Author Archives: lembrechtsjonas

Congo

Sometimes, a picture reaches me that might not look too special at first, yet has major implications for scientific progress. This is one of them: a TMS4 mini-weather station in the midst of the rainforest of DR Congo! It shows … Continue reading

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Throwback to last summer fieldtrip in Belgian cities

Guest post by Charly Géron, our urban ecologist! Last summer was -normally- the last field season of my PhD which tries to better understand how cities influence alien plant invasions. One would think that the last field season would be … Continue reading

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#NatureOrNot

Our #NatureOrNot survey has been an unexpectedly big success! More than 1300 people informed us about what they consider nature and what not. The poster above, made by master student Naomi De Vries who’s in charge of the project, summarizes … Continue reading

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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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