Tag Archives: Plants

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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Two firsts

This has been a very important week for The 3D Lab: two of our PhD-students submitted their first ever paper! Charly submitted his work on the climatic origin of urban plant invaders, a first in a series studying how the … Continue reading

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The hiking trail invasions

We like mountain trails. But we are not alone, it looks like: invasive plant species love them as well as a gateway to invade higher elevations areas. What we always suspected, is now finally proven, thanks to the work of … Continue reading

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Fluorescence

For years, I have been teaching a practical course on the measurement of plant stress to our master students. In that course, we introduce them to the magical ecological process called ‘fluorescence’ to investigate stress in their studied plant species. … Continue reading

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European tree species in decline

Close to half of Europese tree species are threatened, according to a recent report by the IUCN, the groupin charge of the so-called ‘species red lists’. Causes of this dramatic number? Ongoing forest cutting of course. Yet, most importantly and … Continue reading

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Elevation and climate as drivers of non-native species distributions

For MIREN, we are working on an awesome blog series summarizing our scientific findings from the last 15 years for conservation, policy makers and the global public. This is chapter 3 in the series, follow the whole story on www.mountaininvasions.org. If … Continue reading

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