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Species on the move

‘Species On The Move’: It’s a conference name with a ring to it. Its goal is to bring together scientists and conservationists around the topic of the impact of climate change on species distributions. This third edition was held in … Continue reading

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Does microclimate change move species?

With 200 or so we came together, here in the scorching heat and relentless urban expansion of southwest Florida, to talk about ‘species on the move’. Global change is pushing species from all sides, forcing them out of their traditional … Continue reading

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An efficient way to obtain soil texture data

When we designed our large-scale citizen science project ‘CurieuzeNeuzen in de Tuin’, we soon realized we had a problem on our hands: if we wanted to get an accurate idea of soil temperature and especially soil moisture from our 5000 … Continue reading

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Microclimate can save plant species from population migration

Global warming would force plant species to move dozens of kilometres north at breakneck speed to still find suitable habitat. “A failure for flora,” was the scientific consensus for a long time. Recent research suggests that such population relocation would … Continue reading

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The efficiency of microbes

In order to truly understand climate change, we have to understand the carbon cycle – which describes where that notorious element called ‘C’ is moving to. In order to understand that carbon cycle, we need to know who is using … Continue reading

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Smart time management for the overwhelmed postdoc

Look, I am an ambitious young scientist, but I don’t want to be swamped by work. Witha young family, I know all too well how challenging it can be to juggle work and personal responsibilities. I dream of doing all … Continue reading

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