Tag Archives: Invasive species

Urban invaders loving the heat

Guest post by Charly Géron, PhD student in The 3D Lab and lead author of a new study on how urban microclimates might facilitate plant invasions in cities. They are submerging the news, movies, papers and talks everywhere. I am … Continue reading

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Throwback to last summer fieldtrip in Belgian cities

Guest post by Charly Géron, our urban ecologist! Last summer was -normally- the last field season of my PhD which tries to better understand how cities influence alien plant invasions. One would think that the last field season would be … Continue reading

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Chicken or egg?

Guest post by Jan Clavel By now we know quite well that non-native plant invaders are fond of human disturbances. We have seen many times, across many different ecosystems, that these foreign plants use the more welcoming disturbed sites as … Continue reading

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Fieldwork night

PhD candidate Jan is currently representing the team in the high north. Tonight: spectacular yet lonely dinner-with-a-view in the waffle house on top of Låktatjåkko mountain, cosely tucked away from the windy 2°C that rules outside. The coronavirus has made … Continue reading

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Weed of the month: Sweetbriar Rose (Rosa rubiginosa)

The sweetbriar rose isn’t as sweet as its name suggests. In the Argentinean Andes, it creates impenetrable thickets of torns and branches, transforming the valleys into veritable shrubberies. Guestpost by Ana Clara Mazzolari for http://www.mountaininvasions.org. Scenic Andean valley, flanked by … Continue reading

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Tiny blessings

This might not look like much to you, but the picture on the right is a massive success-story! What you are looking at, is tiny clover-seedlings, sown last autumn in the barren climate of the northern Scandinavian mountains. This means … Continue reading

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