Sybryn is a constantly curious post-doc at Umea University (Sweden), looking into the direct and indirect effects of climate warming on soil decomposition (yes, using tea bags) and respiration. She obtained a PhD in forest and nature management at Ghent University (Belgium), where she investigated the effects of global environmental change on forests in Europe through an extensive field campaign. As an ecologist and a nature enthusiast, she is profoundly interested in the functioning of different natural ecosystems worldwide, the link with human use of these ecosystems, and interactions between their different components (e.g. plant-soil). When she is off scientific duty, you can mostly find her outside, enjoying the great diversity in species and landscapes that nature offers us.