Tag Archives: Invasive species

Drought and heat might help exotic plants escape out of the city

In new research lead by group member Charly Géron, we show that Belgian cities host different exotic plant species than the countryside. Those urban species come from warm and dry native climates and are better adapted to drought and heat. … Continue reading

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The photobomber

Now here is a little – and rather easy perhaps for most of those who follow me – botanical riddle: which tree has photobombed virtually all of my holiday pictures of Kotor, Montenegro? Let me know in the comments if … Continue reading

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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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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 climate update – exotics in extreme heat

In ‘The Climate Update’ gives Arne Ven, climate change advisor in the Global Change Ecology center of the University of Antwerp, us a recap of the news – good and bad – about climate change. Part 11 is about heat … 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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