Kris Decleer
  • Herman Teirlinckgebouw, Havenlaan 88 bus 73

    1000 Brussel


1986 …2024

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Research expertise

Biology/Ecology MSc University of Ghent, Belgium

Landscape ecology, ecological restoration, consultancy for nature conservation and spatial planning policy, wetland management, Natura2000

Former head of ‘Nature Policy and Ecological Restoration’ Unit at INBO (up to 18 scientists)
Founder and member of Board of Directors of International NGO ‘Society for Ecological Restoration’


  • Guest lecturer at the University of Antwerp (since 2011) in the master courses ‘Ecological Restoration’ and ‘Habitat conservation’
  • Board Member and Founder of the European Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (since 2006)
  • European Representative in the Board of Directors of the Society for Ecological Restoration International (since 2011)
  • Delegate in the Nature Directives Expert Group (European Commission)
  • Member of IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and World Commission on Ecosystem Management
  • Author of book on Natura2000 in Flanders and review of ecological restoration in Flanders
  • involved in several national educational programs as lecturer on ecological restoration matters
  • Author and co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications
  • Author and co-author of numerous reports, consultancy papers and publications in local journals
  • Leader of numerous research and consultancy projects at the Research Institute for Nature and Forest
  • Numerous contributions at national and international conferences or workshops
  • Participation in numerous working groups and workshops to support EU and Flemish Biodiversity policy planning

Thematic List

  • Nature management
  • Naure and forest reserves
  • Insects
  • Nature recovery
  • Natura 2000 and conservation objectives
  • Marshes
  • Floodplains
  • Grasslands


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