Tag Archives: Animals

The all-seeing eyes of the guanaco

This is the 6th post in a series of stories from our fieldtrip to South America. Check out the arrival in Concepcion, the first, second and third fieldwork day and this post on pine invasions <– We are now making a major jump compared to the previous … Continue reading

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KittenR

I finally got an opportunity to put my R skills to ‘good use for society’: I visualised the numbers of kittens that were brought to our local animal shelter throughout the season, and modelled how much milk, kitten food, and … Continue reading

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The Bayou

A little throwback post to the great time I had attending the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in New Orleans, beginning of August. You can read all about the theme of the conference, and how that made … Continue reading

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You’ll never hike alone

It can be quiet lonely out in the mountains: the open vastness of the alpine tundra, the kilometers of rolling mountains in the distance without a soul in sight, or the silence that resonates through the rustling of leaves and … Continue reading

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Biology Research Day

The study of biology at the University of Antwerp is surprisingly diverse. With research groups covering all scales, from the smallest cell to the largest ecosystem, and all aspects of biology, from behavioral ecology till molecular physiology, the department can … Continue reading

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Interacting

Ecology is all about interacting. Interactions with the environment, interactions with the organisms living in this environment. A unimaginable multi-dimensional hyperspace-like spiderweb of interactions. A life-long source of scientific amazement. I love it.

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Stacking

Writing a PhD is stacking one little discovery on top of the other, slowly building it up towards a big story. And it must be said: that truly is a unique experience.

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