022). Démographie et aires protégées : un enjeu sous-estimé ? [Paper presentation]. 19ème Réunion des Parties du Partenariat pour les Forêts du Bassin du Congo (PFBC), Libreville, Gabon.

Vermeulen, C., Lhoest, S., Gaudin, M., & Procès, P. (2022). L’utilité de la recherche pour la gestion des aires protégées d'Afrique centrale [Paper presentation]. Comité de Pilotage du Programme ECOFAC, Libreville, Gabon.

Lhoest, S., Vermeulen, C., Dufrêne, M., Meyfroidt, P., Oszwald, J., Jamar, P., Hette, S., Nkodo, A., & Fayolle, A. (09 June 2022). Supply, use and sustainability of ecosystem services in tropical forests: insights from the Dja region in southeastern Cameroon [Paper presentation]. 3rd ESP Africa Conference : Ecosystem services for the future: Delivering value for Nature, Livelihoods and Economic Investment, Musanze, Rwanda.

Yousefpour, R., Mayaux, J., Lhoest, S., & Vermeulen, C. (April 2022). The complexity of the conservation-development nexus in Central African national parks and the perceptions of local populations. Journal for Nature Conservation, 66. doi:10.1016/j.jnc.2022.126150

Lhoest, S., Vermeulen, C., Lejeune, P., Dufrêne, M., & Fayolle, A. (09 February 2022). Biodiversity conservation in Central Africa [Paper presentation]. Ecology, Economics, Ethics of the Environment Graduate Program, Tempe, United States - Arizona.

Lhoest, S. (2022). ENGAGING LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS IN ASSESSMENT OF THE SUPPLY AND USE OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE DJA BIOSPHERE RESERVE, CAMEROON. In A.-J. Rochette, J. Hugé, I. Janssens, E. Bocquet, H. Azadi, K. Vanderhaegen, S. Van Passel, B. Verbist, S. Jacobs, ... L. Janssens de Bisthoven, Guidance for the Assessment of Ecosystem Services in African Biosphere Reserves (pp. 96). Paris, France: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Lhoest, S., & Vermeulen, C. (2022). COMMENT RENDRE LA RECHERCHE UTILE POUR LA GESTION DES AIRES PROTÉGÉES D’AFRIQUE CENTRALE ? CAS DES AIRES PROTÉGÉES DU RÉSEAU ECOFAC 6. Libreville, Gabon: Union Européenne, Assistance Technique du Programme Régional ECOFAC 6, Landell Mills.

Fonteyn, D., Vermeulen, C., Gorel, A., Silva de Miranda, P. L., Lhoest, S., & Fayolle, A. (22 November 2021). Regionalization of mammal assemblages in central African forests: determinants, sampling gaps, ongoing threats and conservation priorities [Paper presentation]. Lundi Forestier, Montpellier, France.

Lhoest, S., Gaudin, M., Proces, P., & Vermeulen, C. (10 November 2021). Is research useful for management of protected areas in Central Africa ? [Paper presentation]. Conservation Innovation Lab Meetings, Tempe, United States - Arizona.

Lhoest, S., Gaudin, M., Procès, P., & Vermeulen, C. (25 October 2021). Is research useful for the management of protected areas in central Africa? [Paper presentation]. Journée de conférences "Étude et conservation de la faune en milieux tropicaux et tempérés", Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S., Gaudin, M., Procès, P., & Vermeulen, C. (25 June 2021). La recherche est-elle utile pour la gestion des aires protégées d'Afrique centrale ? [Paper presentation]. Séminaire Forest is life, Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S., & Vermeulen, C. (2021). Analyse des stratégies de recherche et de leur intégration dans la conservaton : Cas des aires protégées du réseau ECOFAC [Paper presentation]. Comité de Pilotage Régional du Programme ECOFAC 6, Douala, Cameroon.

Fonteyn, D., Vermeulen, C., Deflandre, N., Cornelis, D., Lhoest, S., Houngbegnon, F., Doucet, J.-L., & Fayolle, A. (2021). Wildlife trail or systematic? Camera trap placement has little effect on estimates of mammal diversity in a tropical forest in Gabon. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1002/rse2.191

Lhoest, S., & Vermeulen, C. (2021). POLICY BRIEF : Comment rendre la recherche utile pour la gestion des aires protégées d’Afrique centrale ? Libreville, Gabon: Union Européenne.

Lhoest, S., & Vermeulen, C. (2021). Analyse des stratégies de recherche et de leur intégration dans la conservation : Cas des aires protégées du réseau ECOFAC en Afrique centrale.

Houngbegnon, F., Cornelis, D., Vermeulen, C., Sonké, B., Ntie, S., Fayolle, A., Fonteyn, D., Lhoest, S., Evrard, Q., Yapi, F., Sandrin, F., Vanegas, L., Ayaya, I., Hardy, C., Le Bel, S., & Doucet, J.-L. (2020). Daily Activity Patterns and Co-Occurrence of Duikers Revealed by an Intensive Camera Trap Survey across Central African Rainforests. Animals. doi:10.3390/ani10122200

Lhoest, S. (02 November 2020). Biodiversité et services écosystémiques en forêts tropicales : le rôle des affectations des terres forestières dans la région du Dja, Cameroun. Bois et Forêts des Tropiques, 345 (3e trimestre), 103-104.

Lhoest, S. (2020). Biodiversity and ecosystem services in tropical forests: the role of forest allocations in the Dja area, Cameroon [Doctoral thesis, ULiège. GxABT - Liège Université. Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech]. ORBi-University of Liège. https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/247466

Lhoest, S., Vermeulen, C., Fayolle, A., Jamar, P., Hette, S., Nkodo, A., Maréchal, K., Dufrêne, M., & Meyfroidt, P. (23 March 2020). Quantifying the Use of Forest Ecosystem Services by Local Populations in Southeastern Cameroon. Sustainability, 12 (6), 2505. doi:10.3390/su12062505

Lhoest, S., Fonteyn, D., Daïnou, K., Delbeke, L., Doucet, J.-L., Dufrêne, M., Josso, J.-F., Ligot, G., Oszwald, J., Rivault, E., Verheggen, F., Vermeulen, C., Biwolé, A., & Fayolle, A. (2020). Conservation value of tropical forests: Distance to human settlements matters more than management in Central Africa. Biological Conservation, 241 (108351). doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2019.108351

Lhoest, S., Dufrêne, M., Vermeulen, C., Oszwald, J., Doucet, J.-L., & Fayolle, A. (August 2019). Perceptions of ecosystem services provided by tropical forests to local populations in Cameroon. Ecosystem Services, 38. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100956

Lhoest, S., Authelet, M., Bouché, P., Gaucher, P., Geerts, C., Linchant, J., Lisein, J., Luse, Quevauvillers, S., Semeki, J., Vermeulen, C., & Lejeune, P. (2019). Quel est le potentiel des drones pour inventorier les populations animales ? [Paper presentation]. L’utilisation des drones dans la recherche en agronomie : Une confrontation science/droit ?, Paris, France.

Lhoest, S., Dufrêne, M., Jamar, P., Hette, S., Fonteyn, D., Doucet, J.-L., Fayolle, A., & Vermeulen, C. (11 March 2019). Ecosystem services assessment in Southeast Cameroon tropical forests [Paper presentation]. Groupe de Travail sur les Services Écosystémiques, Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S., Fonteyn, D., Daïnou, K., Delbeke, L., Doucet, J.-L., Dufrêne, M., Ligot, G., Verheggen, F., Vermeulen, C., & Fayolle, A. (25 January 2019). Conservation value of protected and logged tropical forests in Cameroon [Paper presentation]. Séminaires "Forest is life" (TERRA), Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S., Fonteyn, D., Daïnou, K., Delbeke, L., Doucet, J.-L., Dufrêne, M., Ligot, G., Verheggen, F., Vermeulen, C., & Fayolle, A. (2018). Conservation value of tropical forests allocated to protection and production in Cameroon. (ULiège. GxABT - Liège Université. Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Méthodes d'Analyses de la Biodiversité).

Lhoest, S., Fonteyn, D., Hette, S., Fayolle, A., Doucet, J.-L., Dufrêne, M., & Vermeulen, C. (27 November 2018). Assessment of mammal biodiversity and bushmeat offtake in the tropical forests of southeastern Cameroon [Poster presentation]. 18th Meeting of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership Parties, Brussels, Belgium.

Linchant, J., Lhoest, S., Quevauvillers, S., Lejeune, P., Vermeulen, C., Semeki Ngabinzeke, J., Luse Belanganayi, B., Delvingt, W., & Bouché, P. (14 November 2018). UAS imagery reveals new survey opportunities for counting hippos. PLoS ONE, 13 (11), 0206413. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0206413

Verheggen, F., Lhoest, S., Hette, S., & Vermeulen, C. (2018). Forêts, services écosystémiques et produits forestiers non-ligneux. (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Université de Liège, Questions d'actualité en environnement).

Lhoest, S. (2018). Évaluation de la biodiversité et des services écosystémiques dans les forêts tropicales du sud-est Cameroun [Paper presentation]. La jeunesse au service de la planète : Conférence sur la gestion durable des forêts tropicales, Mouscron, Belgium.

Lhoest, S. (17 September 2018). Évaluation de la biodiversité et des services écosystémiques dans les forêts tropicales du sud-est Cameroun [Paper presentation]. Conférence introductive au cours de "Questions d'actualité en environnement", Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S. (18 August 2018). Évaluation de la biodiversité et des services écosystémiques dans les forêts tropicales du sud-est Cameroun [Paper presentation]. Journée outre-mer AIGx Section Namuroise : "Le doctorat, une aventure humaine et scientifique".

Fonteyn, D., Lhoest, S., Dufrêne, M., Barbier, N., Houngbegnon, F., Libalah, M., Sonké, B., Texier, N., Zebaze, D., & Fayolle, A. (26 March 2018). A biodiversity assessment between protected and managed forests in southeastern Cameroon [Paper presentation]. European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Paris, France.

Lhoest, S., Fayolle, A. (Other coll.), & Dufrêne, M. (Other coll.). (12 December 2017). Does biodiversity really matter to benefit from the ecosystem services provided by Central African forests? [Poster presentation]. BEES Christmas Market 2017, Namur, Belgium.

Maebe, L., Authelet, M., Breyne, J., Brogna, D., de Montpellier, C., Dendoncker, N., Gerardy, A., Lhoest, S., Dufrêne, M., Boeraeve, F. (Other coll.), Campion, M. (Other coll.), Jacquemin, F. (Other coll.), Mercken, K. (Other coll.), Pécheur, E. (Other coll.), Pipart, N. (Other coll.), & Uyttenbroeck, R. (Other coll.). (12 December 2017). Walloon researchers on ecosystem services... What's up? [Poster presentation]. BEES Christmas Market 2017, Namur, Belgium.

Lhoest, S. (2017). Affectation et utilisation des terres forestières en Afrique centrale : État des lieux, défis et perspectives. (Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech - Université de Liège, FORE0034-1 Actualité des forêts tropicales).

Fonteyn, D., Fayolle, A., & Lhoest, S. (06 November 2017). Impacts comparés de trois régimes fonciers sur la diversité en vertébrés terrestres au sud-est du Cameroun [Paper presentation]. Journée "Étude et conservation de la faune en milieux tropicaux et tempérés", Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S., Dufrêne, M., Vermeulen, C., Doucet, J.-L., & Fayolle, A. (20 January 2017). Wood or animal proteins: How do stakeholders perceive the ecosystem services provided by tropical forests in Central Africa? [Paper presentation]. Forest Resources Management Seminars, Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S., Dufrêne, M., Vermeulen, C., Doucet, J.-L., & Fayolle, A. (13 December 2016). Tropical moist forests’ ecosystem services perceived by stakeholders: A case study from South-Eastern Cameroon [Poster presentation]. Young Researchers’ Overseas Day, Brussels, Belgium.

Lhoest, S., Vermeulen, C., Linchant, J., & Lejeune, P. (Other coll.). (2016). Contribution au monitoring de populations d'hippopotame commun (Hippopotamus amphibius L.) par l'utilisation de la technologie drone (Parc National de la Garamba, République Démocratique du Congo).

Lhoest, S., Delbeke, L., Daïnou, K., Doucet, J.-L., Dufrêne, M., Fankem, O., Verheggen, F., & Fayolle, A. (20 June 2016). Biodiversity comparison between three contrasted land uses in South-Eastern Cameroonian moist forests: A protected area, community forests and a certified logging concession [Poster presentation]. Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) : Reconciling conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, Montpellier, France.

Gillet, P., Lhoest, S., Morin-Rivat, J., Michel, B., & Vermeulen, C. (20 May 2016). Human in the forest: Long-term interactions, lifestyle and ecosystem services in Central Africa [Poster presentation]. TERRA Innovation Fair, Gembloux, Belgium.

Gillet, P., Lhoest, S., & Morin-Rivat, J. (10 December 2015). Of trees and men: long-term human/forest interactions & transformation of ecosystem services [Poster presentation]. BIOSE Young Researchers Day, Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S. (10 December 2015). Forest Resources Management: Axis, background and illustration of a research project [Paper presentation]. BIOSE Department Young Researchers Day, Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S. (2015). Interactions between forests and youth in the Walloon Region (Belgium) [Paper presentation]. 11th Conference Of Youth (COY), Paris, France.

Lhoest, S., Linchant, J., Lejeune, P., & Vermeulen, C. (13 October 2015). Contribution to the monitoring of the common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius L.) with the use of drone technology (Garamba National Park, DRC) [Paper presentation]. Journée d’étude « Gestion rationnelle et conservation de la grande faune », Gembloux, Belgium.

Linchant, J., Lhoest, S., Semeki, J., Lejeune, P., & Vermeulen, C. (13 October 2015). WiMUAS: New inventory method to perform wildlife counts with UAS and review the large datasets [Paper presentation]. Journée d’étude « Gestion rationnelle et conservation de la grande faune », Gembloux, Belgium.

Lhoest, S., Linchant, J., Quevauvillers, S., Vermeulen, C., & Lejeune, P. (02 October 2015). How Many Hippos (HOMHIP): Algorithm for automatic counts of animals with infrared thermal imagery from UAV [Paper presentation]. GeoUAV - ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015, La Grande Motte, France.

Linchant, J., Lhoest, S., Quevauvillers, S., Semeki, J., Lejeune, P., & Vermeulen, C. (02 October 2015). WiMUAS: A tool to review wildlife data from various flight plans [Paper presentation]. GeoUAV - ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015, La Grande Motte, France.

Lhoest, S. (2015). Contribution au monitoring de populations d'hippopotame commun (Hippopotamus amphibius L.) par l'utilisation de la technologie drone (Parc National de la Garamba, République Démocratique du Congo) [Master’s dissertation, ULiège - Université de Liège]. ORBi-University of Liège. https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/200842

Lhoest, S., Linchant, J., Quevauvillers, S., Vermeulen, C., & Lejeune, P. (2015). HOW MANY HIPPOS (HOMHIP): Algorithm for automatic counts of animals with infra-red thermal imagery from UAV. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XL-3/W3. doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-3-W3-355-2015

Linchant, J., Lhoest, S., Quevauvillers, S., Semeki, J., Lejeune, P., & Vermeulen, C. (2015). WIMUAS: Developing a tool to review wildlife data from various UAS flight plans. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XL-3/W3. doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-3-W3-379-2015