Tag Archives: Experiment

To the growth chamber

This week, a new exciting research direction opened up: our PhD-student in Gembloux (Wallonia) launched a growth chamber experiment! For me, this is an absolute first: to experience the ability to entirely control all conditions, without any noisy outside factor … Continue reading

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Raging storm

On thursday evening, a massive cold front rolled over Belgium, accompanied by dark and dangerous clouds and severe thunderstorms. Of course I was worried about my greenhouse, although we had attached it as good as we could. But it had been having … Continue reading

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Above the polar circle – old and new

Mountain ecologist Jonas Lembrechts spent ten intense fieldwork days above the polar circle in Sweden and Norway, where he follows non-native plant species and their spread in the mountains. This post appears in a serie on this expedition. The story … Continue reading

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Go go go!

Only a week after the seeds went into the soil in my experiment at the university in Belgium, seedlings are already bravely facing the heat wave. Always awesome to see their little green faces pop up above the soil, especially … Continue reading

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There we go!

This week, I officially launched the new fieldwork season outside the office by installing my plots on the experimental field site at the university. Two days of digging holes, putting labels and seeding a mind-blowing amount of 15.000 seeds, resulted … Continue reading

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Summer plans!

Designing the experiment might be the most important part of the ecological research. All details have to be well thought-out in order to have a chance to find answers on the questions you have. I am currently putting a lot of … Continue reading

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Out you go!

Little brave seedlings, surviving everything they have to go through! At least until now… Remember the seeds we planted earlier? They were growing so successfully and swift, I decided they were ready for action. They even survived transplantation in separate little pots, followed … Continue reading

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