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A world in change, a challenge to ecology

We live in a rapidly changing world: this creates major challenges for ecological research.

The Global Change Ecology Excellence Center addresses these challenges.

A small overview of the research:

  • healthy soils
  • climate change
  • invasive species
  • water quality
  • the spread of diseases and disease carriers (i.a. ticks)
  • green urban areas

The research is conducted in all corners of the world (from the tropics to the poles), both applied and experimental. A scientifically substantiated ecosystem management, based on a changing world, is always the goal. In doing so, we promote strong cooperation and open communication. With your support the center can pursue this role of scientific bridge builder, in an even better way. If you would like more information about specific project opportunities, please visit or contact Eric Struyf.