Not the best ‘first’ attempt

For the regular reader here it will be no surprise to read today that I have had my fair share of mental health struggles over the past fifteen or so years. In my early twenties, when I started having my first anxiety attacks, I had no clue what was happening to me, as I struggledContinue reading “Not the best ‘first’ attempt”

We made it to one

Yesterday’s goal was to make it to the Munich botanical gardens. We utterly failed, due to sickness in the family. Today, we had a bit of a second chance, as the relative’s health improved dramatically. Could we. Mayve today? We utterly failed again. We did, however, go to the Freising botanical gardens, and they areContinue reading “We made it to one”

Better luck tomorrow

The pentacost weekend is always a nice one, as it’s longer than the others. That extra added Monday off is great. (Perhaps I should consider working four days only…) This weekend, we invited my father-in-law over to stay with us for a couple of days. He’s a busy man and lives far away as allContinue reading “Better luck tomorrow”

Functional Ecology welcomes 20 new Associate Editors

Functional Ecology is delighted to announce 20 new Associate Editors who have joined the Editorial Board following our latest open call across all seven BES journals. Find out more about the expertise behind Functional Ecology’s newly onboarded Associate Editors below! Associate Editor Profiles 1. Iveren Abiem Department of Plant Science and Technology, University of Jos,Continue reading “Functional Ecology welcomes 20 new Associate Editors”

Another week in ecology (2023 – Issue 1)

This week just flew by, and it literally felt like I did absolutely nothing. I was talking to my partner Heike about this yesterday evening. I explained to her that I had had a massively unproductive week, or at least that’s what it felt like to me. Then she asked me what had kept meContinue reading “Another week in ecology (2023 – Issue 1)”

The dick move

For the past couple of days, my blog traffic was lower than usual. I don’t really care all that much about raw reader numbers, but the App I write with displays them, so I can’t help but notice. The drop was over fifty percent, which is hard not to notice. I immediately started looking forContinue reading “The dick move”

Nice and juicy

We’re in the Austrian Salzkammergut for the long weekend. It’s a place that I hadn’t visited before, and now became the meeting spot for the weekend to see family. As everywhere in the region, this place had been plagued by rain, rain, rain over the past couple of weeks. Because of this, everything is lushContinue reading “Nice and juicy”

More of a team player?

Are you a leader or a follower? Today’s prompt I think this is an interesting question to consider asking yourself. However, I do believe it’s not strongly either-or in many cases. In any case I think there are some intermediaries where many people feel comfortable and even thrive. I used to think of myself asContinue reading “More of a team player?”