Tag Archives: Hiking

To save our world’s biodiversity

Today I will be presenting our SoilTemp project at the World Biodiversity Forum in Davos, Switzerland. That place might ring a bell from many a global convention, and the conference name even sounds familiar to the World Economic Forum hosted … Continue reading

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Trampling to save mountain plant diversity?

By Ronja Wedegärtner and Jonas Lembrechts What do you think about when you follow a hiking path up to the nearest mountain peak? When not thinking about the next chocolate break or the view, I spend my time thinking about … Continue reading

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Saving the world isn’t rocket science

The3DLab member Ronja got interviewed for a podcast at her university in Trondheim! A very nice summary of her research. You can find the podcast here, or on Spotify! The podcast investigates the environmental impacts of hiking trails in the … Continue reading

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Wet nature as airco?

Cycle from the city to a nearby nature reserve during a hot summer day, and you’ll immediately notice a few degrees difference. The higher temperatures are a result of the urban heat island effect. Smart urban planning with room for … Continue reading

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Grey day in the field

Yesterday, we spent a pretty grey day in the east of Flanders to dig up microclimate loggers. The view: heavy clouds on top of the shades of brown provided by the late-winter heathland, as is so typical for the region. … Continue reading

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Small forests, big benefits

Since I started hiking along Flemish backroads with my little girl – our favourite activity – we got to meet already lots of little patches of forest in a matrix of agriculture. I must say: nothing pleases me more than … Continue reading

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