environment and climate research

Environment - Jun 22
The first-of-its-kind study by UCLouvain and Stanford researchers reveals that subsidies for the planting of commercially valuable tree plantations in Chile resulted in the loss of biologically valuable natural forests and little, if any, additional carbon sequestration Campaigns to plant huge numbers of trees could backfire, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University, the University of California at Santa Barbara and the University of Concepción in Chile that is the first to rigorously analyze potential effects of subsidies in such schemes.
Environment - Chemistry - Jun 3

Caterpillars can consume plastics, but it is not a magic solution. Caterpillars can consume plastics! Back in 2017, the world was getting to know this extraordinary phenomenon by global news coverage of findings of Bombelli et al.

Environment - Apr 27

Hold that thought: a good grip can mean the difference between life and death for lizards in a hurricane - and as a result, populations hit more frequently by hurricanes have larger toepads. A new study by a team of international researchers, including Simon Baeckens and Anthony Herrel from the University of Antwerp, is the first to demonstrate evolutionary response to hurricanes on a wide geographic scale.

Environment - Chemistry - Feb 13
Environment - Chemistry

An interdisciplinary team of bio-engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry.

Environment - May 26

Hydropower plants can support solar and wind power, rather unpredictable by nature, in a climate-friendly manner.

Environment - Apr 22

A new tool maps the threats to the tropical dry forests in Peru and Ecuador. Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven combined data on possible threats to these forests - including fires and overgrazing - with data on the vulnerability of local tree species to these dangers, which the team estimated on the basis of species traits such as bark thickness and edibility of the leaves.

Environment - Life Sciences - Nov 20, 2019

Researchers from KU Leuven have discovered that the presence of yeasts can alter the chemical composition and thus the nutritional value of nectar for pollinators such as bees. The study discovered that yeasts can even boost bee health and colony fitness.

Selected Jobs
Environment - 30.06
PhD Candidate University of Ghent
Life Sciences - 10.06
Professor in Modellering van Complexe Adaptieve Biologische Systemen Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Economics/Business - 08.06
PhD Candidate in industrial and environmental economics Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven)
Physics - 04.06
PhD Candidate, Psycho-acoustics Universiteit Antwerpen
History/Archeology - 30.05
PhD Candidate, Food from Somewhere? Universiteit Antwerpen
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