Tag Archives: Scandinavia

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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The roadside effect: visual proof

Mountain roadsides, the most fascinating places on earth. That is, if you believe a PhD-student who has been studying them for more than 5 years now. We returned safely from our fieldwork season in the northern Scandes, with suitcases full … 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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A story of hotspots and stepping stones

Predicting the faith of exotic plant species in cold-climate mountains: our new paper is out now in early view! You can find it here. Abisko, a small village north of the polar circle in Swedish Lapland. The origin of several … Continue reading

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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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