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See detailLa fonction récréative de la forêt wallonne : évaluation et pistes de réflexion pour son intégration optimale dans l'aménagement intégré des massifs
Colson, Vincent ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Forêt Wallonne (2009), (101), 3-17

Dans le contexte d’une gestion multifonctionnelle de la forêt, il importe d’intégrer la fréquentation du public dans les démarches d’aménagement. Encore faut-il pouvoir se baser sur des éléments objectifs ... [more ▼]

Dans le contexte d’une gestion multifonctionnelle de la forêt, il importe d’intégrer la fréquentation du public dans les démarches d’aménagement. Encore faut-il pouvoir se baser sur des éléments objectifs. C’est ce que propose de cerner cette synthèse d’une thèse de doctorat menée à la Faculté universitaire des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux qui a, entre autre, révélé l’ampleur et la valeur de la fonction récréative des forêts en Wallonie. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation de la fonction récréative des massifs forestiers wallons
Colson, Vincent ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

Poster (2009, June 29)

Estimer la valeur économique des visites effectuées à des fins récréatives en forêt wallonne.

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See detailAn ArcGIS-based tool for the relational data management assistance of Natura 2000 habitat units in the Walloon Region, Belgium
Barbier, Yvan ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Dufrêne, Marc ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2009), 13(2), 243-248

The Natura 2000 network designation stems from two important European conservation directives (79/409/EEC and 92/43/EEC). Each EU member state was instructed to draw up a national list of Natura 2000 ... [more ▼]

The Natura 2000 network designation stems from two important European conservation directives (79/409/EEC and 92/43/EEC). Each EU member state was instructed to draw up a national list of Natura 2000 conservation sites. This has largely been done. The next step is to specify what action has to be taken and what needs to be controlled in these sites by means of specific designation acts. In the Walloon Region in Belgium, the designation acts have to include a full description of the site and the habitats composing it. For this purpose, field biologists have been making a detailed inventory of all Natura 2000 sites. Land use and habitats are mapped into a Geographic Information System (ArcGIS) and a full description of them (including information needed to describe conservation states) is stored in a relational database (Access). The main problem is ensuring data integrity between the cartographic and database systems, which are completely separate. The technical solution that has been developed is an original set of tools integrated into the ArcGIS interface. These tools offer a variety of functions that enable users to create dynamic links between ArcGIS and Access. A tool will also carry out batch synchronization between the two systems. [less ▲]

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See detailLe suivi des bandes riveraines des cours d'eau de Wallonie
Claessens, Hugues ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg; Debruxelles, Natacha et al

in Revue Forestière Française (2009), 61(6), 595-610

Riparian forest buffers are environments that attract much ecological, economic and social interest. For the purposes of sustainable, multi-functional management, it is very important to have an initial ... [more ▼]

Riparian forest buffers are environments that attract much ecological, economic and social interest. For the purposes of sustainable, multi-functional management, it is very important to have an initial assessment and track changes in the situation. The article presents a monitoring system developed for the 24 000 kilometres of water courses that make up the Wallonia watershed. The system is based on a hierarchical sampling plan consisting of 1 064 sample units. Various items of information about each location were collected on practically linear plots (50 metres long and a few metres wides): landscape-related observations, description of the physical status of the shores and the streams, records of targeted vegetation and description of the riparian forest buffer where applicable. By way of example, the article describes some results that relate specifically to these strips (dendrology, tree and stand measurement, continuity and structure ) on various geographical scales. [less ▲]

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See detailMap and determinants of woodlands visiting in Wallonia
Colson, Vincent ULg; Garcia, S.; Rondeux, Jacques ULg et al

in Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (2009)

The Walloon forest taken as a whole can be regarded as typical of a rural area, although its proximity to densely populated areas gives it a peri-urban character. It is visited by the local population as ... [more ▼]

The Walloon forest taken as a whole can be regarded as typical of a rural area, although its proximity to densely populated areas gives it a peri-urban character. It is visited by the local population as well as by tourists (including from neighboring countries). To provide spatial information on the level of Wallonia woodland visitation, a survey was conducted among managers of Forest Service districts (also called ‘‘cantonnements’’). The aim was to map the woodlands to show spatial patterns of visitation levels, and analyze them qualitatively to determine the influence factors. This map identifies regional hubs of recreation woodlands and, conversely, areas where the recreational function is much less important. The level of visitation was scaled in four levels ranging from low to very high. The mapping was supplemented with a statistical analysis of data collected from the forest managers and also from different GIS-layers (slope, hydrology, land use, etc.). An equation using the level of visitation as a dependent variable was fitted to a set of characteristics of the woodland with an ordered Logit model. The results show that type of ownership, type of forest, and recreational facilities significantly influence the level of woodland visitation. They also show that woodland visitors prefer any type of forest to mainly coniferous woodland. These results and the analysis of the map are particularly useful for developing forest policy and tourism as well as managing the forest. [less ▲]

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See detailDesign of a watercourse and riparian strip monitoring system for environmental management
Debruxelles, N.; Claessens, Hugues ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg et al

in Environmental Monitoring & Assessment (2009), 156

Watercourses are complex ecosystems where numerous economic, ecological and heritage issues converge. To ensure their efficient management it is essential to have a full description of these ... [more ▼]

Watercourses are complex ecosystems where numerous economic, ecological and heritage issues converge. To ensure their efficient management it is essential to have a full description of these multifunctional ecosystems and to know their evolution over time. This paper describes a method for monitoring watercourses and their riparian strips developed in Wallonia (southern Belgium). It is based on an inventory constructed by stratified random sampling comprising 1,071 sampling plots distributed over a total length of 24,600 km of watercourses covered from their source. Each sampling plot is surveyed and measurements and fine observations are made on watercourse segments 50 m long. The method developed, which was applied on a regional scale, could easily be transposed to other entities, from large river basins, to an entire country. Examples of results obtained from a first inventory phase demonstrate the utility of this tool designed to supply qualitative and quantitative information to assist watercourse management. [less ▲]

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See detailL'apport d'un inventaire forestier par échantillonnage à la gestion de la forêt de Soignes
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Alderweireld, Matthieu ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Les amis de la forêt de Soignes, (Ed.) La forêt de Soignes. Connaissances nouvelles pour un patrimoine d'avenir (2009)

To keep up with the increase and diversity of constraints to which our forests are subjected, the forest managers need to have at their disposal a panel of information more and more complete, able to ... [more ▼]

To keep up with the increase and diversity of constraints to which our forests are subjected, the forest managers need to have at their disposal a panel of information more and more complete, able to offer objective guidance in making decisions. It is within this context that the Institut Bruxellois de Gestion de l’Environnement (IBGE), an institute responsible for local environmental management, chose to equip itself with a permanent inventory of forestry samples covering amongst it the 1657 ha of the Soignes forest near Brussels. This inventory was conceived and implemented in collaboration with the Gembloux Agricultural University. It is made up of a network of observation points distributed at regular intervals throughout the forest around Brussels. No less than 400 places (circular surfaces) of a few hundred square meters each are distributed within the forest and will be subject to precise and measurable observations at regular intervals (every 4 to 8 years). These measures not only record healthy trees, but also dead trees and the biodiversity they bring, also herbaceous plants, soil conditions, topography, animal wildlife, ... Thanks to a digital database specifically devised for this inventory, the information gathered will be treated and extrapolated to offer forest wide resource data. The continuing acquisition of this detailed information together with its spatial references ensure the completeness of the inventory and will enable an analytical study of its evolution of the different parameters studied. The inventory put in place here will constitute an important source of information to those who take part in the management and more widely to the improvements of our knowledge of the forestry heritage of the region Brussels Capital. [less ▲]

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See detailOutils et procédures pour l'inventaire de chablis
Riguelle, Simon ULg; Jourez, Benoît ULg; Hebert, Jacques ULg et al

Diverse speeche and writing (2008)

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See detailDevelopment of a decision support system for setting up a wind energy policy across the Walloon Region (southern Belgium)
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Feltz, Claude ULg

in Renewable Energy : An International Journal (2008), 33

Wallonia (the region covering southern Belgium) is committed to making a significant increase in its wind-powered electricity production capacity by 2010. Therefore, a decision support system designed to ... [more ▼]

Wallonia (the region covering southern Belgium) is committed to making a significant increase in its wind-powered electricity production capacity by 2010. Therefore, a decision support system designed to evaluate and map environmental and landscape constraints fundamental to the building of wind farms was developed for the whole Walloon Region (17,000 km2). This system is a geodatabase using 40 criteria (landscape or environmental) corresponding to three constraint levels (exclusion, highly sensitive and sensitive). This geodatabase also has analysis functions developed in the ArcGIS 9 software environment that are used to update the overall constraints map, to analyse sensitivity with respect to constraint criteria-defining parameters as well as to perform full diagnostic studies on wind farm projects. [less ▲]

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See detailCarte Numérique des Sols de Wallonie - version 1.2
Bock, Laurent ULg; Legrain, Xavier ULg; Veron, Philippe et al

Cartographic material (2008)

Carte des sols issue de la numérisation des planchettes de la Carte des Sols de la Belgique couvrant le territoire wallon.

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See detailLes inventaires forestiers en futaie feuillue: Quelles méthodes pour quels objectifs?
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Gheysen, Thibaut ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Forêt Wallonne (2008), (93), 16-24

L’inventaire forestier par échantillonnage est une méthode qui a fait ses preuves. Cependant, les nouveaux outils de mesures, d’encodage et de traitement apparus récemment ouvrent de nouvelles ... [more ▼]

L’inventaire forestier par échantillonnage est une méthode qui a fait ses preuves. Cependant, les nouveaux outils de mesures, d’encodage et de traitement apparus récemment ouvrent de nouvelles perspectives avec, entre autres, le développement de solutions prêtes à l’emploi. L’une d’elles est exposée ici avec ses qualités et limites. [less ▲]

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See detailInventaire des dégâts d'écorcement en peuplements résineux
Gheysen, Thibaut ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Arnal, Delphine et al

Poster (2008, January 25)

Une gestion des populations de cervidés en harmonie avec la forêt et les multiples fonctions qu’elle est aujourd’hui amenée à remplir nécessite notamment de pouvoir apprécier de manière objective et ... [more ▼]

Une gestion des populations de cervidés en harmonie avec la forêt et les multiples fonctions qu’elle est aujourd’hui amenée à remplir nécessite notamment de pouvoir apprécier de manière objective et précise la pression exercée par la grande faune sur les zones davantage réservées à la production ligneuse. Les recensements par observations directes constituent souvent la principale source d’informations à partir desquelles il est habituel d’estimer les populations de cervidés et d’établir les plans de gestion de ces populations. Ces méthodes présentent cependant le double désavantage d’être coûteuses en moyens humains et de produire des résultats dont la précision et l’objectivité laissent parfois à désirer. Aussi, certains auteurs préconisent-ils de remplacer ou, à tout le moins, de compléter ces recensements par une observation des dégâts frais affectant la végétation ligneuse. [less ▲]

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See detailA regional travel model for predicting the number of visitors in forests: application to the Walloon region
Colson, Vincent ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg

in Raschi, A.; Trampetti, S. (Eds.) Management for protection and sustainable development (2008)

The Walloon forests are visited by local people and tourists but the importance of forest recreation is very different from one part of the Region to another. As it was particularly difficult to obtain ... [more ▼]

The Walloon forests are visited by local people and tourists but the importance of forest recreation is very different from one part of the Region to another. As it was particularly difficult to obtain quantified information by counting, a model has been built by GIS and taking results from different surveys (telephone survey and face-to-face interviews) into account. This model makes the distinction between local visitors and one-day tourists coming from the neighbouring regions (in a buffer zone of 50 km). A decay curve based on travel time is used for predicting the number of visits throughout all Walloon forests from each departure point. An attraction function is added to the model to attribute each visit to a woodland and different scenarios have been tested to obtain a distribution of people by regions of provenance as similar as the results of surveys. At a regional level, this model is a good alternative to counting and gives a good overview of the forests for which recreation activities are more relevant and have to be taken into account in forest management plans. [less ▲]

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See detailIndividual distance-independent girth increment model for Douglas-fir in southern Belgium
Monty, Arnaud ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Ecological Modelling (2008), 212(3-4), 472-479

An individual distance-independent girth increment model for pure stands of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (MIRB.) FRANCO), comprising two equations, is presented. The data used to fit the model were ... [more ▼]

An individual distance-independent girth increment model for pure stands of Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (MIRB.) FRANCO), comprising two equations, is presented. The data used to fit the model were collected from 1007 trees in 42 plots installed in regularly stocked and even-aged stands located in Wallonia (southern Belgium). Both equations predict girth increment from individual girth, dominant height, basal area per hectare, stand mean girth and variables linked to site fertility. These last variables are the site index H50 in the first equation, and a combination of mean annual rainfall and altitude in the second. The coefficient of determination ranges from 0.434 to 0.481 and the root mean square error ranges from 0.7857 to 0.8194 cm year(-1). Estimated increments of 224 Douglas-fir trees in 12 different and independent stands were used to validate the model, which is expected to provide reliable predictions for most of the pure Douglas-fir stands located in the study area. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved [less ▲]

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See detailG_CUBE: un logiciel simple pour le cubage des arbres et des peuplements forestiers
Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Hebert, Jacques ULg; Rondeux, Jacques ULg

in Silva Belgica (2008), 115(2), 16-18

G_Cube est un logiciel de cubage d'arbres sur pied ou abattus fonctionnant dans l'environnement Microsoft® Excel. Il donne accès aux principaux barèmes de cubage (défilement, décroissance), ainsi qu'aux ... [more ▼]

G_Cube est un logiciel de cubage d'arbres sur pied ou abattus fonctionnant dans l'environnement Microsoft® Excel. Il donne accès aux principaux barèmes de cubage (défilement, décroissance), ainsi qu'aux équations de cubage adaptées à la Région wallonne. Il permet également de procéder à une estimation de la valeur des lots et intègre un module simplifié de traitement de données d'inventaire par échantillonnage. [less ▲]

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Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Gheysen, Thibaut ULg

Software (2007)

G-Cube est un logiciel de cubage d'arbres sur pieds ou abattus fonctionnant dans l'environnement Microsoft® Excel. Il donne accès aux principaux barèmes de cubage (défilement, décroissance), ainsi qu'aux ... [more ▼]

G-Cube est un logiciel de cubage d'arbres sur pieds ou abattus fonctionnant dans l'environnement Microsoft® Excel. Il donne accès aux principaux barèmes de cubage (défilement, décroissance), ainsi qu'aux équations de cubage adaptées à la Région wallonne. Il accepte différentes modalités de mesures de grosseurs des arbres (diamètre ; circonférence ; 1,3m ; 1,5m ; …) et de présentation des données (arbres individuels, listes par classes de grosseur, listes par classes de grosseur et de hauteur). Il intègre également un module simplifié de traitement de données d'inventaire par échantillonnage [less ▲]

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Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Gheysen, Thibaut ULg

Software (2007)

Garbel est un logiciel de gestion de données GPS (waypoints, traces et routes) issues ou à destination des récepteur GPS de marque Garmin® et Magellan® permettant de gérer les transferts PC - GPS ainsi ... [more ▼]

Garbel est un logiciel de gestion de données GPS (waypoints, traces et routes) issues ou à destination des récepteur GPS de marque Garmin® et Magellan® permettant de gérer les transferts PC - GPS ainsi que les éventuelles transformations de coordonnées qui en résultent. [less ▲]

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