Good news from within the MIREN network! Last week, we officially launched our next global sampling project, this time concerning non-native species along mountain trails.
After our continuous effort to study plant invasion along mountain roads, already since 2007, we will now expand our focus to trails that lead hikers and non-native species to the mountain tops.
We will use a design that will be comparable to the one we use along our roads and thus we hope to find the similarities ànd differences between roads and trails. But additionally, we will make use of a very fast sampling approach that will allow us to quickly gather large amounts of data on some highly important species from many more regions all over the world.
You will definitely hear more about all of this soon!
Sounds like fascinating work, especially for “young legs”.
True indeed, not a desk job at all, but it will bring me to some nice mountain views, so that’s worth the heavy task!