Tag Archives: Drought

History in the making

What you see brightening up my garden on the picture above is what we hope will be the future of microclimate monitoring: a TMS-logger with connection to the internet! Yes, you read that correctly, TOMST is currently working on a … Continue reading

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Welcoming Stijn

Last week, we had a new PhD candidate starting in the lab! His name is Stijn, and he is here to pull our fabulous citizen science project ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’, in which we will measure summer heat and drought … Continue reading

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Early drought

Europe is suffering from extremely early spring drought. And again, as every year, our water use is back on the agenda. And it should be: water availability might become one of our society’s biggest problems. In fact, it already is: … Continue reading

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Global risks

Each year, at the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Global Risks Report is published. The Global Risks Report is created by experts and decision-makers from all over the world, and this year’s version covers more risks than … Continue reading

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So dry

It is dry in Western Europe. Extremely dry. Dry enough for me to to write a blogpost about it for http://www.eoswetenschap.eu, our local popular science journal. They asked me if the current drought could serve as proof that the climate … Continue reading

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Protected

During with the nice and persistent heath we were experiencing in Belgium, we started our drought experiment on the university campus. With the help of some very welcome extra hands, we put ten by twenty meters of plastic foil over our greenhouse … Continue reading

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