Tag Archives: Travelling

Plants do fly

At the Functional Ecology conference in Montpellier (see earlier posts), several times I heard the saying that plants cannot fly and as such have a significant limitation compared to other organisms. Yet I strongly disagree with that saying, no matter how … Continue reading

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Gathering a team

This is the time of year at work dedicated to gathering the perfect team. We can promote our topics and research questions to the students of the first master’s year of the Biology master, and they have the opportunity to choose … Continue reading

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Barbeque is not on the menu

 With autumn well on its way in the Northern Hemisphere, this is a perfect time to share one of our autumn field stories from the top of the world: Lapland. Hurry inside and grab your warmest blanket, this story is … Continue reading

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Alpine invasions

With all that travelling (first fieldwork in Sweden/Norway, then the conference in Florida), I did not have time yet to announce the good news: we just got a paper published in Alpine Botany, reviewing the current knowledge on plant invasions in the alpine … Continue reading

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Earth’s stage

Concerning the weather, mountains never disappoint. They are earth’s stage for some of the most impressive shows I have ever seen, involving cloud formations of all types and structures. If it is a thunderstorm racing over the lake towards you, … Continue reading

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The red dot

Mountain trails, the main subject of this years’ research in the Abisko region in the Northern Scandes. It means hiking a lot, and thàt means meeting The Red Dot everywhere. Piles of stones, trees, big rocks, or whatever other typical … Continue reading

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Picturesque

Every time we pass this adorable little lighthouse in the Skjomen fjord in the high north of Norway, I have to think of the definition of picturesque (visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting). Every … Continue reading

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