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SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

From winter time to summer time – what ends the "hunger gap" for Svalbard reindeer?

The term "hunger gap" (no: “vårknipa”) traditionally used in agricultural communities, refers to the period at the end of winter when winter provisions are depleting, yet the growing season has not yet started. In contemporary usage, the term also describes the food situation for wild animals, wh...

Tildelt: kr 58 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2025

Sted: Akershus

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Breeding phenology of Svalbard snow buntings in relation to arthropod abundance

In my master thesis, I will investigate the reproductive success of a Svalbard breeding population of the snow bunting Plectrophenax nivalis in relation to food abundance. The snow bunting is the world’s northernmost breeding passerine species. Assessing how species like the snow bunting are able...

Tildelt: kr 75 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Svalbard

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Kick-off meeting of the Circum-Arctic Present and Future Ecology of the Soil Food Web Network

Soil food webs play an important role in the functioning of Arctic ecosystems, but our knowledge of the distribution, dispersal and impacts of different organism groups is scarce. This project aims to gather experts on different aspects of the soil food web and its impacts, to paint an overview o...

Tildelt: kr 0,12 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Drone surveys of ice associated seals hauled out on sea-ice during the moulting period (part of ARK)

The most recent population survey of Arctic ringed seals conducted in Svalbard was in 2003. Over the past 5 years, the Norwegian Polar Institute has been developing the techniques, methodologies and field competence to survey marine mammals using UAV. In 2023 a full-scale survey of all ice-cover...

Tildelt: kr 96 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

DEciphering temporal trends and safe operating spaces for river biodiversity within the context of multiple STRESSors (DESTRESS)

Vore samfunds stigende behov for rent ferskvann og klimaendringenes økende konsekvenser legger stadig større press på elveøkosystemer over hele verden. Men det biomangfoldets behov for tilstrekkelig vannskvalitet og -kvantitet er ikke kvantifisert. Med andre ord vet vi i dag ikke nøyaktig hvor my...

Tildelt: kr 3,2 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2027

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arctic kelp production and fate (BlueArc field sampling) RIS 12373

Over 20% of the world’s kelp forests occur along Arctic coastlines, yet shifts in the structure and ecological function of these habitats as a result of climate change are poorly understood. Kelp forests are highly productive ecosystems and are expected to contribute significantly to global carbo...

Tildelt: kr 98 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The effect of grubbing and heavy winter rainfall on mycorrhizal mycelium production

Mycorrhizal fungi play a crucial role for both plant nitrogen uptake and ecosystem carbon dynamics and storage. Most of the stored carbon in Arctic soils could be derived from mycorrhizal mycelium rather than from plant litter. As the Arctic carbon storage is suspected to be a crucial factor for ...

Tildelt: kr 51 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Who is where? - Unravelling the biodiversity of sympagic meiofauna in and around Svalbard

Sympagic (=ice) meiofauna is an indispensable part of a very complex food web in the Arctic, playing a crucial role for many ice-associated organisms and the whole Arctic ecosystem since sympagic meiofauna comprise primarily of larval stages of seafloor and open-water living animals. But Arctic s...

Tildelt: kr 76 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arctic marine mammals in a time of climate change: a Kongsfjorden Case Study. RiS ID: 11501

The fieldwork is a component of the NFR ARK (Arktisk Klima forandring Konsekvenser) project, which focuses on impacts of global warming on Arctic endemic marine mammals. The project is using a “case-study” approach based on the Kongsfjorden-Krossfjorden ecosystem, where the objective to examine h...

Tildelt: kr 0,11 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Alternative life-history and thermoregulation strategies in the Svalbard reindeer and the implications for population dynamics

With the Arctic warming nearly four times faster than the rest of the globe (Rantanen et al., 2022), resilience of Arctic ecosystems and population dynamics of Arctic species are raising concern among scientists. Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) is an ideal species to study the...

Tildelt: kr 67 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Akershus

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Evaluating the maximum photosynthetic depth limit using coralline algae as a model organism, RiS ID 12351

This master’s thesis aims to better understand polar ecosystems by shedding light on the photosynthetic limitations of red coralline algae. We will use a mini remotely operated vehicle (Blueye X3) with a grabber attachment to locate and sample coralline algae from Van Mijenfjorden. We will collec...

Tildelt: kr 87 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Winged ghosts wandering the oceans: the spatial ecology and conservation of the world’s smallest and elusive seabirds, the storm petrel

Stormpetreller er utmerkede indikatorer for det marine økosystemet, men deres små kroppsstørrelser og hemmelighetsfulle atferd har gjort det nesten umulig å studere dem godt. Det er veldig lite kunnskap om disse artene. Nye forskningsmetoder er nå tilgjengelige for å studere aspekter av stormpetr...

Tildelt: kr 2,4 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2027

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The importance of observation error in reindeer population modelling (RiS ID 12376)

My project explores the intricate dynamics of Svalbard reindeer (R. t. platyrhynchus) populations in response to rapid climate change. Through fieldwork, including paired observations of various populations based in Reindalen, Adventdalen, and Ny-Ålesund, I aim to investigate the nuanced impacts ...

Tildelt: kr 95 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Bryophyte diversity as a driver of ecosystem functions and processes in a changing tundra, attached to the ITEX experiment, RiS ID: 10030

Studying bryophyte diversity in the high Arctic, like Svalbard, is vital due to their resilience in extreme conditions. Mosses are pioneers in colonizing newly exposed areas, offering insight into ecosystem health. They act as carbon sinks and regulate the hydrological cycle, which is crucial for...

Tildelt: kr 70 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Svalbard

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Towards a Transnational Acoustic Biodiversity MOnitoring Network

Prosjektet "Towards a Transnational Acoustic Biodiversity Monitoring Network (TABMON)" er et banebrytende initiativ for å forbedre biodiversitetsovervåkingen i Europa. Det benytter innovativ autonom akustisk sensingsteknologi for å observere og analysere biodiversitet, spesielt med fokus på fugle...

Tildelt: kr 3,2 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2026

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Assessing Jan Mayen past fauna and flora through sedimentary ancient DNA (RiS ID 12341)

Here, we aim to collect sediment cores in Nordlaguna (freshwater lake) and in Sørlaguna (lagoon) to analyze the DNA and pollen left by past fauna and flora in the sediments. Sediment coring will be performed using a Nesje piston corer in Nordlaguna and universal core sampler in Sørlaguna, and sed...

Tildelt: kr 77 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2025

Sted: Oslo

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Shrub Growth and Permafrost Insulation in a Warmer, Rainier Arctic - RiS ID 11968, 12016 & 12331

Air temperatures are increasing, and more precipitation is falling as rain rather than snow on Svalbard. We still know little about the role of rainfall events in the thermal stability of permafrost and growth of Svalbard plant communities. Plant growth and permafrost thaw also affect each other,...

Tildelt: kr 62 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2025

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Invertebrate contributions to Arctic ecosystem services

The project "Invertebrate contributions to Arctic ecosystem services" will be part of a master thesis in the Climate Change Management programme at Høgskulen på Vestlandet (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences). The aim of the project is to sample the Arctic invertebrate necrobiome and i...

Tildelt: kr 62 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2025

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Long term monitoring of polar bears on Svalbard RIS-12380 (linked to RIS 2381)

Environmental conditions have changed dramatically in the Svalbard region; sea-ice is declining in extent and thickness; glacier fronts are reduced, and anthropogenic activities are increasing in intensity and extent. These changes impact polar bear habitat use and potentially their fitness throu...

Tildelt: kr 48 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Calanus species complexity in the transitional fjord system Isfjorden: from cold Arctic to warm Atlantic climate.

The West Spitsbergen Current carries warm and salty Atlantic water (AW) northwards, and with high input of AW, more Calanus finmarchicus is transported to the Arctic. Isfjorden is strongly impacted by Atlantic inflow and is ice-free year-round, except the innermost part, Billefjorden, with a sha...

Tildelt: kr 0,11 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2025

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Autumn leaf senescence in tundra plants: Do soil nutrients and plant-internal nutrient sinks influence timing? (RiS ID: 12335)

Plant growth season in Arctic regions is currently undergoing changes, with spring advancement across the Arctic. However, there is limited knowledge regarding any corresponding trends in the autumn season, where the timing of end-of-season is mostly unaccounted for. It is important that we take ...

Tildelt: kr 0,12 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Space use by marine mammals in Svalbard and potential dietary changes due to climate change.

Investigating behaviour of high trophic predators is a fundemental part to understand the ecosystem as they function as a key component through top-down effect. Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina), one of a high trophic predators in Kongsfjorden, Svalbard is experiencing dramatic environmental changes ...

Tildelt: kr 0,12 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Spatio-temporal habitat use of Svalbard reindeer (RiS ID 12152)

The planned research focuses on understanding the impacts of a changing climate on the spatial dynamics of Svalbard reindeer, a key species in Svalbard’s tundra ecosystem. Climate change will likely be the primary driver of population dynamics in the future. To distinguish the complex effects of ...

Tildelt: kr 0,11 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Insulate: Belowground Biotic Insulation of Permafrost (RiS ID 12331)

Within the overarching INSULATE initiative (RiS ID 12331), the "Belowground Biotic Insulation of Permafrost" project delves into the intricate dynamics of local soil properties, seeking to unravel their profound impact on permafrost stability. This focused research addresses crucial gaps in our ...

Tildelt: kr 70 999

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Svalbard

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

A scalable WILDlife monitoring system - integrating camera sampling and artificial INTELligence with Essential Biodiversity Variables

Nøyaktig informasjon om biodiversitet er nødvendig for å håndtere miljøproblemer. Teknologier som viltkameraer, bildeklassifisering, citizen science og maskinlæring kan bidra til å overvåke biodiversitet og ville dyr mer kostnadseffektivt, men det er utfordringer som høye kostnader for manuell gj...

Tildelt: kr 2,4 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2027

Sted: Vestfold

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Mobilising, harmonising and incentivising forest biodiversity and environmental monitoring data through Web 3.0 technology.

Skogen er avgjørende for å opprettholde livet på jorden. Skogene huser størstedelen av det biologiske mangfoldet og spiller en viktig rolle som buffer mot klimaendringene. Beskyttelse av skogene, samt tilstandsvurdering og overvåking av det biologiske mangfoldet, er derfor ekstremt viktig i møte ...

Tildelt: kr 3,2 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2027

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Pioneering ATLAS tracking to investigate seabird interactions and anthropogenic disturbance in the Arctic, RiS ID 12333

In this project, we will establish the first ATLAS Wildlife Tracking System in the Arctic, enabling us to track, in unprecedented volume and detail, two keystone Arctic seabirds: the black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla and Brunnich’s guillemot Uria lomvia. ATLAS, a cutting-edge reverse GPS sy...

Tildelt: kr 0,11 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2024

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa

FRIPRO-Fri prosjektstøtte

PlAsTic effecTs on the Exchanges of nutRients and biological informatioN in aquatic ecosystems

Plastforurensning er et globalt miljøproblem og ferskvann er spesielt utsatt for opphopning av plastavfall og mikroplast. Den kontinuerlige tilførselen av plast til ferskvann medfører at man får en ny komponent i økosystemet som også er til stede i høye nivåer. Dette medfører at plast kan endre d...

Tildelt: kr 8,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2026

Sted: Oslo

POLARPROG-Polarforskningsprogram

Interactive effects of pollutants and climate on seabirds in Arctic Coastal ecosystems (ClimACTox)

Miljøgifter kan være skadelig for ville dyr. Skaden avhenger av nivåer, men kan forverres hvis dyr har det vanskelig fra før, for eksempel vær og klimafenomener som i perioder fører til økt energiforbruk eller reduserte matressurser. I tillegg er ikke miljøgifter likt fordelt i verden. Enkelte om...

Tildelt: kr 10,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2028

Sted: Oslo

MARINFORSKHAV-Marine ressurser og miljø - havmiljø

Migratory Crossroads: predicting the dynamics of a great vertical migration in a changing habitat

Den daglige og sesongmessige vertikale migrasjonen av zooplankton er samlet sett verdens største synkroniserte forflytting av dyr. I prosjektet "Migratory Crossroads" vil vi undersøke effekten fra klimaendringene på det viktige dyreplanktonet raudåte Calanus finmarchicus langs Norskekysten og til...

Tildelt: kr 8,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2024-2026

Sted: Troms - Romsa - Tromssa