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The impact of extreme weather on the cultivation of potatoes

Blogpost written by Bart Deronde, and originally published (in a much prettier shape) on the blog of VITO. In spring 2021, the largest citizen science campaign ever on the impact of heat and drought in Flanders’ gardens & fields ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in … Continue reading

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Another year of microclimate citizen science!

‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’ (CNidT), the large-scale citizen science project on drought, heat and moisture in gardens is playing extensions. After a summer that was exceptionally wet, the project hopes to collect additional data on heat and drought. Find out … Continue reading

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A story of collective responsibility

The wettest summer in two centuries is an unexpected windfall for our citizen science project ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’ (CNidT). Our garden sensors fill a black hole in our knowledge: how can gardens act like sponges and buffer extreme rainfall? … Continue reading

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The climate update – exotics in extreme heat

In ‘The Climate Update’ gives Arne Ven, climate change advisor in the Global Change Ecology center of the University of Antwerp, us a recap of the news – good and bad – about climate change. Part 11 is about heat … Continue reading

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“The Czech Republic is a global example for microclimate science”

The soil sensor, the smart sensor that measures heat and drought in 5,000 gardens, parks, nature reserves and fields, was developed by TOMST. A small Czech company, world famous among microclimate scientists and, thanks to the citizen science project CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin, also … Continue reading

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The fingerprint of last weeks’ heavy precipitation on soil moisture in Flemish gardens

Last week, the southeast of Belgium had to cope with extreme precipitation, resulting in hallucinatory images of floodings. These large amounts of precipitation also leave clear traces in the soil moisture measurements of the CurieuzeNeuzen microclimate network. As you can … Continue reading

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