Tag Archives: Global change ecology

Can collaboration help us tackle the big issues of ecology?

Ronja Wedegärtner, PhD student at NTNU in Norway and in The 3D Lab, takes you on a reflective tour of the key discussion point of last weeks’ meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland: how we as ecologists can take up our task … Continue reading

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Climate impacts on your doorstep

Extreme weather events are all over the news in recent years, with intense floodings in Asia, fires raging through Australia, and record heatwaves melting the asphalt in Western-Europe. We are all starting to feel the impact of the changing climate … Continue reading

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European tree species in decline

Close to half of Europese tree species are threatened, according to a recent report by the IUCN, the groupin charge of the so-called ‘species red lists’. Causes of this dramatic number? Ongoing forest cutting of course. Yet, most importantly and … Continue reading

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Elevation and climate as drivers of non-native species distributions

For MIREN, we are working on an awesome blog series summarizing our scientific findings from the last 15 years for conservation, policy makers and the global public. This is chapter 3 in the series, follow the whole story on www.mountaininvasions.org. If … Continue reading

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About wrapping up 2 field seasons

This is a guest post by Charly Geron, PhD-student at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech and in our Virtual Lab. One month ago, I was left with mixed feelings about finishing up my second field season, and acquiring massive amount of data … Continue reading

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Thanking the citizens

Hi citizen! We have to thank you. Really, we are eternally grateful for what you do! Let me explain: we have this interesting scientific question about non-native plant species in cities. We know they are there – tons of them, … Continue reading

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City life

Take this proudly walking pigeon in the port of Barcelona as an announcement for next week’s talk about life in the city, which I’ll be giving for the biologist students at the University of Antwerp. In a session in a … Continue reading

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