Between The Fjords research group

We are a research group in ecological science, based at the University of Bergen in Norway and led by Professor Vigdis Vandvik.

'Between the Fjords' is quite literally where we are placed, which allows us to study both coastal and alpine ecosystems. We use the landscape's natural gradients in temperature and precipitation to explore how climate interacts with vegetation directly, and indirectly - for example mediated by plant-plant and plant-soil interactions, or changes in functional traits. We are interested in a wide range of topics, such as vegetation demography, plant functional traits, land use changes and carbon cycling, which we study mostly in grasslands (using the SeedClim grid) and heathlands. An overview of all our research projects can be found under 'Our research' in the menu.

Beyond our ‘in house’ research projects, we believe strongly in (inter)national collaboration. We are involved in numerous research projects and networks that facilitate studying long-term and large scale processes. Our affiliations are listed under 'Beyond the fjords'.

Where we work