In the form of a Question & Answer interview, discover T2’s associate Daniel Tarte and his passion for mushrooms.
Why are you fascinated by mushrooms ?
“It’s the intriguing side of these living beings out there!”
What never ceases to amaze Daniel is […]

Mycology is the fungi discipline. It has developed through the identification, classification and characterization of these organisms and the identification of their interactions in their environment [1].
Picture from Hermann Traub
What is a fungi or a mushroom ?
A fungi can be […]

Eutro-what? Eutrophication. You know those blue-green algae in your lake at the cottage, maybe that’s one of the repercussions of eutrophication…
Eutrophication is a normal process in the life of a lake. Very slowly, organic matter accumulates, the lake fills in, […]

The shoreline is the area bordering a lake or waterway, beginning at the limit of the littoral zone. It’s a territory that begins when the ground rises above the water (high-water mark) and ends inland. The shoreline often comprises a […]

Agriculture, water purification systems and a wide range of businesses all have wastewater to treat. A filtering marsh is a choice technic for decontaminating these water effluents. It’s sure to be of interest for plant lovers !
A filtering marsh is […]

Now that you’re familiar with aquatic plants (see July 22 article), discover phytoremediation using duckweed!
Understanding the mechanism

Phytoremediation is the decontamination of an environment using plants. Specifically, for duckweed, it is the rhizofiltration technic. The ability of certain plants to absorb contaminants […]

We’re all familiar with terrestrial plants, such as the deciduous or coniferous trees and herbaceous plants that grow around us, but can you tell the difference between them and aquatic plants? This is a short guide to recognize different types […]

We often forget that our first food source is nature. Before fields, arable and livestock farming, there were forests, plains, lakes and rivers. Even today, wilderness areas – and sometimes our own backyards – abound with edible produce! We only […]

Is a swamp just a place with waterlogged and a smelly soil? Many people know very little about wetlands and water environments, especially about the importance of preserving them.
Wetland, such as a marsh, swamp, peat bog or pond, is an […]

After the no mow May, let’s continue in the same vein for pollinators and biodiversity this summer! Why not transform some of your lawn ? You could create a better habitat for our discreet neighbors, insects and other arthropods.
Choosing a […]