Tag Archives: Mountain ecology

FEASTing in Abisko

It promised to be a windy day with some scattered rain clouds, when we head out to mount Nuolja to join the FEAST-project. FEAST stands for Functional Ecology of Alpine SysTems, a large-scale project to assess soil conditions in mountains … Continue reading

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Data flows

Each year, we have a few days in which the data flows in like a tidal wave. We go to Norway, to our  long-term observation gradients along mountain roads to check out on the temperature sensors we have out there. … Continue reading

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Running off the road

It is a known pattern by now, as it is confirmed over and over in virtually all mountain regions we study: roads are facilitating non-native plant species introduction into mountains. Humans introduce – on purpose or by accident – new … Continue reading

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Plant species are on the move, and it is us humans who are moving them

Today, I am finally defending the results of all these years of hard work. For those who cannot join me in the celebrations at the University of Antwerp, here is – in short – the message I want to tell … Continue reading

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Plant invasion along mountain trails

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 … Continue reading

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Building on history

Close to Perth, we stumbled upon a beautiful castle called Scone Palace (yes, written like the tea-time cakes but no, not pronounced in the same way). It is a place filled with history, proud of hosting the hill that has seen ample Scottish … Continue reading

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A mid-meeting musing (and mushrooms!)

The Scottish forests bring autumn, but the conference on Mountains of our Future Earth feels like high summer. After ten years and currently in the third edition, the Perth conference in particular (and mountain research as a whole) seems to have grown … Continue reading

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