Category Archives: General

Non-natives at the end of the world

The Crozet archipelago. A few tiny specks in a vast ocean, ‘on the road’ from South Africa to Antarctica. A tough climate, inhabitants limited to a bunch of winter-hardy researchers and the occasional seabird. But also: Poa annua, the common … Continue reading

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Fieldwork preparations

Hot summer day in the heathlands of Kalmthout, north of Antwerp, last week. With a team of two PhD students and four master students, we had a trial fieldwork day for this summer in northern Sweden. Trying out vegetation surveys, … Continue reading

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And we are live!

There we go, today marks the official launch of CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin, the day on which 4500 microclimate sensors pop up across Flanders! You can take a look at their distribution on this map here. These are scary and … 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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The 3D Lab closes 2020

Our goal here in The 3D Lab is to use our skills to help fight the biodiversity crisis. Important. Urgent. Complex. Never finished. Of course, this is a battle we won’t win overnight, nor will we manage on our own. … 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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