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Changes in the distribution area of vascular plants in Flanders (northern Belgium): eutrophication as a major driving force
In large parts of Western Europe agricultural intensification after World War II has led to an increased use of fertilisers. The resulting nutrient enrichment (=eutrophication) has a huge impact onExpand
Conceptual Frameworks and Methods for Advancing Invasion Ecology
It is argued that progress in invasion research can be accelerated by, first, pointing out difficulties this field is currently facing and, second, looking for measures to overcome them, thus advancing invasion ecology. Expand
Do the distribution patterns of vascular plant species correspond to biogeographical classifications based on environmental data? A case study from northern Belgium
Abstract Belgium has a long tradition of so-called ‘biogeographical’ classifications that are actually based on environmental (mainly geological, hydrological and climatic) variables. Ironically, noExpand
The Naturalisation History of Echinochloa Muricata in Belgium, With Notes on its Identity and Morphological Variation
In the present paper, the difference between E. crus-galli and E. muricata is discussed, and the variability of E. Muricata was not sufficiently taken into account in keys and descriptions. Expand
The importance of drawdown and sediment removal for the restoration of the eutrophied shallow Lake Kraenepoel (Belgium)
Lake Kraenepoel (Belgium) is a shallow lake (22 ha), divided in two basins since 1957 by a shallow dike. The lake was used for fish farming until World War II and was drawn down about every 5 yearsExpand
The origin of Oxalis corniculata L.
Examination of the traditional use of O. corniculata demonstrates that is most widely used as a medicine in south–east Asia, which, while circumstantial, also points to a long association with human culture in this area. Expand