Category Archives: General

The Krkonoše Mountains

Lush green fields, pine forests and flower-rich alpine grasslands: our belowground project will go to the Czech Republic! After sampling soils, roots, plants and microclimates in Argentina, Chile, Norway, Sweden and Tenerife, the Czech MIREN team will now also join … Continue reading

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Tales from the field

The global pandemic is still restricting lots of our fieldwork, and we have to cancel unfortunately another batch of work planned in northern Norway, but not all of it is going down the drain. PhD-student Ronja, for example, is having … Continue reading

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Scouting locations

Roamed through Flanders’ villages today in a search for scenic film locations! Stars of the show: our non-native plant invaders that are – secretly ànd out in the open – taking over our urban nature. I got invited by Flanders’ … Continue reading

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New MIREN website!

Exciting news! We made a new website for MIREN, the Mountain Invasion Research Network. It still sits at http://www.mountaininvasions.org, yet is now a lot more visually attractive. Visit the site for the nice mountain views, stay for the cool mountain … Continue reading

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Something cooking

There is something cooking in the kitchen, and it is looking far from tasty! It is a nice mixture of hydrogen chloride and hydrogen peroxide, with a pinch of soil added for flavour. The boiling and simmering of this disgusting … Continue reading

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Gezocht: meningen over natuur!

Waar ligt voor u de grens tussen natuur en cultuur? Ecologen van de Universiteit Antwerpen willen graag uw* mening over UW definitie van natuur in deze snel veranderende wereld. Beantwoord hun vragen op http://www.natureornot.be! *Als je in Vlaanderen of Nederland … Continue reading

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