Tag Archives: Temperature

Micro moisture

For a long time, I have been arguing that we should focus on the micro-environment to understand where plants live, and where they will be going in a future with a changing climate. Studying the micro-environment experienced by plants however creates … Continue reading

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Above the polar circle – Norway

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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Uphill (and downhill!)

Our climate is changing, that much is clear. The main effect of this changing climate is that what once was balancing now starts shifting. As if our little world became a plate full of beer pulls, losing its balance on the shaking hands of an … Continue reading

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To the test

Remember my magical measuring devices for logging soil temperature over long time periods? Remember how excited I was about how cheap, practical, strong and easy to use they are? I still am as excited, but I was however pondering about a few … Continue reading

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Now we’re talking

On the greyest and coldest day of the winter so far, I put on my warmest ‘Arctic’ clothing to start a new project. We went out into the field to start a project I had been thinking about for a long … Continue reading

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The ultimate measuring experience

They look like tiny batteries, round metal cells that hide a measuring instrument and a little bit of memory-space. They are (relatively) cheap and very robust. They are called iButtons and they are more valuable to me than an iPhone. This is … Continue reading

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The summer is for fieldwork

All of a sudden, it was summer in Belgium. After the horrible cold and boring rains of the beginning of last week, the last days gave us steel-blue skies with for now the brightest sun of the year. Ideal circumstances to spend … Continue reading

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