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The Green Arctic – Plants as cornerstones in terrestrial ecosystems
Polar bears in Svalbard in good condition – so far
The Norwegian Polar Institute has carried out a counting of polar bears in Svalbard. The results show that there are probably more polar bears than the last time the bears were counted.
Climate change may impact Arctic wildlife
Results from the Norwegian IPY project CLEOPATRA show that climate change can affect the growth conditions of ice algae and copepods in the Arctic. The algae produce omega-3 fatty acids, and the copepods are an important delivery system for these fatty acids to the rest of the marine food chain.
New book: Ecosystem Barents Sea
The book Ecosystem Barents Sea has now been published in English on Tapir Academic Press, Trondheim, Norway. Many researchers and managers at the Norwegian Polar Institute have contributed to the chapters in this book.