Tag Archives: Roads

Editor’s Choice

Our paper on how plants travel along mountain roads got listed as the editor’s choice in Ecography this month! Good news and a nice acknowledgement of the relevance of the story, and it also implies that the paper is available now for … Continue reading

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Creeping down

The dwarf willow (Salix herbacea), a tiny cute creeping willow, adapted to the harsh conditions of the (sub)arctic. We found this adorable plant in high amounts in the alpine area during our plant surveys in subarctic Norway in 2012. Virtually … Continue reading

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Plant traffic along mountain roads

Roads help us to get from point A to point B. They are extremely useful structures for doing exactly that, which is why mankind has spend considerable amounts of energy to create a network of them that spans the whole … Continue reading

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Escaping the roadsides

Aliens in the lowlands! Aliens slowly fighting their way up on the mountains, surviving competition and increasingly harsh conditions! Aliens looming in roadside edges, ready to invade the undisturbed mountain vegetation…  I got the chance to present my alien plant research on a … Continue reading

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More about roadside vegetation

Roadsides host more plant species than the natural vegetation. That is the stunning conclusion I draw in my previous post. While this difference is clear on low elevations, it vanishes as we get higher in the mountains, ending in similar … Continue reading

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Changes in the mountains

Mountains are increasingly important islands of nature in our rapidly changing world. They contain some of the most diverse biodiversity hotspots in the world, have a high aesthetic value and their conservation even has a lot of economic importance. There … Continue reading

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A line-shaped ecosystem

Roadsides are wonderful. Over only a span of a few meters, the vegetation changes completely. A line-shaped ecosystems that differs in all imaginable conditions from the natural, undisturbed vegetation next to it. Over the pace of only a few footsteps, … Continue reading

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