Tag Archives: Biodiversity

Building on history

Close to Perth, we stumbled upon a beautiful castle called Scone Palace (yes, written like the tea-time cakes but no, not pronounced in the same way). It is a place filled with history, proud of hosting the hill that has seen ample Scottish … Continue reading

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The fascinating story of Ox-eye Daisy

Let me tell you a little story. It is an impressive story, one of the more exciting stories from the world of plant invasions I have heard so far. It sounds like a fairytale, but do not settle for a … Continue reading

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Residing at the castle

They provide a beautiful example of a marriage between nature and culture, between history and conservation: castle parks. I realised this more than ever earlier this week, when I (almost accidentally) stumbled upon a beautiful little park with the ruins of … Continue reading

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That’s invasive!

Science has to keep up with the rest of society, in order to stay meaningful. Luckily, science is all about innovating, so the good ideas are plentiful. Through the ‘Empowering biodiversity research’ conference in Brussels, Belgium, where big datasets in … Continue reading

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Empowering biodiversity

Off to beautiful Brussels today for a conference on the use of large scale datasets in ecology (the future!). I present a poster on my plans to model the distribution of mountain invaders based on our global dataset. In the … Continue reading

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War wounds

The military has scarred the landscape all over Flanders. The cities and countryside are scattered with forts, bunkers and other war gear, all once with an important function, now just symbols of a forgotten past. These remnants of a violent past, although human-made, … Continue reading

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