Tag Archives: Summer

Summer

Summer is upon us! Heaven for a botanist like me, with all shades of green and sparks of color popping up wherever you look. Two consecutive winters of stubborn species studying is now again put to the test, and the results are … Continue reading

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Charging the batteries

A few more days of charging the batteries here in Belgium before we head up back north to the colds of the Arctic. There seems to be an unfortunate negative correlation between the weather in Belgium and the weather in … Continue reading

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There is no place like

…home. The summer is for fieldwork and conferences. For a mountain ecologist based in Belgium, that means a lot of travelling. To the mountains. To other like-minded scientists. All that travelling might very well be the most exciting part of the … Continue reading

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The land of the setting sun…

… at least, so it felt after a week of beautiful summer weather. The western coast of Turkey boarders the Mediterranean Sea, and every night the sun drops from the sky into the water, painting the world with the warmest colours. Turkey definitely … Continue reading

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Picture gallery!

I already told a lot of stories about my latest trip to Sweden, but now I grouped all pictures again in one picture gallery on the right of my site. Enjoy the highlights of Arctic research with these shots!

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Symmetrical sunset

An eccentric yet beautiful sunset over the Leuvense Vaart in Mechelen, Belgium. The day had brought a small depression with a little bit of rain, but not enough to take away the heat that was lying heavily on the country. … Continue reading

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Above the polar circle – old and new

Mountain ecologist Jonas Lembrechts spent ten intense fieldwork days above the polar circle in Sweden and Norway, where he follows non-native plant species and their spread in the mountains. This post appears in a serie on this expedition. The story … Continue reading

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