DeLock - DEnitrification unLOCKed. Unlocking the N2O-reduction capacity of denitrifying microbial communities to combat N2O emissions during wastewater treatment processes. Ghent University
In the era of global warming, solutions to reduce greenhouse gases emissions are urgently needed. Nitrous oxide (N2O) has a global warming potential almost 300 times the one of CO2, and accounts for 8% of total anthropogenic GHG emissions. The majority
TreeWatch.net: understanding water and carbon dynamics in trees in a changing European climate. Ghent University
TreeWatch.net is a pioneering tree water and carbon monitoring network, in which high quality measurements of sap flow, stem diameter variation, stem water content and CO2 efflux will be collected in individual beech trees (Fagus sylvatica L.) along north-south trajectories in Europe. The unique dataset will be used to parameterize in real-time a mechanistic tree model to understand differences in growth, respiration and tree hydraulic ...
Unlocking the driving forces of trees growth and the distributional patterns of Pericopsis elata (Harms) Meeuwen (Fabaceae) to support its long-term sustainability Ghent University
In this doctoral research we will highlight the climate-induced changes in the natural distribution of P. elata. This information will be combined with tree performance in terms of growth and the population structure in terms of size and age distribution to highlight how the actual populations and stocks of P. elata can be sustained over time.
Understanding the ecology of the Congo Basin forests from space Ghent University
This is a story about hyperparasitism: flies that live as parasites on bats in turn serve as hosts for small ectoparasitic fungi, the Laboulbeniales. Laboulbeniales fungi are microscopic, obscure, and understudied, even neglected by the mycological community. The small community of researchers
studying Laboulbeniales primarily focus on taxonomy (description of species) and ecology (effects of the fungi on their hosts). With this project, ...
Implementation of soil fauna effects into the forest ecosystem model ANAFORE (ANAFAUNA). University of Antwerp
Insight into the combined effects of eutrophication and climate warming on fish. University of Antwerp
Understanding the role of old genomic variation in rapid adaptation. University of Antwerp
Providing an open collaborative space for digital biology in Europe Ghent University
EOSC-Life brings together the 13 Biological and Medical ESFRI research infrastructures (BMS RIs) to create an open collaborative space for digital biology. It is our joint response to the challenge of analysing and reusing the prodigious amounts of data produced by life-science. Managing and integrating this data is beyond the capabilities of most individual end-users and institutes. By publishing data and tools in a Europe-wide cloud ...