Tag Archives: Nature

Fieldwork views

With summer in full swing, fieldwork pictures from the various The3DLab-teams keep reaching me, leaving me a bit ‘home’sick for the mountains. That feeling of standing on top of a mountain and enjoying the view after a great day of … Continue reading

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“The Czech Republic is a global example for microclimate science”

The soil sensor, the smart sensor that measures heat and drought in 5,000 gardens, parks, nature reserves and fields, was developed by TOMST. A small Czech company, world famous among microclimate scientists and, thanks to the citizen science project CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin, also … Continue reading

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Even exotics plants prefer the shade during a heat wave

A warmer climate of origin does not necessarily protect exotic plants from heatwaves like our country has experienced in recent summers, we showed in a recent paper by Charly Géron, PhD candidate in our group. What does? Local microclimates! Our … Continue reading

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Non-natives at the end of the world

The Crozet archipelago. A few tiny specks in a vast ocean, ‘on the road’ from South Africa to Antarctica. A tough climate, inhabitants limited to a bunch of winter-hardy researchers and the occasional seabird. But also: Poa annua, the common … Continue reading

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Exotic species enter through the city gates

3DLab-member Charly Géron’s second paper recently got featured on http://www.eoswetenschap.eu! Here is an English translation of the story they brought there: —- Plants from warmer regions feel perfectly at home in our cities. From there, they can colonize the countryside. … Continue reading

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It is possible!

I just received the beautiful lake-view above and, oh boy, is that an important picture! It means that we made it happen, despite the ongoing pandemic and the kilos of extra administrative chaos it brought with it: we sent a … Continue reading

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