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NSO-journals in COVID-19 times

Dear authors, readers and reviewers, As the world grapples with COVID-19 we write, above all, to wish you and those close to you continued good health. These are uneasy times and we wanted to let you know that the editorial office of the Nordic Society Oikos (NSO) is open (...

Book review on "Danmarks Havalge" 1 and 2

By Stein Fredriksen, University of Oslo, Norway Marine benthic algae, or seaweeds, have received increased attention during the last years, in particular those species that are used for cultivation. Their use can be anything from food items to additives in cosmetics. The recent...

TWO NEW INTERMEDIATE SPECIES BETWEEN SORBUS AUCUPARIA, ROWAN AND S. HYBRIDA ON GOTLAND

TWO NEW INTERMEDIATE SPECIES BETWEEN SORBUS AUCUPARIA, ROWAN AND S. HYBRIDA ON GOTLAND By Joel Levin, Michael F. Fay, Jaume Pellicer and Mikael Hedrén (authors) During the last ice age, the Baltic Sea basin was covered by the thick Weichselian ice sheet, which finally melted...

The scent of Linnaea

Photo by Gunnar Stenhagen We analysed the scent of Linnea borealis by gas chromatography – mass spectrometry (GC-MS) of adsorbed headspace samples (NJB-01732). The aim of the study is five-fold. 1. To describe the odour bouquet of L. borealis and compare it from separate...

New insights into the evolution of the fig

The fig family (Moraceae) has fascinated botanists for generations. The family shows an extraordinary diversity in flower form and mode of pollination. We recently examined the reproductive biology of two highly unusual and poorly known relatives of the fig: Dorstenia...