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Fieldwork in northern Scandinavia, above the polar circle. What is the first things that come to your mind? Sunstroke? Shorts and t-shirts at midnight? Probably not. And yet, that was what we got in the first days of this summer’s … Continue reading

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Flemish road trip

It might not be everybody’s favorite holiday destination, but we spend last week enjoying a true and original ‘Flemish road trip’. From Bruges to Brussels, from the port of Antwerp to the outskirts of Kortrijk, we saw it all in … Continue reading

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Trail adventures

Interested to join our MIREN Trail Survey? Find all the details here. The story below gives you a feel of how it works. The 20th of June, Davos, Swiss Alps. The day before the longest day of the year, and amazing … Continue reading

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The Alps

How can one be a mountain ecologist without ever visiting the European Alps? Making up for this now with a visit to Davos, Switzerland, with a visit to Polar 2018, where I will be presenting our work on the ‘third … Continue reading

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An important tool in the toolbox

Last week, I had the opportunity to teach the students of our third Bachelor in Biology a little lesson about vegetation surveys. It was a half a day course in the framework of their course on Good Field Practices, in … Continue reading

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Mascot

The Mountain Invasion Research Network now has its own official mascot: a grass! A newly discovered Poa-species got named after our network, carrying the Latin name Poa mireniana. Poa mireniana is a slender stoloniferous grass, with leaves with a broader and … Continue reading

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A PhD-summary

Good news! My PhD is successfully defended, and the main message I wanted to tell to the whole world is now out. Extra good news: I published a little booklet for those who want to know what my work is … Continue reading

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