Category Archives: The research

Invasive plants reaching new elevations

With humans traveling and occupying the world more intensively every day, invasions by nonnative plant species are becoming an omnipresent pattern. People transport countless plant seeds as they travel that might, or might not, establish and disrupt local ecosystems. Until … Continue reading

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Uphill (and downhill!)

Our climate is changing, that much is clear. The main effect of this changing climate is that what once was balancing now starts shifting. As if our little world became a plate full of beer pulls, losing its balance on the shaking hands of an … Continue reading

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What the new year will bring

A PhD lasts only for a short period in one’s life. The plan is to get as much out of it as possible, that is for sure. I would like to make use of the beginning of this new year … Continue reading

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Cats off duty

I think I am just going to be a cat this weekend. Lazy lying around on a comfortable spot and thinking of nothing much. Maybe eating a bit of high-quality meat now and then, who knows. And I deserve it, … Continue reading

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To the test

Remember my magical measuring devices for logging soil temperature over long time periods? Remember how excited I was about how cheap, practical, strong and easy to use they are? I still am as excited, but I was however pondering about a few … Continue reading

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Stress

No, no PhD-stress here, or not more than just a little. I have been teaching a practical course on the measurement of plant stress to our master students. They are asked to study stress levels in plant leaves with the use of two … Continue reading

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Alpine or not alpine?

When can we call a plant a true mountain plant? What is the optimal definition to divide plants in two categories; alpine or not? Those questions currently keep me occupied during my working day. I thought to shed some light on the differences here with … Continue reading

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