Tag Archives: Nature

So dry

It is dry in Western Europe. Extremely dry. Dry enough for me to to write a blogpost about it for http://www.eoswetenschap.eu, our local popular science journal. They asked me if the current drought could serve as proof that the climate … Continue reading

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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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Interacting

Ecology is all about interacting. Interactions with the environment, interactions with the organisms living in this environment. A unimaginable multi-dimensional hyperspace-like spiderweb of interactions. A life-long source of scientific amazement. I love it.

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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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Den nya Floran!

My new books arrived! Brand new version of ‘Den nya nordiska Floran’, the book that provides the foundation for all my research. Perfectly clear (and totally stunning) drawings and good distribution maps of all plant species in Scandinavia, the crucial … 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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Avoiding the best spots

How plants deal with stress has always fascinated me. Remember that post where I argued that plants can fly? Well, they can for sure, yet that does not mean they have to be able to deal with the circumstances wherever … Continue reading

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