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Paris

Passing through Paris today on my way to Amiens for a meet-up with colleagues. Looking forward to great science! Paris, so close to home, yet it feels so different from Belgium!

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Topography (2)

In my previous blogpost, I highlighted the important effects of local topography on microclimate, and of the latter on species distributions.  I used a man-made structure, a slate quarry, as an extreme example. Now, I’d like to take you to … Continue reading

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Topography

For an ecologist interested in where plants are growing, the local climate is crucial. And that microclimate is for a large part influenced by the local topography. Slopes, aspect, elevation, cold air pooling… All the bumps and crevices in the … Continue reading

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Avoiding the best spots

How plants deal with stress has always fascinated me. Remember that post where I argued that plants can fly? Well, they can for sure, yet that does not mean they have to be able to deal with the circumstances wherever … Continue reading

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The feel of the south

Do you want to experience the feeling of spring in the south of France? You will get the closest possible by visiting the beautiful picture gallery ‘Montpellier 2017’ on the right of my blog, or via this link. There you can see … Continue reading

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Plants do fly

At the Functional Ecology conference in Montpellier (see earlier posts), several times I heard the saying that plants cannot fly and as such have a significant limitation compared to other organisms. Yet I strongly disagree with that saying, no matter how … Continue reading

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Montpellier

A post on the Functional Ecology conference in Montpellier, organised by AnaEE France. Montpellier, the city that opened up the views on the interesting topic of functional ecology (the theme of the 3-day conference I attended here this week). A … Continue reading

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