Category Archives: General

Is the coronavirus good news for the climate?

Guest post by Sara Vicca (UA, dept. Biologie), Ann Crabbé (UA, dept. Sociologie) and Steven Van Passel (UA, FBE). This blog appeared earlier in Dutch on http://www.globalchangeecology.blog and in English on http://www.scientists4climate.be. Translated by Jonas Lembrechts with DeepL. Is the coronavirus good … Continue reading

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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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Knowledge synthesis communities as the answer?

Another guest post from 3DLab-member Ronja Wedegärtner on how we can do better science in these times of global change, and include the whole of society from the start. We are producing much science, but not using it effectively enough … Continue reading

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Where do soil microbes live?

If we want to model where soil microbes are living, and why, traditional distribution models will not do. In a new paper in FEMS Microbiology Ecology, we suggest that accuracy can be achieved, if we just change our mindset and … 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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The baby goes to Reykjavik

As a parent in academia, travelling – and leaving wife and kid behind – is far from easy. That is why we decided to take an ambitious plunge when I had to go to Reykjavik for the conference of the … 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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