Tag Archives: Plants

Throwback to last summer fieldtrip in Belgian cities

Guest post by Charly Géron, our urban ecologist! Last summer was -normally- the last field season of my PhD which tries to better understand how cities influence alien plant invasions. One would think that the last field season would be … Continue reading

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Finished

The 3D lab waves goodbye to another master student, with Sam having defended his thesis last week. Sam travelled to the northern Scandes to study the drivers of plant community composition, and brought home some fascinating findings: while plant species … Continue reading

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Heather

Finally got another field day again – they really are scarce and far between nowadays. But what a field day it was: heading back to Flanders’ most beautiful heathland to harvest our temperature loggers we have been hiding there for … 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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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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