Tag Archives: Forests

Autumn

  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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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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Autumn is awesome

At least when the sun is shining… Currently, we are hiding inside for the autumn rains and the poor 6 °C they come with. Yet when the sun is out to lighten up all the colors, the Arctic world seems to … Continue reading

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Charging the batteries

A few more days of charging the batteries here in Belgium before we head up back north to the colds of the Arctic. There seems to be an unfortunate negative correlation between the weather in Belgium and the weather in … Continue reading

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Bluebell-beauties: a gallery

Some eye candy: scroll through pictures of beeches and bluebells from the Hallerbos in the gallery on the right. As an assistant in the course on forest types at our university, I spent several hours of my springtime in the … Continue reading

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Spring rehearsal

  This weekend brought me the first real rehearsal for the course I will assist in at the end of this month. As we did last year, we will take the students of biology of our university to the beautiful Hallerbos, … Continue reading

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Forest variation

Small-scale variation. It is a super important part of my research. I mostly look at it from a human perspective: how humans can disturb an ecosystem and change the whole hidden set of abiotic and biotic factors that drive these systems with … Continue reading

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