Tag Archives: Roads

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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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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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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