Tag Archives: Traveling

Functional

This week, I took the train down to Montpellier, in the sunny Meditteranean part of France, to join a conference on Functional Ecology. Here, scientists gather around the common goal of trying to find the ‘how’ in ecology. How do … Continue reading

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Berrymania

Sweden is the land of the berries. That statement inevitably pops up in your head if you roam through the Scandinavian mountains in September. Cloudberries, blueberries, lingonberries, raspberries, stone brambles, bilberries, bunchberries, they got them all, hundreds, or even thousands … Continue reading

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Florida Zoo

Well, the whole of Florida is a bit of a Zoo, that is for sure. Even for conference people that didn’t have the time to go out all day, like us, there was plenty of wildlife to discover. I always have … Continue reading

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From valley to mountain top

“I care about lots of things,” said Slartibartfast, his voice trembling partly with annoyance, but partly also with uncertainty. “Such as?” “Well,” said the old man, “life, the Universe. Everything, really. Fjords.” “Would you die for them?” “Fjords?” blinked Slartibartfast … Continue reading

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Alliances against invasion

This post first appeared on the MRI mountain blogs.  In the discipline of mountain invasion, the enemy has many faces. Some are large and visible, marching uphill in plain sight. Others are small and sneaky, slipping invisibly and unnoticed behind your … Continue reading

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Cold wizard

That it might have been me, with my talks about species surviving in cold climates, they told me in Amiens…  I had to admit that it was peculiar that me as a cold-climate ecologist visited them during the only icy winter … Continue reading

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Amiens, the arrival

Only 2 and a half hours of driving, some folks in a larger country might still be talking about their hometown then. But to me, it felt very much abroad when I was wandering through the biting cold at night in the city of … Continue reading

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