Pygmy waterweed is true to its name: it’s tiny. It is a teeny weeny annual succulent semiaquatic or aquatic plant that only grows to about 1-5 cm tall. You can find this small and inconspicuous vascular plant from the water’s edge at ponds, lakes, rivers and also brackish water seas like the Bothnian Bay. Its … Continue reading Special species: Pygmy waterweed Crassula aquatica
“Trust me, I’m a geographer.” – The phrase I use quite a lot. It mainly refers to having an internal compass and finding a way around big cities, just because the maps burn easily to my mind. But the second part works also in my work, I’m a geographer. Hi, I’m Leena. I work as … Continue reading People behind the scenes: Leena Laamanen
The deep sea floors are in constant darkness which means no plants can grow there. But that doesn't mean it's a place empty of life. During the autumn of 2018 SGU (the Geological Survey of Sweden) and partner in the SEAmBTOH project, conducted a survey cruise in the archipelago of Haparanda to map the depths … Continue reading Who lives at the bottom of the sea?
We did two exercises in the SEAmBOTH project. First, we used the MOSAIC tool to determine how valuable certain nature types or habitats are. The tool lets experts consider different aspects of the nature type, for example, how critical this environment is to a certain species’ specific events of life, like spawning, or if this … Continue reading Is our most valuable nature also our most endangered?
If you are familiar with any type of field work, or even other outdoor activities such as camping, you know that there are all types of gear and equipment needed. Not only do we need the appropriate clothing, but also different field computers, hard drives, cameras, GPS devices, safety gear, diving equipment, sampling gear, microscopes, … Continue reading How we do it: Organization