Jérôme Degreef

Directeur scientifique Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Department: Research
Speciality : fungal taxonomy
Research themes : Ethnomycology in Africa

Contact: jerome.degreef@botanicgardenmeise.be
Phone: +32 2 260 09 54

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Jérôme Degreef

I manage the 30 staff members from the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles collaborating in the achievement of the Meise Botanic Garden missions. In addition to my team leader activities and administrative tasks, my research focuses on the tropical fungi with a special interest in the edible African species and the valorization of these ecosystem services for development. I namely co-authored field guides for identifying the most commonly consumed fungi in central African dense forests and South-Eastern African miombo and a book for promoting the mushroom cultivation by local population in tropical Africa.



  • PhD, Gembloux Agricultural University, Belgium, 1998     
  • Agronomist Ir, Gembloux Agricultural University, Belgium, 1995

Employment history

  • Scientific Director Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Meise Botanic Garden, 2014 - ongoing
  • Head of department, National Botanic Garden, Belgium, 2006-2013
  • Senior Scientist, National Botanic Garden, Belgium, 1999-2005


Professional activities

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