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Feral: Rewilding the land, sea and human life
Lecture by George Monbiot
Herwig Leirs receives Lifetime Recognition Award
Herwig Leirs (UAntwerp) received the award for his ground-breaking research on rodent biology.
Soil contains one of the keys to climate agreement
Million-year old soils prove their impact on a successful climate agreement
Global Change Ecology Centre welcomes 4 new FWO-fellows
Last week it was announced which new fellows will initiate a FWO-funded PhD or postdoc in the next year.
Prestigious award for ecologists of the University of Antwerp
Jonas Lembrechts and his team studied ecology of invasive species in alpine regions.
"Young buds freeze out because of warming of the planet"
International team researches frost damage because of warming climate.
GCE success in latest round of Marie Sklodowska-Curie applications
Three Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowships for incoming young experienced researchers were granted, while one GCE researcher heads for the United States.
Global Change Ecology hosts two workshops for Studio Stem
The Global Change Ecology Centre participated again in Studio Stem, an initiative that gives third graders from secondary schools the opportunity to join workshops organised by the Faculty of Sciences.
"Trees' spring awakening is becoming less sensitive to altitude differences"
Researcher UAntwerp and his international colleagues conduct research on Swiss Alps forest species.
Microbial communities in Iceland surprisingly resistant to climate change
Effects of warming over 50 years were even reduced compared to changes in the first decade.
Ability of plants to escape from climate change is lower than expected
According to an international consortium of natural scientists, we currently overestimate the ability of plants to avoid climate change effects by moving Northward.
Species richness improves grassland recovery after drought, but only in low-productive environments
Ivan Nijs, Sigi Berwaers and Hans De Boeck (UAntwerpen) participated in the first multisite international experiment to uncover how biodiversity affects resistance and recovery of grassland ecosystems after drought.
Terrestrial ecosystems at a carbon tipping point?
In a new study in Nature Ecology and Evolution, an international science team, including Ivan Janssens (UAntwerpen), shows that ecosystems are on the verge of capturing lower amounts of carbon.
Humans create stepping stones for exotic plants
All that is needed is some disturbance of the natural vegetation combined with a warmer environment (e.g. on a south-facing slope), an international team of ecologists states.
Was the recent heat wave caused by climate change?
On the website deredactie.be, Jasper Bloemen and Sara Vicca (UAntwerp) wrote an opinion piece concerning the recent heat wave.
Plants communicate on stress through odour signals
In Gazet Van Antwerpen, Prof Reinhart Ceulemans was interviewed on how plants talk to each other.
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