Belgium

CountryProject OverviewScopeContact Details
Belgium
  1. ECOFRESH
  2. TEEB Flanders Feasibility Study
  3. TEEB Wallonia ecosystem assessment and valuation of forest ecosystems
  4. Freshwater ecosystem services
  5. Wetlands, forest, coast, grassland, heath, agro ecosystems and urban area in the Flemish Region
  6. Wetlands, forest, coast, grassland, heath, agro ecosystems and urban area in the Walloon Region

National (1) and Regional (2,3)

University of Antwerp, Ecosystem Management Research Group

Sander Jacobs

sander.jacobs@ua.ac.be

Research Institute for Nature and Forests (INBO)

Wouter Van Reeth

wouter.vanreeth(at)inbo.be

Agency for Nature and Forests in Flanders (ANB)

Jeroen Panis

jeroen.panis(at)lne.vlaaneren.be

Université de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, les Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP, Namur)

Nicolas Dendoncker

nicolas.dendocker(at)fundp.ac.be

Project Description:

  1. ECOFRESH: Ecosystem services of Freshwater systems project’s overall objective is to provide a methodology to study Freshwater systems and its benefits in Belgium which could be used for a detailed assessment.
  2. TEEB Flanders Feasibility Study
  3. TEEB Wallonia ecosystem assessment and valuation of forest ecosystems: The project’s objective is to map the ecosystem services for the Walloon region, at the scale of the parcel (field level) based on up to date very precise GIS layer (> 45 land use classes), using a methodology that links land use to ecosystem services (similar to that developed by Burkhard et al. 2009 in Germany and Schneiders et al. 2011 in Flanders). After the mapping phase, the Ecosystem Services produced by forest ecosystems will be economically valued. An advisory board of members of the Walloon region was established in order to assess throughout the project. The deliverable is a report that will be included in the forthcoming “report on the state of the Walloon environment” to be published during the course of 2013.

Ecosystem:

  1. Freshwater ecosystem services
  2. Wetlands, forest, coast, grassland, heath, agro ecosystems and urban area in the Flemish Region
  3. Wetlands, forest, coast, grassland, heath, agro ecosystems and urban area in the Walloon Region

Implementers and Donors: University of Antwerp, Ecosystem Management Research Group, Research Institute for Nature and Forests (INBO), Agency for Nature and Forests in Flanders (ANB), Université de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, les Facultés universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP, Namur)

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