Tag Archives: Biodiversity

Where do soil microbes live?

If we want to model where soil microbes are living, and why, traditional distribution models will not do. In a new paper in FEMS Microbiology Ecology, we suggest that accuracy can be achieved, if we just change our mindset and … Continue reading

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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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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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Heather

While most of the fieldwork campaigns this summer are being taken care of by our awesome teams of PhD and master students, there is a few sets of field days I am joining. One of them just happened on a … Continue reading

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Dark diversity

Spring finally arrived here in Belgium, and with that spring the  fieldwork vibe inevitably starts blossoming as well. To get that fieldwork vibe up to speed, we headed north of Antwerp, to the ‘Kalmthoutse Heide’, a large swath of semi-natural … Continue reading

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Our paper in Oikos

Our latest paper on species evenness in diversity experiments is now officially published as Editor’s Choice in the March issue of Oikos! Good news for you, as that means the paper is now available open access. Find it here! Want … Continue reading

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An easy solution to a complicated issue

Biodiversity is important. That is a fact, and it would take a fool to deny it. Yet how important is it exactly? How much does it matter how many species an ecosystem has, or which? Ecologists have been searching for … Continue reading

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