Tag Archives: Spring

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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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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Blossoms

I arrived at that point in my PhD in which future project ideas grow wilder than the yellow buttercups in this meadow. As could be expected, finding the answers to my first set of questions brings lots of inspiration for … Continue reading

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Bluebell-beauties: a gallery

Some eye candy: scroll through pictures of beeches and bluebells from the Hallerbos in the gallery on the right. As an assistant in the course on forest types at our university, I spent several hours of my springtime in the … Continue reading

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Beech and bluebell

This week brought the field course to the ‘Hallerbos’, Brussels world-famous forest with the purple bluebell carpet. Of course it is mostly this endless see of purple that attracts the thousands and thousands of tourists every year (oh, dear lord, … Continue reading

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Hallerbos

Busy day at work today. I finished the finetuning of the first ‘big’ manuscript of my PhD-project, the first main goal we are working to. After some very productive moments of writing today, I sent it to my colleagues for … Continue reading

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