Tag Archives: Plant invasions

Aliens in the Arctic

In a recent study co-authored by The3DLab-member Ronja Wedegärtner, a team of researchers have mapped invasive plants on Svalbard, and the results leave no doubt; alien plants grow where humans have been. The research team found 36 alien plant species, … Continue reading

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Presence of non-native species in mountains

For MIREN, we are working on an awesome new blog series summarizing our scientific findings from the last 15 years for conservation, policy makers and the global public. This is chapter 2 in the series, follow the whole story on www.mountaininvasions.org. … Continue reading

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For MIREN, we are working on an awesome new blog series summarizing our scientific findings from the last 15 years for conservation, policy makers and the global public. This is chapter 1, so stay tuned for more! Originally posted on … Continue reading

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Matching the plant with the environment: what makes invasive plant species so successful?

Scientists have been wondering for a long time why some exotic species become invasive while others do not. A new paper we just published on invasive and non-invasive plant species in Belgium reveals that the answer should be sought at the … Continue reading

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Impatient

Time for a plant portrait of one of my favourite Belgian study species: Impatiens glandulifera, a tall herb with its origin on Himalayan mountain slopes, yet introduced all over the world by humans who fell in love with it. And what’s … Continue reading

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Science with doormats

No, I am not investing in a soccer field, nor am I building an indoor garden for my cat (although the latter loves the idea). No, we are planning to dive deep into the study of the movement of plant … Continue reading

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