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New Subject Editor in neotropical vascular plant taxonomy!

Nordic Journal of Botany would like to welcome our new Subject Editor in neotropical vascular plant taxonomy, Prof. Isa Lucia de Morais. Isa is our first editor located in South America, so we are especially happy to have her join our team! Continue reading below for a...

Fascination of Plants Day winner: Ponerorchis wolongensis

We have drawn the winner for our most fascinating plant of May! Ponerorchis wolongensis is a new orchid species from China, described by the authors Peng et al. in our February issue. Read on for a description of their journey to find this fascinating plant and some interesting...

Call for papers: Plant and vegetation-based indicators for ecosystem restoration in a European context.

We are part of nature and need nature in our lives. Under the EU’s Biodiversity strategy, a new nature restoration plan will be launched to protect nature and reverse the degradation of valuable ecosystems. The diversity of the EU Member States calls for individual strategies...

Where the anemones grow

In our April issue, Depauw et al. describe how the wood anemone responds to different environmental conditions. Read a simplified version of their paper entitled " Functional trait variation of Anemone nemorosa along macro- and microclimatic gradients close to the northern range...

Shrub encroachment in lichen heath - a general summary

In our March issue, Stefanie Reinhardt and her co-authors published their study entitled " Shrub encroachment interacts with environmental variation to reduce the albedo of alpine lichen heaths: an experimental study ". Click on the title to view the full Open Access paper for...

Meet the new Managing Editor!

Nordic Journal of Botany has a new Managing Editor! Friederike Gehrmann began her new role in December 2021, taking over from Tina D'Hertefeldt, who stepped down last fall. Hailing from Germany, Gehrmann studied biochemistry in London and then moved to Helsinki to complete a PhD...

Editor-in-Chief calling all plant ecology papers!

In this interview, Editor-in-Chief for Plant Ecology Sara Cousins gives some practical tips on submitting papers to NJB, one of four international journals published by the Nordic Society Oikos . She also sends out a call for global research on all aspects of plant ecology: from...

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...

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