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Biocomplexity Research Focus (ULB)
www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/biocomplexity/

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English name: Biocomplexity Research Group
Parent institute: Université Libre de Bruxelles; Faculté des Sciences; Département de Biologie des Organismes (ULB-DBO), more

Thesaurus terms (7) : Dynamics; GIS; Ground-truthing; Landscape dynamics; Mangroves; Remote sensing; Vegetation dynamics
Address:
Campus du Solbosch, CP 169
Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt 50
1050 Brussel
Belgium
 
Type: Scientific

Abstract:
The Biocomplexity Research Team (c/o Dr. Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, c/o Prof. Nico Koedam), the origin of which can be traced to before 1996, seeks to understand and to predict how and why spatio-temporal dynamics in vegetation and landscape occur. It adopts a retrospective approach using relevant methods from different disciplines (very high resolution sequential remote sensing and ground truth, socio-economic survey research, historic archive research,...), an integrative analysis (using geographical information systems, multivariate and multicriteria analyses,...) in order to generate outputs relevant for fundamental understanding and for ecosystem management. Within this framework we also emphasize on ecological and ethological plant-animal and man-ecosystem interactions. Mangrove forests form an important model for our research.

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  • Peer reviewed article Bosire, J.O.; Kairo, J.G.; Kazungu, J.; Koedam, N.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (2008). Spatial and temporal regeneration dynamics in Ceriops tagal ( Perr.) C.B. Rob. (Rhizophoraceae) mangrove forests in Kenya. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. 7(1): 69-80, more
  • Peer reviewed article Neukermans, G.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Kairo, J. G.; Koedam, N. (2008). Mangrove species and stand mapping in Gazi bay (Kenya) using Quickbird satellite imagery. Journal of Spatial Science 53(1): 75-86. dx.doi.org/10.1080/14498596.2008.9635137, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Kairo, J. G.; De Bondt, R.; Koedam, N. (2007). Pneumatophore height and density in relation to micro-topography in the grey mangrove Avicennia marina. Belg. J. Bot. 140(2): 213-221, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Verheyden, A.; Kairo, J.; Jayatissa, L. P.; Koedam, N. (2006). Capacity building in tropical coastal resource monitoring in developing countries: A re-appreciation of the oldest remote sensing method. Int. J. Sustain. Dev. World Ecol. 13(1): 62-76. dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504500609469662, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Hettiarachchi, S.; Lo Seen, D.; Batelaan, O.; Sooriyarachchi, S.; Jayatissa, L.P.; Koedam, N. (2005). Transitions in ancient inland freshwater resource management in Sri Lanka affect biota and human populations in and around coastal lagoons. Curr. Biol. 15(6): 579-586 + supplemental data. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2005.01.053, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Jayatissa, L.P.; Di Nitto, D.; Bosire, J.O.; Lo Seen, D.; Koedam, N. (2005). How effective were mangroves as a defence against the recent tsunami? Curr. Biol. 15(12): R443-R447, more
  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Hettiarachchi, S.; Lo Seen, D.; Batelaan, O.; Sooriyarachchi, S.; Jayatissa, L.P.; Koedam, N. (2007). Transitions in ancient inland freshwater resource management in Sri Lanka affect biota and human populations in and around coastal lagoons, in: VLIZ Coll. Rep. 35-36(2005-2006). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 35-36: pp. Chapter 10, more

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