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Personnel & Management

The Belgian Biodiversity Platform is an integrated network of members posted in federal and regional research institutions:

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Dr Aline VAN DER WERF

Manager

BELSPO

aline.vanderwerf(a)belspo.be

02.238.36.71.

Molecular biologist. Manager of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform and Programme Manager at the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), Aline is responsible for launching, implementing and following-up biodiversity and ecosystem related research initiatives.

 

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Dr Hilde EGGERMONT

Scientific Coordinator

RBINS

h.eggermont(a)biodiversity.be

02.238.34.95.

Freshwater biologist. Hilde is the Scientific Coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform. Hilde coordinates the national focal point activities for IPBES, IUCN and is Vice-Chair of the BiodivERsA ERA-net.

Her main interests include research programming and promotion, science-policy interfacing, biodiversity conservation

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Estelle BALIAN

Biodiversity Expert   

RBINS

e.balian(a)biodiversity.be

02.627.43.19. 

Biologist specialized in freshwater ecology. Estelle has experience in science-policy interfaces at European level and in biodiversity research network coordination. Estelle is involved in EKLIPSE project.

Estelle has a particular interest in participatory methods and stakeholder engagement in scientific debates.

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Angélique BERHAULT

Communication Coordinator

RBINS

a.berhault(a)biodiversity.be

02.238.36.12.

Angélique is in charge of communication activities of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Angélique has a particular interest in the specificities involved in science-policy interface communication and in using graphic design to convey complex messages in a visual and simple manner.

 

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Dimitri BROSENS

Biodiversity Data
Acquisition Manager              

INBO

d.brosens(a)biodiversity.be    

04.97.35.47.96.

Biologist working in biodiversity informatics, ecosystem services, metadata issues, research analysis, data acquisition, and data standardisation. Dimitri is mostly involved in data publication and integration on the Internet and engaged in most of the networking activities of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

Dimitri has a particular interest in biodiversity informatics, ecosystem services, invasive species, palaeontology, archeozoology, and terrestrial biodiversity.

 

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Julien CIGAR

System Administrator

BELSPO

j.cigar(a)biodiversity.be

02.238.37.95.

 

IT specialist. Julien is the Belgian Biodiversity Platform system administrator.

Julien has particular interest in databases, Python and the FreeBSD operating system.  

 
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Maxime COUPREMANNE

Data Acquisition Manager

DEMNA

m.coupremanne(a)biodiversity.be

Biologist working in biodiversity informatics, metadata, research analysis, data acquisition, and data standardisation. Maxime is mostly involved in collection, structuration and publication of Walloon biodiversity data on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) .
Maxime has a particular interest in biodiversity informatics, species distribution modelisation, invasive species, and marine biodiversity.

 
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Lise GOUDESEUNE

Biodiversity Expert

RBINS

l.goudeseune(a)biodiversity.be

 
Lise Goudeseune is environmental scientist with previous experience in research and EU project management.
She is currently involved in the activities of BiodivERsA3 ERA-Net and in the European-wide EKLIPSE project.
Her topics of interest are: biodiversity, entomology, ecosystem services, science-policy interface, human-nature interactions, environmental conflicts, cartography.
 

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Ir André HEUGHEBAERT

IT Team Manager

BELSPO

a.heughebaert(a)biodiversity.be

02.238.37.96.  

 IT engineer and expert on Environment Management, André manages the IT team and coordinates data management and web based solutions.
André is the Belgian Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Node manager.

André has a particular interest in Open Science Data and Data Quality Tools. 

 

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Pierre HUYBRECHTS

Communication Officer

RBINS

p.huybrechts(a)biodiversity.be

02.238.34.98.

Pierre is in charge of communication activities of EKLIPSE and BiodivERsA projects, as well as of the Communities of Practice.

Pierre has a particular interest in biodiversity science-policy interface and scientific communication.

 

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Dr Hans KEUNE                    

Biodiversity Expert

INBO

h.keune(a)biodiversity.be       

02.525.03.30. 

Political scientist. Hans' expertise is related to environment and health, risk, knowledge, social-ecological complexity, inter and transdisciplinarity, action research, group assessment and decision support method.

Hans is involved in the Belgium Ecosystem Services (BEES) cluster project 
that aims at identifying and stimulating research on ecosystem services in Belgium.

Hans has a special interest in the field of environment and health and launched the concept of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform Health and Biodiversity Community of Practice. 

 

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Dr Sander JACOBS            

Biodiversity Expert

INBO

s.jacobs(a)biodiversity.be    

04.96.15.66.73

Ecologist and ecological economist. Sander is the coordinator of the Belgian Community of Practice on ecosystem services BEES. BEES connects actors in science, policy and practice on ecosystem services and related issues. BEES also represents the Belgian community in various international networks and projects such as MAES, ESP and various stakeholder groups. Sander has a particular interest in research on nature's values and their trade-offs and application of integrated valuation methods in concrete problem-solving contexts.  
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Nicolas NOE

IT Expert

BELSPO

n.noe(a)biodiversity.be

02.238.37.94.

IT specialist. Nicolas is involved in the implementation of several web applications and biodiversity data portals.

Nicolas has a particular interest in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and capacity building activities. 

 
       

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Dr Sonia VANDERHOEVEN

Biodiversity Expert

DEMNA

s.vanderhoeven(a)biodiversity.be

081.620.438.

Plant biologist specialised in biological invasions, Sonia facilitates the interface between IAS science and policy at the EU, national and regional levels. Sonia is the coordinator of the Belgian Forum on Invasive Species (IAS) which integrates scientific information on presence, distribution, ecology, adverse impacts and management of IAS.

 
 

 

 

 

 

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

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The BBPF Steering Committee was set up end of 2015. It acts as the strategic decision-making body of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform. Members are: 

Federal: F. Monteny (Belspo) as permanent member; R. Moreau / P. Biot (SPF env) as observer

Flanders Region: G. Verreet (EWI) and E. Van de Velde (LNE) as permanent members; S. Dessein (National Botanical Garden) as observer

Walloon Region: D. Flagothier (SPW/DG06) as permanent member; C. Debruyne (SPW/DGO3) as observer

French Community: S. Godefroid (National Botanical Garden) as permanent member

Brussels Region: X. Hulhoven (Innoviris) as permanent member; E. Aulotte & A. Saudmont (BIM:IBGE) as observers

 

 

 

 

last modified on 20 Sep 2017