User:Raf Aerts

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Raf Aerts (Doñana National Park, Spain, 2008)

I work in the Forest Ecology and Management research group at the Division Forest, Nature and Landscape of the K.U.Leuven. I learned about OpenWetWare on SciBlog 2008 London, and I've joined because I want to maintain an Open Notebook on my Coffea arabica genetic diversity research. The main project for which this OWW profile and the open notebook were created, is finalized since september 2011. The data is archived in the open access repository Dryad doi:10.5061/dryad.37r9p and the main findings are published in the open access journal Evolutionary Applications.

Education and research positions

  • 2008-2011, Postdoctoral Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
  • 2006-2008, Postdoctoral Fellow of the K.U.Leuven Research Fund (PDM)
  • 2006, PhD Bioscience engineering, K.U.Leuven
  • 1999, MSc Bioscience engineering, K.U.Leuven

Research interests

  1. Genetic diversity of Wild coffee (Coffea arabica) in a fragmented Afromontane landscape
  2. Recruitment dynamics of African wild olive (Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata) in degraded Afromontane savanna
  3. Forest ecology and forest restoration
  4. University Development Cooperation


  1. Aerts R. Digital identifiers could keep up with authors' moves. Nature. 2008 Jul 31;454(7204):575. DOI:10.1038/454575c | PubMed ID:18668082 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Aerts R. Digital identifiers work for articles, so why not for authors?. Nature. 2008 Jun 19;453(7198):979. DOI:10.1038/453979b | PubMed ID:18563129 | HubMed [Paper2]

    For a complete publication list, please consult my Nature Network profile.

All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

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