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  • Journeys to the North: We were featured in an ARTE documentary

    Just over a year ago, we had the honor to host a camera team of the fantastic French/German tv-channel ARTE, where we were part of a documentary series ‘Journeys to the North‘ (Voyages en terres du Nord) about the wonders of Scandinavia.       This episode about Norway features lots of interesting lessons about […]...

  • 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...

  • Data cleaning – finding the problems with turfmapper

    All large data sets have problems. The community data gathered in the Between the Fjords projects are no exception – there are inevitable spelling mistakes, synonyms, misidentifications (for example of sterile Carex). Fortunately, having community data from several years, we can compare the community over time to identify and then fix these s...

  • 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...

  • 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 […]...

  • 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: htt...

  • 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 […]...

  • Back in the field

    It’s been a beautifully warm and sunny week in western Norway for doing fieldwork which, of course, we took advantage of! I had just enough time back in Bergen after the conference last week to do my laundry and re-pack for fieldwork. There’s still a bit of snow in the mountains Happy plant ecologists after […]...

  • 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 […]...

  • 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....