Tag Archives: Agriculture

What to eat?

Awareness is raising rapidly in our environment that what we eat affects our environment in undeniable ways. We (should) all know by now that eating too much meat has a massive influence, not only concerning animal welfare, yet most notoriously on … Continue reading

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Micro moisture

For a long time, I have been arguing that we should focus on the micro-environment to understand where plants live, and where they will be going in a future with a changing climate. Studying the micro-environment experienced by plants however creates … Continue reading

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Novel

I was currently exploring a new train of thoughts, slightly different from my usual subject: novel ecosystems. What is a novel ecosystem, you might ask? Well, it is an ecosystem that is disturbed (by humans) and where new species – … Continue reading

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The road to publication

Sometimes, the road to publication feels a bit like this: A combination of a nice little sun as a promise for a reward in the far future, and crazy mud that will slow you down for months. Or picture this: Bunkers filled … Continue reading

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Eating villages

The Port of Antwerp is very hungry. In the last century, it has been eating several villages and thousands of acres of land to meet the requirements of being a globally competing economic center. I find it interesting to wander in … Continue reading

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Gods of the meadow

On a misty autumn morning, while I was roaming through Flanders fields, I met some very fierce-looking sheep. The look on their face, combined with the atmosphere created by the autumn fog, made me chuckle: they looked very smug and … Continue reading

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Foggy

Scientific experiments take a long time. Before the very first meeting at which a research question is proposed and the publication of the final answer, there is a seemingly endless amount of intermittent steps (you can get an idea about all of them here). For me as … Continue reading

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