Tag Archives: Mushrooms

Death is life

Halloween has passed, with rain and wind and falling autumn leaves. And all over the forest: the very spooky ‘consumers of the death’, the creatures of the dark soils feasting on what has fallen: the saprotrophs and detritivores. What better … Continue reading

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The secrets under our feet

I have been saying it ample times: you can not understand the true behaviour of plants in the mountains without looking at what happens belowground. I have been saying it ample times indeed, yet now we finally have the opportunity to … 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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Autumn is awesome

It is a bit of a pity that autumn is the season of writing behind my computer, while nature dresses in its warmest colours. But I cannot say writing is not exciting on its own, with several papers slowly but steadily working … 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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Cleaning out the forest

Autumn is behind the corner, and the mushrooms are here to warn us of its arrival. These diverse and delicate group of decomposers puts in such great effort to clean up our forests and nature after another successful summer. I feel … Continue reading

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Lyrical about a forest

Oh, the Patagonian forests! You might remember me getting lyrical about them in a previous post, but I did not have enough time there to express all my love for them. I especially wanted another chance to speak about all wonderful things living … Continue reading

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