Tag Archives: Microclimate

Sensors

Eleven thousand and counting! This summer has been huge for our SoilTemp-database. Little could we have imagined that our project would become such a tremenduous success, with people contributing from all over the world! We are now collecting pictures as … Continue reading

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Microclimate in the city

Summer 2020 is now in full swing, and that means our trial for our garden microclimate project is in full swing! Let me guide you through some of the plans with some awesome pictures: We use these set-ups from Leuven.cool … Continue reading

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10.000

We reached a milestone today: our SoilTemp database now hosts more than 10.000 sensors[1]! To celebrate this achievement – and the great news that our call for data in Global Change Biology is now published in its final format – … Continue reading

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Uncertainty surrounding the prediction of microclimate change

We need to gear up the search for correct climate predictions to tackle the biodiversity crisis. In a recent perspective piece in the journal Science, we argue that our climate predictions do not take into account local changes in land … Continue reading

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The holy trinity of global change ecology

A few weeks ago, the journal Annals of Botany asked me to write a commentary pieceon a new paper coming out on the effect of climate change on grass species on a subantarctic island. An intriguing paper, as they compared … Continue reading

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SoilTemp: a database of near-surface temperatures

Let me tell you something important – which won’t be a surprise to regular followers of this blog: weather station data doesn’t do the trick for ecologists. It is just too different from the climate as experienced by most organisms, … Continue reading

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