Tales from the NIBIO Svanhovd station in Norway (Part 5)

Freshwater pearl mussels – the historians of the river The SALMUS project (Salmonid Fish and Freshwater Pearl Mussel – Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in the Green Belt of Fennoscandia) is a monitoring project of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) and their host species, the brown trout and Atlantic salmon in different streams of […]

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Tales from the NIBIO Svanhovd Station (Part 4)

Fishes in the Pasvik river – a life between power stations One project at the station is about fish monitoring in the Pasvik river. The Pasvik river is the border to Russia and has a comparatively high biodiversity and contains 15 different species of fish; many bird species are living in the wet areas and […]

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Tales from the NIBIO Svanhovd station in Norway (Part 3)

Soil sampling – when bacteria act sensitive One windy afternoon, I joined a NIBIO Svanhovd researcher to go to the fjell (the Norwegian term for mountain). We drove as far as possible and could experience a Norwegian cart track but of course we needed to leave the car behind and headed towards the hill (or […]

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Tales from the NIBIO Svanhovd station in Norway (Part 2)

Root sampling – hidden interactions in the underground Imagine being told that a sunny day with a light wind (good against mosquitos!) occurs for only about ten days per year in this region. And imagine working in the field on one of those days! In the beginning of August, I joined two NIBIO scientists on […]

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Tales from the Oulanka Research Station

Greetings from the Oulanka Research Station in North-East Finland! The ’corona season’ of 2020 has been extremely busy and successful at Oulanka research station. Like everybody else, we have suffered from canceled bookings and rescheduled field courses. Despite that, we have been able to conduct our field and laboratory based research as normal. Actually, we […]

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Tales from the Aktru Station in Altai Mountains (Part 4)

Another reason for TSU team to be proud of the Station and its life is provided by the regular and diverse Aktru Station’s “Event Programme”. Although the Station opens for the general public only during 3 summer months, it usually (annually) hosts 4 special, traditional events alongside other activities: International Summer School to study the […]

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Arctic Research Station in Labytnangi (Part 2)

The Arctic Research Station has been engaging in work since 1954, located on the bank of the Ob’ river, Yamal Peninsula. It separates Labytnangi from the city of Salekhard, and 50 km to the West the Ural mountains are located, they are the natural barrier that fenced us off from the European part of Russia. […]

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Arctic Research Station in Labytnangi (Part 1)

Dear Friends of INTERACT! We, Violetta Filippova and Kirill Shkliar, are the master’s programs graduates of the Earth Sciences faculty, Saint Petersburg State University. Today we present the Arctic Research Station in Labytnangi, Yamal peninsula, as we are new employees of the new lab based on the Station – “Dynamics of Arctic ecosystems”. Our cooperation […]

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