Sophie Vanwambeke

Prof. Sophie VanwambekeSophie Vanwambeke

Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research

Earth & Life Institute



Role and main activities in AIMCOST


Short Bio:

Sophie Vanwambeke obtained her PhD in 2005 in UCL. She was a post-doc in the FP6 EDEN project and a partner in the FP7 EDENext. She has been a professor in UCLouvain since 2007. She is a medical geographer with a broad interest in how human-environment interactions shape health, with a primary focus on vector-borne and zoonotic diseases and experience with a range of pathogens, vectors and study regions.

Five recent and relevant publications

De Keukeleire, Robert A., Luyasu V., Kabamba B., Vanwambeke S.O., 2018, Seroprevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Belgian forestry workers and associated risk factors, Parasites and Vector 11:277

Vanwambeke S.O., Van doninck J., Artois J., Davidson R.K., Meyfroidt P., Jore S., 2016, Forest classes and tree cover gradient: tick habitat in encroached areas of southern Norway. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 68(3), 375-385.

Cianci D., Hartemink N., Zeimes C.B., Vanwambeke S.O., Ienco A., Caputo B., 2015, High Resolution Spatial Analysis of Habitat Preference of Aedes albopictus (Diptera:Culicidae) in an urban environment, Journal of Medical Entomology 52 (3), 329-335

Zeimes CB, Quoilin S, Henttonen H, Lyytikainen O, Vapalahti O, Reynes J, Reusken C, Swart A, Vainio K, Hjertqvist M and Vanwambeke S.O., 2015, Landscape and regional environmental analysis of the spatial distribution of hantavirus human cases in Europe. Front. Public Health 3:54. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2015.00054

Hartemink N., Vanwambeke S.O., Purse B.V., Gilbert M., Van Dyck H., 2014, Towards a resource-based habitat approach for spatial modeling of vector-borne diseases risks. Biological Reviews, 90(4): 1151-1162. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12149