Tag Archives: Travelling

Four fronts

Summer arrived, and that means: fieldwork! And this summer, more than ever before, that fieldwork is spreading across the world. We will have four important fronts of research open this summer, and I aim to keep you updated about all … Continue reading

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#scienceisalso

#scienceisalso a campfire to make a hot cup of soup after a long and cold day in the Norwegian mountains. With this hashtag (in Dutch, though, #wetenschapisook), I will be posting all week on the Instagram-account from EOS, our local … Continue reading

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Plants do fly

At the Functional Ecology conference in Montpellier (see earlier posts), several times I heard the saying that plants cannot fly and as such have a significant limitation compared to other organisms. Yet I strongly disagree with that saying, no matter how … Continue reading

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Gathering a team

This is the time of year at work dedicated to gathering the perfect team. We can promote our topics and research questions to the students of the first master’s year of the Biology master, and they have the opportunity to choose … Continue reading

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Barbeque is not on the menu

 With autumn well on its way in the Northern Hemisphere, this is a perfect time to share one of our autumn field stories from the top of the world: Lapland. Hurry inside and grab your warmest blanket, this story is … Continue reading

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Alpine invasions

With all that travelling (first fieldwork in Sweden/Norway, then the conference in Florida), I did not have time yet to announce the good news: we just got a paper published in Alpine Botany, reviewing the current knowledge on plant invasions in the alpine … Continue reading

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Earth’s stage

Concerning the weather, mountains never disappoint. They are earth’s stage for some of the most impressive shows I have ever seen, involving cloud formations of all types and structures. If it is a thunderstorm racing over the lake towards you, … Continue reading

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