Tag Archives: Fieldwork

Fluorescence

For years, I have been teaching a practical course on the measurement of plant stress to our master students. In that course, we introduce them to the magical ecological process called ‘fluorescence’ to investigate stress in their studied plant species. … Continue reading

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The much-needed handbook

Let me tell you a little story. Imagine that you are an ambitious young PhD-student, worried about climate change and dedicated to spend the next 4 years performing an experiment that will answer critical questions on the future of our … Continue reading

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Pink

Nothing says pink like the Flemish heathlands at the end of summer. I was lucky enough to spend one of the last hot summer days on the vast pink plains of the ‘Kalmthoutse Heide’, where we have our sites for … Continue reading

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Following from afar

What a feeling that gives: when your PhD- and master-students are rocking their fieldwork, and pictures of their successes are tumbling past. Case in point: this success for our mountain trail surveys in Norway, finished in the rain and with … Continue reading

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Four fronts

Summer arrived, and that means: fieldwork! And this summer, more than ever before, that fieldwork is spreading across the world. We will have four important fronts of research open this summer, and I aim to keep you updated about all … Continue reading

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Good Field Practices

Tomorrow, we have an important lab meeting with summer coming up: good field practices. We will bring together the master and PhD-students working with us to talk about the do’s and don’ts in the field, and to learn from each … Continue reading

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An anticipated package

Last week brought a fantastic and long-anticipated present from the Czech Republic in my mail: two heavy boxes with over a hundred TOMST TMS-4s. That name is a code for something that I would call without exaggeration a new era in … Continue reading

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