A journey to the middle of nowhere

Over time we were slowly ramping up the adventure factor of field work. From the comforts of the station, to camping with indoor kitchen and field work company, after some time back at the station in Abisko we ventured further off the main road. With a good description and a GPS track we set off […]

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Sampling trip to Finnmark

On the way north across the remaining bit of Sweden, crossing the northeast corner of Finland, and driving into Norway, autumn is progressing. The landscape is turning more colourful the further we go. Forests in patterns of green, yellow, orange and red, and peatlands and tundra with a similar colour palette are never boring to […]

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Glacial View

Our final sunrise above the ringing peaks of the Kobbefjord arrived under a pale blue sky. After a weekend hiking and collecting on steep terraced hills amid a tangle of lakes and fens, the tables and floors of the field station heap with lichens and mosses. Despite keeping the station’s furnace roaring to the temperature […]

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Tucked in the Kobbefjord

Skimming over the icy waters off the southwest coast of Greenland, I scarcely hear the whir of the twin outboard engines nor feel the wave chop as we enter the mouth of the Kobbefjord. My eyes are fixed on the distant, sheer enveloping peaks rising vertically from the sea. The summits glint in the sun […]

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Greetings from NIBIO Svanhovd Station in Norway

The four researchers from the AQUATERR project (see our homepage, Twitter, and ResearchGate for more info) who travelled to Kilpisjärvi Biological Station (see other post for more information) continued their journey to the Norwegian Lapland to collect even more Arctic emergent aquatic insects. We, Dr. Martin Kainz (Austria), Prof. Dominik Martin-Creuzburg (Germany), Dr. Margaux Mathieu-Resuge […]

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Greetings from Kilpisjärvi Biological Station in Finland

Four researchers from the AQUATERR project (see more at our homepage, Twitter, and ResearchGate) embarked on a journey mid-June 2022 to the Finnish Laplands to collect Arctic emergent aquatic insects. We, Dr. Martin Kainz (Austria), Prof. Dominik Martin-Creuzburg (Germany), Dr. Margaux Mathieu-Resuge (France), and PhD candidate Tarn Preet Parmar (Germany) arrived in Kilpisjärvi to the […]

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Oriol Grau; blogging from Toolik, Alaska

I am a MSCA researcher of the research group ‘Plants and Ecosystems’ (PLECO) at the University of Antwerpen, Belgium. I focus on the impacts of permafrost thaw on the biogeochemistry of arctic peatlands, and my research is done within the framework of the FROSTLAND project. Permafrost peatlands in the Arctic typically develop as patterned-ground systems, […]

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The final countdown! (for the INTERACT TA/RA call)

Our fourth and final call for INTERACT Transnational and Remote Access of our current EU-H2020 funding period is open for access taking place in April-October 2023. The call is for research groups to apply Transnational Access to 39 research stations across the Arctic, northern alpine and forest areas. The sites represent a variety of glacier, […]

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Trees and shrubs at the northern treeline

by Agata Buchwal, Ylva Sjöberg, Pawel Matulewski Air temperature observations show that the Barents region is currently the most rapidly warming region on the globe. For better understanding how the climate has varied in this region longer back in time and beyond the record of direct observations, we measure the growth rings of trees and […]

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