Pieter De Frenne

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Pieter De Frenne

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Department of Forest and Water Management
Forest & Nature Lab
Geraardsbergsesteenweg 267
9090 Gontrode
+32 (0)9 264 90 30

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
Department of Plant Production
Proefhoevestraat 22
9090 Melle
+32 (0)9 264 90 65

Pieter.DeFrenne@UGent.be

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Research interests

  • general and applied botany
  • climate change
  • global change ecology
  • (agro)biodiversity
  • seed ecology
  • grassland, forest, alpine vegetation, agroecosystems

I am particularly interested in the effects of global change (climate change, land-use change, pollution, invasive species) on plants in ecosystems such as forests, grasslands, alpine meadows and agroecosystems. To answer questions in connection to plant population biology, botany and ecology and global change themes, we use:

  • observational studies
  • experimental approaches
  • large databases
  • modelling

 

Research methods

  • latitudinal and elevational gradients
  • experimental warming in the field (e.g. open-top chambers, infrared heaters, soil heating)
  • microclimate sensors

Dissertation

De Frenne P (2011) Forest plant dynamics along a latitudinal gradient in the face of global change. PhD thesis, Ghent University, Belgium, 201 p (download)

Publications

 

Journal papers (A1)

Journal papers (A3)

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Miscellaneous

 

Journal papers (A1)

Journal papers (A3)

Book chapters

Conference papers

Miscellaneous