Recent News



“Bäume twittern” – TreeWatch.net story on ZDF

Posted on August 31, 2017.

On Friday 25th of August reporters from ZDF came to visit our lab to interview Kathy Steppe about TreeWatch.net. They visited the experimental forest of Aelmoeseneie where @TreeWatchEFA is twittering as well as the twittering tree at our faculty @TreeWatchFBW. Read more!




“Tomaten geteeld met zout smaken beter”

Posted on July 12, 2017.

The doctorate of Bart Van de Wal (defended on 23rd of May 2017) got quite some media attention this past few week. Kathy was interviewed for a segment in the evening VTM news (national television channel) and an article appeared on the website of VTM (link below). Read more!




Pratende boom @ Iedereen UGent!

Posted on June 29, 2017.

Hoe snel groeien bomen? En groeien ze in de stad sneller dan daarbuiten? Op zondag 8 oktober 2017 bij “Iedereen UGent!” kan je zelf de boom meten en onderzoeken op je smartphone hoeveel hij gegroeid is! Ook na Iedereen UGent! kan je onze boom nog bezoeken en opvolgen! Read more!




“Bomen twitteren voor het klimaat” lecture by Kathy Steppe

Posted on June 9, 2017.

Bomen twitteren voor het klimaat” or “Trees twittering for the climate” is a lecture Kathy Steppe gave on 7 June 2017 at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering in the context of a new series of lectures from the VBIG (Verbond Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen) called ‘what’s new @ coupure’ for Alumni of our faculty. Read more!




10th International Workshop on Sap Flow

Posted on May 31, 2017.

From May 22, 2017 till May 26, 2017 the 10th International Workshop on Sap Flow took place in Fullerton, California, USA. Jens Mincke, Jeroen Schreel and Jonathan Vermeiren attended the workshop and presented their ongoing research with an oral presentation. Read more!




WURtalk – Twittering Trees to understand climate change

Posted on May 29, 2017.

Extreme events associated with climate change are affecting European trees and forests. What is the mechanism behind it? How do trees perceive, react and adapt to climate change? Kathy Steppe, Ute Sass-Klaassen and others present their findings in an interactive WURtalk at Wageningen University & Research. Read more!




Flanders Annual Meeting of Ecology (FAME) 2016

Posted on December 20, 2016.

On the 19th of December the first “Flanders Annual Meeting of Ecology” or FAME was held at the University of Ghent (campus Ledeganck) back-to-back with the ninth FWO research network “An eco-evolutionary network of biotic interactions (EVENET)” meeting on “Eco-evolutionary Dynamics”. Read more!




‘Vlaamse Wetenschapsweek’ 2016

Posted on October 26, 2016.

The ‘Vlaamse Wetenschapsweek’ or ‘Flemish Week of Science’ 2016 is one complete week (24 – 28 October) where science is at the centre of everything. Students from elementary schools and high schools (ages 10 to 18) get the opportunity to visit universities and do all kinds of fun experiments. Read more!




Hortimodel 2016

Posted on September 26, 2016.

Jonas (Coussement), Bart, Hans en Fran presented their modeling research at the ISHS International Symposion Hortimodel 2016 (from 19-22 September) in Avignon (France). Jonathan also attended Hortimodel and made a poster presentation. Read more!