Botanic Garden Meise- OUR SCIENTISTS
I have been studying non-native vascular plants (invasives as well as casuals) since more than 20 years by now, initially in Belgium but since many years also in other parts of (south-) western Europe (mainly France, Italy, Portugal and Spain + Macaronesia). My research mostly emphasizes on recognition (identification) and taxonomy, usually of complex or poorly understood taxa.
I have written numerous scientific publications in national and international, peer-reviewed journals (see publication list). Particular groups of interest are Poaceae and Cyperaceae. I compiled an extensive catalogue of all non-native vascular plants recorded in Belgium since 1800 and wrote a detailed account of recently naturalized plants in Flanders. I am currently working on a website that gathers all information available on alien plants in Belgium (http://alienplantsbelgium.be).
This work in progress also includes a thoroughly illustrated online guide for the identification of all non-native vascular plants in Belgium. I am also co-author of the Belgian Flora ("Nouvelle Flore de la Belgique (...)", Lambinon & Verloove 2012) and I am a member of the editorial board of the scientific journals Bouteloua and Management of Biological Invasions. I did peer reviews for several different international scientific journals (including Candollea, Collectanea Botanica, Serbian Journal of Botany, Willdenowia, Feddes Repertorium, Nordic Journal of Botany, Acta Botanica Gallica and Plant Ecology and Evolution). I am curator for Belgium of Q-bank, Comprehensive Databases On Quarantine Plant Pests and Diseases.