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Kris Verheyen


Institution: Ghent University
Forest Nature Lab
Role in the Action: MC member, WG 4

Phonenumer: +32 9 264 90 27



Research interests related to EuroCoppice

  • biodiversity patterns in coppiced forest
  • functional biodiversity research
  • conversion of coppices to high forest and back
  • short rotation coppice plantations


Publications related to EuroCoppice

  • Van Calster, H., Baeten, L., De Schrijver, A., De Keersmaeker, L., Rogister, J.E., Verheyen, K., Hermy, M. 2007. Management driven changes (1967 - 2005) in soil acidity and the understory plant community following conversion of a coppice-with-standards forest. Forest Ecology and Management, 241, 258-271


  • Vande Walle, I., Van Camp, N., Van de Casteele, L., Verheyen, K., Lemeur, R. 2007. Short-rotation forestry of birch, maple, poplar and willow in Flanders (Belgium). I. Biomass production after 4 years of tree growth. Biomass & Bioenergy, 31, 267-275


  • Van Calster, H., Chevalier, R., Van Wyngene, B., Archaux, F., Verheyen, K., Hermy M. 2008. Long-term seed bank dynamics in a temperate forest under conversion from coppice-with-standards to high forest management. Applied Vegetation Science, 11, 251-260


  • Van Calster, H., Endels, P., Antonio, K., Verheyen, K., Hermy, M. 2008. Coppice management effects on experimentally established populations of three herbaceous layer woodland species. Biological Conservation, 141, 2641-2652


  • Baeten, L., Bauwens, B., De Schrijver, A., De Keersmaeker, L., Van Calster, H., Vandekerkhove, K., Roelandt, B., Beeckman, H., Verheyen, K. 2009. Herb layer changes (1954-2000) related to the conversion of coppice-with-standards forest and soil acidification. Applied Vegetation Science, 12, 187-197


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