Licenciate of sciences (zoology) degree
obtained with highest distinction on September 30th 1988 at Ghent
University. Licenciate thesis (corresponding to M.Sc. thesis): "Morphology
and taxonomy of nematodes from Senegal".
Doctoral degree in sciences (zoology) obtained with highest distinction
on February 21st 1994 at Ghent University.
Ph.D. thesis: "The terrestrial nematofauna of the Galápagos".
1988-1989 laureate of the H. Schouteden
Award (biannual scientific contest for zoological studies organized
by the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences,
Literature and Arts of Belgium).