One of the changes in the tundra under a changing climate is the advancement of mountain birches. This summer we have an Erasmus student Isabel Negri from Cardiff University who are revisiting birches in Latnjajaure that grows up to 600 m above current birch forest line. Most of the birches investigated was included in the study by Sundqvist et al. 2008 and Isabel is using the same methodology. Isabel will also include data from a similar set up in Norway, where to she will travel in August to join our collaborator Annika Hofgaard for a couple of weeks of fieldwork.
– the Alpine and Polar Ecology group of BLUES