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ALIEN IMPACT
Biodiversity impacts of highly invasive alien plants: mechanisms, enhancing factors and risk assessment

  • Duration of the project:
    • Phase 1: 15/12/2006 – 31/01/2009
    • Phase 2: 01/02/2009 – 31/01/2011
  • Budget: 1.131.945€
  • Keywords: Alien invasive species, biodiversity, impacts, climate change, competitive displacement, plant-animal interactions
    Promotors: van Nijs, UA - Pierre Meerts, ULB - Ludwig Triest, VUB - Grégory Mahy, FUSAGx - Anne-Laure Jacquemart, UCL
  • Contract number: SD/BD/01A - SD/BD/01B

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Report (phase 1): Biodiversity impacts of highly invasive alien plants: mechanisms, enhancing factors and risk assessment
    • Summary (phase 1): Biodiversity impacts of highly invasive alien plants: mechanisms, enhancing factors and risk assessment
    • Final Report: Biodiversity impacts of highly invasive alien plants: mechanisms, enhancing factors and risk assessment
    • Summary of the results: Biodiversity impacts of highly invasive alien plants: mechanisms, enhancing factors and risk assessment
Climate
Biodiversity

CCAMBIO
Climate Change and Antarctic Microbial Biodiversity

  • Duration of the project: 01/5/2012-31/7/2016
  • Budget: - €
  • Keywords: -
  • Promotors: Annick Wilmotte, ULG - Peter Convey, BAS - Anton Van De Putte, KBIN-IRSNB - Bart Van De Vijver, NPB - Wim Vyverman, UGent - Anne Willems, UGent
  • Contract number: SD/BA/03A

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports
Biodiversity

PONDSCAPE
Towards a sustainable management of pond diversity at the landscape level

  • Duration of the project:
    • Phase 1: 15/12/2006 – 31/01/2009
    • Phase 2: 01/02/2009 – 31/01/2011
  • Budget: 1.180.871€
  • Keywords: Ponds - regional biodiversity - sustainable management - stakeholder perception - biodiversity architecture
    Promotors: Koen Martens, RBINS - Luc De Meester, KULeuven - Wim Vyverman, UGent - Annick Castiaux / Patrick Kestemont, FUNDP - L. Hoffmann - H.M. Cauchie, CRP - Gabriel Lippmann
  • Contract number: SD/BD/02A - SD/BD/02B

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Report (phase1): Towards a sustainable management of pond diversity at the landscape level
    • Summary: Towards a sustainable management of pond diversity at the landscape level
      • Annex II: Protocol for Sampling and Sample Analysis
      • Annex III: Location of the sampled ponds for the multi-scale survey
      • Annex IV: Protocol: History of Social and Economic Relevance of ponds to Stakeholders
      • Annex V: Relative abundance and frequency of phytobenthos taxa
      • Annex VI: Results of variation partitioning with environmental and spatial data on phytobenthos communities
Biodiversity

CLANIMAE
Climatic and Anthropogenic Impacts on African Ecosystems

  • Duration of the project:
    • Phase 1: 01/01/2007 – 31/01/2009
    • Phase 2: 01/02/2009 – 31/01/2011
  • Budget: 752.698€
  • Keywords: climate history, tropical Africa, lake-sediment records, human impact, deforestation, water quality
  • Promotors: Dirk Verschuren, UGent - L. André, MRAC - L. Bock, FUSAGx - Christine Cocquyt, Nationale Plantentuin van België - Robert A. Marchant, York Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Dynamics
  • Contract number: SD/BD/03A - SD/BD/03B

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Report (phase 1): Climatic and Anthropogenic Impacts on African Ecosystems
    • Summary: Climatic and Anthropogenic Impacts on African Ecosystems
    • Final Report: Climatic and Anthropogenic Impacts on African Ecosystems
    • Summary of the results: Climatic and Anthropogenic Impacts on African Ecosystems
Climate
Biodiversity

MODIRISK
Mosquito vectors of disease: spatial biodiversity, drivers of change, and risk.

  • Duration of the project:
    • Phase 1: 15/12/2006 – 31/01/2009
    • Phase 2: 01/02/2009 – 31/01/2011
  • Budget: 1.042.086 €
  • Keywords: Eco-climatic changes, Culicidae, taxonomy, spatial distribution models, population genetics, ecology of invasive species
  • Promotors: Wim Van Bortel, Institute of Tropical Medicine - Patrick Grootaert, KBIN - IRSNB - Thierry Hance, UCL - Guy Hendrickx, Agro-veterinary Information and Analysis - Willem Takken, Wageningen University
  • Contract number: SD/BD/04A

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Report (phase 1): Mosquito vectors of disease: spatial biodiversity, drivers of change, and risk.
    • Summary (phase 1): Mosquito vectors of disease: spatial biodiversity, drivers of change, and risk.
    • Final Report: Mosquito vectors of disease: spatial biodiversity, drivers of change, and risk.
Climate
Biodiversity

SELNAT
How to make Natura 2000 work properly?
Socio-economic, legal & ecological management

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2006 – 31/01/2009
  • Budget : 487.855 €
  • Keywords: Biodiversity loss, Natura 2000, management, ecological objectives, external pressure, public support
  • Promotors: Jan Vincke / (Els Vanthournout), Resource Analysis - Martin Hermy / Patrick Endels, KULeuven - Francis Haumont / Charles-Hubert Born, UCL - Grégory Mahy, FUSAGx - Daniel Tyteca, UCL
  • Contract number: SD/BD/06A

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Report: How to make Natura 2000 work properly? Socio-economic, legal & ecological management
Biodiversity

WESTBANKS
WestBanks: understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas

  • Duration of the project:
    • Phase 1: 15/12/2006 – 31/01/2009
    • Phase 2: 01/02/2009 – 31/01/2011
  • Budget: 1.149.463€
  • Keywords: Benthic-pelagic coupling, benthos, demersal fish, dispersal, terns, modeling
  • Promotors: Magda Vincx / Jan Vanaverbeke, UGent - Filip Volckaert, KULeuven - Eric Stienen, INBO - Karline Soetaert, Netherlands Institute of Ecology - Jan Mees, Flanders Marine Institute
  • Contract number: SD/BN/01A

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Report (phase 1): WestBanks: understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas
    • Summary (phase 1): WestBanks: understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas
    • Final Report: WestBanks: understanding benthic, pelagic and air-borne ecosystem interactions in shallow coastal seas
North Sea
Biodiversity

AMBIO
Antarctic microbial biodiversity: the importance of geographical and ecological factors

  • Duration of the project:
    • Phase 1: 15/12/2006 – 31/01/2009
    • Phase 2: 01/02/2009 – 31/01/2011
  • Budget: 857.900€
  • Keywords: Antarctica, Microbial Biodiversity, Biogeography, Protection
  • Promotors: Annick Wilmotte, ULg - Wim Vyverman, UGent - Anne Willems, UGent
  • Contract number: SD/BA/01A - SD/BA/01B

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Report (phase1): Antarctic microbial biodiversity: the importance of geographical and ecological factors
    • Summary (phase1): Antarctic microbial biodiversity: the importance of geographical and ecological factors
      • Appendix 1: Figures
      • Appendix 2: List of sequences analysed in this study (DGGE, clones), corresponding samples and OTUs
      • Appendix 3: Sample and strain overview for microalgal studies
      • Appendix 4: Recommendations in supports of policy, perspectives for the second term, outreach and dissemination, publications and other activities.
      • Appendix 5: AMBIO/ANTAR-IMPACT meeting report 15.12.2008
    • Final Report: Antarctic microbial biodiversity: the importance of geographical and ecological factors
    • Summary of the results: Antarctic microbial biodiversity: the importance of geographical and ecological factors
Antarctica
Biodiversity

BIANZO II
Biodiversity of three representative groups of the Antarctic Zoobenthos Coping with change

  • Duration of the project: 01/01/2007 – 31/01/2009
  • Budget : 791.350€
  • Keywords: Benthos, diversity, climate change, functional biology
  • Promotors: Ann Vanreusel, UGent - Claude De Broyer / Dr. Patrick Martin, IRSNB - Chantal De Ridder, ULB - Patrick Dauby, ULg - Bruno David, Université de Bourgogne
  • Contract number: SD/BA/02A

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Report (phase 1): Biodiversity of three representative groups of the Antarctic Zoobenthos Coping with change
    • Summary: Biodiversity of three representative groups of the Antarctic Zoobenthos Coping with change
    • Final Report: Biodiversity of three representative groups of the Antarctic Zoobenthos Coping with change
    • Summary of the results: Biodiversity of three representative groups of the Antarctic Zoobenthos Coping with change
Antarctica
Biodiversity

MYCARBIO
Mycorrhizae impact on biodiversity and C-balance of grassland ecosystems under changing climate

  • Duration of the project:
    • Phase 1: 15/12/2006 – 31/01/2009
    • Phase 2: 01/02/2009 – 31/01/2011
  • Budget: 320.949 €
  • Keywords: Grassland, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, climate change, biodiversity, ecosystem model, carbon
  • Keywords: Housing sector, LCA, LCC, ROI, optimisation, standardisation
  • Promotors: Stéphane Declerck, UCL - Reinhart Ceulemans / Ivan Nijs, UA
  • Contract number: SD/BD/05A

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Report: Mycorrhizae impact on biodiversity and C-balance of grassland ecosystems under changing climate
    • Report: Mycorrhizae impact on biodiversity and C-balance of grassland ecosystems under changing climate
Antarctica
Biodiversity

FORBIO
Assessment of the effects of tree species BIOdiversity on FORest ecosystem functioning

  • Cluster of the research projects Fefocon, Econet, Castec, Safe, Belfor, Xylobios, Impecvoc, Belgian Biodiversity Platform
  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2007- 31/03/2010
  • Budget: 99.698 €
  • Keywords: Ecosystem functioning, functional biodiversity, experiments, keystone species, mixed forests, forest conversion.
  • Promotors: Kris Verheyen, UGent
  • Contract number: SD/CL/001

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Final report: Assessment of the effects of tree species BIOdiversity on FORest ecosystem functioning
      • Annex 1: Copy of the publications
        • Annex 1.1: Special FORBIO issue of BosRevue
        • Annex 1.2: Special FORBIO issue of Forêt Wallone
        • Annex 1.3: FORBIO posters presented at the Foire de Libramont
        • Annex 1.4: FORBIO-related contributions for the Scientific Block - Calender 2011 of Natuur & Techniek
      • Annex 2: Minutes of the follow-up committee meetings
        • Annex 2.1: Minutes of the first Follow Up Committee Meeting
        • Annex 2.2: Minutes of the second Follow Up Committee Meeting
        • Annex 2.3: Minutes of the TreeDivNet workshop
      • Annex 3: Announcement of forbio conference on 04/02/11
      • Annex 4: Media coverage of the forbio-experiment
    • Summary: Assessment of the effects of tree species BIOdiversity on FORest ecosystem functioning
Antarctica
Biodiversity

CHOLTIC
Cholera outbreaks at Lake Tanganyika induced by Climate Change?

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2010 – 31/03/2015
  • Budget: 797.413 €
  • Keywords: Cholera, epidemiology, bacteriology, limnology, climate change, phytoplankton, zooplankton, numerical simulation,
    Lake Tanganyika, Africa.
  • Promotors: Pierre-Denis Plisnier, MRAC-KMMA - Yves Cornet, ULg - Christine Cocquyt, JB Meise - Jan Jacob, Inst tropical médecine - Eric Deleersnijder, UCL
  • Contract number: SD/AR/04A

Documentation

Climate
Terrestrial  ecosystems
Biodiversity

COBAFISH
Congo basin: From carbon to fishes

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2010 – 31/03/2015
  • Budget: 460.812 €
  • Keywords: Congo River, ecosystem functioning, biogeochemistry, biodiversity, food web
  • Promotors: Erik Verheyen, KBIN/IRSNB - Alberto Borges, Ulg - Steven Bouillon, KULeuven - Christine Cocquyt, JB Meise - Jos Snoeks, MRAC-KMMA
  • Contract number: SD/AR/05A

Documentation

Biodiversity

COBIMFO
Congo basin integrated monitoring for forest carbon mitigation and biodiversity

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2010 – 31/03/2015
  • Budget: 909.796 €
  • Keywords: Congo basin, Carbon, biodiversity, REDD+, remote sensing
  • Promotors: Pascal Boeckx, UG - Hans Verbeeck, UG - Hans Beeckman, MRAC-KMMA - Jan Bogaert, ULB - Pierre Defourny, UCL - Steven Dessein, JB Meise - Erik Verheyen, IRM-KMI - Herwig Leirs, UA
  • Contract number: SD/AR/01A

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Final Report: Congo basin integrated monitoring for forest carbon mitigation and biodiversity
Climate
Biodiversity

EAGLES
East African Great Lake Ecosystem Sensitivity to changes

  • Duration of the project: 15/12/2010 – 31/03/2015
  • Budget: 799.781 €
  • Keywords: Lake Kivu, environmental change, biogeochemistry, productivity, sediment archives, climate, modelling
  • Promotors: Jean-Pierre Descy, FUNDP - Luc André, MRAC-KMMA - Steven Bouillon, KULeuven - Alberto Borges, Ulg - Wim Vyverman, Ugent - Yves Cornet, Ulg - Nicole Van Lipzig & Matthias Demuzere, KULeuven
  • Contract number: SD/AR/02A

Documentation

Terrestrial  ecosystems
Biodiversity

ANTA'BIF
The Antarctic Biodiversity Information Facility

  • Duration of the project: 1/10/2009 - 31/03/2016
  • Budget: 395.860 €
  • Keywords: -
  • Promotors: Hendrik SEGERS (KBIN)
  • Contract number: SD/BA/856

Documentation

  • Technical sheet
  • Project website
  • Final reports:
    • Final Report: The Antarctic biodiversity information facility
Terrestrial  ecosystems

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