A research network on the functional importance of tree biodiversity

The FORBIO experiment in Hechtel-Eksel; one of the three FORBIO sites


The treediv|Belgium website provides an overview of the functional tree diversity research platforms in Belgium. The consortium of treediv|Belgium consists of researchers of different Belgian universities that investigate complementary ecological questions on similar research sites. They use experimentally or observationally designed tree diversity gradients to study a multitude of ecological processes. By grouping into treediv|Belgium, a unique opportunity is created for collaboration, multidisciplinary research and synthesis.

research infrastructures

Two types of research platforms are studied: true experiments and exploratories, i.e., observational platforms designed to focus on tree diversity gradients.