Research topics

1. Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services

The IMDO research expertise includes ecosystems research & management; connectivity & population ecology; global change biology; evolutionary ecology; aquatic & wetland ecology; integrated water resources management; ecosystem services research.
 
Ecosystem Management Research Group
 
Research Group of Plant & Vegetation Ecology
 
Evolutionary Ecology Research Group
 
Systemic Physiological & Ecotoxicological Research Group
 

2. Ecotoxicology

 The IMDO research expertise includes research on how organisms respond to environmental change at multiple levels of organization (from the molecular to the organismal to the population level).
 
Systemic Physiological & Ecotoxicological Research Group
 

3. Water

The IMDO expertise includes research on human impacts on aquatic and wetland ecosystems, and on management approaches for habitats and species (nature conservation) as well as for the functioning of larger systems (ecosystem management). The research focus is on ecosystem services and integrated water resources management.
 
Ecosystem Management Research Group
 
 

4. Environment & Society dynamics

The IMDO expertise includes research on the impacts of pollutants on human health, on health & inequality, epidemiology, perception of environmental risks, social impact assessment, participatory mechanisms in support of decision-making.
 
Biomedical Sciences
Environment & Sociology
 
Epidemiology & Social Medicine
 
Pneumology
 

5. Sustainable Energy

The IMDO expertise includes research on policy and economics of climate change and energy, energy systems modelling, and bio-energy (biomass production, life cycle assessment, greenhouse gas balance).
 
Environment, Technology & Technology Management
 
Plant & Vegetation Ecology
 

6. Sustainable Chemistry

The IMDO expertise includes research on pollution detection, air purification, green chemistry, sustainable catalysis (plasma catalysis), eco-toxicology and risk assessment.
 
Research Group on Sustainable Energy & Air Purification
 
Systemic Physiological & Ecotoxicological Research Group
 
Organic Synthesis Department & Organica
 

7. Ecological Economics

The IMDO expertise includes research on the economics of energy and climate change; integrated assessment; economics of natural resources management; inter-generational equity.
 
Department of Economics
 
Engineering Management
 

8. Environmental Policy & Law

The IMDO expertise includes research on European environmental policy and on environmental law.
 
Institutions and Multi-Level Politics
 

9. Environment & Development

The IMDO expertise includes research on adaptive governance, local institutions & environment, payment for ecosystem services, conditional finance for development, international climate policy and natural resources management in the global South.
 
Institute of Development Policy & Management
 
Department of Economics
 
Environment, Technology & Technology Management
 

10. Education for Sustainable Development

The IMDO expertise includes research on environmental values and worldviews, environmental education, sustainability in higher education.
 
EduBron Research Group
http://www.edubron.be/
 
 

Education for Sustainable Development
 
EduBron Research Group
http://www.edubron.be/
 
Environment & Development Institute of Development Policy & Management
 
Department of Economics
 
Engineering Management
 
Environmental Policy & Law Institutions and Multi-Level Policies
 
Ecological Economics Department of Economics
 
Engineering Management
 
Sustainable Chemistry Research Group on Sustainable Energy & Air Purification
 
Systemic Physiological & Ecotoxicological Research Group
 
Organic Synthesis Department & ORGANICA
 
 
Sustainable Energy Engineering Management
 
Plant & Vegetation Ecology
Environment & Society Dynamics Biomedical Sciences
 
Environment & Sociology
 
Epidemiology & Social Medicine
 
Pneumology
 
Water Ecosystem Management Research Group
 
Ecotoxicology Systemic Physiological & Ecotoxicological Research Group
 
Biomedical Sciences
 
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services Ecosystem Management Research Group
 
Research Group of Plant & Vegetation Ecology
 
Evolutionary Ecology Research Group

 
Systemic Physiological & Ecotoxicological Research Group

 
Research Topic Teams