Tag Archives: Science

Happy hunting

I spent a happy, sunny, warm autumn Saturday on the farm with my oldest. The goal? Finding back the microclimate sensors we installed there together in early spring, and taking soil samples for soil microbial analysis. And learning about farm … Continue reading

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Much-missed interactions

Oh, finally! Finally, after such a long time: a research visit! I’m spending two very short days in Amiens, visiting the lab of friend and SoilTemp co-founder Jonathan Lenoir, and meeting up with two other partners in SoilTemp-crime while there. … Continue reading

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The first map of the air-conditioning effect of European forests

Press release Forest canopies cool summer temperatures with up to 10°C. An international team of scientists led by researchers from the KU Leuven in Belgium now mapped the temperature of all European forest patches to quantify the airco function of … Continue reading

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The impact of extreme weather on the cultivation of potatoes

Blogpost written by Bart Deronde, and originally published (in a much prettier shape) on the blog of VITO. In spring 2021, the largest citizen science campaign ever on the impact of heat and drought in Flanders’ gardens & fields ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in … Continue reading

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The TMS-Pluche

Consider development of microclimate sensors a closed and finished field: the ultimate product is now on the market! Thanks to the partner of our colleague Stijn, I got the most beautiful pluche version of a TMS-version, which we immediately bombarded … Continue reading

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Nights with a baby: is it all about perception?

EDIT: baby 2 wants me to publicly apologies as I made a mistake in the calculations with her data (for the R-people, as.POSIXct got me). Post now updated! This summer, we doubled the sample size of our offspring experiment. We … Continue reading

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