The Laboratory of Environmental and Urban Ecology (EUREC-Air) can, for the realisation of its research lines, make use of specific tools, i.e. (i) enviromagnetic monitoring, (ii) citizen science, (iii) low-cost sensors for air quality and meteorological monitoring, (iv) biomonitoring and (v) modelling.
Because air pollution is a non-evitable problem for all living humans, and as most people in Flanders, and an ever increasing number of people worldwide live in cities, our research is of importance for all citizens worldwide. Our research yields sound scientific evidence which supports the design of sustainble and ecological cities, and is thus of relevance also for policy-makers and companies active in relevant aspects of urbanisation. Of course our research is also relevant for colleague scientists to build further upon the new knowledge we gathered.
Biomonitoring, Air quality, Sustainable technologies, Citizen involvement, Ecological urbanism, Healthy cities, Green spaces, Biodiversity, Air pollution, Air particulate matter, Climate change, Phytoremediation