Tag Archives: Ecology

So dry

It is dry in Western Europe. Extremely dry. Dry enough for me to to write a blogpost about it for http://www.eoswetenschap.eu, our local popular science journal. They asked me if the current drought could serve as proof that the climate … Continue reading

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Hidden treasures on the campus

When you think about a quest for rare plant species, you might imagine high-spirited adventurers travelling to the ends of the earths on a hunt for tropical flowers hidden in the depths of the jungle. Who might have imagined that … Continue reading

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Interacting

Ecology is all about interacting. Interactions with the environment, interactions with the organisms living in this environment. A unimaginable multi-dimensional hyperspace-like spiderweb of interactions. A life-long source of scientific amazement. I love it.

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Road effects

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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Fallopia

I have been hoping to expand my research area to my homeland for a while now. Working ‘On Top of the World’ never ceases to amaze, yet closer to home tons of intriguing questions arise all the time. Why is … Continue reading

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Summer

Summer is upon us! Heaven for a botanist like me, with all shades of green and sparks of color popping up wherever you look. Two consecutive winters of stubborn species studying is now again put to the test, and the results are … Continue reading

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Den nya Floran!

My new books arrived! Brand new version of ‘Den nya nordiska Floran’, the book that provides the foundation for all my research. Perfectly clear (and totally stunning) drawings and good distribution maps of all plant species in Scandinavia, the crucial … Continue reading

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