Tag Archives: arctic

Species on the move

The world’s climate is changing rapidly. There, I said it! A statement backed by scientific evidence that keeps piling up, day by day. Yet, what is perhaps even more important: the impact of this changing climate on our world are now … Continue reading

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Interact

I have some awesome news for this summer! With the help from INTERACT, the European program supporting research in the Arctic, we just made this summers’ research project s in Lapland official. INTERACT has a trans-national access program, which creates opportunities for researchers throughout Europe to work … Continue reading

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Short days, cold nights

The darkest part of the year on the northern hemisphere is upon us. Temperatures below zero, and days getting overwhelmed by the night before they even got the chance to start. This post is in honour of the Arctic, where they … Continue reading

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Where we disturb nature, the invaders quickly follow

Non-native plant invaders. Ecologists have been keeping an eye on them for a long time already. Species that flew in from somewhere far away and enter an environment where they don’t belong. Species that happily profit from our changing modern … Continue reading

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Autumn is awesome

At least when the sun is shining… Currently, we are hiding inside for the autumn rains and the poor 6 °C they come with. Yet when the sun is out to lighten up all the colors, the Arctic world seems to … Continue reading

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The stars of the project

You can scroll through lots of pictures of nice landscapes and curious plants in my previous posts on our fieldwork trip to Scandinavia, but that leaves us with one important question: did we actually see any of the stars of the project, our non-native mountain invaders? … Continue reading

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A reward for 2012-me

Let’s go back to summer 2012. I am working on my masters thesis in Norway in what was arguably the wettest fieldwork summer till today. Aim of the project was at first to get an idea of the distribution of the … Continue reading

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