Category Archives: Belgium

Happy hunting

I spent a happy, sunny, warm autumn Saturday on the farm with my oldest. The goal? Finding back the microclimate sensors we installed there together in early spring, and taking soil samples for soil microbial analysis. And learning about farm … Continue reading

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The first map of the air-conditioning effect of European forests

Press release Forest canopies cool summer temperatures with up to 10°C. An international team of scientists led by researchers from the KU Leuven in Belgium now mapped the temperature of all European forest patches to quantify the airco function of … Continue reading

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The impact of extreme weather on the cultivation of potatoes

Blogpost written by Bart Deronde, and originally published (in a much prettier shape) on the blog of VITO. In spring 2021, the largest citizen science campaign ever on the impact of heat and drought in Flanders’ gardens & fields ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in … Continue reading

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Another year of microclimate citizen science!

‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’ (CNidT), the large-scale citizen science project on drought, heat and moisture in gardens is playing extensions. After a summer that was exceptionally wet, the project hopes to collect additional data on heat and drought. Find out … Continue reading

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ME&B conference in Antwerp

One of my dreams since the start of the SoilTemp project: bringing all microclimate enthusiasts together at their own dedicated conference… Now, this dream will become a reality with #MEB2022, an international conference on Microclimate Ecology & Biogeography which we … Continue reading

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Nights with a baby: is it all about perception?

EDIT: baby 2 wants me to publicly apologies as I made a mistake in the calculations with her data (for the R-people, as.POSIXct got me). Post now updated! This summer, we doubled the sample size of our offspring experiment. We … Continue reading

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