Tag Archives: Global change

Running off the road

It is a known pattern by now, as it is confirmed over and over in virtually all mountain regions we study: roads are facilitating non-native plant species introduction into mountains. Humans introduce – on purpose or by accident – new … Continue reading

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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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Matching the plant with the environment: what makes invasive plant species so successful?

Scientists have been wondering for a long time why some exotic species become invasive while others do not. A new paper we just published on invasive and non-invasive plant species in Belgium reveals that the answer should be sought at 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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Our paper in Oikos

Our latest paper on species evenness in diversity experiments is now officially published as Editor’s Choice in the March issue of Oikos! Good news for you, as that means the paper is now available open access. Find it here! Want … Continue reading

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