Tag Archives: Outdoors

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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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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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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Knotted

Recently, I have been giving more thoughts to the human influence on nature in our own country. When walking through Flanders, it soon gets obvious that humans are everywhere. Even more, it is clear that the pure, undisturbed nature is gone … Continue reading

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Knotweeding

It was a mess of pieces, like shattered bones on a battlefield. A macaber sight that seemed to add some extra drama to the story of plant invasion. In between all the branches and sticks on the frozen floor, new … Continue reading

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To spring or not to spring

Climate and weather might be more unpredictable than ever, yet there is one little thing I can always count on: a small patch of crocuses close to the office, that starts to pierce the often frozen soil already in January. … Continue reading

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On the horizon

With the start of 2017, I have to start looking at what is on the horizon: the long run to the finish of this PhD. The end is still far away in the future, yet it will be here soon … Continue reading

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