Judith Sarneel shares her thoughts in forskarbloggen
Our affiliated researcher Judith Sarneel writes in the university blog for researchers about her thought travelling
Text: Anngelica Kristoferqvist
Judith is one of our affiliated researchers at Arcum and she describes her arctic dimension like this:
For the past years, I have been working enthusiastically as a spatial ecologist with a specific interest in riparian ecology and plant-soil interactions.
Nordic riparian zones provide crucial services to the water bodies they border, it is important to understand the processes that maintain and structure them. Especially in nordic systems, the disturbance by water and ice is fierce and has large impacts on vegetation development. Dispersal, recruitment and clonal expansion are important focal areas of my research, and I study them now in nordic rivers and streams. Nordic streams share a history of structural modification to enable timberfloating and I am especially interested in changes in establishment after restoration of these streams.