Tag Archives: Nature

Goodbye!

Two big achievements yesterday: two of our master students defended their thesis, and will thus be able to put an endmark behind their education! A big congratulation to both Ilias Janssens and Bram Vanheule for all they achieved. Ilias studied … Continue reading

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#togetherforbiodiversity

Biodiversity is essential for our survival and well-being. It nourishes and heals us. It provides us with oxygen and pure water. Biodiversity takes care of us, but it is in danger. Change and action are urgently needed to protect life … 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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Same data – different analysts

So here is an important question: if you give the same dataset to different scientists, will the outcomes be the same? This question is not trivial. It’s actually one of the most important assumptions in the way we currently do … 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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Bluebell beauty

This would normally be the season where we take the students to the beautiful Hallerbos, close to Brussels, to teach them all about forest types and keystone plant species. This trip would importantly also involve stunning purple fields of bluebells … Continue reading

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