Forest of Meerdaal - Belgium

Basic Information
Site Name
Forest of Meerdaal
Short name
Forest of Meerdaal
Country
Belgium
Parent Site Name
Site Manager
Keywords
forest ecosystems
Site Description
The Forest of Meerdaal is situated on the Belgian loess belt about 25 km south-east of Brussels. It is an ancient woodland site, previously managed as coppice with standards, well known history (up to the middle ages). It is managed as multifunctional forest containing strict forest reserves with dense sampling grid (measured every decade). its proximity to the university make it an ideal research subject. Over the years many different studies have been conducted and documented.
Last modified
2020-03-02 02:03:38
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
1990
Purpose
Monitoring of the changes in the forest ecosystem under a zero management regime (as a strict forest reserve).
History
The Forest of Meerdaal has long been used for scientific purposes. Since the 1990 more systematic data collection has started: - Since 1990: research on Oak natural regeneration (now extensive) - ICP Forest Level II plot since 1991 (now extensive) - Since 2003: forest reserve network - Since 2009: systematic observations on Roe deer population
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Geographic
Size
2071.00ha
Elevation (average)
90.00msl
Elevation (min)
35.00msl
Elevation (max)
102.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Belgium (LTER_EU_BE_31)This site is a verified "LTER Belgium" member.
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