Tag Archives: Nature

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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Belgians see nature in their municipality deteriorating

This is the main preliminary result of a large-scale survey conducted by the Universities of Antwerp and Liège among more than 1200 Belgians. 60% indicated that the quality of nature in their municipality has decreased over the last 5 years, … 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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Finished

The 3D lab waves goodbye to another master student, with Sam having defended his thesis last week. Sam travelled to the northern Scandes to study the drivers of plant community composition, and brought home some fascinating findings: while plant species … Continue reading

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Heather

Finally got another field day again – they really are scarce and far between nowadays. But what a field day it was: heading back to Flanders’ most beautiful heathland to harvest our temperature loggers we have been hiding there for … 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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