Project

The forest and environmental control: didactic unlocking investigation  ecosystem processes in Aelmoeseneiebos

Duration
01 January 2013 → 31 August 2015
Funding
Ghent University funding
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Ecology
    • Environmental science and management
    • Other environmental sciences
Keywords
Ecosystem
 
Project description

The Aelmoeseneiebos in Melle is a unique part of the Ghent patrimony. In the scientific zone (1.83 ha, with a measurement of tower 35 m high) is already happening since the early 1990's study, the mutual influences between the forest and environment (changing), and to the cycles of water, carbon and nutrients. The goal of the project is to unlock both experimental setups in the scientific area and the results of research in a didactic way for the general public, to give them more insight into the crucial but little-known, regulating effect of forests . Both background information on the measurement equipment and the context in which the measurements are made as the data itself will be shown to the public in a comprehensible and accessible way. This will primarily be done on the site over the Aelmoeseneiebos (www.aelmoeseneiebos.ugent.be) and in the scientific area in the forest itself, where we measured data, eg. Water consumption of a tree in relation to the air temperature, will show in real time. In addition, long-term, all this information via guided walks through the newly started bosgidsenteam t'Aelmoes continue to reach a wide audience.