Tag Archives: Outdoors

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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The hunt for Arctic aliens

Whilst they do not hunt for extra-terrestrial aliens that may or may not be hidden under the ice (as some on the more unbridled sections of the internet would rather they did), hunting for terrestrial aliens is exactly what they do. Ronja Wedegärtner … Continue reading

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The hottest lawns are not always in the city

According to the first results of our citizen science project ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’, lawns in urban gardens can also be quite cool. This came as a bit of a surprise. [English summary based on today’s discussion of our results … Continue reading

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Cold fieldwork news

I received some pictures from the snowy colds of the Norwegian mountains this week, where The3DLab-member Ronja went on a cross-country ski tour to her seed addition experiment to measure snow depth. Snow is a crucial component of microclimate as … Continue reading

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