The Laboratory EUREC-Air aims at high-quality, pioneering and border-moving scientific research in the broad field of Environmental and Urban Ecology, with a focus on:
(bio)monitoring of air quality with a focus on environmental magnetism;
bioremediation of air pollution by plants and its phyllosphere bacteria;
urban ecology and biodiversity; and
the involvement of citizen science projects.
Thereby the research group aims to focus on frontier fundamental and applied research based on observational, experimental (in situ and ex situ) and modelling approaches. We want to closely collaborate with other relevant research groups within the own university, Belgium and worldwide, but also with industrial partners and social stakeholders. Furthermore, the research group wants to provide services to the society and interact closely with this society, by communicating its research results and by organising and participating in diverse citizen science initiatives. EUREC-Air not only aims at being a reliable research partner but also wants to encourage the well-being (both physically and mentally) of its members and partners.
EUREC-Air wants to contribute to the development of healthy, resilient and sustainable cities.