Tag Archives: Plant ecology

Calling in the plant doctor

Sometimes you really want to know how a plant is feeling. That’s when you call in The Plant Doctor! The Plant Doctor is sitting next to me in the office and he knows a lot more diagnostic tools than the ‘I’ll-just-look-if-the-plant-is-there’-ecologist … Continue reading

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Following from afar

What a feeling that gives: when your PhD- and master-students are rocking their fieldwork, and pictures of their successes are tumbling past. Case in point: this success for our mountain trail surveys in Norway, finished in the rain and with … Continue reading

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Species (re)distributions in Scandinavian mountains

I am happy and honoured to announce some fantastic news: this week, we got a 4-years Fundamental Research Grant from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) to strengthen our research on species (re)distributions in the Scandinavian mountains, in the framework of … Continue reading

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Flemish road trip

It might not be everybody’s favorite holiday destination, but we spend last week enjoying a true and original ‘Flemish road trip’. From Bruges to Brussels, from the port of Antwerp to the outskirts of Kortrijk, we saw it all in … Continue reading

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Hunting down plants

I introduced him already in an earlier post: our hero of this spring is the easy-to-overlook flower called Matricaria discoidea, the pineappleweed. We are hunting down populations from all over Belgium to explore differences caused by humans: are the plants growing differently … Continue reading

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Collective science is the best science

When scientists (or people in general) work together, magic happens. I am a dedicated advocate of that policy: if a lot of people all do a little bit of work, the level of interest of the results skyrockets. I was … Continue reading

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