MIREN Trail Survey 2018 – first results

We are happy to share this map with you showing an overview of the data already collected within our MIREN Trail Survey.

We are now calling on all mountain enthusiasts from the southern hemisphere to join us and look out for plant invaders along mountain trails during the coming summer.

All details on how to join here.

Also check out our recent blogpost on this on lembrechtsjonas.wordpress.com.

 

Running off the road

New MIREN-paper in Biological Invasions on what’s needed by non-native plants to escape the roadside and colonize the natural mountain vegetation.

Find the paper here.

Learn all about the paper in this blog post.

Roads – and the cars and humans on them – facilitate non-native plant species introduction in mountains. But what’s needed for them to escape the roadside?

Poa mireniana

Poa mireniana  (c) Ian Clarke

 

MIREN proudly presents its new mascot: Poa mireniana, a newly described grass species discovered by our colleagues in Australia while performing MIREN surveys.

We are honoured as a network to be immortalized like this!

 

Find a description of the species here, and a blogpost on the discovery here.