Category Archives: France

Paris

Passing through Paris today on my way to Amiens for a meet-up with colleagues. Looking forward to great science! Paris, so close to home, yet it feels so different from Belgium!

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Topography (2)

In my previous blogpost, I highlighted the important effects of local topography on microclimate, and of the latter on species distributions.  I used a man-made structure, a slate quarry, as an extreme example. Now, I’d like to take you to … Continue reading

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Topography

For an ecologist interested in where plants are growing, the local climate is crucial. And that microclimate is for a large part influenced by the local topography. Slopes, aspect, elevation, cold air pooling… All the bumps and crevices in the … Continue reading

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Collective science is the best science

When scientists (or people in general) work together, magic happens. I am a dedicated advocate of that policy: if a lot of people all do a little bit of work, the level of interest of the results skyrockets. I was … Continue reading

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Avoiding the best spots

How plants deal with stress has always fascinated me. Remember that post where I argued that plants can fly? Well, they can for sure, yet that does not mean they have to be able to deal with the circumstances wherever … Continue reading

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The feel of the south

Do you want to experience the feeling of spring in the south of France? You will get the closest possible by visiting the beautiful picture gallery ‘Montpellier 2017’ on the right of my blog, or via this link. There you can see … Continue reading

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