Tag Archives: Nature photography

Wet nature as airco?

Cycle from the city to a nearby nature reserve during a hot summer day, and you’ll immediately notice a few degrees difference. The higher temperatures are a result of the urban heat island effect. Smart urban planning with room for … Continue reading

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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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Small forests, big benefits

Since I started hiking along Flemish backroads with my little girl – our favourite activity – we got to meet already lots of little patches of forest in a matrix of agriculture. I must say: nothing pleases me more than … Continue reading

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A fresh look on nature

Introducing the world to a child gives conflicting feelings. On the one hand, there is a feeling of doom: how do I dare adding another child to this deteriorating world, without asking her if she wants to live in it … Continue reading

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Tales from the field

The global pandemic is still restricting lots of our fieldwork, and we have to cancel unfortunately another batch of work planned in northern Norway, but not all of it is going down the drain. PhD-student Ronja, for example, is having … Continue reading

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Scouting locations

Roamed through Flanders’ villages today in a search for scenic film locations! Stars of the show: our non-native plant invaders that are – secretly ànd out in the open – taking over our urban nature. I got invited by Flanders’ … Continue reading

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