Sleepless in Hyytiälä – Part 3

Logistics and Planning I thought long and hard about what I would want to read if I were reading a research blog. One thing would be to learn about how it felt to be a scientist in another country, and see how the writer dealt with all the difficulties and uncertainties that came with that, […]

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Sleepless in Hyytiälä – part 2

More about the station: A Forest lab, a Sauna and a Lake The grounds boasts an impressive lab within a forest within a lab. Yes, the facility actually has its own forest in which it lets scientists perform a variety of experiments in an authentic, in-home forestry lab. It includes wooden bridges to walk on […]

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Flying a helicopter

This post was originally posted on ‘On top of the world‘. Our most remote plots involve hours of climbing on steep mountain slopes, through dense willow shrubs and over dry rocky areas. But not this time. This time we had to walk for 20 minutes to Abisko’s helicopter base and do the full hourlong walk in less […]

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Pretty flowers and angry lemmings

This is a post in a serie about the Arctic part of our global study of plant invasions. Click on these links for more information about me or my research! The first day of our field trip to Abisko was already a big win. We had both weather ànd nature on our site, which resulted in some unforgettable […]

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