From 2016 to 2018, the ACELI initiated a new series of events, the ELI meetings: an institutional communication channel for conveying information about the resources available, the methods used and the diversity of the research conducted in all research groups of our institute.
The goal of such meetings was to get ELI researchers to know each other better and encourage cross-disciplinary collaborations within the whole institute (see the speaker's guidelines). It was also a good opportunity to share and advertise the research carried on in the institute to Master students who were invited.
Since the academic year 2018-2019, these institutional seminars were decided to be leaded by ELI representatives ("bureau ELI") instead of the ACELI.
ELI meetings, academic year 2017 – 2018:
· Image analysis - December 15, 2017
o Nicolas Schtickzelle (ELIB) – Image analysis as an efficient tool to record abundance, morphology and movement of organisms in microcosms
o Guillaume Lobet (ELIA) – Benchmarking in image analysis tools: a tale of caution
o Julien Radoux (ELIE) – Remote sensing image analysis
ELI meetings, academic year 2016 – 2017:
· Using drones in the Earth & Life Institute - June 12, 2017
o Sébastien Lambot (ELIE) – Ground-penetrating radar and drones for digital soil mapping
o François Clapuyt (ELIC) – 3D topographic monitoring of earth surface deformation using multitemporal UAV photography
o Emilien Aldana Jague (ELIC) – UAS-based mapping of soil properties using spectroscopic methods
· Up- and downscaling methods in geophysics, geography, biology and chemistry – March 15, 2017
o Valentin Couvreur (ELIA) – Simplistic hydraulic principles emerge from network functional organization: a journey from plant cell to root system
o Emmanuel Hanert (ELIE) – Multi-scale modelling of marine connectivity in the Great Barrier Reef
o Celia Chaiban (ELIC) – Downscaling method from undetailed livestock census data to individual farm locations: modelling the distribution of chicken farms in Thailand
· Water stresses - October 4, 2016
o Mathieu Javaux (ELIE) – Modelling soil-plant interactions to better predict transpiration fluxes
o Guillaume Lobet (ELIA) – Modelling soil-plant- atmosphere continuum to understand complex plant regulation processes
o Julie Losseau (ELIE) – Restrospective study of water stress in forest via dendroecology - based on a case study of oak decline in Belgium