One of my offices in located hours away from the University of Copenhagen- west in the Jutland Peninsula to be exact. This past week I was able to head out from my Uni office and explore potential field sites to see how suitable they might be for my summer research plans.
This is an example of the striking contrast between two tree species. While the edge does allow an unnatural amount of light into the conifer understory (as seen on the left), you can still see large differences just in the development of the shrubs and plants growing underneath these canopies.
I happened across a nice patch of exposed soil so naturally I wanted to jump down and grab a photo next to it. I also got a chance to get closer to those vibrantly green plants growing near by, on scent alone I guessed they were in the onion family. Yuck!
And I went on a weekend trip to Poland, to have a small vacation before the field season ramps up, and to do a bit of running in the Orlen Warsaw Marathon. Plenty of culture to explore, pierogies to consume, and all with glorious sunshine and warm weather and good company. I can't wait to return to Poland to continue my explorations beyond Warsaw.
Relena is a forest ecologist and researches how trees and soils interact. She also likes to run through areas populated by trees.