Tag Archives: Nature

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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Plants do fly

At the Functional Ecology conference in Montpellier (see earlier posts), several times I heard the saying that plants cannot fly and as such have a significant limitation compared to other organisms. Yet I strongly disagree with that saying, no matter how … Continue reading

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Functional

This week, I took the train down to Montpellier, in the sunny Meditteranean part of France, to join a conference on Functional Ecology. Here, scientists gather around the common goal of trying to find the ‘how’ in ecology. How do … Continue reading

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East-ward bound

As you can see in my previous post, where you can find an insightful map of my current global scientific network, my global network has only a limited connection with the east. While strong ties exist within Europe and across the ocean to … Continue reading

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Quick, quick…

… don’t hesitate! Work hard, grow, flower, do your business and make sure you finish it! Before it is too late… For many early spring flowers, that is what life is all about. Especially those living it in the forest understory. … 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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Interact

I have some awesome news for this summer! With the help from INTERACT, the European program supporting research in the Arctic, we just made this summers’ research project s in Lapland official. INTERACT has a trans-national access program, which creates opportunities for researchers throughout Europe to work … Continue reading

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