Tag Archives: Plant invasion

New MIREN website!

Exciting news! We made a new website for MIREN, the Mountain Invasion Research Network. It still sits at http://www.mountaininvasions.org, yet is now a lot more visually attractive. Visit the site for the nice mountain views, stay for the cool mountain … Continue reading

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Thanking the citizens

Hi citizen! We have to thank you. Really, we are eternally grateful for what you do! Let me explain: we have this interesting scientific question about non-native plant species in cities. We know they are there – tons of them, … Continue reading

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Aliens and their way to the top

5 years later, we are getting ready for a re-survey of our longterm observational plots along the roads in the Norwegian mountains. The perfect moment to summarize what we learned from our first trip. This post was published first in a … Continue reading

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It was a mess of pieces, like shattered bones on a battlefield. A macaber sight that seemed to add some extra drama to the story of plant invasion. In between all the branches and sticks on the frozen floor, new … Continue reading

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The stunning truth behind the graph

Graphs often hide a lot of intriguing information, yet it is not always easy to get to what really matters. In ‘behind the graph’, I put in the effort to explain one of the main findings of our research and … Continue reading

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Alpine invasions

With all that travelling (first fieldwork in Sweden/Norway, then the conference in Florida), I did not have time yet to announce the good news: we just got a paper published in Alpine Botany, reviewing the current knowledge on plant invasions in the alpine … Continue reading

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