Tag Archives: Plant invasions

The key to plant invasions in the Andes

In 2016, we published the results from a much-needed experiment. We had sown seeds in two extreme environments: the north of Scandinavia, and the very south of Chile, to answer a fundamental research question in invasion ecology: what is the … Continue reading

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A railroad in Kashmir Himalaya

Kashmir Himalaya. A region famous for its breathtaking heights and steep mountain regions. From 1994 to 2013, the Indian government here worked on one of the most challenging railway lines of the world, facing major earthquake zones, extreme temperatures and … Continue reading

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Even exotics plants prefer the shade during a heat wave

A warmer climate of origin does not necessarily protect exotic plants from heatwaves like our country has experienced in recent summers, we showed in a recent paper by Charly Géron, PhD candidate in our group. What does? Local microclimates! Our … Continue reading

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Non-natives at the end of the world

The Crozet archipelago. A few tiny specks in a vast ocean, ‘on the road’ from South Africa to Antarctica. A tough climate, inhabitants limited to a bunch of winter-hardy researchers and the occasional seabird. But also: Poa annua, the common … Continue reading

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Exotic species enter through the city gates

3DLab-member Charly Géron’s second paper recently got featured on http://www.eoswetenschap.eu! Here is an English translation of the story they brought there: —- Plants from warmer regions feel perfectly at home in our cities. From there, they can colonize the countryside. … Continue reading

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Aliens in the Arctic

In a recent study co-authored by The3DLab-member Ronja Wedegärtner, a team of researchers have mapped invasive plants on Svalbard, and the results leave no doubt; alien plants grow where humans have been. The research team found 36 alien plant species, … Continue reading

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