Category Archives: Science

Species distributions in a messy world

At the meeting in Zurich (introduced here for those who missed it), species distribution ecologists (like me) and people from the remote sensing community came together to meet. Troughout the discussions we had, an intriguing conclusion surfaced that I found … Continue reading

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Global risks

Each year, at the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Global Risks Report is published. The Global Risks Report is created by experts and decision-makers from all over the world, and this year’s version covers more risks than … Continue reading

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The final countdown

Quietly and virtually unnoticed, this PhD entered its last year. For over 4 years (5 if you include my master thesis project), I have been working on the story of moving plants. Those readers following the blog from the start, … Continue reading

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An easy solution to a complicated issue

Biodiversity is important. That is a fact, and it would take a fool to deny it. Yet how important is it exactly? How much does it matter how many species an ecosystem has, or which? Ecologists have been searching for … 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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Checking in again

Landscapes evolve rapidly when humans are around. Plants move, environments change, over a period of more than 15 years, a whole ecosystem could turn on its head. Especially when invasive species are involved. Finding such a long-term window is however … Continue reading

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Species on the move

The world’s climate is changing rapidly. There, I said it! A statement backed by scientific evidence that keeps piling up, day by day. Yet, what is perhaps even more important: the impact of this changing climate on our world are now … Continue reading

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