Category Archives: Belgium

Gearing up our city microclimate plans

Yesterday, we had a new member joining the team! It was a virtual first day at work, but we are very happy nonetheless to have her on board now: Camille will be managing our citizen science project on garden microclimates, … Continue reading

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Sciencing at home

With all the social distancing across the world keeping us all at home, a lot of our fieldwork is being delayed. And that’s a bummer, as we just received a beautiful batch of ‘daggers’ to measure microclimate, and had fantastic … Continue reading

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Two firsts

This has been a very important week for The 3D Lab: two of our PhD-students submitted their first ever paper! Charly submitted his work on the climatic origin of urban plant invaders, a first in a series studying how the … Continue reading

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How are the nights?

Oh, how often comes that question: ‘And… how are the nights?’ Since Zoyla has been born, there has been a spark of interest into our sleeping habits, often accompagnied by worried looks for growing bags under my eyes. I could … Continue reading

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Climate impacts on your doorstep

Extreme weather events are all over the news in recent years, with intense floodings in Asia, fires raging through Australia, and record heatwaves melting the asphalt in Western-Europe. We are all starting to feel the impact of the changing climate … Continue reading

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Dad in academia

On September 5th, my wife gave birth to a beautiful girl. On that day, our lifes went into a new, happier, fuller and much muore complicated phase: that of parenthood. From one day to the next, I became a ‘dad … Continue reading

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European tree species in decline

Close to half of Europese tree species are threatened, according to a recent report by the IUCN, the groupin charge of the so-called ‘species red lists’. Causes of this dramatic number? Ongoing forest cutting of course. Yet, most importantly and … Continue reading

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