Baileux - La Sormone - Belgium

Basic Information
Site Name
Baileux - La Sormone
Short name
Baileux
Country
Belgium
Site Manager
Site Owner
Site Description
The site comprises 4 plots installed in an oak and beech forest of 60 ha: 2 plots are in pure stands dominated either by oak (1.22 ha) or by beech (0.88 ha) and the two other plots are in mixed stands of contrasted densities (1.05 and 1.75 ha). All the stands are close to each other and are in very similar ecological conditions.
Metadata Update Date
2019-07-02 16:10:44
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
2001
Purpose
On this experimental site, several studies were conducted by the catholic university of Louvain to understand how tree species mixture affects the ecological processes regulating the main carbon, water and nutrient fluxes. In addition, monitoring activities are carried out regularly. This is also a test site used for calibrating and evaluating the HETEROFOR model (a spatially-explicit and individual-based model describing tree growth and resource use - solar radiation, water and nutrients - in heterogeneous forests).
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Geographic
Size
5.00ha
Elevation (average)
307.00msl
Elevation (min)
300.00msl
Elevation (max)
315.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER Belgium (LTER_EU_BE_18)This site is a verified "LTER Belgium" member.
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