Tag Archives: Global change

Fallopia

I have been hoping to expand my research area to my homeland for a while now. Working ‘On Top of the World’ never ceases to amaze, yet closer to home tons of intriguing questions arise all the time. Why is … Continue reading

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Species on the move

The world’s climate is changing rapidly. There, I said it! A statement backed by scientific evidence that keeps piling up, day by day. Yet, what is perhaps even more important: the impact of this changing climate on our world are now … Continue reading

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What to eat?

Awareness is raising rapidly in our environment that what we eat affects our environment in undeniable ways. We (should) all know by now that eating too much meat has a massive influence, not only concerning animal welfare, yet most notoriously on … Continue reading

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Nature disturbs

A few posts ago, I talked about how humans disturb nature. I might have made it look like disturbance is a typical human thing, and mostly bad for nature. Yet nothing is further from the truth. Disturbance is extremely natural, … Continue reading

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An unusual hero

Last week, Hans Rosling died. Who, you might ask, and why mention him? Well, he might have been one of our few statistical heroes, a man who dedicated his life to the spread of knowledge through the correct use of statistics, … Continue reading

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Global change ecology

Our research center – the excellence center on Global Change Ecology – started its own blog! Unfortunately for the international audience here, the blog is in Dutch, yet it featured my recent article on the difference between climate and weather! … Continue reading

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Blinded by a snowball

There once was this US senator who brought a snowball to the parliament to proof climate  change is not as bad as we wanted him to believe. A small act, you could even call it a joke, yet it pops … Continue reading

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