Tag Archives: Invasion

Spring in the mountains

Argentina blessed us with beautiful weather. We heard tales of biting cold only days before we arrived, so I packed all my warm clothes. When we arrived, spring was in full glory, with a warm sun illuminating the fresh plant life … Continue reading

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The escape of the morpho’s

It sounds like the title of a cheap science fiction movie, but the title roll is played by fragile, beautiful butterflies. The severe hail storms of a few weeks ago damaged the glass dome of the butterfly garden of the Zoo of … Continue reading

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The magic of modeling

Not all the work in my PhD is as photogenic as it might have looked from my posts here. A significant part of it even looks a lot more like a normal desk job, with a lot of computer work. But this computer work … Continue reading

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Next-level gardening

I have been shoveling, digging and ploughing like a madman lately (all for this project). I imagine the mare in the neighboring field warning her little baby to stay away from this crazy scientist-gardener, who seemed to be randomly digging circular holes … Continue reading

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New plans

Hooray! I got permission to start a new experiment this summer! This time no exotic location, however. I will stay with both feet on the university grounds, where I got access to almost 100 square meter of boring grassland on the … Continue reading

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The current experiment

        It is about time to give an overview of what I was actually searching down there in Chile. Our research there results from a collaborative project between Sweden, Chile and Argentina. As a Belgian guy, I may at first seem a bit … Continue reading

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Escaping the roadsides

Aliens in the lowlands! Aliens slowly fighting their way up on the mountains, surviving competition and increasingly harsh conditions! Aliens looming in roadside edges, ready to invade the undisturbed mountain vegetation…  I got the chance to present my alien plant research on a … Continue reading

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