A selection of the most relevant publications with contributions by Ben Delbaere, in reverse chronological order.


  1. Delbaere, B. (2020) How natural forest expansion in Europe can offer cost-effective benefits to people. BiodivERsA policy brief
  2. Delbaere, B. (Ed.) (2020) Bringing nature back through LIFE. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
  3. Delbaere B. & R. Bugter (2020) Framework for EU-level Assessment of Invasive Alien Species Data. Final Report to the European Commission, DG Environment. Wageningen Environmental Research.
  4. Delbaere, B. (2019) Reitse Tuin versterkt Tilburgse biodiversiteit. Vakblad Groen 2019/07-08: 18-21.
  5. Delbaere, B. (2019) Natuurnota Kanaalzone Beerse. In: OMGEVING. Bijlage 5 van ‘RUP Ontsluitingsweg kanaalzone Beerse | Gemotiveerd verzoek tot ontheffing van plan-MER-plicht‘, Antwerpen.
  6. Ainscough, J., A. de Vries Lentsch, M. Metzger, M. Rounsevell, M. Schröter, B. Delbaere, R. de Groot & J. Staes (2019) Navigating pluralism: Understanding perceptions of the ecosystem services concept. Ecosystem Services 36.
  7. Jax, K., E. Furman, H. Saarikoski, D. Barton, B. Delbaere, J. Dick, G. Duke, C. Görg, E. Gómez-Baggethun, P. Harrison, J. Maes, M. Pérez-Soba, S.-R. Saarela, F. Turkelboom, J. van Dijk & A.D. Watt (2018) Handling a messy world: Lessons learned when trying to make the ecosystem services concept operational. Ecosystem Services 29: 415-427.
  8. Van der Straaten, J., W. van Kruijsbergen, E.-J. van Haaften & J. Hendriks (2017) Natuurgebieden in Noord-Brabant: Ontstaan, ontginning en natuurontwikkeling. Woudrichem, Picture Publishers & Ekologische Kring Midden-Brabant (tekstcorrectie)
  9. Delbaere, B. (2017) Pursuing benefits for nature and society. ALTER-Net policy brief, international ALTER-Net conference 2017 ‘Nature and society: synergies, conflicts, trade-offs’.
  10. eftec, ECNC, UAntwerp & CEEWEB (2017) Promotion of ecosystem restoration in the context of the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020. Report to European Commission, DG Environment. (co-author)
  11. Nesshöver, C., T. Assmuth, K.N. Irvine, G.M. Rusch, K.A. Waylen, B. Delbaere, D. Haase, L. Jones-Walters, H. Keune, E. Kovacs, K. Krauze, M. Külvik, F. Rey, J. van Dijk, O.I. Vistad, M.E. Wilkinson & H. Wittmer (2017) The science, policy and practice of nature-based solutions: An interdisciplinary perspective. Science of The Total Environment. 579: 1215-1227.
  12. Franke, T. & B. Delbaere (2016) How landscape and nature management offer multiple benefits in an intensive-farmland. HERCULES Cultural Landscapes Blog.
  13. Čivić, K. & B. Delbaere (2014) Short topic assessment on biodiversity: migration corridors – green infrastructure. ETC/BD technical paper No 11/2015.
  14. Condé, S., B. Delbaere & J. Bailly-Maître (2015) EU 2010 biodiversity baseline – adapted to the MAES typology (2015). EEA Technical report 09/2015. Copenhagen, European Environment Agency.
  15. Delbaere, B. (2015) Landowners to put ecosystem benefits into practice. / Bienfaits des écosystèmes mis en pratique par les propriétaires fonciers. Countryside 160: 10.
  16. Delbaere, B. (2014) The journey of a data point. J. Nat. Cons. 22(5): 487-489.
  17. Delbaere, B., C. Whitfield & D. Evans. (2014) Impact of atmospheric nitrogen deposition on biodiversity. ETC/BD report to the EEA.
  18. Delbaere, B., V. Mikos & M. Pulleman (2014) European Policy Review: Functional agrobiodiversity supporting sustainable agriculture. J. Nat. Conserv. 22(3): 193-194.
  19. Lammerant, J., R. Peters, M. Snethlage, B. Delbaere, I. Dickie & G. Whiteley (2014) Implementation of 2020 EU Biodiversity Strategy: Priorities for the restoration of ecosystems and their services in the EU. Report to the European Commission. ARCADIS (in cooperation with ECNC and Eftec)
  20. Bianchi, F.J.J.A., V. Mikos, L. Brussaard, B. Delbaere & M.M. Pulleman (2013) Opportunities and limitations for functional agrobiodiversity in the European context. Environmental Science & Policy 27: 223-231.
  21. Zisenis, M., V. Mikos, B. Delbaere, M. Den Herder, P. Fernández Bautista, J. Cools, P. Campling and A. Gobin (2013) European ecosystems: knowledge on their state and functioning. Study report for the European Environment Agency. ECNC, Tilburg.
  22. Biała, K., S. Condé, B. Delbaere, L. Jones-Walters & A. Torre-Marín (2012) Streamlining European biodiversity indicators 2020: Building a future on lessons learnt from the SEBI 2010 process. EEA Technical report No 11/2012. – Luxembourg, Publications Office of the European Union.
  23. Bullock J.M., D. Chapman, S. Schafer, D. Roy, M. Girardello, T. Haynes, S. Beal, B. Wheeler, I. Dickie, Z. Phang, R. Tinch, K. Čivić, B. Delbaere, L. Jones‐Walters, A. Hilbert, A. Schrauwen, M. Prank, M. Sofiev, S. Niemelä, P. Räisänen , B. Lees, M. Skinner, S. Finch & C. Brough (2012). Assessing and controlling the spread and the effects of common ragweed in Europe. Final Report to the European Commission, DG Environment. Wallingford, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
  24. ELN-FAB (2012) Functional agrobiodiversity: Nature serving Europe’s farmers. ECNC, Tilburg, the Netherlands (contributing author)
  25. Snethlage, M.A., B. Delbaere, M. Elliott & L.M. Jones-Walters (2012) How to plan for Nature – Handbook. ECNC, Tilburg.
  26. Torre-Marín, A., M. Snethlage & B. Delbaere (2012) Nature works for regions! ECNC, Tilburg.
  27. EEA (2010) 10 messages for 2010: Coastal ecosystems – Copenhagen, European Environment Agency (co-author)
  28. EEA (2010) 10 messages for 2010: Cultural landscapes and biodiversity heritage – Copenhagen, European Environment Agency (co-author)
  29. Louette G., D. Maes, J.R.M. Alkemade, L. Boitani, B. de Knegt, J. Eggers, A. Falcucci, E. Framstad, W. Hagemeijer, S.M. Hennekens, L. Maiorano, S. Nagy, A. Nieto Serradilla, W.A. Ozinga, J.H.J. Schaminée, V. Tsiaousi, S. van Tol & B. Delbaere. (2010) BioScore – Cost-effective assessment of policy impact on biodiversity using species sensitivity scores. Journal for Nature Conservation 18/2: 142-148
  30. Delbaere, B. (2009) Hoe beïnvloedt Europees beleid de Europese vlinders? Vlinders 2/09: 22-23.
  31. Delbaere, B., A. Nieto Serradilla & M. Snethlage (Eds) (2009) BioScore: A tool to assess the impacts of European Community policies on Europe’s biodiversity. ECNC, Tilburg.
  32. Delbaere, B., A. Schrauwen & M. Snethlage (2009) Biodiversiteit werkt in de regio! ECNC, Tilburg, Nederland
  33. Bonnin, M. A. Bruszik, B. Delbaere, H. Lethier, D. Richard, S. Rientjes, G. van Uden, A. Terry (2007) The Pan-European Ecological Network: taking stock. Council of Europe Nature and Environment Series No 146. Strasbourg, Council of Europe Publishing.
  34. Delbaere, B. & Á. Bruszik (2007) Biodiversity science-policy interfaces: lessons learned. ALTERNews 03.
  35. Eggers J., K. Tröltzsch, A. Falcucci, L. Maiorano, P.H. Verburg, E. Framstad, G. Louette, D. Maes, S. Nagy, W. Ozinga & B. Delbaere (2009) Is biofuel policy harming biodiversity in Europe? Global Change Biology Bioenergy 1: 18-34
  36. Delbaere, B. (2006) European Policy Review – assessing policy impacts on biodiversity. J. Nat. Conserv. 14(2): 129-130.
  37. De Blust, G., T. Damarad, A. Nieto & B. Delbaere (2005) Landscape character in the context of policy and stakeholder interests. In D.M. Wascher (Ed.) European Landscape Character Areas: Typologies, Cartography and Indicators for the Assessment of Sustainable Landscapes. Final Project Report from the European Landscape Character Assessment Initiative (ELCAI) project, funded under the 5th Framework Programme on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (4.2.2)
  38. Delbaere, B. & A. Nieto Serradilla (Eds) (2005) Environmental risks from agriculture in Europe: Locating environmental risk zones in Europe using agri-environmental indicators – Tilburg, European Centre for Nature Conservation
  39. Delbaere, B. (2005) European Policy Review: Biodiversity and climate change. J. Nat. Conserv. 13(4): 275.
  40. Delbaere, B. (2005) European Policy Review – biodiversity research to support European policy. J. Nat. Conserv. 13(2-3): 213-214.
  41. Mace, G., B. Delbaere, I. Hanski, J. Harrison, F. Garcia Novo, H. Pereira, A. Watt & J. Weiner (2005) A user’s guide to biodiversity indicators – The Royal Society: the European Academies Science Advisory Council, London.
  42. Delbaere, B. (2004) European Policy Review – starting to Achieve the 2010 Biodiversity Target. J. Nat. Conserv. 12(2): 141-142.
  43. ECNC (2004) Europe joining forces to reach the 2010 biodiversity target – the need for coordinated monitoring. Report from seminar in European Parliament, 23 March 2004 – Tilburg, European Centre for Nature Conservation
  44. EEA (2004) An inventory of biodiversity indicators in Europe – Technical report no 92, prepared by B. Delbaere, European Centre for Nature Conservation – Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
  45. ECNC & UNEP (2003) The European Biodiversity Monitoring and Indicator Framework (EBMI-F) Background document to the Fifth Ministerial Conference Environment for Europe, 21-23/05/2003, Kiev, Ukraine
  46. Delbaere, B. (2002) Biodiversity indicators and monitoring: Moving towards implementation. Proceedings of a side event held at the 6th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 10 April 2002, The Hague, the Netherlands
  47. Delbaere, B. (2002) The impact of agricultural policies on biological diversity and landscape. Background paper (STRA-CO/AGRI (2001) 13) for the High-level Pan-European Conference on Agriculture and Biodiversity, Paris, 5-7 June 2002. Nature and Environment No 133 – Strasbourg, Council of Europe.
  48. Delbaere, B. (2002) Влияние сельскохозяйственной политики на биологическое разнообразие и ландшафты (The impact of agricultural policies on biological diversity and landscape). Steppe Bulletin – Moscow, Biodiversity Conservation Center.
  49. European Commission (2002) Indicators, monitoring and clearing-house mechanisms: tools for policymaking and awareness raising. Background paper prepared by the European Environment Agency and the European Centre for Nature Conservation for the 2nd intergovernmental conference ‘Biodiversity in Europe’, Budapest, February 2002. STRA-CO (2002) 44.
  50. Delbaere, B. (2001) Perspectives for landscape policy in Europe, in Ü. Mander, A. Printsmann & H. Palang (eds). Development of European landscapes : Conference proceedings. Publicationes Instituti Geographici Universitatis Tartuensis 92, – Tartu, Institute of Geography, Tartu University.
  51. Delbaere, B. (2000) Europe’s biodiversity in a nutshell. European Nature 4: 5.
  52. Delbaere, B. & J. Beltran (1999) Nature conservation sites designated in application of international instruments at pan-European level. Council of Europe Nature and Environment Series No 95. Strasbourg : Council of Europe Publications.
  53. Delbaere, B.C.W. (ed.) (1998) Facts & Figures on Europe’s Biodiversity: state and trends 1998-1999 – Tilburg, European Centre for Nature Conservation.
  54. Boeye, D., V. Van Haesebroeck, B. Verhagen, B. Delbaere, M. Hens & R.F. Verheyen (1996) A local rich fen fed by calcareous seepage from an artificial river water infiltration system. Vegetatio 126, p. 51-58.
  55. Carr, S.M., M. Seifert, B. Delbaere & M.J. Jaffe (1995) Pith Autolysis in Herbaceous Dicotyledonous plants: A physiological ecological study of pith autolysis under native conditions with special attention to the wild plant Impatiens capensis Meerb. Annals of Botany. 76: 177-189
  56. Delbaere, B. & Gulinck, H. (Eds) (1995) Remote sensing in landscape ecological mapping. EUR 16265 – Luxembourg, Office for Official Publication of the European Communities.