Tag Archives: Climate
ForestClim – bioclimatic variables for forest understory
Those bioclimatic variables that we ecologists all love so much, but at a higher resolution and from right there where your study organisms are living? Wouldn’t that be a dream come true? Time to pinch yourself, as we now released … Continue reading
When does your elderberry bloom?
Have you ever noticed that trees seem to green up earlier in cities than in the countryside? If yes, it is not just a feeling. Urban areas have higher temperatures earlier during the spring. Moreover, it is already known that … Continue reading
What microclimate sensor to use?
I often get the question what microclimate sensor I would recommend. To facilitate my answer to that, I decided to summarize my ideas on the matter here. Note that this is a far from exhaustive musing on the different factors … Continue reading
Citizen science – part 2
This week, we are kicking off season two of our citizen science campaign! 3000 die-hard participants (from the 4400 we had last year), will again install a garden dagger in their garden to monitor extreme weather events across summer. So … Continue reading
Global maps of soil temperature
In a new paper just published in Global Change Biology, we provide the first-ever global maps of soil temperature (0 -15 cm) at a 1 km² resolution, based on the global SoilTemp database of over 8500 in-situ soil temperature time … Continue reading
What if the next rain bomb falls over Flanders?
Between 13 and 15 July 2021, exceptional amounts of rain fell over the south and east of Belgium. 39 people lost their lives, more than 38,000 homes were affected, and damage to homes and infrastructure amounts to 4 billion euros. … Continue reading