Tag Archives: Belgium

A little walk

Rainy weather and thesis writing joined forces to lock me up inside a bit more than I would like in the first months of 2018, yet that is a pattern that I am determined to break. Because what is nicer … Continue reading

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The season of darkness – and tons of artificial little lights to compensate for that – is finally coming to an end again. Here in Belgium, we are again gaining two minutes of daylight every day, on our steady road … Continue reading

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  In autumn, leaves rapidly loose photosynthetic efficiency when chlorophyll is broken down, which reflects in their levels of chlorophyll fluorescence. This breaking down of chlorophyll is a patchy process, however, with increasing variation in fluorescence levels when leaves start … Continue reading

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A visit to the south

Today, we spent the day in Gembloux, in the southern part of Belgium. A cosy little city with a beautiful university. While the always-welcoming feel of the south made it feel like a holiday, it was far from that: we’re … Continue reading

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Biology Research Day

The study of biology at the University of Antwerp is surprisingly diverse. With research groups covering all scales, from the smallest cell to the largest ecosystem, and all aspects of biology, from behavioral ecology till molecular physiology, the department can … Continue reading

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More than bluebells

The Hallerbos is much more than only bluebells. Yes, the millions of delicate purple flowers are world-famous, and the single reason why thousands of people flock together here every day at the height of the season. Yet there is a … Continue reading

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The holiday lens

The photographing ecologist got an update of his photographing gear, and that is amazing news! Most notoriously, I now got a 18-300 mm lens, a lens famously called a ‘holiday lens’, as it is perfectly suited for holiday trips where you do not want to … Continue reading

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