Visions from nature

The field season has started!

By Anders L Kolstad
Lunch in the outdoors - tastes especially good after a long winter in the office. Fife Gibson (left) og Marc Daverdin.
Lunch in the outdoors – tastes especially good after a long winter in the office. Fife Gibson (left) og Marc Daverdin. Photo: Anders L Kolstad, NTNU University Museum, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Summer means field work for the ecologists at the NTNU University Museum. But few are so lucky that they can get out of their offices as early as in April. Luckily there is some work that actually is best to do in the spring, even before the leaves are fully out. Like the registration of browsing damage. Every spring we do registrations at permanent locations all over Trøndelag, a job that takes about 15 days to complete. You can read more about the browsing project here.

Fife Gibson is counting browsing marks and measuring the height growth of individually marked trees, as the small rowan shown here
Fife Gibson is counting browsing marks and measuring the height growth of individually marked trees, as the small rowan shown here. Photo: Anders L Kolstad, NTNU University Museum, CC BY-SA 4.0.


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