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Sowing the seeds

This weird-looking bunch of office plants is actually much more than it seems: it is the start of a new experiment, which will broaden our scientific horizon to the world of population genetics. The lucky model species is Matricaria discoidea, … Continue reading

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Zürich

This week brought us to Zürich, the magnificent city of bank buildings and rösti. We were heading for a highly interesting meeting, organised by the GMBA, the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment. They gathered a team of leading scientists from two … Continue reading

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A visit to the south

Today, we spent the day in Gembloux, in the southern part of Belgium. A cosy little city with a beautiful university. While the always-welcoming feel of the south made it feel like a holiday, it was far from that: we’re … Continue reading

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Chasing Europe’s Big 5

This is a guest post from Sofie Lembrechts, about a nature photography trip to Spain. While I am mainly a photographing ecologist, she had to become an ecological photographer in order to catch the big mammals of Europe with her camera. The … Continue reading

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