Tag Archives: Biodiversity

An easy solution to a complicated issue

Biodiversity is important. That is a fact, and it would take a fool to deny it. Yet how important is it exactly? How much does it matter how many species an ecosystem has, or which? Ecologists have been searching for … Continue reading

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What is hiding in mountain roadsides?

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 for a second what we learned from our first trip. This post was published … Continue reading

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Alliances against invasion

This post first appeared on the MRI mountain blogs.  In the discipline of mountain invasion, the enemy has many faces. Some are large and visible, marching uphill in plain sight. Others are small and sneaky, slipping invisibly and unnoticed behind your … Continue reading

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Building on history

Close to Perth, we stumbled upon a beautiful castle called Scone Palace (yes, written like the tea-time cakes but no, not pronounced in the same way). It is a place filled with history, proud of hosting the hill that has seen ample Scottish … Continue reading

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The fascinating story of Ox-eye Daisy

Let me tell you a little story. It is an impressive story, one of the more exciting stories from the world of plant invasions I have heard so far. It sounds like a fairytale, but do not settle for a … Continue reading

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Residing at the castle

They provide a beautiful example of a marriage between nature and culture, between history and conservation: castle parks. I realised this more than ever earlier this week, when I (almost accidentally) stumbled upon a beautiful little park with the ruins of … Continue reading

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That’s invasive!

Science has to keep up with the rest of society, in order to stay meaningful. Luckily, science is all about innovating, so the good ideas are plentiful. Through the ‘Empowering biodiversity research’ conference in Brussels, Belgium, where big datasets in … Continue reading

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