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Fieldwork in northern Scandinavia, above the polar circle. What is the first things that come to your mind? Sunstroke? Shorts and t-shirts at midnight? Probably not. And yet, that was what we got in the first days of this summer’s … Continue reading

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Flemish road trip

It might not be everybody’s favorite holiday destination, but we spend last week enjoying a true and original ‘Flemish road trip’. From Bruges to Brussels, from the port of Antwerp to the outskirts of Kortrijk, we saw it all in … Continue reading

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Running off the road

It is a known pattern by now, as it is confirmed over and over in virtually all mountain regions we study: roads are facilitating non-native plant species introduction into mountains. Humans introduce – on purpose or by accident – new … Continue reading

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Postdoc

The future is starting now! Today, I got the news that my application for a 3 years postdoc from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) has been granted. That means that from October onwards, I can spend my time diving deeper … Continue reading

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Trail adventures

Interested to join our MIREN Trail Survey? Find all the details here. The story below gives you a feel of how it works. The 20th of June, Davos, Swiss Alps. The day before the longest day of the year, and amazing … Continue reading

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The Alps

How can one be a mountain ecologist without ever visiting the European Alps? Making up for this now with a visit to Davos, Switzerland, with a visit to Polar 2018, where I will be presenting our work on the ‘third … Continue reading

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Hunting down plants

I introduced him already in an earlier post: our hero of this spring is the easy-to-overlook flower called Matricaria discoidea, the pineappleweed. We are hunting down populations from all over Belgium to explore differences caused by humans: are the plants growing differently … Continue reading

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