Tag Archives: Flowers

Bluebell beauty

This would normally be the season where we take the students to the beautiful Hallerbos, close to Brussels, to teach them all about forest types and keystone plant species. This trip would importantly also involve stunning purple fields of bluebells … Continue reading

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October 1st

Monday, October 1st, will mark an important milestone: that day I will officially start my 3 years as a postdoc funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). I have spend the last few months preparing intensively for this day, and … Continue reading

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Hunting down plants

I introduced him already in an earlier post: our hero of this spring is the easy-to-overlook flower called Matricaria discoidea, the pineappleweed. We are hunting down populations from all over Belgium to explore differences caused by humans: are the plants growing differently … Continue reading

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Collective science is the best science

When scientists (or people in general) work together, magic happens. I am a dedicated advocate of that policy: if a lot of people all do a little bit of work, the level of interest of the results skyrockets. I was … Continue reading

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Anticipation

The much-anticipated spring of 2018 finally made it to Belgium! Not only because I have been craving to see my beloved plants resprouting, after a long winter of being ‘green-deprived’, but more importantly because this spring I will finally defend … Continue reading

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Spring

Spring is on its way, I promise! I went to Portugal to check it out for you myself. If you want to know why I was there, check out my previous post. Even that far south, spring seemed to be … Continue reading

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Throwback december bis

Worth your visit: our new picture gallery on the right of this blog, Sweden and Norway 2017! Another post featuring some of the best pictures from this summers’ field trip, this time from the Norwegian side. With steep mountains, stunning … Continue reading

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