FORBIO Hechtel-Eksel - Belgium

FORBIO is an innovative, large-scale forest biodiversity experiment established in Belgium between 2009 and 2012. The acronym stands for assessment of the effects of tree species diversity on FORest BIOdiversity and ecosystem functioning. At three sites with contrasting site conditions, plots were planted with one up to four tree species. Various aspects of ecosystem functioning will be compared between plots that differ in tree species richness but have developed under the same abiotic conditions. The sites are located in Gedinne (Gribelle, Gouverneurs), Hechtel-Eksel and Zedelgem.

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Creator Evy Ampoorter; Bart Muys
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry
Publication Year 2016
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
OpenAccess true
Contact evy.ampoorter(at)
Version 3.2.1
Discipline Environmental Monitoring
Spatial Coverage (5.312W, 51.165S, 5.312E, 51.165N)