Category Archives: Research

  • Tundra might turn from carbon sink into carbon source due to global warming

    Tundra ecosystems hold vast amounts of carbon, which is projected to be released into the atmosphere under climate warming. Our group contributed to this important and alarming new paper in Nature, led by researchers from Umeå University in Sweden. Using carbon flux data collected inside and outside open-top chambers (OTCs), we show that ecosystem...

  • Plant Functional Traits Course engages in South African RangeX sites

    In December 2023, the 7th plant functional traits course (PFTC7) took place in the Drakensberg mountains of South Africa. We were particularly pleased that this led to a collaboration with the RangeX project. During PFTCs, research is usually conducted along an elevational gradient. This time, the highest location at ca. 3000m coincided with the hi...

  • RangeX writing retreat in Ireland

    In November 2023, the RangeX team spend a productive week in Ireland, delving into various tasks, data sets, and papers. Numerous constructive discussions ensued, generating ideas for future project outputs. We outlined the joint field experiment data paper, incorporating data sets from China, Switzerland, Norway, and South Africa. The team members...

  • New SeedClim paper out in PNAS

    Studying climate change through a plant’s perspective It is finally here! In our recently published paper ‘Biotic rescaling reveals importance of species interactions for variation in biodiversity responses to climate change‘ in PNAS, we present important findings from the ongoing SeedClim project. Understanding climate-induced c...

  • FunCaB has a logo!

    A picture speaks a thousand words. They’re great ways to communicate and summarise a lot of information in a very compact format. They’re also great for making links and associations. This is why we use logos, right? I had a go building a logo for the funcab project, which (hopefully!) distills the main aims of […]...

  • Spreading the word: presenting at the IAVS conference

    Fieldwork for plant ecologists in Norway normally begins in June, and the hard work we put into our site maintenance and data collection pays off when we are able to share our findings with vegetation scientists from around the world. From the 20th to the 24th of June 2017, a conference was held on the […]...

  • Second day of the ClimMani workshop

    Aud Halbritter made a video of the second day of the ClimMani workshop. Researchers from around the world arrived at Finse by train before making the 2 km ski journey to the research station. For some, this was their first experience of skiing, and for many it was their first experience of skiing in the […]...

  • A trip to Finland

    At the beginning of February, the Nordic Society Oikos held their biennial conference. This year it took place in Finland’s oldest city and previous capital – Turku. Organised primarily for researchers in Ecology in Nordic countries, this event is an opportunity for those in similar fields to share their findings and build collaborations. This ...

  • How to prepare a manuscript for publication?

    If you are a scientist, you want to publish your work at some point. Other scientists in your field should read and learn from your work. And in science a publication is usually a paper in a journal. Publishing a paper can be hard work if you do it for the first time (also later), […]...