Postdoc

The future is starting now! Today, I got the news that my application for a 3 years postdoc from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) has been granted.

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Preparing for a future filled with mountains

That means that from October onwards, I can spend my time diving deeper into the effects of microclimate and disturbances on species distributions in mountains, with the help of the greatest network of scientists I know (MIREN).

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3 years to study – among others – the interesting and drastic effects of human disturbances (like here in roadsides) on mountain vegetation

I am truly grateful for this opportunity to hunt for the answers on all these questions that popped up throughout my PhD, and tackle all the challenges I found on our way to accurately predict where plants grow, and where they will go to in the future.

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This postdoc should expand my current focus from the northern Scandes in Scandinavia, and bring me among others to the beating heart of the European mainlands: the Alps. (Here: Davos, Switzerland).

So please stay tuned! This blog is going to be around for a while, as I’m thrilled to share all these amazing scientific discoveries with you.

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I will also use this opportunity to truly include mountain trails in my focus, and compare patterns along them with what we know from mountain roads

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3 Responses to Postdoc

  1. Congratulations. I’ll be watching, as I really enjoy your photos…and science.

  2. Pam says:

    Awesome! Congratulations!

  3. Postdocs are a long haul but you find and learn some very important things about yourself in the process! I just completed my two-year postdoc yesterday. Lawd…Good luck!

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