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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...

Tildelt: kr 32 220

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: 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...

Tildelt: kr 9 954

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: 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....

Tildelt: kr 10 260

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: 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...

Tildelt: kr 26 601

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: 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 ...

Tildelt: kr 65 197

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: 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...

Tildelt: kr 20 125

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2016

Sted: 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...

Tildelt: kr 20 059

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

The interaction of periglacial and karst features as seen at a small lake system at Linnédalen, west central Spitsbergen

The purpose of this project is field work for a master's thesis dedicated to investigating the dynamics occurring due to the interaction and related development of permafrost, periglacial and karst features. This unique pairing is encountered at Linnédale n, west-central Spitsbergen. Here, a set ...

Tildelt: kr 29 419

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Tephrochronology of the North Atlantic region during Early Holocene, RiS:5842(under project: Holocene environmental change of Svalbard

Tephra studies from Svalbard is so far sparse but tephra has been identified in both ice cores and in lake sediments reflecting the area's potential. I would like to add an additional site to my PhD project. My PhD project focuses to create an early Holo cene (11.700 to 8000 cal yr BP) tephrochr...

Tildelt: kr 31 226

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Demography of geographical range limits of tundra plants in a changing climate, RiS ID 6174

This project will add to an existing study of the geographical ranges limits of a key climate indicator species, the tundra cushion plant Silene acaulis, across its latitudinal range in Europe. Existing sites from Sweden to Spain reach the southern range limit of the species, but adding sites i...

Tildelt: kr 21 505

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Meroplankton seasonality in trophic interactions, RIS 5264 (umbrella project)

Many benthic organisms have planktonic life-stages (meroplankton). Meroplankton exhibit strong seasonality and can be quite numerous during peak occurrence. Relatively little is known about their dynamics and food requirements, even though they might have considerable impact both as grazers and ...

Tildelt: kr 29 689

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Determination of reflected properties from snow surfaces in Svalbard RiS ID 6160

Albedo changes of the snow occur long before snow melts away completely. This can lead to a change in the radiation budget and therefore affects the radiative forcing in the vicinity of the station. Another effect that will be investigated is the influenc e of varying cloud cover to the amount of...

Tildelt: kr 29 272

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2014

Sted: Viken

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...

Tildelt: kr 0,40 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2013-2015

Sted: Viken