The Dorinne site is a grazed grassland located in the Province of Namur, at 18 km south/east of Namur in the Condroz Region. The research site is a permanent grassland covering 4.22 ha. So far as we know, the field has never been cultivated and has been permanent grassland since it started being used for grazing (probably for more than a century). The climate is temperate maritime. The field is intensively managed pasture grazed by Belgian Blue cattle with an average annual stocking rate of 2.3 LU ha-1 and a grazing season length of around 160 days. The pasture is fertilized with mineral and organic. When forage production is not sufficient to feed the cattle, feed supplements are distributed to the cattle on the field. This type of management is representative of livestock farming in the region which is an important activity in the region.
10.3 °C
827.9 mm
117.7 W/m2


Funder Award number Award Start date End date Comment
Service Public de Wallonie - Agriculture, Ressources Naturelles, Environnement ICOS-2 : Integrated Carbon Observation System-Research Infrastructure (ICOS-RI) 2021-07-01 2026-06-30

Current staff

Name Role (ICOS vocabulary) Start date
Gaëtan Bogaerts Data Manager 2022-01-01
Henri Chopin Data Manager 2013-01-01
Loïc Demoulin Engineer 2020-07-15
Ariane Faurès Administrator 2019-11-04
Bernard Heinesch Principal Investigator 2015-10-01
Bernard Longdoz Researcher 2016-10-01
Tanguy Manise Data Manager 2020-11-19
Ayche Orgun Data Manager 2022-02-01

Former staff

Name Role (ICOS vocabulary) Start date End date
Pierre-Yves Culot Data Manager 2020-01-01 2020-12-31
Thibaut Engelmann Researcher 2020-01-13 2020-11-18
Thibaut Engelmann Data Manager 2020-11-19 2021-09-24
Tanguy Manise Researcher 2014-01-01 2020-11-18
André Piret Engineer 2014-01-01 2021-06-30
Thibaut Thyrion Engineer 2014-01-01 2020-05-31


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