Tag Archives: Global change

One protocol to track them all

It was the year 2005. A group of mountain ecologists gathered in Vienna, Austria, for what would turn out to be an appointment with history. Their topic? Plant invasions in mountains! A consensus was soon reached that there was an … Continue reading

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A freshly-minted PhD

Now, that’s what they call a milestone: The3DLab got to celebrate its very first PhD, this week. Charly Géron successfully defended his thesis on plant invasions in urban environments! The defence brought us on a cold and sunny winter solstice … Continue reading

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Forests: buffers for temperature in the future?

Even if you followed this webspace only occasionally, you should have gotten the idea of the fact that we are starting to get a good hold of microclimate across the globe. We know how much European forest understories differ from … Continue reading

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100 years of vegetation data

I find it of paramount importance that students learn how to communicate their research. Summarizing their ideas and findings for a broad audience challenges them to keep the ‘why’ in mind for their research, and reminds them they are part … Continue reading

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The rhododendron that can be tracked from space

In the alpine tundra of the Changbai Mountains in Northeast China, on the border with North Korea, climate has warmed significantly over the last few decades (at a rate of 0.28 °C/decade, from 1959 to 2017, to be precise). It’s a … Continue reading

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A railroad in Kashmir Himalaya

Kashmir Himalaya. A region famous for its breathtaking heights and steep mountain regions. From 1994 to 2013, the Indian government here worked on one of the most challenging railway lines of the world, facing major earthquake zones, extreme temperatures and … Continue reading

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