Tag Archives: Lapland

Live from the field

We are currently on a ten day fieldtrip to the beautiful Lapland, where we are monitoring the movement of plants along mountain roads. A job with a view, plenty of beautiful alpine and arctic plants, and a ton of great … 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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Landmark

Everywhere you go in the area around Abisko, this impressive landmark jumps to the eye: the Lapporten. This U-shaped valley overlooking the large valley of the Abiskojokka (the Abisko river) and the Abisko National Park, stands as one of the … Continue reading

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Above the polar circle – rematch, please

Mountain ecologist Jonas Lembrechts spent ten intense fieldwork days above the polar circle in Sweden and Norway, where he follows non-native plant species and their spread in the mountains. This post appears in a serie on this expedition. The story … Continue reading

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Working in cloud nine

The top of mount Nuolja, overlooking the beautiful Abisko valley. At the other side, the Lapporten mountain formation holds back some dangerous looking clouds. They seem to rest heavily on the mountain tops, but stayed on a safe distance from … Continue reading

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Disturbing thoughts

Disturbance is defined in the Oxford Dictionary as ‘the interruption of a settled and peaceful condition’. Nature is everything but a ‘peaceful condition’. However, without disturbance it would be a settled one. In ecology, we use the term ‘climax vegetation’ for such … Continue reading

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Summer solstice

This weekend brought the longest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and we even got blessed with fantastic summer weather. In the far north, these are the days of the splendid midnight sun, a stunning sun that stays in the sky … Continue reading

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