We have ended the KAWater mesocosm experiments at Lake Erken! We had three exciting years of sampling, trying things and sometimes fail. Now we have accumulated a lot of samples, some of them processed and some of them still waiting to be analyzed. I am looking forward for the interesting things we will learn from these experiments, but we have finalized one big step and that is the actual sampling. Many, many hands have helped during these campaigns. Thank you so much to the great KAWater team! Without your work, sweat, patience and endurance, this project would not be possible!
For one week, me and my fabulous assistants Leonie and Holger went to Jämtland in Northern Sweden to catch minnows (Phoxinus phoxinus) in beautiful Lake Ånnsjön and its tributaries to look at divergence patterns between the fishes inhabiting the lake vs. stream habitats. It has been an exhausting but very successful week in an amazing landscape.