Networking

National networks

  • Aelmoeseneie forest The university's forest, used as a research site by Ghent University and INBO since the 1960s (Aelmoeseneie forest)
  • treediv|Belgium A national research network on the functional importance of tree biodiversity (www.treedivbelgium.ugent.be)
  • LTER Belgium The Aelmoeseneie forest and the 3 sites of the FORBIO experiment are part of the Long-Term Ecosystem Research Network in Belgium (http://www.lter-belgium.be/)
  • ELAND Ecolabs in an educational LANDscape. A research platform on forest, nature and green management of the Ghent University Association (http://www.eland.ugent.be/)

International networks

  • FLEUR European researchers interested in forest plant dynamics in a changing environment (www.fleur.ugent.be)
    • forestREplot A database of herb layer resurvey plots in temperate forests in Europe and North-America (www.forestreplot.ugent.be)
    • FunDivEUROPE Functional significance of biodiversity in six European forest types
    • smallFOREST Biodiversity and ecosystem services of small forest fragments in Europe (www.u-picardie.fr/smallforest)
    • TreeDivNet A unique platform for ecosystem research in tree diversity experiments worldwide (www.treedivnet.ugent.be)

    National collaborations

    International collaborations

    • Forest Research, United Kingdom (www.forestry.gov.uk)
    • Harvard Forest Harvard University's 3500 acre laboratory & classroom, Massachusetts
    • Irstea National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France (www.irstea.fr)
    • IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden (www.ivl.se)
    • Kobenhavns Universitet University of Copenhagen, Denmark (sl.life.ku.dk)
    • RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands (www.rivm.nl)
    • UACh Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile (www.uach.cl)
    • Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke University, Canada (pages.usherbrooke.ca/mvellend)
    • WUR Wageningen University, the Netherlands (www.fem.wur.nl)