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To the roots

Can one go on a three-day sabbatical? Cause I just gave myself a three-day sabbatical. I travelled to the northern Scandes on a short trip back to the roots of my research, where it all began in 2012 and where … Continue reading

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Global microclimate conference

When we started SoilTemp, we had one main goal: making microclimate research into a global science. Achieving that would mean two things: bringing all the data together in a global database was an obvious first, but we had something perhaps … Continue reading

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It’s coming!

Next week, it’s finally there: the Microclimate Ecology & Biogeography conference we have been preparing for so long! You can find all details at http://www.meb2022.com. An international conference with 128 participants, of which 28 are joining us virtually, with representation … Continue reading

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Drought and heat might help exotic plants escape out of the city

In new research lead by group member Charly Géron, we show that Belgian cities host different exotic plant species than the countryside. Those urban species come from warm and dry native climates and are better adapted to drought and heat. … Continue reading

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The hidden waterfall

Years of travelling to the same place and monitoring the vegetation along the same trail, and nobody ever told me about this beautiful waterfall just 50 meters off track! It sits at the base of the ‘Björkliden’ trail, close to … Continue reading

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Fieldwork done!

The team has done it: all 180 plots from our long-term vegetation monitoring along the Norwegian mountain roads have been surveyed! With that achievement in our pockets, we now have the third time step in our time series all on … Continue reading

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