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History in the making

What you see brightening up my garden on the picture above is what we hope will be the future of microclimate monitoring: a TMS-logger with connection to the internet! Yes, you read that correctly, TOMST is currently working on a … Continue reading

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Welcoming Stijn

Last week, we had a new PhD candidate starting in the lab! His name is Stijn, and he is here to pull our fabulous citizen science project ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’, in which we will measure summer heat and drought … Continue reading

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Chicken or egg?

Guest post by Jan Clavel By now we know quite well that non-native plant invaders are fond of human disturbances. We have seen many times, across many different ecosystems, that these foreign plants use the more welcoming disturbed sites as … Continue reading

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A fresh look on nature

Introducing the world to a child gives conflicting feelings. On the one hand, there is a feeling of doom: how do I dare adding another child to this deteriorating world, without asking her if she wants to live in it … Continue reading

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Belgians see nature in their municipality deteriorating

This is the main preliminary result of a large-scale survey conducted by the Universities of Antwerp and Liège among more than 1200 Belgians. 60% indicated that the quality of nature in their municipality has decreased over the last 5 years, … Continue reading

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Belg ziet natuur in zijn gemeente achteruitgaan

Meer dan 1200 Belgen en Nederlanders namen al deel aan de grootschalige natuurenquête #NatureOrNot van de Universiteit Antwerpen en Luik. 60% geeft aan dat de kwaliteit van de natuur in hun gemeente de laatste vijf jaar is afgenomen, 75% vindt … Continue reading

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