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Wintering ecology of marine birds from the Barents Sea and their sensitivity to environmental change
Breeding biology and colony attendance in common and Brünnichs guillemots are reasonably well understood. Their breeding populations are currently being monitored closely at Bear Island, Spitsbergen (Ny Ålesund and Isfjorden), and along the Murman coast in Russia. …
This project will explore various aspects of the ecology and population biology of the northern-most dwelling harbour seals in the world -- in Svalbard Norway. The primary objective will be to explore the demography of this population. …
Effects of persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals on the stress physiology of an arctic seabird, the black legged-kittiwake
The aim of our project is to study the effects of persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals on the endocrine stress response of the Black-legged kittiwake in Svalbard, where pollution by contaminants is an important issue. …
Telling av sjøfugl i koloniene på Fuglehuken og i Ossian Sarsfjellet. Arbeidet er del av overvåkningsprosjektet som dekker sjøfuglkolonier på Spitsbergen og Bjørnøya. Artene det arbeides med er hovedsakelig polarlomvi, lomvi og krykkje, men andre arter som havhest, teist, lunde blir også registrert.
Effects of UV radiation on lipids, fatty acids and nutritional quality of Arctic marine algae and zooplankton
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR, 280–400 nm) on the nutritional quality of Arctic phytoplankton. …
Studies of arctic ecosystems should include shorebirds, because they are excellent indicator species for annual variation in arctic climatic variables (snow cover, etc.), changes in the tundra quality (hydrology), and changes in the quality of the intertidal zone habitat (marine pollution). …
Research Improving international scientific collaboration between Arctic sea ice scientists in Norway, Canada, and the USA, and facilitating work for the AMAP SWIPA follow up process.