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  • Decomposition in alpine grasslands

    Our paper on decomposition processes in Norwegian alpine grasslands is just published online in Ecosystems :D. Go check it out! Long-Term Climate Regime Modulates the Impact of Short-Term Climate Variability on decomposition in Alpine Grassland Soils http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10021-018-0241-5...

  • LandPress on radio!

    This spring we brought EKKO-journalist Ivar Grydeland to Lygra. The trip resulted in two reportages on the radio program EKKO on P2. Click on the links below to hear about prescribed burning and the old Norse sheep (in Norwegian). Prescribed burning on Lygra: https://radio.nrk.no/serie/ekko/mdsp25009217/09-05-2017#t=1h8m50s The old Norse sheep: h...

  • Singin’ in the rain

    This week feels like proper Norwegian fieldwork again. Rain drips off your nose, water runs up your sleeves, and data sheets are hung up to dry like washing in the evenings. Nonetheless, we are over halfway now in terms of vegetation composition analysis (check out the map below!), and by the end of the week […]...

  • Prescribed burning spring 2017

    This spring we managed to burn all our 7 resilience research sites. We will let the pictures talk for them selves. Novelandet in Bremanger municipality. Nerlandsøy in Herøy municipality. Golta in Sund municipality. Rossvoll in Smøla municipality....

  • The Ethical dilemmas of the ‘Project’ PhD

    Since the 18th Century, the world has undergone an industrial revolution, upturned the consensus on medical care, and invented a whole new way of conducting agriculture. But somehow, the institution of education has stayed somewhere in the past. School children are still subjected to the same teaching style that was used two hundred years ago. [&he...

  • How do you make climate manipulation experiments comparable?

    In this cold and sunny week at the beginning of March 2017, researchers from a pan-European networking project for climate manipulation experiments are meeting to discuss a way to standardise data collection. This will make it much easier to make comparisons across studies. Here’s a video of day one....

  • Iaestu student experience

    My name is Aynhoa, I am studying for my bachelor degree Biology in Spain. Last summer, I went for an Iaestu student internship to Bergen, Norway. I had a great opportunity to work in the FunCaB Project together with two other Iaestu students. The internship was made up of several parts. Sometimes we had to […]...

  • An ecologist, a pedagogist and a statistician went to Kristiansand

    There are a number of techniques to gauge your understanding of your own research. One is the renowned elevator pitch – can you communicate the core of your work to a stranger in the time that it takes an elevator to travel between the top and bottom of a building? This is an excellent means […]...

  • Welcome to FunCaB!

    This spring, the University of Bergen in Norway advertised two PhD positions within the Ecological and Environmental Research Group. The topic: climate change effects on carbon and biodiversity dynamics in alpine areas. I couldn’t let such an opportunity slip by. However, like most PhD positions, one of the requirements was the completion of ...