Myriam Dumortier
  • Herman Teirlinckgebouw, Havenlaan 88 bus 73

    1000 Brussel


1989 …2024

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Personal profile

Research expertise

Myriam Dumortier is a senior researcher, managing the programme agriculture and biodiversity. She focusses on how biodiversity in the agricultural area can support agriculture, so how agriculture can build upon cooperation with nature. She also investigates how agro-ecological farming in protected areas can support nature objectives. Through participation in expert groups and providing advice, she supports policy development. She is member of the team Nature and Society, involved in participatory approaches, co-creation and soft systems methodology. Myriam holds a Master and a PhD in Bioscience Engineering. During the 90’s, she worked in community forestry and rural development in South-Asia. From 2000 to 2010 she worked on the reporting of the state of nature at INBO and from 2010 to 2020 she was a policy officer at the European Commission developing and implementing the EU policy on invasive alien species. In 2020, she re-joined INBO to focus on agriculture. Since 2007 she is also a professor on forest and nature policy at Ghent University.

Education/Academic qualification

Bio-engineering, PhD, Universiteit Gent


Award Date: 6-Jul-1990

Bio-engineering, Master of Science, Universiteit Gent


Award Date: 30-Jun-1985

External positions

Professor Forest and nature policy, Universiteit Gent

31-Oct-2001 → …

Thematic List

  • Management
  • Policy
  • Society

Taxonomic List

  • higher plants (Plantae)


  • social aspects of forest and nature
  • nature policy
  • management agreements
  • policy support (inc. instruments)
  • biodiversity policy
  • forest and agriculture policy
  • sustainable development
  • invasive alien species regulation (EU)

Thematic List 2020

  • Agriculture
  • Nature & society
  • Invasive species
  • Protected nature
  • Forest

Disciplinecode List

  • Terrestrial ecology
  • Sustainable agriculture

Geographic List

  • Europe
  • Belgium
  • Flanders
  • Brussels-Capital region


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