Tag Archives: Subarctic

Yellow

With autumn creeping up on us at home, I’ll bring to you a series on our fieldwork in the amazing autumn of the Arctic in Abisko. This is part I. It started off so amazingly beautiful. After we landed in … Continue reading

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Above the polar circle – Norway

Mountain ecologist Jonas Lembrechts spent ten intense fieldwork days above the polar circle in Sweden and Norway, where he follows non-native plant species and their spread in the mountains. This post appears in a serie on this expedition. The story … Continue reading

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Endless days

We are back in Abisko again, the beautiful tiny little village in Northern Sweden, above the polar circle, where we will follow-up on our exciting experiments. Right before our arrival we arrived, skies started to clear after a period of rain, making … Continue reading

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The beauty of the north

The Scandinavian mountains have photo opportunities around every corner. Click here to see a photo gallery, where I celebrate the amazing beauty of the north. You should pay it a visit to enjoy angry lemmings, stunning lakes, beautiful flowers, endless sunsets or breath-taking mountain hikes. … Continue reading

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Pretty flowers and angry lemmings

The first day of our field trip to Abisko was already a big win. We had both weather ànd nature on our site, which resulted in some unforgettable views and moments. We left Belgium in warm summer weather, but skies in the … Continue reading

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Press

I got my first paper published (the one that kept me waiting so impatiently), and the story even got covered by the popular media! They were impressed by our warning that alien plant species are not stopped by the freezing … Continue reading

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A hare’s tail

It is one of my all-time favorite plants from the high north: cottongrass (called Eriophorum vaginatum on its passport). It should be obvious why it is often named the ‘hare’s tail cottongrass’. But this fluffy appearance only hides one of the … Continue reading

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