Tag Archives: Holiday

Ready?

The sun sets above the sea at the Belgian coastline, on one of these days that hint towards the approaching spring.  For plant ecologists, these hints of spring trigger the start of the fieldwork season. I am currently wrapping up the final analyses … Continue reading

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The root of all power

Earlier, I wrote about the strong foundation that is needed to build houses in the dunes.  Natures’ prototype of such a strong holdfast is found in the shape of European beachgrass, the true hero of the dunes. This species grows … Continue reading

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Slow and steady

The Costa Brava is full of snails. When it is hot, they are hiding in their house, safe from the heat and drought. They wait, wait and wait, patiently and motionless, until it finally starts raining. Rain can be crazy … Continue reading

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A true circus act

The sad thing about being a plant scientist is that those plants rarely put on an impressive show. Every now and then, I thus have to shift away from the plant- to the animal kingdom to get some more excitement and experience … Continue reading

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Spain

From the high north to the south of Europe. From the cold-limited mountains in Lapland to the dry rocky mountain slopes of Catalonia in less than a week time. I am enjoying the end of the summer with a burning … Continue reading

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Flying a helicopter

Our most remote plots involve hours of climbing on steep mountain slopes, through dense willow shrubs and over dry rocky areas. But not this time. This time we had to walk for 20 minutes to Abisko’s helicopter base and do the … Continue reading

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The beauty of the north

The Scandinavian mountains have photo opportunities around every corner. Click here to see a photo gallery, where I celebrate the amazing beauty of the north. You should pay it a visit to enjoy angry lemmings, stunning lakes, beautiful flowers, endless sunsets or breath-taking mountain hikes. … Continue reading

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