Tag Archives: climate change

A PhD-summary

Good news! My PhD is successfully defended, and the main message I wanted to tell to the whole world is now out. Extra good news: I published a little booklet for those who want to know what my work is … Continue reading

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Plant species are on the move, and it is us humans who are moving them

Today, I am finally defending the results of all these years of hard work. For those who cannot join me in the celebrations at the University of Antwerp, here is – in short – the message I want to tell … Continue reading

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Climate change biogeography

There are several ways in which one can tackle climate change and its effects on our world. Biogeographers are approaching the issue via one of its core fundaments: how is climate change affecting the distribution of all living things on … Continue reading

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Paleo-patterns

This week, I joined an army of far over 200 biogeographers at the conference of the International Biogeographic Society in Evora, Portugal. Biogeowhat, you might ask? Well, biogeography is the study of the distribution of species, in the past, the … Continue reading

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Lagging behind

Species have been reported to be moving poleward and upward in mountains as a result of climate change. Evidence of this movement is piling up rapidly, and with every passing year the increasing speed at which species are moving up- … Continue reading

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The season of anticipation

We passed that time of year again. That moment just before spring breaks loose, when king winter gives you one last wack around the ears before hurrying back to its royal halls above the polar circle. We had a serious … 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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