ORBi Open Repository and Bibliography
In may 2007, the ULg's Administrative Board (joined in June 2007 by the FUSAGx) decided to create an institutional repository and defined a strong institutional self-archiving policy to increase the visibility, accessibility and impact of the University's publications (Board's decision).
This decision led to the official launch, in November 2008, of the ORBi platform including both the Academic Bibliography and the Institutional Repository of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy.
Tree species diversity effects on soil microbial biomass, diversity and activity across European forest types - Carnol, Monique; Baeten, Lander; Bosman, Bernard; De Wandeler, Hans; Muys, Bart
Increasing tree species diversity in forests might contribute to ecosystem-service maintenance, as well as to the reconciliation of regulating, provisioning and supporting services within the frame of multifunctional and sustainable forestry. Individual tree species influence biogeochemical cycling through element deposition (throughfall, litterfall), and through microbial activities in the soil. Yet, the influence of mixing tree species on these ecosystem processes is unclear, in particular concerning the microbial diversity and activity in soils.
Here we synthesize results from the Exploratory Platform of the FunDivEUROPE project (http://www.fundiveurope.eu/). This network of 209 comparative plots covering a tree diversity gradient of 1 to 5 tree...
Effect of tree species mixture on earthworm communities on a continental scale - De Wandeler, Hans; Baeten, Lander; Carnol, Monique; Hermy, Martin; Muys, Bart
The belowground food web represents a major part of associated biodiversity in forest
ecosystems, and plays a significant role in the ecosystem processes of litter decomposition and
nutrient turnover. Past research has demonstrated overwhelming evidence of strong tree
species identity effects on earthworm communities. It has been proposed that increased plant
community diversity would be beneficial to the abundance and diversity of the belowground food
web, but effects of tree species diversity on earthworm communities have seldom been
reported, and are inconclusive.
In this study at continental scale we evaluated whether tree species diversity positively affects
earthworm biomass and diversity. For this purpose the FunDivEUROPE Exploratory Platform
Cyclovirus CyCV-VN species distribution is not limited to Vietnam and extends to Africa - Garigliany, Mutien-Marie; Hagen, Ralf Mathias; Frickmann, Hagen; May, Jurgen; Schwarz, Norbert Georg; Perse, Amanda; Jöst, Hanna; Börstler, Jessica; Shahhosseini, Nariman; Desmecht, Daniel; Mbunkah, Herbert Afegenwi; Mbunkah, Daniel Achukwi; Kingsley, Manchang Tanyi; de Mendonca Campos, Renata; Salete de Paula, Vanessa; Randriamampionona, Njary; Poppert, Sven; Tannich, Egbert; Rakotozandrindraniny, Raphael; Cadar, Daniel; Schmidt-Chanasit, Jonas