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The Applied Plant Ecophysiology (A.P.E.) laboratory focuses on the soil-plant-environment system. Close collaboration is maintained with the « C.A.R.A.H. asbl », a Research center associated to HEPH-Condorcet, as well as with « Hainaut Analyses » grouping analytical laboratories for the Province of Hainaut.

Research areas :

  • Plant physiology
  • Soil sciences
  • Agronomy & environment

Activities and services :

  • Applied research, project development
  • Supervision of internships
  • Collaboration with companies

Teaching :

  • Botany: morphology, anatomy and plant physiology
  • Crop fertilization: soil sciences and fertilizers
  • Agrotechnologies: new tools in agriculture and smartfarming
  • Climatology applied to agronomy
  • Viticulture


  • Laboratories (in vitro, soil and plant mineral analysis),
  • Experimental Greenhouses,
  • Phytotrons, Growth chambers,
  • Analysis laboratories (plants, soil, fertilizers, etc.) in collaboration with CARAH and Hainaut Analyses,
  • Incubators (biological activity of soils),
  • Measurements of optical properties of plants (reflectance, NDVI, foliar pigments),
  • Photosynthetic activity (fluorescence, gas exchange),
  • Root observation (rhizotrons),
  • Wet sieving (soil aggregates stability),
  • Hydroponics
  • Penetrometer, Casagrande cup for soil consitency and soil structure
  • Spectroradiometer (light analysis)





TFE/PhD Follow-up and internships supervision :

The numerous research activities allow the integration of belgian and foreign students to carry out their final work, internship insertion as well as for professional integration. Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ir. Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser. for an internship demand.