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“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!


ECPHS in Palermo from 12-13 May

Posted on May 18, 2016.

From 12 to 13 May Bart, Fran, Hans and Jonathan attended the European Conference of Post Graduate Horticulture Scientists in Palermo (Italy). Bart was invited to co-chair the presentations, Fran and Jonathan gave a talk and Hans presented a poster. Read more!


Excursion PWR + M&C 12 May 2016

Posted on May 13, 2016.

A wonderful sunny day for an excursion! On the 12th of May the students of the course Plant-Water Relations in the SPAC and Meteorology and Climatology visited the meteorological station in Melle and the experimental forest Aelmoeseneie in Gontrode. Read more!


COST STReESS meeting 13-15 april 2016

Posted on April 20, 2016.

From 13-15 April 2016 Kathy, Jens, Jonas, Linus and Michiel attended the final COST STReESS meeting at the Ringhotel in Joachimsthal, Germany. Read more!