Tag Archives: Soil

Bacteria: a thermometer for the past

It was at a lunchtime seminar of our research group that Cindy De Jonge introduced a new concept to me: using variation in cell membrane lipids (affectionately called brGDGT lipids by those who love them) as a thermometer for the … Continue reading

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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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Sensors

Eleven thousand and counting! This summer has been huge for our SoilTemp-database. Little could we have imagined that our project would become such a tremenduous success, with people contributing from all over the world! We are now collecting pictures as … Continue reading

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Microclimate in the city

Summer 2020 is now in full swing, and that means our trial for our garden microclimate project is in full swing! Let me guide you through some of the plans with some awesome pictures: We use these set-ups from Leuven.cool … Continue reading

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Lab-time

More than ever, we will be spending time in the lab this autumn. Finally, the big step has been made: we are digging belowground! It had been high on my wishlist for a long time, but besides a few interesting … Continue reading

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The secrets under our feet

I have been saying it ample times: you can not understand the true behaviour of plants in the mountains without looking at what happens belowground. I have been saying it ample times indeed, yet now we finally have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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