Jan Mertens

Contact

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 36

 

Research interests

(re)Building ecosystems: focus on development of ecosystems on soils that are polluted, nutrient enriched or otherwise impacted by humans. This implies/includes ecological restoration on nutrient enriched soils and growing trees on metal polluted soils, in agricultural systems and urban areas.

  • Ecological restoration on nutrient enriched soils
  • Phytostabilization of metal polluted soils
  • Agroforestry
  • Short rotation forestry
  • Restoration of urban ecosystems

Research projects

 

Dissertation

Mertens J (2006) Afforestation of dredged material: fate of metals under different tree species. PhD thesis, Ghent University, Belgium, 140 p (download)

Publications

Journal papers (A1)

Journal papers (A3)

Book chapters

Conference papers

Miscellaneous

Journal papers (A1)

Journal papers (A3)

Book chapters

Conference papers

Miscellaneous