Tag Archives: Gardens

East-ward bound

As you can see in my previous post, where you can find an insightful map of my current global scientific network, my global network has only a limited connection with the east. While strong ties exist within Europe and across the ocean to … Continue reading

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(not so) dark

It is the darkest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Always a sad moment for those like me who love the light. But there is plenty of little lights to bring us hope on this day. There is the … Continue reading

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Open for discussion

To know what will happen to ecosystems in a changing world, we need to know the fate of the nutrients within them, like carbon and nitrogen. To know the fate of these nutrients, we need to know how they are distributed and … Continue reading

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Showing off

Some plants put in an awful lot of effort to look good, a case beautifully illustrated by this blue passion flower. There is a tremendous amount of energy needed to make flowers, even if there is no need for them to look … Continue reading

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The fascinating story of Ox-eye Daisy

Let me tell you a little story. It is an impressive story, one of the more exciting stories from the world of plant invasions I have heard so far. It sounds like a fairytale, but do not settle for a … Continue reading

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Summer in the field

Just two pictures as a friendly reminder that summer has arrived! It becomes visible everywhere, in fields and forests, through birds and insects. I love summer in the fields, it reminds me that biodiversity is not as dead as it might … Continue reading

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Summer is coming

While I visited the little Swedish village of Flen for our international meeting, spring slowly turned into summer. The early plant species of the season were still in full glory everywhere, but the next generation was already taking their positions. This marks the most diverse … Continue reading

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