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 (
  • LTER Belgium The Aelmoeseneie forest and the 3 sites of the FORBIO experiment are part of the Long-Term Ecosystem Research Network in Belgium (
  • ELAND Ecolabs in an educational LANDscape. A research platform on forest, nature and green management of the Ghent University Association (

International networks

  • FLEUR European researchers interested in forest plant dynamics in a changing environment (
    • forestREplot A database of herb layer resurvey plots in temperate forests in Europe and North-America (
    • FunDivEUROPE Functional significance of biodiversity in six European forest types
    • smallFOREST Biodiversity and ecosystem services of small forest fragments in Europe (
    • TreeDivNet A unique platform for ecosystem research in tree diversity experiments worldwide (
    • CAFRINAT Centre of Excellence for the African Great Lakes’ Natural Capital (
    • TeaComposition Initiative to study long-term litter carbon dynamics and its key drivers at present and predicted climate scenarios worldwide using a standard protocol (

    National collaborations

    International collaborations

    • Forest Research, United Kingdom (
    • Harvard Forest Harvard University's 3500 acre laboratory & classroom, Massachusetts
    • Irstea National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France (
    • IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden (
    • Kobenhavns Universitet University of Copenhagen, Denmark (
    • RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands (
    • UACh Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile (
    • Université de Sherbrooke Sherbrooke University, Canada (
    • WUR Wageningen University, the Netherlands (