Tag Archives: Agriculture

Belgians see nature in their municipality deteriorating

This is the main preliminary result of a large-scale survey conducted by the Universities of Antwerp and Liège among more than 1200 Belgians. 60% indicated that the quality of nature in their municipality has decreased over the last 5 years, … Continue reading

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DNA

Another exciting package in the mail this week, and it’s this precious little soil DNA kit: I am testing this kit for a new project we are working on, together with Fiels4Ever, an initiative looking at the health of agricultural … Continue reading

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Wanted: opinions about nature!

Where would you draw the line between nature and culture? Ecologists from the University of Antwerp would like your* opinion on YOUR definition of nature in this rapidly changing world. Answer their questions now via http://www.natureornot.be! *If you’re living in … Continue reading

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Food on the move

On this blog, we mostly talk about how global change is causing species to go ‘on the move’, towards areas where they do not occur naturally. For this post, however, I’d like to turn that perspective around, and talk about … Continue reading

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What to eat?

Awareness is raising rapidly in our environment that what we eat affects our environment in undeniable ways. We (should) all know by now that eating too much meat has a massive influence, not only concerning animal welfare, yet most notoriously on … Continue reading

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Micro moisture

For a long time, I have been arguing that we should focus on the micro-environment to understand where plants live, and where they will be going in a future with a changing climate. Studying the micro-environment experienced by plants however creates … Continue reading

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