Peer reviewed publications

Researchers from the sGlobe lab are indicated in bold

In press

2022

  • 44 - Sanczuk, P., De Lombaerde, E., Haesen, S., Van Meerbeek, K., Van der Veken, B., Hermy, M., Verheyen, K., Vangansbeke, P., De Frenne P. Species distribution models and a 60-year-old transplant experiment reveal inhibited forest plant range shifts under climate change. Journal of Biogeography [Link]

  • 43 - Daelemans, F., Fremout, T., Gowda, B., Van Meerbeek, K., Muys, B. Tempering expectations on a novel biofuel tree: seed and oil yield assessment of pongamia (Millettia pinnata) shows low productivity and high variability. Industrial Crops & Products [Link]

  • 42 - Lenoir, J., Gril, E., Durrieu, S., Horen, H., Laslier, M., Lembrechts, J., Zellweger, F., Alleaume, S., Brasseur, B., Buridant, J., Dayal, K., De Frenne, P., Gallet-Moron, E., Marrec, R., Meeussen, C., Rocchini, D., Van Meerbeek, K., Decocq, G. Unveil the unseen: Using LiDAR to capture time-lag dynamics in the herbaceous layer of European temperate forests. Journal of Ecology [Link]

  • 41 - Lembrechts, J.J., van den Hoogen, J. (shared first authorship), Aalto, J., Ashcroft, M.B., De Frenne, P., Kemppinen, J., Kopecký, M., Luoto, M., Maclean, I.M.D, Crowther, T.W., Bailey, J.J., Haesen, S., Klinges, D.H., Niittynen, P., Scheffers, B.R., Van Meerbeek, K., the soilTemp consortium, Nijs, I., Lenoir, J. Global maps of soil temperature. Global Change Biology [Link]

  • 40 - Jing, X., Muys, B., Baeten, L., Bruelheide, H., De Wandeler, H., Desie, E., Hättenschwiler, S., Jactel, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Jucker, T., Kardol, P., Pollastrini, M., Ratcliffe, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Selvi, F., Vancampenhout, K., van der Plas, F., Verheyen, K., Vesterdal, L., Zuo, J., Van Meerbeek, K. Climatic conditions, not above- and belowground resource availability and uptake capacity, mediate tree diversity effects on productivity and stability. Science of the Total Environment [Link]

  • 39 - Chi, D., Van Meerbeek, K., Yu, K., Degerickx, J. & Somers, B. Foliar optical traits capture physiological and phenological leaf plasticity in Tilia × euchlora in the urban environment. Science of The Total Environment, 805, 150219 [Link]

2021

  • 38 - Watteyn, C., Scaccabarozzi, D., Muys, B., Van Der Schueren, N., Van Meerbeek, K., Guizar Amador, M. F., Ackerman, J. D., Cedeño Fonseca, M. V., Chinchilla Alvarado, I. F., Reubens, B., Pillco Huarcaya, R., Cozzolino, S., & Karremans, A. P. Trick or treat? Pollinator attraction in Vanilla pompona (Orchidaceae). Biotropica, 00, 1– 7. [Link]

  • 37 - De Lombaerde, E., Vangansbeke, P., Lenoir, J., Van Meerbeek, K., Lembrechts, J., Rodríguez-Sánchez, F., Luoto, M., Scheffers, B., Haesen, S., Aalto, J., Marie Christiansen, D., De Pauw, K., Depauw, L., Govaert, S., Greiser, C., Hampe, A., Hylander, K., Klinges, D., Koelemeijer, I., Meeussen, C., Ogée, J., Sanczuk, P., Vanneste, T., Zellweger, F., Baeten, L., De Frenne, P. Maintaining forest cover to enhance temperature buffering under future climate change, Science of The Total Environment [Link]

  • 36 - Haesen, S., Lembrechts, J. J., De Frenne, P., Lenoir, J., Aalto, J., Ashcroft, M. B., Kopecký, M., Luoto, M., Maclean, I., Nijs, I., Niittynen, P., van den Hoogen, J., Arriga, N., Brůna, J., Buchmann, N., Čiliak, M., Collalti, A., De Lombaerde, E., Descombes, P., … Van Meerbeek, K. (2021). ForestTemp – Sub-canopy microclimate temperatures of European forests. Global Change Biology, 00, 1– 13. [Link]

  • 35 - Biurrun, I., Pielech, R., Dembicz, I., Gillet, F., Kozub, Ł., Marcenò, C., Reitalu, T., Van Meerbeek, K., … & Dengler, J. (2021). Benchmarking plant diversity of Palaearctic grasslands and other open habitats. Journal of Vegetation Science, 32(4), e13050. [Link]

  • 34 - Jing, X., Muys, B., Bruelheide, H., Desie, E., Hattenschwiler, S., Jactel, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Kardol, P., Ratcliffe, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Selvi, F., Vancampenhout, K., van der Plas, F., Verheyen, K., Vesterdal, L., Zuo, J., Van Meerbeek, K. Above- and belowground complementarity rather than selection drives tree diversity-productivity relationships in European forests. Functional Ecology [Link]

  • 33 - Yue, K., De Frenne, P., Fornara, D., Van Meerbeek, K., Li, W., Peng, X., Ni, X., Peng, Y., Wu, F., Yang, Y., Penuelas, J. Global patterns and drivers of rainfall partitioning by trees and shrubs. Global Change Biology [Link]

  • 32 - Maclean, I.M.D, Duffy, J.D, Haesen, S., Govaert, S., De Frenne, P., Vanneste, T., Lenoir, J., Lembrechts, J.J., Rhodes, M.W. & Van Meerbeek, K. On the measurement of microclimate. Methods in Ecology and Evolution [Link]

  • 31 - Zhang, J., Gillet, F., … Van Meerbeek, K., … Dengler, J. Scale dependence of species–area relationships is widespread but generally weak in Palaearctic grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science [Link]

  • 30 - Van Meerbeek, K., Jucker, T. and Svenning, J-C. Unifying the concepts of stability and resilience in ecology. Journal of Ecology [Link]

  • 29 - Helsen, K, Diekmann, M., Decocq, G., De Pauw, K., Govaert, S., Graae, B.J., Hagenblad, J., Liira, J., Orczewska, A., Sanczuk, P., Van Meerbeek, K., and De Frenne, P. Biological Flora of Central Europe: Impatiens glandulifera Royle. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics [Link]

  • 28 - Meeussen, C., Govaert, S., Vanneste, T., Haesen, S., Van Meerbeek, K., Bollmann, K., Brunet, J., Calders, K., Cousins, S.A., Diekmann, M., Graae, B.J., … and De Frenne, P. Drivers of carbon stocks in forest edges across Europe. Science of The Total Environment [Link]

2020

  • 27 - Desie, E., Van Meerbeek, K. (shared first authorship), De Wandeler, H, Bruelheide, H., Domisch, T, Jaroszewicz, B, Joly, F-X., Vancampenhout, K., Vesterdal, L., Muys, B. Positive feedback loop between earthworms, humus form and soil pH reinforces earthworm abundance in European forests. Functional Ecology [Link]

  • 26 - Van Cleemput, E., Van Meerbeek, K., Helsen, K., Honnay, O., Somers, B. Remotely sensed plant traits can provide insights into ecosystem impacts of plant invasions – A case study covering two functionally different invaders. Biological Invasions, 22, 3533–3550 [Link]

  • 25 - Lembrechts, J.J., Aalto, J., Ashcroft, M.B., De Frenne, P, … Van Meerbeek, K., Haesen, S., …, Nijs, I. SoilTemp: a global database of near‐surface temperature. Global Change Biology, 26 (11), 6616-6629 [Link]

  • 24 - Yue, K., Jarvie, S., Senior, A.M., Van Meerbeek, K., Peng, Y., Ni, X., Wu, F. and Svenning, J.C., 2020. Changes in plant diversity and its relationship with productivity in response to nitrogen addition, warming and increased rainfall. Oikos, 129 (7), 939-952 [Link]

  • 23 - Fremout, T., Thomas, E., Gaisberger, H., Van Meerbeek, K., Muenchow, J., Briers, S., Gutierrez-Miranda, C.E., Marcelo-Pena, J.L., Kindt, R., Atkinson, R., Cabrera, O., Espinosa, C.I., Aguirre-Mendoza, Z., Muys, B. Mapping tree species vulnerability to multiple threats as a guide to restoration and conservation of tropical dry forests. Global Change Biology, 26 (6), 3552-3568 [Link]

  • 22 - Conradi, T., Van Meerbeek, K., Ordonez, A., Svenning, J-C. Biogeographic historical legacies in the net primary productivity of Northern Hemisphere forests. Ecology Letters, 23 (5), 800-810 [Link]

  • 21 - Kattge, J., …, Van Meerbeek, K., et al. TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology, 26 (1), 119-188 [Link]

  • 20 - Desie, E., Vancampenhout, K., Nyssen, B., van den Berg, L., Weijters, M., van Duinen, G.J., den Ouden, J., Van Meerbeek, K., Muys, B. Litter quality and the law of the most limiting: Opportunities for restoring nutrient cycles in acidified forest soils. Science of the Total Environment, 699 [Link]

2019

  • 19 - Van Meerbeek K., Muys, B., Schowanek, S.D., Svenning, J-C. Reconciling Conflicting Paradigms of Biodiversity Conservation: Human Intervention and Rewilding. Bioscience, 69 (12), 997–1007 [Link]

  • 18 - Yue, K., Peng, Y., Fornara, D.A., Van Meerbeek, K., Vesterdal, L., Yang, W., Peng, C., Tan, B., Xu, Z., Ni, X., Zhang, L., Wu, F., Svenning, J.-C. Responses of nitrogen concentrations and pools in terrestrial ecosystems to individual and combined effects of multiple global change drivers: a meta-analysis. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28 (5), 690-724 [Link]

  • 17 - Van Meerbeek K., Muys B, Hermy M. Lignocellulosic biomass for bioenergy beyond intensive cropland and forests. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 102, 139-149 [Link]

2018

  • 16 - Moonen P.C.J., Verbist B., Boyemba Bosela F., Norgrove L., Dondeyne S., Van Meerbeek K., Kearsley E., Verbeeck H., Vermeir P., Boeckx P., Muys B. Disentangling how management affects biomass stock and productivity of tropical secondary forests fallows. Science of the Total Environment, 659, 101-114 [Link]

  • 15 - Sousa-Silva R., Verheyen K., Ponette Q., Bay E., Sioen G., Titeux H., Van de Peer T., Van Meerbeek K., Muys B. Tree diversity mitigates defoliation after a drought-induced tipping point. Global Change Biology, 24 (9), 4304-4315 [Link]

  • 14 - De Wandeler H., Bruelheide H., Dawud SM., Dănilă G., Domisch T., Finér L., Hermy M., Jaroszewicz B., Joly FX., Müller S., Ratcliffe S., Raulund-Rasmussen K., Rota E., Van Meerbeek K., Vesterdal L., Muys B. Tree identity rather than tree diversity drives earthworm communities in European forests. Pedobiologia, 67, 16-25 [Link]

  • 13 - Palomo I., Willemen L., Drakou E., Burkhard B., Crossman N., Bellamy C., Campagne CS., Dangol A., Franke J., Kulczyk S., Le Clec’h S., Malak DA., Munoz L., Narusevicius V., Ottoy S., Roelens J., Sing L., Thomas A., Van Meerbeek K., Verweij P. Practical solutions for bottlenecks in ecosystem services mapping. One Ecosystem, 3, Art.No. e20713 [Link]

2017

  • 12 - Ottoy S., Van Meerbeek K., Sindayihebura A., Hermy M., Van Orshoven J. Assessing top- and subsoil organic carbon stocks of Low-Input High-Diversity systems using soil and vegetation characteristics. Science of the Total Environment, 589, 153-164 [Link]

  • 11 - Tekalign M., Van Meerbeek K., Aerts R., Norgrove L., Poesen J., Nyssen J., Muys B. Effects of biodiversity loss and restoration scenarios on tree-related ecosystem services. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management, 13 (1), 434-443 [Link]

2016

  • 10 - Van Meerbeek K., Ottoy S., De Andres Garcia M., Muys B., Hermy M. The bioenergy potential of Natura 2000-a synergy between climate change mitigation and biodiversity protection. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14 (9), 473-478 [Link]

  • 9 - De Wandeler H., Sousa-Silva R., Ampoorter E., Bruelheide H., Carnol M., Dawud SM., Danila G., Finer L., Hattenschwiler S., Hermy M., Jaroszewicz B., Joly F-X., Mueller S., Pollastrini M., Ratcliffe S., Raulund-Rasmussen K., Selvi F., Valladares F., Van Meerbeek K., Verheyen K., Vesterdal L., Muys B. Drivers of earthworm incidence and abundance across European forests. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 99, 167-178 [Link]

2015

  • 8 - Van Meerbeek K., Ottoy S., De Meyer A., Van Schaeybroeck T., Van Orshoven J., Muys B., Hermy M. The bioenergy potential of conservation areas and roadsides for biogas in an urbanized region. Applied Energy, 154, 742-751 [Link]

  • 7 - Van Meerbeek K., Appels L., Dewil R., Van Beek J., Bellings L., Liebert K., Muys B., Hermy M. Energy potential for combustion and anaerobic digestion of biomass from low-input high-diversity systems in conservation areas. GCB Bioenergy, 7 (4), 888-898 [Link]

  • 6 - Van Meerbeek K., Appels L., Dewil R., Calmeyn A., Lemmens P., Muys B., Hermy M. Biomass of invasive plant species as a potential feedstock for bioenergy production. Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, 9 (3), 273-282 [Link]

  • 5 - Van Mechelen C., Van Meerbeek K., Dutoit T., Hermy M. Functional diversity as a framework for novel ecosystem design: The example of extensive green roofs. Landscape & Urban Planning, 136, 165-173 [Link]

2014

  • 4 - Van Meerbeek K., Van Beek J., Bellings L., Aertsen W., Muys B., Hermy M. Quantification and Prediction of Biomass Yield of Temperate Low-Input High-Diversity Ecosystems. Bioenergy research, 7 (4), 1120-1130 [Link]

  • 3 - Vanuytrecht E., Van Mechelen C., Van Meerbeek K., Willems P., Hermy M., Raes D. Runoff and vegetation stress of green roofs under different climate change scenarios. Landscape & Urban Planning, 122, 68-77 [Link]

  • 2 - Van Meerbeek K., Helsen K., Hermy M. Impact of land-use intensity on the conservation of functional and phylogenetic diversity in temperate semi-natural plant communities. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23 (9), 2259-2272 [Link]

2011

  • 1 - Helsen K., Van Meerbeek K., Honnay O., Hermy M. Conservation credit for plant species diversity of small nature reserves in an agricultural matrix. Plant Ecology and Evolution, 144 (3), 289-298 [Link]