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Forest Ecology and Management Research Group

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Article in peer-reviewed journals Opportunities and Constraints of Promoting New Tree Crops—Lessons Learned from Jatropha. Long-term changes of common beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) are less pronounced on highly productive sites. Carbon and water footprints and energy use of greenhouse tomato production in Northern Italy. Effect of farming system and yield in the life cycle assessment of Jatropha-based bioenergy in Mali. Sustainability in development cooperation: preliminary findings on the carbon footprint of development aid organizations. Effects of forest management on mating patterns, pollen flow and intergenerational transfer of genetic diversity in wild Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica L.) from Afromontane rainforests. Potential, realised, future distribution and environmental suitability for Pterocarpus angolensis DC in southern Africa. Ecological traits of Mediterranean tree species as a basis for modeling forest dynamics in the Taurus mountains, Turkey. Season-dependence of remote sensing indicators of tree species diversity. Integrating mitigation and adaptation into development: the case of Jatropha curcas in sub-Saharan Africa. Floral display and effects of natural and artificial pollination on fruiting and seed yield of the tropical biofuel crop Jatropha curcas L. Multi layered Modeling of Particulate Matter Removal by a Growing Forest over Time, From Plant Surface Deposition to Washoff via Rainfall. Improving the assessment and reporting on rare and endangered species through species distribution models. Potential tree species extinction, colonization and recruitment in Afromontane forest relicts. Contrasting cloud forest restoration potential between plantations of different exotic tree species. Quantification and prediction of biomass yield of temperate low-input high-diversity ecosystems. Forest herbs show species-specific responses to variation in light regime on sites with contrasting soil acidity: An experiment mimicking forest conversion scenarios. The effect of drought stress on heterozygosity-fitness correlations in pedunculate oak (Quercus robur). Transmission of genetic variation from the adult generation to naturally established seedling cohorts in small forest stands of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.). Tree density and population size affect pollen flow and mating patterns in small fragmented forest stands of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.). Carbon footprint of science: more than flying. Global greenhouse gas implications of land conversion to biofuel crop cultivation in arid and semi-arid lands - lessons learned from Jatropha. Old trees: extraction, conservation can coexist. Genetic variation and risks of introgression in the wild Coffea arabica gene pool in southwestern Ethiopian montane rainforests. A novel comparative research platform designed to determine the functional significance of tree species diversity in European forests. Dorstenia christenhuszii (Moraceae), a new species from the Taita Hills, Kenya. A global meta-analysis of the biodiversity and ecosystem service benefits of coffee and cacao agroforestry. Tree species traits cause divergence in soil acidification during four decades of postagricultural forest development. Life cycle assessment of wheat gluten powder and derived packaging film. Woody plants' diversity, structural analysis and regeneration status of Wof Washa natural forest, North-east Ethiopia. Wood biomass functions for Acacia abyssinica trees and shrubs and implications for provision of ecosystem services in a community managed exclosure in Tigray, Ethiopia. Both forest fragmentation and coffee cultivation negatively affect epiphytic orchid diversity in Ethiopian moist evergreen Afromontane forests. Effects of coffee management intensity on composition, structure and regeneration status of Ethiopian moist evergreen Afromontane forests. Contribution of woody habitat islands to the conservation of birds and their potential ecosystem services in an extensive Colombian rangeland. Sustainable Development within Planetary Boundaries: A Functional Revision of the Definition Based on the Thermodynamics of Complex Social-Ecological Systems. Sustainable wood mobilization for EU renewable energy targets. Invasiveness risk of the tropical biofuel crop Jatropha curcas L. into adjacent land use systems: from the rumours to the experimental facts. Invasiveness risk of biofuel crops using Jatropha curcas L. as a model species. Floral display and effects of natural and artificial pollination on fruiting and seed yield of the tropical biofuel crop Jatropha curcas L.. Potential pollinators and floral visitors of introduced tropical biofuel tree species Jatropha curcas L. (Euphorbiaceae), in Southern Africa. Hierarchical Land Classification and Mapping of Aglasun Forest Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Region, Turkey. Quantifying the Environmental Impact of an Integrated Human/Industrial-Natural System using Life Cycle Assessment: A Case Study on a Forest and Wood Processing Chain. Assessment of the functional role of tree diversity: the multi-site FORBIO experiment. Understorey vegetation shifts following the conversion of temperate decidious forest to spruce plantation. Temporal changes in forest plant communities at different site types. Effects of matrix composition and configuration on forest bird movements in a fragmented Afromontane biodiversity hot spot. Effects of scale and scaling in predictive modelling of forest site productivity. Comparison of location-based, attribute-based and hybrid regionalization techniques for mapping forest site productivity. Altitudinal variation and conservation priorities of vegetation along the Great Rift Valley escarpment, northern Ethiopia. Cost-benefit analysis of soil and water conservation measure: The case of exclosures in northern Ethiopia. Spatial variability of lear area index in homogeneous forests relates to local variation in tree characteristics. Influence of stand, site and meteorological variables on the maximum leaf area index of beech, oak and Scots pine. Crop wild relatives: more common ground for breeders and ecologists. Radial growth change of temperate tree species in response to altered regional climate and air quality in the period 1901–2008. Increasing the sustainability of household cooking in developing countries: Policy implications. Improved ecological network analysis for environmental sustainability assessment; a case study on a forest ecosystem. Impact of vegetation die-off on spatial flow patterns over a tidal marsh. The influence of an invasive plant species on the pollination success and reproductive output of three riparian plant species. Temporal changes in forest plant communities at different site types. Meta-analysis of susceptibility of woody plants to loss of genetic diversity through habitat fragmentation. Meta-analysis of susceptibility of woody plants to loss of genetic diversity through habitat fragmentation. Status of native woody species diversity and soil characteristics in an exclosure and in plantations of Eucalyptus globulus and Cupressus lusitanica in northern Ethiopia. Implications of biodiesel-induced land-use changes for CO2 emissions: case studies in Tropical America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. Seeds of change for restoration ecology. Forest restoration, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Semi-forest coffee cultivation and the conservation of Ethiopian Afromontane rainforest fragments. Woody plant communities of isolated Afromontane cloud forests in Taita Hills, Kenya. Predicting forest site productivity in temperate lowland from forest floor, soil and litterfall characteristics using boosted regression trees. Evaluation of modelling techniques for forest site productivity prediction in contrasting ecoregions using stochastic multicriteria acceptability analysis (SMAA). Benchmarking the environmental performance of the Jatropha biodiesel system through a generic life cycle assessment. Dieback affects forest structure in a dry Afromontane forest in northern Ethiopia. Water for Forests and People in the Mediterranean Region. Towards integrated sustainability assessment for energetic use of biomass: a state of the art evaluation of assessment tools. Simulating C cycles in forest soils: including the active role of micro-organisms in the ANAFORE forest model. Two rapid appraisals of FAO-56 crop coefficients for semiarid natural vegetation of the northern Ethiopian highlands. Forest structure and soil fertility determine internal stem morphology of Pedunculate oak – a modelling approach using Boosted Regression Trees. Monitoring stomatal conductance of Jatropha curcas seedlings under different levels of water shortage with infrared thermography. Design and validation of a quantitative indicator framework for stand level evaluation and monitoring of the ecological sustainability of forest management. Does energy dissipation increase with ecosystem sucession? Testing the ecosystem exergy theory combining theoretical simulations and thermal remote sensing observations. Growth responses of West-Mediterranean Pinus nigra to climate change are modulated by competition and productivity: past trends and future perspectives. Tree species diversity and forest productivity. More than biofuel? Jatropha curcas root system symmetry and potential for soil erosion control. Tree species selection for land rehabilitation in Ethiopia: from fragmented knowledge to an integrated multi-criteria decision approach. Integration of legume trees in maize-based cropping systems improves rain use efficiency and yield stability under rain-fed agriculture. Frankincense yield assessment and modeling in closed and grazed Boswellia papyrifera woodlands of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Experimental assessment of the survival and performance of forest herbs transplanted beyond their range limit. 3D modeling of light interception in heterogeneous forest canopies using ground-based LIDAR data. Upgrading geographic information systems to spatial decision support systems. Life cycle assessment of Jatropha biodiesel as transportation fuel in rural India. Jatropha: from global hype to local opportunity. Biomass production and allocation in Jatropha curcas L. seedlings under different levels of drought stress. Towards domestication of Jatropha curcas. Life cycle assessment of a palm oil system with simultaneous production of biodiesel and cooking oil in Cameroon. The accumulation of Stone Age lithic artifacts in rock fragment mulches in northern Ethiopia. Comparison and ranking of different modelling techniques for prediction of site index in Mediterranean mountain forests. Assessing the sustainability of forest management: an application of multi-criteria decision analysis to community forests in northern Ethiopia. Environmental impact assessment of energy crops cultivation in Europe. Why the debate about land use change should not only focus on biofuels. Modelling self-pruning and branch attributes for young Quercus robur L. and Fagus sylvatica L. trees. Simulation tools for decision support to adaptive forest management in Europe. Life history and historical traits in Pelophylax saharicus populations from Tiaret semi-arid lands (NW Algeria). Site properties for Crimean juniper (Juniperus excelsa) in semi-natural forests of south western Anatolia, Turkey. Plant distribution – altitude and landform relationships in karstic sinkholes of Mediterranean region of Turkey. Global mapping of Jatropha curcas yield based on response of fitness to present and future climate. Automated observation and analysis of earthworm surface behaviour under experimental habitat quality and availability conditions. Open-access publishing can survive recession. On the difference between "exclosures" and "enclosures" in ecology and the environment. Site requirements of the endangered rosewood Dalbergia oliveri in a tropical deciduous forest in northern Thailand. The economic contribution of forest resouce use to rural livelihoods in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Low recruitment across life stages partly accounts for the slow colonization of forest herbs. Assessing the impact of canopy structure simplification in common multilayer models on irradiance absorption estimates of measured and virtually created Fagus sylvatica L. stands. Methodological framework to select plant species for controlling rill and gully erosion: application to a Mediterranean ecosystem. Humus form development during forest restoration in exclosures of the Tigray highlands, northern Ethiopia. Multipurpose conversion management of Scots pine towards mixed oak–birch stands—A long-term simulation approach. Use of inadequate data and methodological errors lead to an overestimation of the water footprint of Jatropha curcas. Plant-water relationships and growth strategies of Jatropha curcas L. seedlings under different levels of drought stress. Assessment of land use impact on water resources and water related ecosystem services capturing the integrated terrestrial-aquatic system. Climatic growing conditions of Jatropha curcas L.. Effectiveness of exclosures to control soil erosion and local community perception on soil erosion in Tigray, Ethiopia. Improved sapflow methodology reveals considerable night-time ozone uptake by Mediterranean species. An integrated approach shows different use of water resources from Mediterranean maquis species in a coastal dune ecosystem. Euphorbia abyssinica latex promotes rooting of Boswellia cuttings. The effect of mechanical stimulation on root and shoot development of young containerized Quercus robur and Robinia pseudoacacia plants. Establishment and management of woody seedlings in gullies in a semi-arid environment (Tigray, Ethiopia). Spatial structures of soil organic carbon in tropical forests--A case study of Southeastern Tanzania. Within-field spatial distribution of earthworm populations related to species interactions and soil apparent electrical conductivity. 3D upscaling of transpiration from leaf to tree using ground-based LiDAR: Application on a Mediterranean Holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) tree. Evidence for repeated re-activation of old landslides under forest. upscaling of transpiration from leaf to tree using ground-based LiDAR: Application on a Mediterranean Holm oak (Quercus ilex L.) tree. Factors affecting soil loss at plot scale and sediment yield at catchment scale in a tropical volcanic agroforestry landscape. Building spectral libraries for wetlands land cover classification and hyperspectral remote sensing. Science journals have been slow to make themselves audible. Gully erosion in South Eastern Tanzania: spatial distribution and topographic thresholds. Jatropha bio-diesel production and use. Digital identifiers work for articles, so why not for authors?. Digital identifiers could keep up with authors' moves. Land rehabilitation and the conservation of birds in a degraded Afromontane landscape in northern Ethiopia. In situ persistence of African wild olive and forest restoration in degraded semiarid savanna. Household livelihood strategies and forest dependence in the highlands of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Assessing and analyzing 3D architecture of woody root systems, a review of methods and applications in tree and soil stability, resource acquisition and allocation. Root tensile strength and root distribution of typical Mediterranean plant species and their contribution to soil shear strength. Nitrogen saturation and net ecosystem production. Impact of avian frugivores on dispersal and recruitment of the invasive Prunus serotina in an agricultural landscape. Runoff curve numbers for steep hillslopes with natural vegetation in semi-arid tropical highlands, northern Ethiopia. Exergy: Its potential and limitations in environmental science and technology. Vegetation composition and structure of the Gurra Farda forest, SNNPR, south western Ethiopia. Tree density and biomass assessment in agricultural systems around Lake Victoria, Uganda. Organic carbon stocks and stock changes of forest biomass in Belgium derived from forest inventory data in a spatially explicit approach. Seedling mortality causes recruitment limitation of Boswellia papyrifera in northern Ethiopia. Climate change mitigation through afforestation/reforestation: A global analysis of hydrologic impacts with four case studies. Effect of tree specieschoice and mineral capping in a woodland phytostabilisation system: A case-study for calcareous dredged sediment landfills with an oxidised topsoil. Linking Performance and Collective Action—the Case of the Office du Niger Irrigation Scheme in Mali. Can complementarity in water use help to explain diversity–productivity relationships in experimental grassland plots?. Climate change mitigation: A spatial analysis of global land suitability for clean development mechanism afforestation and reforestation. Jatropha biodiesel fueling sustainability?. Church forests in Ethiopia. Restoration of dry Afromontane forest using pioneer shrubs as nurse-plants for Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata. A compact laboratory spectro-goniometer (CLabSpeG) to assess the BRDF of materials. Presentation, calibration and implementation on Fagus sylvatica L. leaves. Walkley-Black analysis of forest soil organic carbon: recovery, limitations and uncertainty. Elevation and exposition rather than soil types determine communities and site suitability in Mediterranean mountain forests of southern Anatolia, Turkey. Carbon sequestration and environmental effects of afforestation with Pinus radiata D. Don in the Western Cape, South Africa. Scaling from stand to landscape of climate change mitigation by afforestation and forest management: a modeling approach. Long-term dynamics in a planted conifer forest with spontaneous ingrowth of broad-leaved trees. Traditional forest management practices in Jimma zone, Ethiopia. Floristics and phytogeographic synopsis of a dry Afromontane coniferous forest in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia: implications to biodiversity conservation. Variable carbon recovery of Walkley-Black analysis and implications for national soil organic carbon accounting. Effectiveness of exclosures to restore degraded soils as a result of overgrazing in Tigray, Ethiopia. The role of seed banks in natural rehabilitation of dry tropical forests in Northern Ethiopia. The role of fine and coarse roots in shallow slope stability and soil erosion control with a focus on root system architecture: a review. SAFE – a hierarchical framework for assessing the sustainability of agricultural systems. The potential and risks of using exotics for the rehabilitation of Ethiopian dryland forest. Implications of country-level decisions on the specification of crown cover in the definition of forests for land area eligible for afforestation and reforestation activities in the CDM. Land area eligible for afforestation and reforestation within the Clean Development Mechanism: a global analysis of the impact of forest definition. Surface runoff and seed trapping efficiency of shrubs in a regenerating semiarid woodland in northern Ethiopia. Restoring dry Afromontane forest using bird and nurse plant effects: direct sowing of Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata seeds. Survival of planted African wild olive seedlings in northern Ethiopian exclosures depending on planting season and shrub cover. Effects of pioneer shrubs on the recruitment of the fleshy-fruited tree Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata in Afromontane savanna. Species composition and diversity of small Afromontane forest fragments in northern Ethiopia. Economic valuation methods of forest rehabilitation in exclosures. Litter production and organic matter accumulation in exclosures of the Tigray highlands, Ethiopia. Soil and water conservation through forest restoration in exlosures of the Tigray highlands. Runoff on slopes with restoring vegetation: a case study from the Tigray Highlands, Ethiopia. Sediment deposition and pedogenesis in exclosures in the Tigray highlands, Ethiopia. Regionalisation of the parameters of a hydrological model: Comparison of linear regression models with artificial neural nets. A fractal dimension-based modelling approach for studying the effect of leaf distribution on LAI retrieval in forest canopies. Silvicultural interpretation of natural vegetation dynamics in ageing Scots pine stands for their conversion into mixed broadleaved stands. A Sustainability Framework for Enhancing the Long-Term Success of LULUCF Projects. Effects of watershed and riparian zone characteristics on nutrient concentrations in the River Scheldt Basin. The ecology and silviculture of dryland forest rehabilitation in Ethiopia. The environmental, socio-economic and managerial aspects of dryland forest rehabilitation in Ethiopia. Perspectives for the rehabilitation of dryland forests in Ethiopia. Indirect gradient analysis at different spatial scales of prorated and non-prorated earthworm abundance and biomass data in temperate agro-ecosystems. Not seeing the trees for the forest? From eviction to negotiation in Sumberjaya, Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia. Land use impact evaluation in life cycle assessment based on ecosystem thermodynamics. Capability of loss-on-ignition as a predictor of total organic carbon in non-calcareous forest soils. Predictive quality of pedotransfer functions for estimating bulk density of forest soils. Long-term spatio-temporal dynamics of a hedgerow network landscape in Flanders, Belgium. Sunken roads as habitats for forest plant species in a dynamic agricultural landscape: effects of age and isolation. Effects of landscape structure on the invasive spread of black cherry Prunus serotina in an agricultural landscape in Flanders, Belgium. The use of plant water relations to characterize tree species and sites in the drylands of northern Ethiopia. Comparing multiple criteria decision methods to extend a geographical information system on afforestation.. AFFOREST sDSS: a metamodel based spatial decision support system for afforestation of agricultural land. Modelling the water balance with SWAT as part of the land use impact evaluation in a life cycle study of CO2 emission reduction scenarios. Extending the life cycle methodology to cover impacts of land use systems on the water balance. Derivative analysis for in situ high dynamic range hemispherical photography and its application in forest stands.. Assessment of automatic gap fraction estimation of forests from digital hemispherical photography.. Allometry and evaluation of in situ optical LAI determination in Scots pine: a case study in Belgium. Structural development in ageing temperate Scots pine stands. Soil organic carbon changes in landscape units of Belgium between 1960 and 2000 with reference to 1990. Stocks and fluxes of soil organic carbon for landscape units in Belgium derived from heterogeneous data sets for 1990 and 2000. Comparative performance of a modified change vector analysis in forest change detection. Rates of forest floor decomposition and soil forming processes as indicators of forest ecosystem functioning on a polluted dredged sediment landfill. Factors driving land use change: Effects on watershed functions in a coffee agroforestry system in Sumberjaya (Lampung, Sumatra). Comparative analysis of the actual evapotranspiration of Flemish forest and cropland, using the soil water balance model WAVE.. Ecosystem thermal buffer capacity as an indicator of the restoration status of protected areas in the northern Ethiopian highlands. Digital change detection methods in ecosystem monitoring: a review. Factors affecting plant species composition of hedgerows: relative importance and hierarchy. Differential environmental response of plant functional types in hedgerow habitats. Poplar growth and yield in short rotation coppice: model simulations using the process model SECRETS. Carbon sequestration following afforestation of agricultural soils: comparing oak/beech forest to short-rotation poplar coppice combining a process and a carbon accounting model. Allometric biomass equations for Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L) seedlings in the first years of establishment in dense natural regeneration. Analysis of the spatial variation in the parameters of the SWAT model with application in Flanders, Northern Belgium. Evaluation of hydrological model parameter transferability for simulating the impact of land use on catchment hydrology. Sustainable forest management worldwide: a comparative assessment of standards. Review of methods for in situ leaf area index determination - Part I. Theories, sensors and hemispherical photography. Evaluation of sampling methods for the estimation of structural indices in forest stands. Pathways of stand development in ageing Scots pine forests. Soil organic and inorganic carbon contents of landscape units in Belgium derived using data from 1950 to 1970. Use of metatruth image concept to assess forest change detection accuracy at pixel level. Foliar concentrations of volunteer willows growing on polluted sediment-derived sites versus sites with baseline contamination levels. Earthworm biomass as additional information for risk assessment of heavy metal biomagnification: a case study for dredged sediment-derived soils and polluted floodplain soils. Penyebab Alih Guna Lahan Dan Akibatnya Terhadap Fungsi Daerah Aliran Sungai (Das) Pada Lansekap Agroforestri Berbasis Kopi Di Sumatra. Perspektif sejarah status kawasan hutan, konflik dan negosiasi di Sumberjaya, Lampung Barat -Propinsi Lampung. Introducing Boswellia papyrifera (Del.) Hochst and its non-timber forest product, frankincense. Spatial methods for quantifying forest stand structure development: a comparison between nearest-neighbor indices and variogram analysis. Energy budget and greenhouse gas balance evaluation of sustainable coppice systems for electricity production. Medium-term evaluation of a forest soil restoration trial combining tree species change, fertilisation and earthworm introduction. Ecological sustainability assessment of carbon conservation, sequestration and substitution projects using the exergy concept. Earthworm biomass and species diversity in windthrow sites of a temperate lowland forest. A methodology to select the best locations for new urban forests using multicriteria analysis. Carbon stock assessment for a forest-to-coffee conversion landscape in Sumberjaya (Lampung, Indonesia): from allometric equations to land use change analysis. Negotiation support models for integrated natural resource management in tropical forest margins. A method for dendrochronological assessment of medium-term gully erosion rates. Sampling methodology for LAI measurements with LAI-2000 in small forest stands. Using hyperspectral data to assess forest structure. Involving private forest owners in the sustainable use of forests: a case study for Flanders, Belgium. Impact of small-scale variability of soil pH on the vegetation composition in a mixed hardwood stand, East-Flanders, Belgium. Increase of biodiversity in homogeneous Scots pine stands by an ecologically diversified management. Biomass and nutrient cycling of a highly productive Corsican pine stand on former heathland in northern Belgium. Earthworms as bio-indicators of forest site quality. Evolution of biodiversity in homogeneous Scots pine stands by an ecologically diversified management.. Comparative study of C sequestration by new forests on former pasture lands.. Site classification in a mixed hardwoord forest (Hallerbos, Belgium) with a homogeneous ground vegetation dominated by Hyacinthoides non-scripta (L.) Chouard ex. Rothm.. Inventory of the earthworm communities and the state of litter decomposition in the forests of flanders, belgium, and its implications for forest management. Effects of grassland afforestation with different tree species on earthworm communities, litter decomposition and nutrient status. Ecology, practice and policy of black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) management in Belgium. Conflicts caused by afforestation of agricultural lands in densely populated areas.. N-excess in the forest: effects and possible measures.. Structure and dynamics of a 215-years old broadleaved forest stand recently installed as a total forest reserve.. Evaluation of conversion of tree species and liming as a measure to decrease soil compaction in a beech forest on loamy soil.. Analysis of natural regeneration in a 200 year old beech stand.. Earthworm populations of hardwood stands in Northern Belgium..

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Article in non-reviewed journals

Summer School in Sustainability Evaluation. Pleidooi voor een bomenplan: bomen en bossen als motor van economische ontwikkeling. Forest Management – Case in the Mediterranean Region. Groeiplaatsproductiviteit voor zomereik, beuk en grove den in Vlaanderen. NextGen Voices. Forest Biomass is key to meet EU renewable energy targets. Bosecosysteemdiensten: wat bossen ons bieden. Towards integrated ecological, socio-economic and hydrological management. New approaches to evaluate water-related ecosystem services. Relation entre diversité des espèces d’arbres et productivité des forêts. Effecten van boomsoortenmenging op primaire productie en koolstofvastlegging. Africa needs agroforestry to cut forest emissions. Anurian studies from Tiaret region, North-West of Algeria. SimForTree geeft bosbeheerders een blik op de toekomst van hun bos. Een nieuw bosbouwparadigma. Potential pathways of indole acetic acid (IAA) biosynthesis in Euphorbia abyssinica. Management of exclosures. Management of exclosures (In Tigrinya). De waarde van tropische wouden voor koolstofopslag en klimaatregeling. De Vlaamse bosreservaten in Europees en historisch perspectief. Bosweek. Exoten en endozoöchorie. Vogels als vectoren voor verbreiding van Amerikaanse vogelkers.. De esdoorn: geminacht of bemind, maar bovenal te min gekend. Hoge bomen vangen veel wind: verklaringen voor windworp van beuk in het Zoniënwoud. Forest rehabilitation: one approach to water conservation in Central Tigray. Conversion of ageing Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L) forests in Western Europe based on natural vegetation dynamics. Forest rehabilitation and water conservation in the Tigray highlands, northern Ethiopia. Spontane bosontwikkeling en beheer: de intuïtie voorbij. (2000) Quantification of forest stand structure applied to Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L) forests. Ecology, practice and policy of black cherry management in Belgium..

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Peer-reviewed proceedings

Water-related ecosystem services of forests: learning from regional cases. Time Explicit Global Warming Potential of Jatropha Biofuel Production in Mali. Incorporating Life Cycle Impact Assessment in a Mathematical Model to Optimize Strategic Decisions in Biomass-for-Bioenergy Supply Chains. Environmental pros and cons of energy crops cultivation in Europe. Life cycle assessments of biodiesels: Jatropha versus palm oil. Olea capensis L.. The influence of crop management in the environmental impact of energy crops production. Proposing a life cycle land use impact calculation methodology. Performance of modelling techniques for the prediction of forest site index: a case study for pine and cedar in the Taurus mountains, Turkey. Valuing soil and water conservation effects of exclosures: a case study in Douga-tembein district of Tigray, Ethiopia. Stem and wood quality assessment in national forest inventories. Impact of biofuel on commodity markets. Root architecture of the promising bio-diesel plant Jatropha. The lessons learned from Afforest – a synthesis. Guidelines for planning afforestation of former arable land. Demand for afforestation management in North-Western Europe. Support of decisions on afforestation in North-Western Europe with the Afforest-sDSS. The importance of early successional shrubs for recruitment of African wild olive (Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata) in central Tigray, Ethiopia. Extending a geographical information systems (GIS) with multiple criteria decision methods for decision support of afforestation on agricultural land. A new land use impact assessment method for LCA: Theoretical fundaments and field validation. The link between land and water prediction of sediment sources in a previously forested watershed in Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia. Metamodel based spatial decision support for afforestation of agricultural land. The influence of tree species on humus quality and nutrient availability on a regional scale (Flanders, Belgium).. Recent structural changes in the beech forest reserve of Groenendaal (Belgium).

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Non-reviewed proceedings

Estimation of wood use in a Roman Imperial city. Spectral discrimination of indigenous forest tree species based on airborne AISA Eagle VNIR data in the Taita Hills, Kenya. Predictive mapping for dryland forest ecosystem restoration. Assisting natural forest regeneration in Northern Ethiopia: one measure is not enough. Bio-diesel from Jatropha: life-cycle and environmental impact. Bio-diesel from Jatropha: the life-cycle perspective. Life-cycle assessment of Bio-diesel from Jatropha curcas L. energy balance, impact on global warming, land use impact. Biodiesel productie uit Jatropha in ontwikkelingslanden: Levenscyclusanalyse en relevante impactcategoriën. Biodiesel production from Jatropha in developing countries: life cycle and relevant impact categories. Life-cycle assessment of bio-diesel from Jatropha curcas L. energy balance, impact on global warming, land use impact. Vegetation and sediment control: the potential of natural regeneration and assisted forest restoration. The fate of dry Afromontane forests in northern Ethiopia. Bio-diesel production from Jatropha curcas L.: energy balance, global warming potential and land use impact. Root system architecture of woody species important for erosion control in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. The importance of closed areas for the natural regeneration of Boswellia papyrifera (Del.) Hochst. In Ethiopia.. Assessment of erosion control by tree roots in Tigray, northern Ethiopia: a social survey and exploratory data collection for species selection and problem insight.. Assessment of erosion control by tree roots in Tigray, northern Ethiopia: focus on research activities linking vegetation with gully erosion. Spatial variability of earthworm communities in relation to soil bulk electrical conductivity in a cropped field. Between research and the real world. Learning about sustainability in agriculture and society. Assessment of Flows and Sediment Loads in a Largely Deforested Catchment in Sumberjaya, Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia.. Hyperspectral virtual imaging system of a Fagus sylvatica stand.. Carbon Sinks and the Use of Biomass for Bioenergy.. AFFOREST sDSS: a spatial decision support system for environmentally sound afforestation in NW Europe.. SAFE – a tool for assessing the sustainability of agricultural systems: methodology. Optimisation of nutrient cycling and soil quality for sustainable grasslands.. Forest rehabilitation through natural regeneration in Tigray, Ethiopia: from fragments to forests. Indirect gradient analysis at subplot, plot and parcel level of prorated and non-prorated data of earthworm communities from agro-ecosystems in a temperature climate. Modelling the carbon sequestration of a mixed, uneven-aged, managed forest using the process model secrets. Forest stand structure assessment for biodiversity management. Safe management of polluted sediment-derived soils in the Scheldt Basin. Causes and Effects of Landuse Change in a Coffee Agroforestry Landscape in Sumatra. The link between land and water: Prediction of sediment sources in a Previously Forested Watershed in Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia. Thermal indicators based on the ecosystem exergy concept as tool for land use impact assessment: preliminary results. Thermal characterization of land use impact at landscape scale. Early below ground interaction among seedlings in natural regeneration of Scots pine. Long-term stand structure development in forest reserves on poor sandy soils: implications for restoration management. Reference systems. Conceptual framework for choosing indicators. Time and space issues. A Negotiation Support Tool for Assessment of Land Use Change Impacts on Erosion in a Previously Forested Watershed in Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia. AFFOREST: a spatial decision support system for afforestation in NW-Europe. Adaptation of sowing techniques to maintain important lumbricid biomasses in the hydromorphic soils of Normandy. Concepts for multifunctionality in the flemish 'Park City 2050'. Static/dynamic approach spatio-temporal problems. Ecosystem exergy as indicator of land use impact in LCA. Ecosystem exergy as indicator of land use impact in LCA. A gap model for simulating conversion of Scots pine stands: methodological considerations. Spatial methods for describing forest stand structure evolution in intensively and extensively managed mixed Scots pine forests. Linkages for training and information dissemination. Forestry education at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. A critical evaluation of environmental assessment tools for sustainable forest management. Proceedings of a Regional Workshop on agroforestry education in Southeast Asia, 23-27 March 1998, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Laguna, the Philippines. Flood protection in the context of an integrated management of river basins. Carbon sequestration in forests: a contribution to sustainable forest management.. Changes in the biogeochemistry of carbon in forest ecosystems: a literature review.. ERS-1 for land use monitoring in Costa Rica: First results. Remote Sensing of protected forests in Xishuangbanna. Monitoring deforestation in the Xishuangbanna nature reserve (P.R. of China) using multitemporal satellite data.

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Abstracts

Land use change-related CO2 emissions in the LCA of Jatropha-based electrification in Mali. Sustainable land use and resilient livelihoods in the landslide prone region of Mount Elgon, Uganda. Approaches to evaluate the carbon neutrality of the forest value chain. Seeing the forest for the trees in indigenous forest relicts, exotic plantations and the. Forest carbon trends 2002-2013 at Mt. Elgon, Uganda. Monitoring van koolstofopslag en boomdiversiteit in het Mt. Elgon Nationaal Park, Oeganda. How the inclusion of Land Use Change can eliminate different shortcomings of LCA. Assessing vegetation cover dynamics in response to climate variability at different time scales. Assessing carbon stocks across land cover types in heterogeneous landscapes in Rwanda. Invasiveness risk assessment of new biofuel crops: theoretical considerations and practical experiences from Jatropha curcas L. in Africa.. The Role of Exclosures for Biodiversity Conservation - the Biyo-Kelala Exclosures in Central Ethiopia. Poster presented at the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, Vienna, 8-12 April 2013.. Carbon footprint and energy use of different options of greenhouse tomato production. Besluiten en Aanbevelingen. Methods for valuing dry land forests in the context of REDD+ and the role of multidisciplinary sciences. Monitoring vegetation dynamics and carbon stocks under variable climate conditions. Tropical forests: the Kenyan cloud forest of Taita Hills. Arrested succession of indigenous species in exotic tree plantations in a severely fragmented Afromontane landscape. The influence of an invasive plant species on the pollination and reproductive output of three riparian plant species. Forest restoration in the South - A case study from Ethiopia. Genetic differentiation of wild and managed Coffea arabica populations in Afromontane rainforest fragments in SW Ethiopia. Bird surveys for REDD+: avian communities indicate forest degradation in a Peruvian coffee landscape. Bird surveys for REDD+: avian communities indicate forest degradation in a Peruvian coffee landscape. Climate Matching and Climate Envelope Analysis to Support Food Security Policy. A selective review. KLIMOS Working paper 4. Behoud en beheer van bossen voor duurzame ontwikkeling: waar wetenschap en beleid elkaar ontmoeten. Conservation and Management of Forests for Sustainable development: where science meets policy. Invasiveness risk of the tropical biofuel crop Jathropha. Bepaling van de fysiologie van de 21 meest voorkomende boomsoorten van Taita Hills (Kenia) met behulp van bladkarakteristieken. Woody species of Taita Hills, Kenya. Development of a determination key based on leaf characteristics. Tree recruitment after severe forest fragmentation as a predictor of future forest composition. Structuur en samenstelling van het gefragmenteerde regenwoud of Taita Hills (Kenia). Tree recruitment after severe forest fragmentation as a predictor of future forest composition. Tree identification as integral component of forest research. Assessing carbon stocks at the landscape level in Jimma, Ethiopia. Veranderingen in bodem- en strooiselkenmerken bij de omvorming van gemengd loofhout naar fijnspar.. Performance of modelling techniques for the prediction of forest site index: a case study for pine and cedar in the Taurus mountains, Turkey. Performance of modelling techniques for the prediction of forest site index: a case study for pine and cedar in the Taurus Mountains, Turkey. Sustainable Schools in Palestine. Integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in the south. Woody vegetation for gully rehabilitation in northern Ethiopia: species suitability, root structure, and seedling establishment, growth and management. The effect of the invasive Impatiens glandulifera on the pollination and reproduction on three indigenous riparian plant species. The effect of the invasive Impatiens glandulifera on the pollination and reproduction on three indigenous riparian plant species. De impact van bosbeheer op de genetische diversiteit en vitaliteit van de natuurlijke verjonging bij Zomereik (Quercus robur). Environmental performance of tropical bio-diesel trees. Life cycle assessment of Jatropha biodiesel: preliminary results of an Indian case. Life cycle assessment of a Palm oil system producing both biodiesel and cooking oil: a Cameroon case. Comparing life cycle assessments of tropical bio-diesels: Jatropha versus Oil palm. Comparing the life cycle environmental performance of biodiesel production from tropical biofuel trees: Jatropha and oil palm. Modelleren van standplaatsgeschiktheid van eik, beuk en den in Vlaanderen. Standplaatsafhankelijke vegetatieveranderingen en bodemverzuring in bossen op zandgrond in de Gaume. Towards integrated sustainability assessment for energetic use of biomass: a state of the art evaluation of assessment tools. What ecosystem services can forests provide? In: Finer, L. and Lier, M. (eds.) Adapting forest management to maintain the environmental services: carbon sequestration, biodiversity and water. Woody vegetation for gully erosion control in Tigray, Ethiopia. Monitoring within-season dynamics in the light environment of a broadleaved forest stand using ground-based Lidar datasets. Deforestation or climate change: What is changing the flow regime of the Besai river. Unraveling the Jatropha biodiesel system. Proposing a life cycle land use impact calculation methodology. Historical deforestation patterns and the conservation value of church forests in the northern Ethiopian highlands. Towards an integrated Sustainability Assessment Tool for energetic use of biomass: a critical comparison of existing instruments. De ontwikkeling van een autonoom vliegende helikopter uitgerust met een thermale camera voor het meten van de oppervlaktetemperatuur van bossen op een zeer gedetailleerde ruimtelijke en tijdsschaal. Land suitability for Jatropha biofuel production. Long-term ecosystem engineering: earthworms and biogenic landscape formation. Dispersal of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris L. in an experimental setup. Invloed van droogte en soortenmenging op de chlorophylconcentratie van boomzaailingen. Manipulated earthworm populations affect runoff and erosion in cropland with distinct soil tillage treatments. Dispersal of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris L. in an experimental setup. Ontwikkeling van integrale kwantitatieve indicatoren voor de Ecologische aspecten van DUurzaam BOsbeheer (EDUBO). Het schatten van de land- en bosbeheersimpact aan de hand van oppervlaktetemperatuur, afgeleid uit DAIS-beelden. The role of tropical forests in global carbon cycle and climate regulation. Studie van de spontane verbossing op zandgrond, domeinbos Kampveld. Innovations in land use impact assessment for LCA. Positive effects of gullies for bird-mediated seed dispersal and spontaneous reforestation in a degraded semi-arid landscape. Natuurlijke verjonging van Afrikaanse wilde olijf in Noord-Ethiopië: de cruciale rol van vogels. Exoten en endozoöchoire: vogels als vectoren voor verbreiding van vogelkers.. An integrated decision support framework for the prediction and evaluation of efficiency, environmental impact and total social cost of domestic and international forestry projects for greenhouse gas mitigation: description and case studies.. Op LCA en exergie gebaseerde milieu-evaluatie van CDM afforestation/reforestation projecten: van planning tot controlefase.. A comparison of parameter regionalisation strategies for the water quantity module of the SWAT with application in the Scheldt river basin. Non-linearity and uncertainty in an attribute-based regionalisation of catchment model parameters. Non-linearity and uncertainty in an attribute-based regionalization of catchment model parameters.. Onzekerheid bij het modelleren van de impact van bossen op de waterbalans van een stroombekken.. Uncertainty in modeling the stream flow response to afforestation.. Soil organic carbon fluxes in Belgian landscape units over a four-decade period.. Development of a, biological water quality assessment system for the Sumberjaya watershed in Sumatra (Indonesia). ENCOFOR: a decision support framework for environment and community base CDM afforestation/reforeation projects.. ENCOFOR: a decision support tool for environment and community based afforestation/reforestation projects in the framework of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Kyoto Protocol.. Afforest: a spatial decision support system (sDSS) for environmentally friendly afforestation in North-Western Europe.. Tree roots for soil erosion control: a review of functions, characteristics and measurement procedures. Part I: Focus on tree root architecture. Framework and indicators for the quantification of erosion reduction by tree roots.. The average carbon-stock approach for small-scale CDM AR projects. Towards more sustainable arable farming: earthworms as ecosystem engineers in erosion-prone loamy soils in Flanders. Structuuranalyse van bomen met behulp van een terrestrisch lasersysteem.. Critical phases in the natural regeneration of African wild olive in Northern Ethiopia. Survival limitation of African Wild Olive seedlings by browsing livestock in the highlands of Tigray, Ethiopia. Economic valuation methods for forest rehabilitation in exclosures. Biomass estimation of herbaceous and woody vegetation in closed areas in Northern Ethiopia. Effects of tree species, fertilizer application and earthworm introduction on earthworm community composition in an ancient forest on acidified loess soil in central Belgium. Biomass estimation techniques for enclosures in a semi-arid area: a case study in Northern Ethiopia. Dispersal limited distribution patterns of the invasive black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) in Flanders Belgium. Litter production in exclosures in the Tigray highlands, Ethiopia. LCA-exergy based environmental evaluation of clean development mechanism afforestation projects: from planning to monitoring phases. Environment and community based design of CDM AR projects: some policy and technical aspects. Natural regeneration of a flagship species, Boswellia papyrifera (the Frankincense tree) for forest rehabilitation in the lowlands of Ethiopia. Hydrological modelling of ungauged catchments in the Scheldt river basin. Up- and downstream water quantity conflicts in land use impact assessments. Spatial variation in the parameterisation of a hydrological model: case-study with the SWAT model in Northern Belgium. The soil seed bank: a support or a threat to forest restoration in the Northern Highlands of Ethiopia?. Dry tropical forest relics and closed areas in the Northern highlands of Ethiopia: insights in typology and rehabilitation. The role of the permanent soil seed bank for forest restoration in the Ethiopian highlands. The prediction and monitoring of environmental impacts caused by CDM-AR projects. Afforestation management in north-western Europe - influence on carbon sequestration, groundwater recharge and nitrate leaching: a synthesis. Framework and indicators for the quantification of erosion reduction by tree roots. Generic framework for the quantification of erosion reduction by vegetation in semi-arid mountainous areas: an introduction. Species composition and restoration potential of forest relics in the highlands of Tigray. SAFE - Framework for assessing sustainability levels in agricultural systems - preliminary results. Possibilities for future forest expansion in the Geba river watershed, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. The potential risks of using exotics for the rehabilitation of Ethiopian dryland species. From fragments to forests: Forest rehabilitation through natural regeneration in Tigray. Biodiversity indicators as a tool to assess sustainability levels of agro-ecosystems with a special consideration of grassland areas. Combining mulitple-criteria decision methods (MCDM) with geographical information systems (GIS) for decision support of afforestation on agricultural land. Extending the life cycle methodology to cover impacts of land use systems on the water balance. Evaluation of hydrological model parameter transferability for simulating land use impacts. Comparison of standards for evaluation of sustainable forest management between countries from the south and the north. Soil organic carbon fluxes of landscape units based upon carbon stock changes. Vegetation studies. Spatial upscaling from stand to landscape level of carbon mitigation potential by afforestation and adaptive forest management: a modeling approach. An integrated decision support tool for the prediction and evaluation of efficiency, environmental impact and total social cost of forestry projects in the framework of the Kyoto Protocol. Ecosystem exergy as indicator of land use impact in LCA. Preliminary ideas on the development of a framework for assessing sustainability levels in agricultural systems (SAFE). Analysis of the influence of emissivity values and spectral band from the DAIS 7915 to elaborate land surface temperature maps. Remotely sensed thermal indicators for land use impact assessment at landscape scale. Impact on soil, water, vegetation structure and biodiversity of forestry projects for greenhouse gas mitigation. Modeling the C-sequestration of a mixed, uneven-aged, managed forest using the process model secrets. Reality, models and parameter estimation- the forestry scenario. Boswellia papyrifera (Del.) Hochst: a tropical key species in northern Ethiopia. Metamodel based spatial decision for afforestation of agricultural land. Evaluation of a forest soil restoration trial combining tree species change, fertilisation and earthworm introduction. Socio-economic, institutional and environmental aspects to support long-term success of LULUCF projects. Optimization of the composition of mulch sheets using food preference tests on earthworms. Comparison of vegetation development of closed areas and ancient forest in Tigray, Ethiopia. AFFORESTISSIMUS: Sustainable afforestation strategies and management for Europe. Thermal indicators based on the exergy concept as tool for land use impact assessment. Digital change detection methods in natural ecosystem monitoring: a review. Modelling water balance as integral part of the land use impact category in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Evaluating biodiversity changes and other environmental impacts of LULUCF projects (land use, land use change and forestry) using the exergy concept. Evaluating the environmental impact of LULUCF CO2-emission reduction projects: state of the art. Evaluating the water balance as part of the land use impact in LCA. A correction of indirect leaf area index measurements for a non random distribution of needles on shoots. Integrating recreation benefits with carbon sequestration. Development of a methodological framework for dendrogeomorphological determination of gully erosion rates. Ecosystem exergy as indicator of land use impact in LCA. Fractal dimension as correction factor for indirect Leaf Area Index measurement errors caused by shoot-level foliage clumping. Indirect LAI estimation using LICOR 2000 measurements and Monte Carlo techniques. Interdisciplinary recommendations towards integrated flood protection. Keynote lecture.

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Books (or chapter in books)

Forest-related policies affecting bioenergy markets in Europe. Sustainability issues of using forests as a bioenergy resource. Sustainability at source: responsabilities beyond domestic forests. Field guide to the woody plants of Taita Hills, Kenya. Environmental Impacts. Optimizing Earthworm Sampling in Ecosystems. (Over)exploitatie van woud en zee. Jatropha integrated agroforestry systems – biodiesel pathways towards sustainable rural development. Bosecologie en Bosbeheer. Bos en bosbeheer in Vlaanderen en Nederland. Verpleging van jonge opstanden. Voedselweb. Hooghout. Bosbeheer en beheertechnieken. Groei. Functies van biodiversiteit. Verjongingstechniek en plantbescherming. Populatiedynamiek. Populatiedynamiek. Afrocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) C.N. Page. Erythrina abyssinica Lam ex DC. Duurzame Ontwikkeling. Carbon sequestration, land degradation and water. Environmental Effects of Afforestation in North-Western Europe: From Field Observations to Decision Support. Watershed Management. Watershed functions in productive agricultural landscapes with trees. The impact of trade and macroeconomic policies on frontier deforestation.. Bosomvorming - noodzaak en praktijk van een effectgerichte maatregel tegen verzuring en vermesting. Comparison of ecosystem functioning and biogeochemical cycles in temperate forests in Southern Chile and Flanders. Structuur in natuurlijke verjongingen van berk en den: ontwikkeling in menging en ongelijkjarigheid. Spontane ontwikkeling van bossen na omvorming: projecties over langere termijn. Forest watershed functions and tropical land use change. Simulation models that help us to understand local action and its consequences for global concerns in a forest margin landscape. Towards integrated natural resource management in forest margins of the humid tropics: local action and global concerns. Crues et inondations en Belgique dan le cadre de la gestion des bassins hydrographiques; constatations et recommandations. Ecological changes following artificial afforestation with different tree species on a sandy loam soil in Flanders (Belgium).. Conflicts caused by afforestations of agricultural land in densely populated areas.. Basic inventory and analysis of a 25-years old beech stand recently established as a total forest reserve..

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Reports

Scenario Development to Strengthen National Forest Policies and Programmes: a review of future-oriented tools and approaches that support policy-making. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Forest Bioenergy in Europe: reassessment needed. An Environmental Sustainability Toolkit to integrate climate change issues into development cooperation. Transition to a climate neutral society – from innovation niches to institutional reform. Impacts of tropical land use conversion to Jatropha on rural livelihoods and ecosystem services in Mali. Final Report of the ERA ARD coordinated projecton Bioenergy.. Een beleidsondersteunend computermodel voor duurzaam bosbeheer gebaseerd op ecofysiologische analyse en simulatie van boomontwikkeling. Wetenschappelijke onderbouwing van een lange termijnplan houtproductie voor Bosland. The undervalued role of ecosystem carbon in climate change mitigation. Reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation. Dryland areas, forgotten by REDD?. Assessment of the effects of tree species diversity on forest biodiversity and ecoystem functioning (FORBIO).. Biobrandstoffen van de eerste, de tweede en de derde generatie. Dieper graven naar het belang van regenwormen in duurzaam akkerbeheer - een tooklit voor ecologische erosiecontroble. ECOWORM - Erosiecontrole in akkerland door het beheer van regenwormgemeenschappen. Trees on Farm: Analysis of global extent and socio-ecological characteristics of agroforestry. EDUBO : een kwantitatieve indicatorenset voor monitoring en evaluatie op bestandsschaal van de ecologische duurzaamheidsaspecten van bosbeheer in Vlaanderen. Establishment and management of woody vegetation to control gully erosion. Trees and Water: Smallholder agroforestry on irrigated lands in northern India. A top-down approach to land quality evaluation in life cycle assessment based on close-to-criticality-operation state of the ecosystem and exergy concept. Innovations in land use impact assessment in LCA. Carbon, land and water: a global analysis of the hydrologic dimensions of climate change mitigation through afforestation/reforestation and the Kyoto Protocol Clean Development Mechanism. Methoden & Indicatoren voor de Evaluatie van de Ecologische Aspecten van Duurzaam Bosbeheer. Symposium on the rehabilitation of dryland forests in Ethiopia: ecology and management.. SAFE – Framework for assessing sustainability levels in Belgian agricultural systems. Final scientific report.. Symposium on the rehabilitation of dryland forests in Ethiopia: ecology and management. Mekelle, Ethiopia, 21-24 September 2004. Book of abstracts. Milieubeschermende functie van het bos in Vlaanderen. Technical paper forest rehabilitation project TN-2003/10. Ecological seed bank analysis in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Ecologische zaadbankanalyse in Tigray, Noord-Ethiopië. Decision support systems. Scenarios for greenhouse gas reduction by assessment of carbon and energy substitution: area occupation, environmental impact and cost efficiency. The assessment of environmental impacts caused by land use in the Life Cycle Assessment of forestry and forest products. Framework for assessing sustainability levels in Belgian Agricultural Systems. Impact of climatic variations on water resources with special reference to droughts and floods. Cleaner production : a guide to information sources.

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Posters

Beïnvloedt boomsoortendiversiteit de regenwormgemeenschappen van Europese bossen?. Heeft bosfragmentatie een effect op de autecologie van de dominante boomsoorten in de Taita Hills (Kenia)?. Feed production: The environmental consequences of protein production and use for animal breeding. Land Use Change in the Congo Basin Rainforest: Trends and Mechanisms of Deforestation around the city of Kisangani, DR Congo. Assessing carbon stocks and biodiversity in a landscape mosaic in Tshopo District, DR Congo. Nestplaatskeuze van de Cabanis's Greenbul (Phyllastrephus cabanisi) in het afromontaan nevelwoud van de Taita Hills (Kenia). Exploring the effect of tree species richness on the soil microbial community in European forests. Bechmarking the life cycle environmental impacts of Jatropha biodiesel. Effects of tree species diversity on earthworm communities in European forests. Growth, yield and water use modeling of the biodiesel plant Jatropha. Invasiveness risk of the tropical biofuel crop Jatropha. Effects of tree species diversity on the biological soil activity in European forests. Predicting forest site productivity based on abiotic, biotic and ecosystem indicator sets.. Productiviteit van bossen in Vlaanderen op grond van bodem. Standplaatsonderzoek bij homogene bestanden van Zomereik, Beuk en Grove den op basis van bodemvariabelen. Groeiveranderingen bij Beuk in Vlaanderen. Can Jatropha fuel a CO2-lean society?. Hoogteligging en expositie hebben een grotere invloed dan bodemeigenschappen op standplaatsgeschiktheid en het voorkomen van plantengemeenschappen in de Mediterrane bergwouden van Zuidwest-Turkije. Geïntegreerde controle van ravijnerosie door middel van houtige vegetatie in Tigray, Ethiopië: focus op vestiging en behandeling van geplante zaailingen. Het gebruik van Ecoplates® bij de bepaling van functionele microbiële gemeenschappen in Vlaamse bosbodems. Bio-diesel production from Jatropha in developing countries: Life cycle and relevant impact categories..

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PhD

Assessment of watershed functions to support negotiations in a catchment under land use conflict in Sumberjaya, Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia. Dispersal and recruitment of Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata in degraded Afromontane savanna: implications for forest restoration in the highlands of northern Ethiopia. Structural development in ageing Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L) stands in Western Europe (ISBN 90 382 0504 X).

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