Tag Archives: Ecology

Our green is grey

This column appeared originally in Dutch in EOS (www.eoswetenschap.eu) There’s no nature here anymore in Flanders. Not if we were to define it as ‘untouched wilderness’ that is not or hardly influenced by human activities. We have lost our last … Continue reading

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Meetings

Covid19 has totally transformed the way we go about life. Making this statement after half a year of this virus dominating all global news is truly knocking down an open door, and yet, I wondered what our trusted numbers could … Continue reading

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Tiny blessings

This might not look like much to you, but the picture on the right is a massive success-story! What you are looking at, is tiny clover-seedlings, sown last autumn in the barren climate of the northern Scandinavian mountains. This means … Continue reading

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Goodbye!

Two big achievements yesterday: two of our master students defended their thesis, and will thus be able to put an endmark behind their education! A big congratulation to both Ilias Janssens and Bram Vanheule for all they achieved. Ilias studied … Continue reading

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Uncertainty surrounding the prediction of microclimate change

We need to gear up the search for correct climate predictions to tackle the biodiversity crisis. In a recent perspective piece in the journal Science, we argue that our climate predictions do not take into account local changes in land … Continue reading

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The holy trinity of global change ecology

A few weeks ago, the journal Annals of Botany asked me to write a commentary pieceon a new paper coming out on the effect of climate change on grass species on a subantarctic island. An intriguing paper, as they compared … Continue reading

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