Publications

Recent publications

Ilunga, E., Séleck, M., Colinet, G., Faucon, M., Meerts, P., & Mahy, G. (2013). Small-scale diversity of plant communities and distribution of species niches on a copper rock outcrop in Upper Katanga , D . R . Congo, 146(2), 173–182. [Link]

Godefroid, S., Vyver, A. Van De, Lebrun, J., Kalenga, W. M., Minengo, G. H., Rose, C., Luhembwe, M. N., et al. (2013). Germination capacity and seed storage behaviour of threatened metallophytes from the Katanga copper belt ( D . R . Congo ): implications for ex situ conservation, 146(2), 183–192. [Link]

Séleck, M., Bizoux, J.-P., Colinet, G., Faucon, M.-P., Guillaume, A., Meerts, P., Piqueray, J., et al. (2013). Chemical soil factors influencing plant assemblages along copper-cobalt gradients: implications for conservation and restoration. Plant and Soil. doi:10.1007/s11104-013-1819-5 [Link]

Faucon, M.-P., Tshilong, B.M., Van Rossum, F., Meerts, P., Decocq, G. & Mahy, G. (2011) Ecology and Hybridization Potential of Two Sympatric Metallophytes, the Narrow Endemic Crepidorhopalon perennis (Linderniaceae) and its More Widespread Congener C. tenuis. Biotropica, n/a-n/a [Link]

Faucon, M.-P., Chipeng, F., Verbruggen, N., Mahy, G., Colinet, G., Shutcha, M., Pourret, O. & Meerts, P. (2012) Copper tolerance and accumulation in two cuprophytes of South Central Africa: Crepidorhopalon perennis and C. tenuis (Linderniaceae). Environmental and Experimental Botany, 84, 11-16. sciencedirect

Shutcha, M.N., Mubemba, M.M., Faucon, M.-P., Luhembwe, M.N., Visser, M., Colinet, G. & Meerts, P. 2010. Phytostabilisation of Copper-Contaminated Soil in Katanga: An Experiment with Three Native Grasses and Two Amendments. International Journal of Phytoremediation 12: 616 - 632. Orbi link

Saad, L., Parmentier, I., Colinet, G., Malaisse, F., Faucon, M.-P., Meerts, P. & Mahy, G. 2012. Investigating the Vegetation-Soil Relationships on the Copper-Cobalt Rock Outcrops of Katanga (D. R. Congo), an Essential Step in a Biodiversity Conservation Plan. Restoration Ecology 20: 405-415. Orbi link

Faucon, M.P., Shutcha, M.N. & Meerts, P. 2007. Revisiting copper and cobalt concentrations in supposed hyperaccumulators from SC Africa: influence of washing and metal concentrations in soil. Plant and Soil 301: 29-36. springerlink

Faucon, M.P., Meersseman, A., Shutcha, M.N., Mahy, G., Luhembwe, M.N., Malaisse, F. & Meerts, P. 2010. Copper endemism in the Congolese flora: a database of copper affinity and conservational value of cuprophytes. Plant Ecology and Evolution 143: 5-18. Orbi link

Faucon, M.P., Colinet, G., Mahy, G., Luhembwe, M.N., Verbruggen, N. & Meerts, P. 2009. Soil influence on Cu and Co uptake and plant size in the cuprophytes Crepidorhopalon perennis and C. tenuis (Scrophulariaceae) in SC Africa. Plant and Soil 317: 201-212. Orbi link

Faucon, M.-P., Parmentier, I., Colinet, G., Mahy, G., Ngongo Luhembwe, M. & Meerts, P. 2011. May Rare Metallophytes Benefit from Disturbed Soils Following Mining Activity? The Case of the Crepidorhopalon tenuis in Katanga (D. R. Congo). Restoration Ecology 19: 333-343. Orbi link

Chipeng, F., Hermans, C., Colinet, G., Faucon, M.-P., Ngongo, M., Meerts, P. & Verbruggen, N. 2010. Copper tolerance in the cuprophyte Haumaniastrum katangense (S. Moore) P.A. Duvign. & Plancke. Plant and Soil 328: 235-244. Orbi link

Other relevant publications

Brooks R.R . & Malaisse F. 1985. The heavy metal tolerant flora of South -Central Africa- a multidisciplinary approach. A.A. Balkerna, Rotterdam, 199 p.

Duvigneaud P. 1958. La végétation du Katanga et de ses sols métallifères. Bulletin De La Societe Royale De Botanique De Belgique 90 (2):127-278.

Duvigneaud, P. & Denayer-De Smet, S. 1963. Cuivre et végétation au Katanga. Bulletin De La Societe Royale De Botanique De Belgique 96: 92-231.

Leteinturier B. (2002) Évaluation du potentiel phytocénotique des gisements cuprifères d’Afrique centro-australe en vue de la phytoremédiation de sites pollués par l’activité minière PhD. Thesis, Faculté des Sciences agronomiques de Gembloux, Belgium. 361 pp.

Malaisse, F. 1995. Copper and vegetation in Shaba (Zaire). Bulletin des Seances, Academie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer 40: 561-580.

 

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