Raf Aerts


My main interest, as an ecologist and an engineer, is to understand how ecosystems work, and how intensive human land use and environmental change affect biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. The goal of my research is to conserve, manage and restore biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services through applied ecology and engineering while at the same time improving sustainability and resilience of these ecosystems. I am currently investigating public health effects of biodiversity.

Agricultural Science Biodiversity Conservation Biology Ecology Ecosystem Science Environmental Sciences Genetics Plant Science Public Health

Work details

Senior researcher

Scientific Institute of Public Health
May 2016

Postdoctoral researcher

University of Leuven

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