Category Archives: Belgium

Good family man or sulking teenager: an update on our data network

The data from the lawn network of our citizen science project (CNidT) is transmitted via the Internet of Things. With its 5,000 connected sensors, CNidT is also the largest Internet of Things network in Belgium. Pioneering work, therefore, and that … Continue reading

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Wet nature as airco?

Cycle from the city to a nearby nature reserve during a hot summer day, and you’ll immediately notice a few degrees difference. The higher temperatures are a result of the urban heat island effect. Smart urban planning with room for … Continue reading

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Urban invaders loving the heat

Guest post by Charly Géron, PhD student in The 3D Lab and lead author of a new study on how urban microclimates might facilitate plant invasions in cities. They are submerging the news, movies, papers and talks everywhere. I am … Continue reading

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Grey day in the field

Yesterday, we spent a pretty grey day in the east of Flanders to dig up microclimate loggers. The view: heavy clouds on top of the shades of brown provided by the late-winter heathland, as is so typical for the region. … Continue reading

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Preparation time

This weekend, we’ll be (finally!) launching the call for our giant citizen science project (more on that here). Truly a mastodont of a project, and that is reflected in the numbers. I decided to look back at my time tracking … Continue reading

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Small forests, big benefits

Since I started hiking along Flemish backroads with my little girl – our favourite activity – we got to meet already lots of little patches of forest in a matrix of agriculture. I must say: nothing pleases me more than … Continue reading

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