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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Impact of heavy rainfall events on forage quality and grazing dynamics of Svalbard herbivores.

Awarded: NOK 22,106

In this project we will use an experimental setup on sites with different topographic positions to simulate heavy rainfall events in the early summer. We will measure the plant and moss composition and growth as well as active herbivory. This will be done on experimental plots as well as on control plots for each topographic location. This data will then be used to look for possible impacts of heavy rainfall events on herbivory and food quality for herbivores.

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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum