Raf Aerts PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Location
Leuven, Belgium
Discipline
Environmental Sciences
Interests
Forest ecology; Forest restoration; Tropical forest; Forest fragmentation; Genetic diversity; Wild coffee; Birds; Afromontane forest; Ethiopia; Dry forest; Rainforest; Facilitation
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Publications

Assisting natural forest regeneration in Northern Ethiopia: one measure is not enough

Aerts R, November E, Hermy M, Deckers J

Sustainable Forest Management in Africa, African Solutions to African Problems in Natural Forest Management (2008)

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Erythrina abyssinica Lam ex DC

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Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7(1). Timbers 1 (2008)

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Afrocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) C.N. Page

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Plant Resources of Tropical Africa 7(1). Timbers 1 (2008)

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Historical deforestation patterns and the conservation value of church forests in the …

Aerts R, Pankhurst R, Van Overtveld K, November E, Hermy M, Muys B

Mountain Forests in a Changing World. Advances in Research on Sustainable Management and the Role of Academic Education (2008)

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The potential and risks of using exotics for the rehabilitation of Ethiopian dryland forests

Van Wyk G, Pepler D, Gebrehiwot K, Aerts R, Muys B

Journal of the Drylands (2006)

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Survival of planted African wild olive seedlings in northern Ethiopian exclosures depends on planting season and shrub cover

Aerts R, Negussie A, Maes W, November E, Hermy M, Muys B

Journal of the Drylands (2006)

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The importance of early successional shrubs for recruitment of african wild olive (Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata) in Central Tigray, Ethiopia

Aerts R, Van Der Borght I, November E, Behailu M, Hermy M, Muys B

Taxonomy and ecology of African plants, their conservation and sustainable use (2005)

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Forest rehabilitation: one approach to water conservation in central tigray

Aerts R, November E, Behailu M, Deckers J, Hermy M, Muys B

Ethiopian Journal of Water Science and Technology (2002)

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Forest rehabilitation and water conservation in the Tigray highlands, northern Ethiopia

Aerts R, Mitiku H, Muys B, Deckers J, Hermy M, Moeyersons J

European Tropical Forest Research Network Newsletter (2001)

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Standplaatsclassificatie en indicatoren van de bladverliezende bossen in Noord-Thailand

Aerts R, Swennen R, Muys B

Groene Band (2001)

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Potential pathways of indole acetic acid (IAA) biosynthesis in Euphorbia abyssinica

Aerts R, Prinsen E, Muys B

Nature Precedings (2008)

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On the difference between “exclosures” and “enclosures” in ecology and the environment

Aerts R, Nyssen J, Haile M

Journal of Arid Environments (2009)

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Open-access publishing can survive recession

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Nature (2009)

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Species composition and diversity of small Afromontane forest fragments in northern Ethiopia

Aerts R, Van Overtveld K, Haile M, Hermy M, Deckers J, Muys B

Plant Ecology (2006)

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Effects of pioneer shrubs on the recruitment of the fleshy-fruited tree

Aerts R, November E, Van Der Borght I, Behailu M, Hermy M, Muys B

Applied Vegetation Science (2006)

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Surface runoff and seed trapping efficiency of shrubs in a regenerating semiarid woodland in northern Ethiopia

Aerts R, Maes W, November E, Behailu M, Poesen J, Deckers J et al.

Catena (2006)

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Restoring dry Afromontane forest using bird and nurse plant effects: Direct sowing of Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata seeds

Aerts R, Maes W, November E, Negussie A, Hermy M, Muys B

Forest Ecology and Management (2006)

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Ecosystem thermal buffer capacity as an indicator of the restoration status of protected areas in the northern Ethiopian highlands

Aerts R, Wagendorp T, November E, Behailu M, Deckers J, Muys B

Restoration Ecology (2004)

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Church forests in Ethiopia

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Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2007)

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Land rehabilitation and the conservation of birds in a degraded Afromontane landscape in northern Ethiopia

Aerts R, Lerouge F, November E, Lens L, Hermy M, Muys B

Biodiversity and Conservation (2007)

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In situ persistence of African wild olive and forest restoration in degraded semiarid savanna

Aerts R, November E, Maes W, Van Der Borght I, Negussie A, Aynekulu E et al.

Journal of Arid Environments (2008)

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Restoration of dry afromontane forest using pioneer shrubs as nurse plants for Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata

Aerts R, Negussie A, Maes W, November E, Hermy M, Muys B

Restoration Ecology (2007)

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Digital identifiers work for articles, so why not authors?

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Nature (2008)

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Digital identifiers could keep up with authors' moves

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Nature (2008)

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Elevation and exposition rather than soil types determine communities and site suitability in Mediterranean mountain forests of southern Anatolia, Turkey

Fontaine M, Aerts R, Özkan K, Mert A, Gülsoy S, Süel H et al.

Forest Ecology and Management (2007)

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Jatropha biodiesel fueling sustainability?

Achten W, Mathijs E, Verchot L, Singh V, Aerts R, Muys B

Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining (2007)

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Jatropha bio-diesel production and use

Achten W, Verchot L, Franken Y, Mathijs E, Singh V, Aerts R et al.

Biomass and Bioenergy (2008)

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Seedling mortality causes recruitment limitation of Boswellia papyrifera in northern Ethiopia

Negussie A, Aerts R, Gebrehiwot K, Muys B

Journal of Arid Environments (2008)

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Euphorbia abyssinica latex promotes rooting of Boswellia cuttings

Negussie A, Aerts R, Gebrehiwot K, Prinsen E, Muys B

New Forests (2008)

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Professional experience

Postdoctoral researcher

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

October 2006 - Present

Project coordinator

Mekelle University

January 2001 - September 2003 (2 years 8 months)

Education history

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

PhD Bioscience engineering

October 2003 - April 2006 (2 years 6 months)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

MSc Bioscience engineering

September 1992 - June 1999 (6 years 9 months)