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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Fieldwork to determine physiological adaptation of Arctic charr to changing polar climate (RiS ID 6198)

The field grant for the FieldCharr project will be used to investigate the adaptation of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), to the extreme polar environment through the study of physiology. As the only Arctic polar freshwater fish species, Arctic charr se rve as an important model in which to inv...

Awarded: NOK 48,662

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Microbial biogeography around Svalbard MicroFUN project RiS: 6167 Umbrella project RiS: 6165

We will sample microbial eukaryotes from a diverse array of marine environments around Svalbard. The main sampling will be performed during the planned cruise south and east of Spitsbergen in July 2013 (RIS ID 6165) and during the AB202 field cruise west and north of Svalbard in August 2013. The...

Awarded: NOK 40,099

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Is the reproduction strategy of Calanus glacialis determined by the stored fat resources of individuals?

The project will focus on the fatty acid composition and lipid sac size of both male and female Calanus glacialis from october to may, and put it in context with the energy consumption for gonad development/egg production, the energy consumption of the ma le who cannot eat, and to see if females ...

Awarded: NOK 31,929

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Do OHCs affect thyroid hormone levels in glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus) breeding in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard? RIS ID 5267

Sampling of the birds will take place in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, with base in Ny-Ålesund on the west coast of Spitsbergen, during June 2013, presumably five weeks. Capturing of 20-30 individuals will be carried out using trigger nest traps that will captu re the birds by its legs when it flies of...

Awarded: NOK 32,220

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Permafrost and sedimentary history of a high-arctic valley: Adventdalen, Spitsbergen, RiS ID: 6176

This project will develop an environmental reconstruction of the permafrost and sedimentary history of the sediments in Adventdalen. This will be determined using cryostratigraphic and sedimentary evidence obtained from a 60 m permafrost core in conjunct ion with local climate, sea level variati...

Awarded: NOK 9,954

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Field validation of metal-induced co-selection for antibiotic resistance in bacterial communities from pristine environments

This project will investigate metal-induced co-selection of antibiotic resistance in soils with no exposure to human use of antibiotics. By analysing resistance patterns in soil samples exposed to a range of metals, it is wished to gain the ability to tel l if co-selection is a modern phenomenon....

Awarded: NOK 10,260

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Polar night ecology of pico- and nanoflagellates

The polar night period is considered as a period of limited biologic activity. However, recent studies have identified an assemblage of heterotrophic protists (Meshram et al. in prep), and a similar level of bacterial production as seen throughout the yea r (Seuthe et al. 2011/12). The aim of the...

Awarded: NOK 26,601

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Surface velocity and calving flux of Kronebreen RiS ID 6183

Kronebreen is among the 10 largest contributors to the total calving flux of the Svalbard archipelago. To estimate the calving flux detailed knowledge on the glacier velocity is needed which can be provided by synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite imag es. For the validation of those velocity ...

Awarded: NOK 65,197

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Fieldwork to determine genetic adaptation of Arctic charr to changing polar climate (RiS ID 6210)

The field grant for the FieldCharr project will be used to investigate the adaptation of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), to the extreme polar environment through the study of genetics. As the only Arctic polar freshwater fish species, Arctic charr serv e as an important model in which to inves...

Awarded: NOK 20,125

Project Period: 2013-2016

Location: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Investigation of Crevasse Evolution, Calving Occurrence, and Links to Damage (ICECOLD), RiS ID 6155

Iceberg calving is an important component of glacier mass loss and indirectly contributes to sea level rise. A new iceberg calving law was recently proposed based on damage mechanics, a promising new theory that could greatly improve the ability of ice s heet models to predict the response of gl...

Awarded: NOK 20,059

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The magnetic fabrics of surge type glaciers in Svalbard

This project involves the novel application of anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility (AMS) to examine deformation within glacier ice. Preliminary results have demonstrated that AMS can provide reliable and useful fabric data from glacier basal ice, reveal ing new information about glacial strain....

Awarded: NOK 13,842

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Do POPs affect stress- and reproductive hormone levels in Glaucous gulls (Larus hyperboreus)from Kongsfjorden,Svalbard. RiS ID 5267

Glaucous gulls, between 20-30 individuals, will be captured for blood samples during a five weeks period of field work (June-July, 2013) in Kongsfjorden on the west coast of Spitsbergen, with a base in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The capturing of birds will be carried out using trigger nest traps that...

Awarded: NOK 32,535

Project Period: 2013-2014

Location: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Abrupt Holocene cooling episodes in Svalbard. A collaborative pilot study.

The Arctic has warmed twice as rapidly as the rest of the Earth over the past century, and the North Atlantic sector of the Arctic is particularly sensitive to changes in the planetary energy balance and accompanying circulation changes. Glaciers and ice caps are now receding rapidly, and in opt...

Awarded: NOK 0.40 mill.

Project Period: 2013-2015

Location: Viken