Brecht Verstraete

Editor in chief Plant Ecology and Evolution
Research scientist phylogenetics
Department: Research

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Brecht Verstraete


I am an evolutionary botanist with a background in taxonomic, phylogenetic, and biogeographic research and a focus on African Rubiaceae. As editor in chief of Plant Ecology and Evolution, I am involved in scientific publishing.



  • PhD, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2013     
  • MSc, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2009    

Employment history

  • Research scientist and editor in chief, Meise Botanic Garden, Belgium, 2020-ongoing
  • Project manager, Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway, 2018-2020
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Denmark, 2016-2017
  • Research scientist, Meise Botanic Garden, Belgium, 2015
  • Postdoctoral researcher, KU Leuven, Belgium, 2014


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