Tag Archives: Belgium

Pink

Nothing says pink like the Flemish heathlands at the end of summer. I was lucky enough to spend one of the last hot summer days on the vast pink plains of the ‘Kalmthoutse Heide’, where we have our sites for … Continue reading

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Thanking the citizens

Hi citizen! We have to thank you. Really, we are eternally grateful for what you do! Let me explain: we have this interesting scientific question about non-native plant species in cities. We know they are there – tons of them, … Continue reading

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On the radio

Last week, I got invited by the local radio to talk about our research. The presenter asked me if she would be taking some seeds home from the mountains when she would be travelling there next week. That got me … Continue reading

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Winter to summer

Winter is here in Belgium, bringing gusts of frost, snow and icy rain that make for cold noses and toes. With all that cold, I am getting pretty ‘warmed up’ about our upcoming fieldwork trip to South America. Next week, … Continue reading

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Smart bud(die)s

Smart bud(die)s, or Knappe k(n)oppen in Dutch, is a citizen science project initiated by our research group at the University of Antwerp (together with ReaGent). It is tailored towards high schools, and aims to provide them with a fun and … Continue reading

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Study day

This week, we gathered in the beautiful city center of Antwerp for the PLECO Research Day, a yearly event that brings together all members of our research group for a day of discussions. As our group is steadily growing (over … Continue reading

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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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