01 January 2020 → 31 October 2026
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Agricultural and food sciences
- Forestry management and modelling
biodiversity ecosystem multifunctionality forest ecology chronic stress host-pathogen dynamics
This project aims to advance our understanding of how multifunctional performance levels of forests, driven by tree species diversity, affect stress-mediated host-pathogen dynamics in a broad range of vertebrate species. We therefore combine field observations in selected forests across N-Belgium with lab experiments on animal- and zoonotic diseases and state-of-the-art statistical and mechanistic modelling to generalize the obtained results.