Prof. Hans Verbeeck
He graduated as a bioengineer (land and forest management) at the University of Gent (2002). He completed his Ph.D. at Antwerp University with a dissertation on the modeling of carbon and water balances of temperate forests (2007). At the end of 2014 Verbeeck received an ERC grant (European Research Council) to begin the TREECLIMBERS project. In 2015 he was appointed as Research Professor on the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering. In the Department of Applied Ecology and Environmental Biology he also established the research group CAVElab (Computational and Applied Vegetation Ecology, cavelab.ugent.be).