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Smart bud(die)s

Smart bud(die)s, or Knappe k(n)oppen in Dutch, is a citizen science project initiated by our research group at the University of Antwerp (together with ReaGent). It is tailored towards high schools, and aims to provide them with a fun and … Continue reading

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To spring or not to spring

Climate and weather might be more unpredictable than ever, yet there is one little thing I can always count on: a small patch of crocuses close to the office, that starts to pierce the often frozen soil already in January. … Continue reading

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When leaves fall

Leaves fall in autumn. At least, they tend to do that if they hang on deciduous trees in temperate climates. Here, the months of October and November are dedicated to splendid colour displays and hours of raking leaves into piles. … Continue reading

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The snails are out!

Belgium is experiencing some hot and humid, almost tropical weather the last days/weeks. Perfect weather to find snails, I found out (and even better weather to meet up with mosquitos, I learned the hard way). Great weather for plants to grow as well. … Continue reading

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The little hut in the forest

When we first went to Norway in the summer of 2012, we had long searches for the perfect camping spot: close to the little village, next to the river, on top of the mountain… We scouted and tried several places, … Continue reading

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Closing chapters

When I finally read the output from our work in the newspapers, it feels like closing a chapter: we have told our story, and it reached the people that could care. With an article about each of our two recent papers … Continue reading

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Beech and bluebell

This week brought the field course to the ‘Hallerbos’, Brussels world-famous forest with the purple bluebell carpet. Of course it is mostly this endless see of purple that attracts the thousands and thousands of tourists every year (oh, dear lord, … Continue reading

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