Category Archives: Science

The biodiversity crisis and its tight link with climate change

Written by Jonas Lembrechts and Sara Vicca and originally posted on the website of Scientists4Climate. Our biodiversity is in decline, and its decline is faster than at any time in human history. This uncomfortable truth comes in parallel with the … Continue reading

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Tracking biodiversity from the sky

On October 4, 1957, the USSR put into orbit a tiny ball, carrying a radio transmitter, that listened to the name ‘Sputnik’. With that first launch of a satellite, a new era started. An era in which humans could finally … Continue reading

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Looking for remote research sites!

Hey you, do you have a research site in any of the blank spots on this map? Then don’t hesitate and get in touch with us: we offer free microclimate loggers to help us fill those gaps! SoilTemp is looking … Continue reading

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Ready for 2020

The 3D lab is ready for the new year to come, and plans are bigger than ever! Let’s take the opportunity of those dark days before January to highlight some of the things we hope to bring to you: First … Continue reading

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Strengthening SoilTemp

Our SoilTemp-network got pretty lucky the week for Christmas: the project we applied for with the Research Foundation Flanders got funded, ensuring that our database iniative can gear up even more! Although it was a relatively small grant that covers … Continue reading

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Microclimatic conditions anywhere at any time!

Earlier this month, the journal Global Change Biology asked me to write a little commentary about a recent paper . Well, that’s an offer one cannot refuse! First of all: that’s a tremendous honour; thanks GCB to think of me … Continue reading

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The hiking trail invasions

We like mountain trails. But we are not alone, it looks like: invasive plant species love them as well as a gateway to invade higher elevations areas. What we always suspected, is now finally proven, thanks to the work of … Continue reading

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