Tag Archives: PhD

The final countdown

Quietly and virtually unnoticed, this PhD entered its last year. For over 4 years (5 if you include my master thesis project), I have been working on the story of moving plants. Those readers following the blog from the start, … Continue reading

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Global network

For a scientist to be successful, a global network is crucial. International collaborations bring in new insights, different views on science and important sources of data and knowledge. These ideas are even more relevant in the discipline of ecology, where … Continue reading

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An overview – part 2

In these closing posts of 2016, I want to give you a quick (and slightly biased) overview of everything what happened this year, based on the ten most appreciated posts on this blog for this year. This is part two. … Continue reading

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Stacking

Writing a PhD is stacking one little discovery on top of the other, slowly building it up towards a big story. And it must be said: that truly is a unique experience.

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Gathering a team

This is the time of year at work dedicated to gathering the perfect team. We can promote our topics and research questions to the students of the first master’s year of the Biology master, and they have the opportunity to choose … Continue reading

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The fruits of hard work

I updated my ‘PhD-cv‘, the page on my blog where I collect all the fruits of the work I have been doing over the past few years. I changed the approach on that page a little bit, realising that the most … Continue reading

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Learning

A PhD is a lot about learning. Although I am ‘really’ working for ‘real’ money; and I feel (and act) like a scientist, there is the ‘student’ part in PhD-student that should never be neglected. Although I am not truly a … Continue reading

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