Thursday, May 31, 2007

A writing day at home

I am staying at home today. I want to write: One of the applications needs to be finished, and the article with JE needs something. And I need to rest...

These are my two applications for the NFR this year: 1) PHIX, 2) MARLICH.

These are my three publications in May: 1) Äntligen - ett skånskt nyfynd av fjällig vägglav! (Lavbulletinen), 2) New evidence corroborates population differentiation in Xanthoria parietina (Lichenologist), 3) Økologisk krise langs kysten (BT).

Sitting in the sofa with the door to the balkony open, I just heard the cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)!!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

A chronicle featuring lichens

was published in Bergens Tidende (BT), our daily paper, today.
Of course, the part about lichens had to be disguised in something that hopefully appeals to the general public!

BTW, I had so much fun writing it!

Saturday, May 12, 2007


A posting from Storvreta, N of Uppsala. Enjoying life.

Teaching yesterday was great. Discussing research project and 'doctoral strategy' with H and JE was inspiring and fruitful. Relaxing at A and JE's house is great. Tonight, we are invited to W and S for dinner and socialising. I will rest now for a couple of minutes, then I have to dress.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Södertörn university college

Here I come! One week teaching, project work with the team, and week-ending. I hope that this terrible cold will end before the flight tomorrow - otherwise, my ears will hurt like...

The project concerns genetic variability etc in Hypogymnia physodes (and H. tubulosa). I hope that we will succeed in finishing the analyses and write up the paper asap. But I must not and cannot forget the NFR deadline June 6. And, a couple of days ago, the Cliostomum article was submitted!

I am in bed, trying to rest, trying to recover. At 1900 the board (?) of the "Norsk-Svensk förening i Bergen" will meet here, and I am so tired. (And lonely, because H is away, at a meeting in Sandefjord. And he won't come home in time to see me before I leave for Sweden...)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Økologisk krise på kysten

Ti uker etter «Server»-forliset var mange bukter og viker fremdeles svarte av oljesøl i Øygarden. Ryddegjenger har ikke kunnet gjøre helt rent. Vil naturen klare å ta hånd om resten selv?

I wrote a so-called kronikk and submitted it to Bergens Tidende. It seems that they do not want to print it. I have to consider to send it elsewhere. Perhaps it will fit here in the "Biodiversity..." blog?!

Thursday, May 03, 2007


I traveled to Sweden to meet one of my very best friends. We had a delightful long week-end, wonderful. It's good to be back, to be home, though. The sun is shining. But... all my worries, and writing that has to be done, and thinking, and etc... Well, I am tired now. And I must buy some food for tonight. And...