Tag Archives: Landscape

Picturesque

Every time we pass this adorable little lighthouse in the Skjomen fjord in the high north of Norway, I have to think of the definition of picturesque (visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting). Every … Continue reading

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The little hut in the forest

When we first went to Norway in the summer of 2012, we had long searches for the perfect camping spot: close to the little village, next to the river, on top of the mountain… We scouted and tried several places, … Continue reading

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Bluebell-beauties: a gallery

Some eye candy: scroll through pictures of beeches and bluebells from the Hallerbos in the gallery on the right. As an assistant in the course on forest types at our university, I spent several hours of my springtime in the … Continue reading

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Just cause I like him

Just look at him, with its curly branches and fluffy catkins! I love the corkscrew hazel, one of the most beautiful views in early spring. There is not much I have to tell about him, though, just that he cheers … Continue reading

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Forest variation

Small-scale variation. It is a super important part of my research. I mostly look at it from a human perspective: how humans can disturb an ecosystem and change the whole hidden set of abiotic and biotic factors that drive these systems with … Continue reading

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Keep your head above the water

It is winter time in Belgium, and winter time means water! Belgium is kinda famous for its bad weather, with 800 mm average annual precipitation evenly spread over all months of the year. This 800 mm is in no way comparable with the liters … Continue reading

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