Tag Archives: climate change

Aliens in the Arctic

In a recent study co-authored by The3DLab-member Ronja Wedegärtner, a team of researchers have mapped invasive plants on Svalbard, and the results leave no doubt; alien plants grow where humans have been. The research team found 36 alien plant species, … Continue reading

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Weather station networks, reinvented

We need a different kind of weather station networks to answer most ecological questions. We argue that what we need is countrywide ‘microclimate networks’, that measure weather conditions there where they matter for ecology and nature around us. Where weather … Continue reading

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Taking the temperature of forest microclimate research

Imagine: it’s a hot summer day. You’re sweating away in an urban apartment. Perhaps ice-cream would come to mind, or a dive in a swimming pool. Or a nice stroll through a lush and cool summer forest. Yes, that last … Continue reading

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The rollercoaster

The rollercoaster has left for the wildest ride of 2021! In a little bit over 2 weeks, we’ll do something crazy: we’re launching are massive citizen science project to measure heat and drought in over 5000 Flemish gardens, nature reserves … Continue reading

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The 3D Lab closes 2020

Our goal here in The 3D Lab is to use our skills to help fight the biodiversity crisis. Important. Urgent. Complex. Never finished. Of course, this is a battle we won’t win overnight, nor will we manage on our own. … Continue reading

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Congo

Sometimes, a picture reaches me that might not look too special at first, yet has major implications for scientific progress. This is one of them: a TMS4 mini-weather station in the midst of the rainforest of DR Congo! It shows … Continue reading

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