Meetings and greetings

The call for INTERACT Transnational Access is in good speed and we’ve already received so many inquiries regarding it, indicating a high number of good quality applications for the call! In relation to the call we’ll also go to several meetings to greet the scientists working in arctic research to tell about the possibilities related […]

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Worth it

Just imagine: your commute to your office includes a one hour drive, followed by a six kilometer hike with a 600 meter elevation increase. Two hours of consecutive hiking, if you follow a decent pace. And then your office day still has to start. And after 8 hours you still have to head back. Heavy? […]

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The roadside effect: visual proof

Mountain roadsides, the most fascinating places on earth. That is, if you believe a PhD-student who has been studying them for more than 5 years now. We returned safely from our fieldwork season in the northern Scandes, with suitcases full of data proving the fascinating role of mountain roads in plant species distributions. Whether they […]

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The second phase of INTERACT

It has been ages since I wrote here last time, but now I am glad to say that we are back: the second phase of INTERACT received funding from EU H2020 and we are back at many levels and with several different activities. More about those later on. In this post, I wanted to highlight that we have […]

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The Anti-Arctic

When the arctic is covered in snow, we turn our scientific interests to the other side of the world: the (sub)antarctic. Our goal is to see if the patterns in the vegetation we observe at one part of the globe – the subarctic world of Lapland – hold true at the completely opposite side as well. With […]

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Back to the top

We are back in Abisko after two months. Right before the start of the rainy autumn weather – it might fall upon us on our last day – we are here to harvest the seedlings of our two-year experiment. We take a week to skim the mountains and bring down the harvest to the research […]

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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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