Tag Archives: Outdoors

Wanted: opinions about nature!

Where would you draw the line between nature and culture? Ecologists from the University of Antwerp would like your* opinion on YOUR definition of nature in this rapidly changing world. Answer their questions now via http://www.natureornot.be! *If you’re living in … Continue reading

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Our green is grey

This column appeared originally in Dutch in EOS (www.eoswetenschap.eu) There’s no nature here anymore in Flanders. Not if we were to define it as ‘untouched wilderness’ that is not or hardly influenced by human activities. We have lost our last … Continue reading

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Tiny blessings

This might not look like much to you, but the picture on the right is a massive success-story! What you are looking at, is tiny clover-seedlings, sown last autumn in the barren climate of the northern Scandinavian mountains. This means … 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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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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