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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Tales from the Aktru Station in Altai Mountains (Part 3)

The monitoring programme which has been re-started at the Aktru Reserach Station and which we are proud of is the monitoring the glacier mass balance. Glacier mass balance has been monitored since 1973 but ceased temporarily in 2012. In 2019, we restored this programme together with our colleagues from the Institute of Geography of the […]

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Tales from the Aktru Station in Altai Mountains (Part 2)

The Aktru Research Station belongs to Tomsk State University (Siberia, Russia). It is located in the south-eastern part of the Altai Republic close to the borders with Mongolia and China in the centre of the Eurasian continent (50°06’03” N, 87°40’14’’ E). With an altitude of 2150 m a.s.l., the Station is situated in the high […]

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Do you hear the call?

Autumn has arrived to the north, and with that it’s again time to open the call for Trans-national Access for the next spring and summer. Year 2020 has so far been truly exceptional with TA, as it has been with everything else as well! Due to COVID-19 pandemics, many projects granted access for the past […]

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