Tag Archives: Flowers

Hidden treasures on the campus

When you think about a quest for rare plant species, you might imagine high-spirited adventurers travelling to the ends of the earths on a hunt for tropical flowers hidden in the depths of the jungle. Who might have imagined that … Continue reading

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Road effects

5 years later, we are getting ready for a re-survey of our longterm observational plots along the roads in the Norwegian mountains. The perfect moment to summarize for a second what we learned from our first trip. This post was published … Continue reading

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Summer

Summer is upon us! Heaven for a botanist like me, with all shades of green and sparks of color popping up wherever you look. Two consecutive winters of stubborn species studying is now again put to the test, and the results are … 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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Unexpected bluebells

This time of year, thousands of people are awed by the Purple Forest, the beautiful Hallerbos close to Brussels, with its endless tapestries of bluebells. Tourists come from all over the world, making the romantic scenery suffer more, year after … Continue reading

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Plants do fly

At the Functional Ecology conference in Montpellier (see earlier posts), several times I heard the saying that plants cannot fly and as such have a significant limitation compared to other organisms. Yet I strongly disagree with that saying, no matter how … Continue reading

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East-ward bound

As you can see in my previous post, where you can find an insightful map of my current global scientific network, my global network has only a limited connection with the east. While strong ties exist within Europe and across the ocean to … Continue reading

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