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Plantentuin Meise
http://www.plantentuinmeise.be/

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English name: Botanic Garden Meise
Address:
Domein van Bouchout
Nieuwelaan 38
1860 Meise
Belgium

Tel.: +32-(0)2-260 09 20
Fax: +32-(0)2-260 09 45
 
Type: Scientific

Persons (10)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Projects | Dataset 

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  • Nationale Plantentuin van België; Belnet-Biodiv, more
  • Nationale Plantentuin van België; Department of Bryophytes & Thallophytes, more

Abstract:
On 1 January 2014, the National Botanic Garden of Belgium became the Botanic Garden of Meise which is part of the Flemish government.

Classical herbarium studies are the main research area of this institute: plant systematics and related fields such as floristics, phytogeography, phylogeny, comparative morphology, pollen and spores and vegetation studies. With its systematic investigation, the Garden contributes to the development of the global inventory of biodiversity. Related disciplines such as floristics and plant geography are also studied.

The Botanic Garden concentrates on temperate Europe (especially Belgium), the palaeotropics (especially Central Africa) and the polar regions (mainly Antarctica). All plant groups are studied: algae, bryophytes, fungi (including lichens) and vascular plants.

In the temperate regions, the systematic knowledge of plants is already quite well-known, nevertheless important work remains to be done. An updated floristic inventory and the follow-up of the spread of species are a priority for nature conservation. Also, alien plant species are studied to monitor if they evolve into an invasive threat to our indigenous flora.

In contrast to that of temperate regions, the tropics have a less well-known flora. The Garden already works on the flora of Central Africa for more than 100 year. On a regular base, new species are described.

The marine research of the Garden focuses on algae and fungi. Although mainly freshwater algae are studied, marine, coastal and brackish water (African inland saline) species are also part of the research scope (in this context the term coastal refers to the shorelines of the (great) lakes). An international reputation was built with the study of algae from arid and semi-arid regions in northern and sub-saharian Africa. Furthermore, diatoms of the polar regions (mostly Antarctica and sub-Antarctic islands) are an important research domain as well.

The Garden studies fungi associated to halobiont and/or halotolerant Arthropoda (mainly Coleoptera) from coastal and estuarine environments (incl. saltmarshes from the Scheldt and the Zwin). The nature of the brackish environment and the composition of its fungus-infected entomofauna is used as a model for explaining the mechanisms behind specificity, speciation, inter- and intraspecific transmission of these fungi (Laboulbeniales). Taxonomical and ecological contributions have been published regularly (1988-2014).

Publications (57)  Top | Persons | Institutes | Projects | Dataset 
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  • Peer reviewed article Lucy, F.E.; Roy, H.; Simpson, A.; Carlton, J.T.; Hanson, J.M.; Magellan, K.; Campbell, M.L.; Costello, M.J.; Pagad, S.; Hewitt, C.L.; McDonald, J.; Cassey, P.; Thomaz, S.; Katsanevakis, S.; Zenetos, A.; Tricarico, E.; Boggero, A.; Groom, Q.; Adriaens, T.; Vanderhoeven, S.; Torchin, M.; Hufbauer, R.; Fuller, P.; Carman, M.R.; Conn, D.B.; Vitule, J.R.S.; Canning-Clode, J.; Galil, B.S.; Ojaveer, H.; Bailey, S.A.; Therriault, T.W.; Claudi, R.; Gazda, A.; Dick, J.T.A.; Caffrey, J.; Witt, A.; Kenis, M.; Lehtiniemi, M.; Helmisaari, H.; Panov, V.E. (2016). INVASIVESNET towards an International Association for Open Knowledge on Invasive Alien Species. Manag. Biol. Inv. 7(2): 131-139. hdl.handle.net/10.3391/mbi.2016.7.2.01, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Compère, P.; Hinz, F.; Ector, L. (2015). Achnanthes citronella, A. trachyderma comb. nov. (Bacillariophyta) and allied taxa pertaining to the same morphological group. Phytotaxa 227(2): 101-119. hdl.handle.net/10.11646/phytotaxa.227.2.1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Compère, P.; Jordan, R. (2015). Cocconeis Ehrenberg assemblage (Bacillariophyceae) from Napuka Atoll (Tuamotu Archipelago, South Pacific) with descriptions of two new taxa. Diatom Research 30(2): 175-196. dx.doi.org/10.1080/0269249X.2015.1021839, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Witkowski, A.; Compère, P.; Romero, O. (2015). Cocconeis Ehrenberg taxa (Bacillariophyta) with a marginal row of simple processes: relationship with the valvocopula system and distinctive features of related taxa. Fottea 15(2): 139-154. dx.doi.org/10.5507/fot.2015.015, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bogaerts, A.; de Haan, M.; Van de Vijver, B.; Cocquyt, C. (2014). A complete catalogue of algal taxa described by Pierre Compère. Plant Ecol. Evol. 147(3): 311-324. dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2014.993, more
  • Peer reviewed article De Kesel, A.; Haelewaters, D (2014). Laboulbenia slackensis and L. littoralis sp. nov. (Ascomycota, Laboulbeniales), two sibling species as a result of ecological speciation. Mycologia 106(3): 407-414. dx.doi.org/10.3852/13-348, more
  • Peer reviewed article Deforce, K.; Storme, A.; Bastiaens, J.; Debruyne, S.; Denys, L.; Ervynck, A.; Meylemans, E.; Stieperaere, H.; Van Neer, W.; Crombé, P. (2014). Middle-Holocene alluvial forests and associated fluvial environments: a multi-proxy reconstruction from the lower Scheldt, N Belgium. Holocene 24(11): 1550-1564. dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683614544059, more
  • Peer reviewed article Deforce, K.; Allemeersch, L.; Stieperaere, H.; Haneca, K. (2014). Tracking ancient ship routes through the analysis of caulking material from shipwrecks? The case study of two 14th century cogs from Doel (northern Belgium). J. Archaeol. Sci. 43: 299-314. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.jas.2014.01.005, more
  • Peer reviewed article Huiskes, A.H.L.; Gremmen, N.J.M.; Bergstrom, D.M.; Frenot, Y.; Hughes, K.A.; Imura, S.; Kiefer, K.; Lebouvier, M.; Lee, J.E.; Tsujimoto, M.; Ware, C.; Van de Vijver, B.; Chown, S.L. (2014). Aliens in Antarctica: Assessing transfer of plant propagules by human visitors to reduce invasion risk. Biol. Conserv. 171: 278-284. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.01.038, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C; Compère, P.; Coste, M; Straub, F; Taxbock, L (2014). Cocconeis napukensis sp. nov. (Bacillariophyceaea) from Napuka Atoll (South Pacific) and lectotypification of Cocconeis subtilissima MEISTER. Fottea 14(2): 209-224, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C; Compère, P.; Ector, L (2014). Some Cocconeis species (Bacillariophyceae) originally described by William Gregory and Robert Kaye Greville from the Firth of Clyde and Loch Fyne (Scotland). Nova Hedwigia 99(1-2): 171-192. dx.doi.org/10.1127/0029-5035/2014/0190, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Compère, P.; Romero, O.E.; Williams, D.M. (2014). Cocconeis pinnata W. Gregory ex Greville (Bacillariophyta): Lectotypification and an emended description after examination of type material and South Pacific specimens. Phytotaxa 156(3): 81-99, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bénichou, L.; Martens, K.; Higley, G.; Gérard, I.; Dessein, S.; Duin, D.; Costello, M.J. (2013). European Journal of Taxonomy: A public collaborative project in Open Access scholarly communication. Scholarly and Research Communication 4(1): 16 pp, more
  • Peer reviewed article Pla-Rabes, S.; Toro, M.; Van de Vijver, B.; Rochera, C.; Villaescusa, J.A.; Camacho, A.; Quesada, A. (2013). Stability and endemicity of benthic diatom assemblages from different substrates in a maritime stream on Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, Antarctica: the role of climate variability. Antarctic Science 25(2): 254-269. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102012000922, more
  • Peer reviewed article Rochera, C.; Fernández-Valiente, E.; Van de Vijver, B.; Rico, E.; Toro, M.; Vincent, W.F.; Quesada, A.; Camacho, A. (2013). Community structure and photosynthetic activity of benthic biofilms from a waterfall in the maritime Antarctica. Polar Biol. 36(12): 1709-1722. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-013-1388-3, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van de Vijver, B.; Moravcova, A.; Kusber, W.H.; Neustupa, J. (2013). Analysis of the type material of Pinnularia divergentissima (GRUNOW in VAN HEURCK) CLEVE (Bacillariophyceae). Fottea 13(1): 1-14, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van de Vijver, B.; Cox, E.J. (2013). New and interesting small-celled naviculoid diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from a lava tube cave on Île Amsterdam (TAAF, Southern Indian Ocean). Cryptogam., Algol. 34(1): 37-47. hdl.handle.net/10.7872/crya.v34.iss1.2013.37, more
  • Peer reviewed article Besse-Lototskaya, A.; Verdonschot, P.F.M.; Coste, M.; Van de Vijver, B. (2012). A new perspective for phytobenthos in the European Water Framework Directive. Ecol. Indic. 18: 705-708. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.01.008, more
  • Peer reviewed article Chown, S.L.; Huiskes, A.H.L.; Gremmen, N.J.M.; Lee, J.E.; Terauds, A.; Crosbie, K.; Frenot, Y.; Hughes, K.A.; Imura, S.; Kiefer, K.; Lebouvier, M.; Raymond, B.; Tsujimoto, M.; Ware, C.; Van de Vijver, B. (2012). Continent-wide risk assessment for the establishment of nonindigenous species in Antarctica. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 109(13): 4938-4943. dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1119787109, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Compère, P.; Al-Handal, A.Y.; Straub, F. (2012). SEM survey of some small-sized Planothidium (Bacillariophyta) from coral sands off Mascarenes (Western Indian Ocean). Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 141: 295-314, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van de Vijver, B.; Ector, L.; Cox, E.J. (2012). Ultrastructure of Diatomella balfouriana with a discussion of septum-like structures in diatom genera. Diatom Research 27(4): 213-221. dx.doi.org/10.1080/0269249X.2012.720612, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van de Vijver, B.; Tavernier, I.; Kellogg, T.B.; Gibson, J.; Verleyen, E.; Vyverman, W.; Sabbe, K. (2012). Revision of type materials of antarctic diatom species (Bacillariophyta) described by West & West (1911), with the description of two new species. Fottea 12(2): 149-169, more
  • Peer reviewed article Bénichou, L.; Martens, K.; Highley, G.; Gérard, I.; Dessein, S.; Duin, D. (2011). Launch of the European Journal of Taxonomy (EJT). Eur. J. Taxon. 2011(1): 3 pp. dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2011.1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Cremer, H.; de Haan, M.; Van de Vijver, B. (2011). Cavernosa kapitiana (Bacillariophyceae): biogeography and morphology of the different life cycle stages. N.Z. J. Bot. 49(4): 443-459. hdl.handle.net/10.1080/0028825X.2011.580767, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ooms, M.; Van de Vijver, B.; Temmerman, S.; Beyens, L. (2011). A Holocene palaeoenviromental study of a sediment core from Ile de la Possession, Iles Crozet, sub-Antarctica. Antarctic Science 23(5): 431-441. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102011000277, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Compère, P.; Al-Handal, A. (2011). Species of the Cocconeis peltoides group with a marginal row of unusual processes (Mascarenes and Kerguelen Islands, Indian Ocean). Diatom Research 26(4): 325-338. dx.doi.org/10.1080/0269249X.2011.639559, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Compère, P.; Al-Handal, A. (2011). New Amphicocconeis species off Mascarenes (Western Indian Ocean) and related taxa. Diatom Research 26(2): 175-188. dx.doi.org/10.1080/0269249X.2011.597958, more
  • Peer reviewed article Massó i Alemán, S.; Bourgeois, C.; Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; De Hauwere, N.; Stoffelen, P.; Heughebaert, A.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2010). The 'Mangrove Reference Database and Herbarium'. Plant Ecol. Evol. 143(2): 225-232. dx.doi.org/10.5091/plecevo.2010.439, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Romero, O.E.; Al-Handal, A.Y.; Compère, P. (2010). Two new Cocconeis taxa (Bacillariophyceae) from coral sands off the Mascarenes (Western Indian Ocean) and some related unidentified taxa. Eur. J. Phycol. 45(3): 278-292. dx.doi.org/10.1080/09670260903560076, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Witkowski, A.; Compère, P. (2010). SEM survey and taxonomic position of small-sized Achnanthidium (Bacillariophyceae) from coral sands off Reunion Island (Westerns Indian Ocean). Vie Milieu (1980) 60(2): 157-172, more
  • Peer reviewed article Plisnier, P-D.; Mgana, H.; Kimirei, I.; Chande, A.; Makasa, L.; Chimanga, J.; Zulu, F.; Cocquyt, C.; Horion, S.; Bergamino, N.; Naithani, J.; Deleersnijder, E.; André, L.; Descy, J.-P.; Cornet, Y. (2009). Limnological variability and pelagic fish abundance (Stolothrissa tanganicae and Lates stappersii) in Lake Tanganyika. Hydrobiologia 625(1): 117-134. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-009-9701-4, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Compère, P. (2009). Olifantiella mascarenica gen. & sp nov., a new genus of pennate diatom from Reunion Island, exhibiting a remarkable internal process. Phycol. Res. 57(3): 178-185. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1835.2009.00537.x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van de Vijver, B.; Riaux-Gobin, C.; Compère, P. (2009). Morphological observations on Vikingea gibbocalyx (Brun) Witkowski, Lange-Bertalot & Metzeltin (Bacillariophyta). Nova Hedwigia 89(1-2): 263-279. hdl.handle.net/10.1127/0029-5035/2009/0089-0263, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vanhoutte, S.; Bastiaens, J.; De Clercq, W.; Deforce, K.; Ervynck, A.; Fret, M.; Haneca, K.; Lentacker, A.; Stieperaere, H.; Van Neer, W.; Cosyns, P.; Degryse, P.; Dhaeze, W.; Dijkman, W.; Lyne, M.; Rogers, P.; van Driel-Murray, C.; van Heesch, J.; Wild, J.P. (2009). De dubbele waterput uit het laat-Romeinse castellum van Oudenburg (prov. West-Vlaanderen): tafonomie, chronologie en interpretatie. Relicta (Bruss.) 5: 9-142, more
  • Peer reviewed article Verleyen, E.; Vyverman, W.; Sterken, M.; Hodgson, D.A.; De Wever, A.; Juggins, S.; Van de Vijver, B.; Jones, V.J.; Vanormelingen, P.; Roberts, D.; Flower, R.; Kilroy, C.; Souffreau, C.; Sabbe, K. (2009). The importance of dispersal related and local factors in shaping the taxonomic structure of diatom metacommunities. Oikos (Kbh.) 118(8): 1239-1249. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2009.17575.x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Compere, P. (2008). New Cocconeis taxa from coral sands off Reunion Island (Western Indian Ocean). Diatom Research 23(1): 129-146, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van De Vijver, B.; Kopalova, K. (2008). Orthoseira gremmenii sp nov., a new aerophilic diatom from Gough Island (southern Atlantic Ocean). Cryptogam., Algol. 29(2): 105-118, more
  • Peer reviewed article Riaux-Gobin, C.; Compère, P. (2004). Two marine cocconeid diatoms from Kerguelen's land (Austral Ocean, Indian sector): Cavinula kerguelensis nom. nov and Cocconeiopsis wrightii. Diatom Research 19(1): 59-69, more
  • Peer reviewed article Lange-Bertalot, H.; Compere, P. (2001). Fragilaria subgen. Ulnaria, comb. nov., the correct name of the subgenus including Synedra ulna, when treated in Fragilaria. Diatom Research 16(1): 103-104, more
  • Peer reviewed article Clarysse, R. (1974). The diatom flora of the Steenbrugge-Clay (Eemian). Meded. Kon. Acad. Wet. Lett. Kunst. Klasse der Wet. XXXVI(3): 72-77, more
  • Peer reviewed article Plant Ecology and Evolution. Nationale Plantentuin van België: Meise. ISSN 2032-3913, more
  • Fofana, C.A.K.; Sow, E.H.; Ector, L.; Coste, M.; Cocquyt, C.; Taylor, J.P.; Van de Vijver, B. (2012). Taxonomy and ecology of freshwater diatoms of the Senegal river, in: Sabbe, K. et al. (Ed.) Twenty-second International Diatom Symposium, Aula Academica, Ghent, 26-31 August 2012. Abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 58: pp. 160, more
  • Taylor, J.C.; Cocquyt, C.; Lang, P.; van Rensburg, L. (2012). The use of diatoms for monitoring river water quality in the Zambezi and Congo sister basins, in: Sabbe, K. et al. (Ed.) Twenty-second International Diatom Symposium, Aula Academica, Ghent, 26-31 August 2012. Abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 58: pp. 230, more
  • Zidarova, R.; Kopalova, K.; de Haan, M.; Van de Vijver, B.; Hamilton, P.B. (2012). The genus Neidium in the Antarctic region, in: Sabbe, K. et al. (Ed.) Twenty-second International Diatom Symposium, Aula Academica, Ghent, 26-31 August 2012. Abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 58: pp. 251, more
  • Massó i Alemán, S.; Bourgeois, C.; Appeltans, W.; Vanhoorne, B.; De Hauwere, N.; Stoffelen, P.; Heughebaert, A.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2009). The mangrove reference database and herbarium, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts: an overview of marine research in Belgium anno 2009. 10th VLIZ Young Scientists' Day. Special edition at the occasion of 10 years VLIZ. VLIZ Special Publication, 43: pp. 93, more
  • Decleer, K.; Anselin, A.; Bauwens, D.; Ronse, A.; Van Landuyt, W.; Stieperaere, H.; Coeck, J.; Buysse, D.; Van Thuyne, G.; Belpaire, C.; Stienen, E.; Courtens, W.; Haelters, J.; Kerckhof, F.; Thomaes, A.; De Knijf, G. (2007). Dieren en planten: Bijlage 2 en 4 habitatrichtlijn, in: Decleer, K. (Ed.) Europees beschermde natuur in Vlaanderen en het Belgisch deel van de Noordzee: habitattypen: dier- en plantensoorten. Mededelingen van het Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek, 2007.01: pp. 361-419, more
  • Van Landuyt, W.; Hoste, I.; Vanhecke, L.; Van Den Bremt, P.; Vercruysse, W.; de Beer, D. (Ed.) (2006). Atlas van de flora van Vlaanderen en het Brussels Gewest. Flo.Wer/Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek/Nationale Plantentuin van België: Brussel. ISBN 90-726-1968-4. 1007 pp., more
  • Coppejans, E. (1998). Flora van de Noord-Franse en Belgische zeewieren. Scripta Botanica Belgica, 17. Nationale Plantentuin van België: Meise. ISBN 90-72619-41-2. 462 pp., more
  • Hoffmann, M.; Vanhecke, L.; Dekoninck, W.; Meire, P. (1998). Club-rushes (Schoenoplectus (Reichenb.) Palla) in the Schelde-estuary: morphology and ecology of planted-alien versus spontaneous-native populations. Biol. Jb. Dodonaea 65: 154-156, more
  • Hoffmann, M.; Vanhecke, L.; Dekoninck, W.; Meire, P. (1998). Club-rushes (Schoenoplectus (Reichenb.) Palla) in the Schelde-estuary: morphology and ecology of planted-alien versus spontaneous-native populations, in: Beeckman, T. et al. (Ed.) Populations: Natural and Manipulated, Symposium organized by the Royal Society of Natural Sciences Dodonaea, University of Gent, 29 October 1997. Biologisch Jaarboek (Dodonaea), 65: pp. 154-156, more
  • Lambinon, J.; De Langhe, J.-E.; Delvosalle, L.; Duvigneaud, J. (1998). Flora van België, het Groothertogdom Luxemburg, Noord-Frankrijk en de aangrenzende gebieden (pteridofyten en spermatofyten). 3rd Edition. Nationale Plantentuin van België: Meise. ISBN 90-72619-23-4. CXXIII, 1091 pp., more
  • Coppejans, E.; Beeckman, T.; Gillis, J. (1986). Zeewierengids voor de Belgische en Noordfranse kust: 4. Addendum, met herwerkte sleutel, incluant des clefs d' identification et un glossaire en français. Nationale Plantentuin van België: Gent. 393-568 pp., more
  • De Raeve, F.; Leten, M.; Rappé, G. (1983). Flora en vegetatie van de duinen tussen Oostduinkerke en Nieuwpoort. Rapport van de geobotanische studie uitgevoerd in het raam van de geplande waterwinning "Ter Yde". Nationale Plantentuin van België: Brussel. 176 pp., more
  • Vanhecke, L.; Charlier, G.; Verelst, L. (1981). Landschappen in Vlaanderen vroeger en nu: van groene armoede naar grijze overvloed. Nationale Plantentuin van België: Meise. 140 pp., more
  • Opera Botanica Belgica. Nationale Plantentuin van België: Meise. ISSN 0775-9592, more
  • Systematics and Geography of Plants. Nationale Plantentuin van België: Bruxelles. ISSN 1374-7886, more
  • Muscillanea (Meise). Nationale Plantentuin van België: Meise. ISSN 0778-0834, more

Projects (3)  Top | Persons | Institutes | Publications | Dataset 
  • BioCASE: A Biodiversity Collection Access Service for Europe, more
  • Ontwikkelen van een score of index voor het biologisch kwaliteitselement 'macrofyten' voor de Vlaamse rivieren en meren overeenkomstig de Europese kaderrichtlijn water. Uittesten van de Europese ontwerphandleiding 'Refcond', more
  • Populatiedynamiek en biogeografie van thalassochore vaatplanten langs de Belgische kust in oceanografisch en klimatologisch verband., more

Dataset  Top | Persons | Institutes | Publications | Projects 
  • Biodiv: Biodiversity Resources in Belgium, more

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