Tag Archives: City

TADA

Last weekend, I did something a bit different from my usual science-ing: I got invited to give a workshop at ‘TADA‘, an organisation that gives ‘workshops for the future’, a Saturday school for economically disadvantaged children in the city of … Continue reading

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City life

Take this proudly walking pigeon in the port of Barcelona as an announcement for next week’s talk about life in the city, which I’ll be giving for the biologist students at the University of Antwerp. In a session in a … Continue reading

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Zürich

This week brought us to Zürich, the magnificent city of bank buildings and rösti. We were heading for a highly interesting meeting, organised by the GMBA, the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment. They gathered a team of leading scientists from two … Continue reading

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Light

The season of darkness – and tons of artificial little lights to compensate for that – is finally coming to an end again. Here in Belgium, we are again gaining two minutes of daylight every day, on our steady road … Continue reading

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Unusually warm

2018 has started of relatively stormy, here in Belgium. Water on the quays in Antwerp, and the first ever use of the large controlled flooding areas along the Scheldt, the year does indeed start unusual. In the Netherlands, it was … Continue reading

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A visit to the south

Today, we spent the day in Gembloux, in the southern part of Belgium. A cosy little city with a beautiful university. While the always-welcoming feel of the south made it feel like a holiday, it was far from that: we’re … Continue reading

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