Category Archives: Argentina

Weed of the month: Sweetbriar Rose (Rosa rubiginosa)

The sweetbriar rose isn’t as sweet as its name suggests. In the Argentinean Andes, it creates impenetrable thickets of torns and branches, transforming the valleys into veritable shrubberies. Guestpost by Ana Clara Mazzolari for http://www.mountaininvasions.org. Scenic Andean valley, flanked by … Continue reading

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Manzano

Please allow me some nostalgic feelings today. If I show you the pictures I was browsing through, you’ll immediately realize why: It is nostalgia for that fabulous day on the steep mountain road heading out of el Manzano up to … Continue reading

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The all-seeing eyes of the guanaco

This is the 6th post in a series of stories from our fieldtrip to South America. Check out the arrival in Concepcion, the first, second and third fieldwork day and this post on pine invasions <– We are now making a major jump compared to the previous … Continue reading

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Winter to summer

Winter is here in Belgium, bringing gusts of frost, snow and icy rain that make for cold noses and toes. With all that cold, I am getting pretty ‘warmed up’ about our upcoming fieldwork trip to South America. Next week, … Continue reading

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Conquest of a continent – pine invasion in South America

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentinia. The road to the airport is flanked by massive pine trees, blocking the view on the surrounding dry Patagonian steppe. They seem to flourish in this environment, although they are far from home. The new … Continue reading

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Pine-vasion

There are some striking differences between Europe and South-America. An important one that caught my ecological eye is created by the high levels of exotic invasions. Compared to the invasion in  the places I visited in South-America, plant invasion in Europe … Continue reading

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