Tag Archives: Mountains

Chicken or egg?

Guest post by Jan Clavel By now we know quite well that non-native plant invaders are fond of human disturbances. We have seen many times, across many different ecosystems, that these foreign plants use the more welcoming disturbed sites as … Continue reading

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Fieldwork night

PhD candidate Jan is currently representing the team in the high north. Tonight: spectacular yet lonely dinner-with-a-view in the waffle house on top of Låktatjåkko mountain, cosely tucked away from the windy 2°C that rules outside. The coronavirus has made … Continue reading

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Finished

The 3D lab waves goodbye to another master student, with Sam having defended his thesis last week. Sam travelled to the northern Scandes to study the drivers of plant community composition, and brought home some fascinating findings: while plant species … Continue reading

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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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The Krkonoše Mountains

Lush green fields, pine forests and flower-rich alpine grasslands: our belowground project will go to the Czech Republic! After sampling soils, roots, plants and microclimates in Argentina, Chile, Norway, Sweden and Tenerife, the Czech MIREN team will now also join … Continue reading

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Tales from the field

The global pandemic is still restricting lots of our fieldwork, and we have to cancel unfortunately another batch of work planned in northern Norway, but not all of it is going down the drain. PhD-student Ronja, for example, is having … Continue reading

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