Tag Archives: Climate

How heat makes our cities sweat at night

Beautiful data visualization in newspaper De Standaard today, who show-case the newest conclusions from our citizen science project. Here, I provide a shortened English summary of the longread, but for the full beauty of the visuals, you MUST check out … Continue reading

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The hottest lawns are not always in the city

According to the first results of our citizen science project ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’, lawns in urban gardens can also be quite cool. This came as a bit of a surprise. [English summary based on today’s discussion of our results … 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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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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Finished

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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DNA

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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