The Biotope Diversity team accumulates knowledge of and insight into the state and trends of habitats and other biotopes and vegetations, in support of an appropriate Natura 2000 biotope- and area-specific policy.
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The Communication and Planning team is responsible for: strategic planning, research coordination, stakeholder management, policy preparation, internal audit, in/external communication.
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The Data Management team provides technical support to (EV) INBO researchers for all data-related aspects, from acquisition, through processing to publishing.
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The Estuaries team conducts research and monitoring work in estuaries and their valleys to support ecological aspects of policy on these areas.
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The Own Capital Team provides administrative, financial and legal support to scientific, technical and support staff in the application, implementation and follow-up of externally funded projects.
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In research into the adaptability of trees and shrubs to a changing climate, genetic diversity and sensitivity and tolerance to diseases and pests are important topics.
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The Genetic Diversity team studies genes to make recommendations on sustainable policies aimed at the optimal implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
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The Landscape Ecology team investigates the functioning of ecosystems at the landscape level with a view to sustainable restoration and management.
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The LifeWatch team offers technical support to researchers of projects in which it participates (such as LifeWatch, TrIAS and the Belgian Biodiversity Platform). This support is mainly focused on open data publication and research software development.
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The Management team (MT) is INBO’s general management body. It is responsible for the overall direction and control of the organisation, and plays a facilitating and coaching role.
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The Nature and Society team is an interdisciplinary team that focuses on the social aspects of nature, ecosystem services (ESSs) and conflict species in Flanders.
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The Unit Reporting & Advice is responsible for the publication of nature reports, coördination and development of biodiversity indicators, international reporting, the evaluation of policy and the coordination of incoming requests for advice and review of outgoing scientific output.
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The Species Diversity team researches population and species diversity so as to be able to evaluate the policy instruments aimed at long term species conservation.
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The Freshwater Habitats team helps formulate differentiated objectives, quality assessment, reporting and restoration and management practices for standing and running waters in Flanders.
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