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Laboratorium voor Plantenecologie (KULeuven-Pleco)

English name: Lab of Plant Ecology
Parent institute: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Biologie; Afdeling systematiek en ecologie van planten (KULeuven), more

Thesaurus terms (8) : Algae; Benthos; Eutrophication; Nekton; Phytoplankton; Plankton; Reproductive system; Seaweeds
Geographical terms (2) : ANE, Netherlands, Delta Area [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
Kasteelpark Arenberg 31
3001 Heverlee

Tel.: +32-(0)16-32 15 30
Fax: +32-(0)16-32 19 68
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Type: Scientific
Level: Labo

Research in our laboratory can be subdivided in three categories. One domain deals with the ecology of seed dormancy. In particular the effect of natural conditions (temperature, light etc.) on seed dormancy of hard seeded species and species occuring in forests is being studied.

A second domain consists of an ecological study of phytoplankton in general and Desmidiaceae in particular. Phytoplankton ecology is being studied by monitoring, as well as by performing laboratory experiments.

Plant conservation biology is the third category and deals with the biology of small and isolated plant populations in fragmented landscapes. The main aim of the research is to integrate population ecology and population genetics in a spatial context.

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Projects (3)  Top | Publications 
  • Benthos, nekton and plankton of the North Sea and the Delta area. I, more
  • Benthos, nekton and plankton of the North Sea and the Delta area. II, more
  • Study of macrophytes in the pond complex of the Blankaart-nature reserve and valley of the river IJzer, more

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