Bad news

Dear visitors of this blog,

It is with very sad feelings that I have to tell you that my wife had a serious brain infarct last week.  She is in hospital now and her condition is stabilized.  Revalidation will certainly take some time.

You will understand that in this difficult situation it is almost impossible for me to carry out my daily work for this blog.  My presence at my wife’s side is more important than new contributions to this site.
As soon as her condition improves, I will pick up my duties again.

Thanks for your understanding,



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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.