Our platforms offer opportunities for companies, interest groups and research institutes to examine ecological hypotheses, try out management strategies, test new products, or put a wild idea into practice. Technicians and administrative staff support users, and know-how of university researchers can help fine-tune the users’ goals, planning and measurements. Users can run sub-projects within ongoing experiments, or rent (part of) a platform to conduct independent experiments, depending on availability.

Research into the impacts of climate change on pear trees (Project QPear) in the Macro-scale Ecotron, in collaboration with Vlaams Centrum voor Bewaring van Tuinbouwproducten and Proefcentrum Fruit