Tag Archives: Science

A robot as co-author

Ok, I’ll bite. The internet is literally full of fancy people jumping on the bandwagon called ‘ChatGPT’. The amount of lists I’ve seen floating by with ‘you are only using 1% of ChatGPTs full potential’ or ‘this is how I … Continue reading

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Battling my emails

I started tracking my time at work in detail at the start of my postdoc in 2018, using the amazing app ‘Timeular’. This series of stories provides some insights into postdoc life using that data. A traumatizing aspect of academia … Continue reading

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Hitchhiking mountain roads and trails

The Mountain Invasion Research Network (MIREN) has made itself ‘world famous’ through its protocol for the long-term monitoring of vegetation along mountain roads. We even got a recent publication dedicated in its entirety to that protocol! However, mountains – and … Continue reading

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Long-term reporting

A big chunk of my work focuses on long-term monitoring, of vegetation and (micro)climate. It highlights the importance of this continuity, and many of the most important conclusions we are taking – and especially will take in the near future … Continue reading

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Microclimate symposium

Truth be told, we just had a little pot of money that needed spending. That pot of money came from a successful application to the University of Antwerp to enhance communication between universities. Now, communication between universities, that’s my kind … Continue reading

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MIREN meets in Chile

A few hundred kilometers south of Santiago de Chile, nestled in a green valley at the foot of a string of snow-clad volcanoes, lies the ‘Suisandina lodge’, a place that breaths hospitality, with all facilities a mountain ecologist needs to … Continue reading

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