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Montpellier

A post on the Functional Ecology conference in Montpellier, organised by AnaEE France. Montpellier, the city that opened up the views on the interesting topic of functional ecology (the theme of the 3-day conference I attended here this week). A … Continue reading

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From Vianden to home

On the hill overlooking the beautiful village of Vianden stands a black locust, Robinia pseudoacacia, a North-American tree introduced all over the world for gardening purposes.  With its nice feathered leaves obscuring the view from the viewpoint, it made a … Continue reading

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Dinner with a view

While my previous post was a shout-out for all the fantastic science being presented here at the Neobiota conference in Luxembourg, this one can be short: just how amazing is this as a location for a conference dinner!? Dining between armours, giant … Continue reading

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There is no place like

…home. The summer is for fieldwork and conferences. For a mountain ecologist based in Belgium, that means a lot of travelling. To the mountains. To other like-minded scientists. All that travelling might very well be the most exciting part of the … Continue reading

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Lessons from history

The Celts had been there. The Romans. Napoleon III. Soldiers had built stairs there for the German emperor. Century after century, people had climbed Le Grand Donon to overlook the world. It had made for a mythical place, one where … Continue reading

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Princess of the north

I know, I know, every city is the most beautiful city in the whole world if you view it the correct light. But there is a lot that plays in the advantage of Amiens, if there would be a beauty contest. … Continue reading

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Tourist in my own city

On a beautiful Friday in October, I had the chance to spend my afternoon at the city campus of our own University of Antwerp to attend a PhD defence from a colleague. The sun was shining bright and I was eager to … Continue reading

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