Tag Archives: Climate

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 waves goodbye to another master student, with Sam having defended his thesis last week. Sam travelled to the northern Scandes to study the drivers of plant community composition, and brought home some fascinating findings: while plant species … Continue reading

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Another exciting package in the mail this week, and it’s this precious little soil DNA kit: I am testing this kit for a new project we are working on, together with Fiels4Ever, an initiative looking at the health of agricultural … Continue reading

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Microclimate in the city

Summer 2020 is now in full swing, and that means our trial for our garden microclimate project is in full swing! Let me guide you through some of the plans with some awesome pictures: We use these set-ups from Leuven.cool … Continue reading

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We reached a milestone today: our SoilTemp database now hosts more than 10.000 sensors[1]! To celebrate this achievement – and the great news that our call for data in Global Change Biology is now published in its final format – … Continue reading

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SoilTemp: a database of near-surface temperatures

Let me tell you something important – which won’t be a surprise to regular followers of this blog: weather station data doesn’t do the trick for ecologists. It is just too different from the climate as experienced by most organisms, … Continue reading

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