We recently received a nice package at the SoilTemp headquarters in Antwerp: 130 TOMST TMS-4 sensors, to make it even easier to measure microclimate right where it matters for organisms! Read all about it here.
SoilTemp was present at the gathering of the International Biogeography Society in Malaga, early January, to introduce the project and attract more enthusiastic contributors. Read more about it here and here, and marvel at the new map of our logger network that we introduced there.
SoilTemp got 5 year of funding from the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) to officially set up a Research Network, and bring together global expertise on microclimate, (soil) species distributions and remote sensing! Read all about it here.
Short: in our recent review in Ecography, we propose an overarching approach to obtain microclimatic data for use in species distribution modelling. We now welcome anybody who has soil temperature data to join our SoilTemp-network and help us to apply the proposed techniques. More on the paper here.