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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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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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Worth it

Just imagine: your commute to your office includes a one hour drive, followed by a six kilometer hike with a 600 meter elevation increase. Two hours of consecutive hiking, if you follow a decent pace. And then your office day … Continue reading

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Blessed

Our second fieldwork trip of the summer has been blessed; several rainbows have been guiding our way. Yet there is this thing with rainbows, they force you in a difficult position: do you experience the glass to be half full … Continue reading

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That damn snow again

During last year’s field trip to Sweden, at the very end of August, an early autumn snowstorm threw us of the mountain. You can (re)read the account of that humbling hike here. We were beaten. Defeated. Nature’s powers were too strong. … Continue reading

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On a hunt for mountain plants

We are at the height of our 2017 resurvey of the vegetation along Norwegian mountain roads, and the fieldwork has been highly successfull. It has been great revisiting the plots and discovering the changes – and often the highly interesting … Continue reading

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