1 125 prosjekter

KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima

Support to arrange the 6th International Conference in Arctic Fox Biology in Longyearbyen, Svalbard 2022

The 6th international conference in arctic fox biology will for the first time be organized and located in Norway. Circumpolar arctic fox biologists have since 1991, established a network that have arranged five international conferences in arctic fox biology. The location for the conference are ...

Tildelt: kr 99 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

MARINFORSK-Marine ressurser og miljø

Research stay at the University of Helsinki, Finland

Wild populations are adapting to human-caused stressors such as fishing, hunting, climate warming, and habitat change. Research on particularly harvest-induced phenotypic and evolutionary adaptations started from field observations and forming theory about how anthropogenic drivers can be expecte...

Tildelt: kr 0,51 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2023

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Environmental correlates of spatial variation in snow bunting reproductive success

My project will focus on spatial and individual heterogeneity in reproductive success of snow buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis), and how such variation is linked to spatial environmental and microclimatic variation. For instance, rapid changes in timing of spring onset, and increased summer warmin...

Tildelt: kr 75 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Early life exposure to mercury in kittiwakes breeding in Svalbard: A longitudinal study to reveal acquired levels and potential selection

The main objective of the project is to reveal the levels of the contaminants (Mercury, Hg) and where seabirds take up contaminants (spatial origin) during the first years of life. And, by using the longitudinal data- with repeated sampling within individuals from fledging (just before leaving th...

Tildelt: kr 45 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2023

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

FRIMEDBIO-Fri prosj.st. med.,helse,biol

PREDICT: Increasing the extent, transparency, and impact of predictions of population dynamics.

Samtidig som stadig mer urørt natur forsvinner, opplever vi nå svært raske klimaendringer. Det er fortsatt uvisst hvordan ulike plante- og dyrearter vil respondere på disse endringene, og vår evne til å predikere, eller forutsi, slike responser er helt nødvendig for å oppnå god forvaltning og bev...

Tildelt: kr 3,8 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2025

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Marine Forests of animals, plants and algae: nature-based tools to protect and restore biodiversity

Undervannsmiljøer som sjøgressenger, tareskog og dyphavskoraller er økosystemer med høy biodiversitet, er viktige for mange organismer gjennom gyteområder, beskyttelse og mattilgang, beskytter kystområder og lagrer karbon fra atmosfæren. Bevaring og gjenoppretting av disse habitatene er derfor vi...

Tildelt: kr 3,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2025

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Collecting field validation data for remote sensing-based mapping of the growth season and plant productivity

Global temperature is increasing, and particularly so in Svalbard. This has strong impacts on terrestrial ecosystems. Sensitive indicators of climate change are the timing of the onset of growth and the annual plant production. Recently a cloud-free time-series of daily Sentinel-2 satellite data ...

Tildelt: kr 57 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Vestland

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Spatial and temporal shifts in Arctic fjord biodiversity caused by climate changes. RiS ID 11834

This PhD thesis aims to research how the shifts in the cryosphere caused by climate change are affecting fish abundance and distribution. This project will complement the work that took place in 2021, in which we had an extensive field campaign in Billefjorden, where we used innovative and sustai...

Tildelt: kr 94 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Stress-coping strategies in a changing world: how do ground-nesting birds adapt to unpredictive predation threat?

In the Arctic, polar bears (Ursus maritimus) rely on sea ice to hunt seals. However, sea ice is decreasing due to climate warming, and bears are changing their foraging behavior, increasing egg consumption. This shift in diet can put ground-nesting bird species, such as common eiders (Somateria m...

Tildelt: kr 98 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Implications of terrestrial run-off on kelp ecosystems RiS-ID: 11849

Habitat forming large brown seaweeds (kelps) are dominating many Arctic rocky shore coastlines, structuring benthic and pelagic species communities. On Svalbard, global warming is occurring at a rate far beyond the global average. The increasing terrestrial run-off leads to a darkening of the wat...

Tildelt: kr 91 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Shining light on the nutritional status of sea-ice algae in response to changing light in landfast ice, using IR-microspectroscopy.RiS 11869

Through investigating changes in sea ice algae nutrient content and shifts in community composition, this project studies the impacts of sea ice decline on energy transfer within the Arctic marine ecosystem. It is critical that our understanding of the potential consequences of these changes are ...

Tildelt: kr 70 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Seasonal mercury concentrations and the microbiome (de)methylation gene expression profile in the Svalbard reindeer

This project aims to study the contributions of the Svalbard reindeer to mercury concentrations in the terrestrial trophic chain. We hypothesize that the reindeer are exposed to mercury loads via their diet and that both seasonal variations in mercury intake and microbial processes in its digesti...

Tildelt: kr 19 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Nutrient availability through decomposing plant litter (litterbag). Ris ID 11863

Arctic breeding barnacle geese affect the biogeochemical cycling of nutrients by providing an accelerated pathway of decomposition through digestion and the return of plant matter in the form of faecal pellets and so affecting the transfer of nutrients to their forage species. As such, geese chan...

Tildelt: kr 66 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Fungal diversity in soil affected by cadaver decomposition in the Arctic tundra of Svalbard

Cadavers of large mammals can function as biodiversity hotspots and facilitate many interactions between many species. Little is known, however, about carrion ecology in the Arctic, and how such cadavers impact the fungal community in the Arctic is not known. Using both an experimental and observ...

Tildelt: kr 53 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2023

Sted: Nordland - Nordlánnda

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Who is there? - Unravelling the biodiversity of sympagic meiofauna in Svalbard

It is undeniable that sea ice conditions and extent are changing. Formation of fjordic sea ice has become unreliable, the season has changed with later onset of freezing and earlier melt, and much uncertainty evolves around how this will affect the community that inhabits the microscopic brine ch...

Tildelt: kr 50 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Holocene climate influence on methane cycling by microbes in high-Arctic lakes

Arctic lakes release large -but not well constrained- amounts of methane (CH4), a potent greenhouse gas. This project delineates the main field campaign within my postdoctoral project aimed at capturing methane cycling archives from lakes in the rapidly warming Arctic. I will participate in the j...

Tildelt: kr 77 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2023

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Automated analysis of wildlife camera monitoring, RiS ID: 11829

During the first part of my thesis, I will be creating a methodology for automated analysis of camera monitoring data of the nests of geese and terns using artificial intelligence. In order to test if this program works, I will need to obtain enough new camera data of nests on Svalbard and put th...

Tildelt: kr 67 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Impact of added nutrients on the onset of plant senescence, RiS-ID 11865.

The aim of my master’s project is to study how increased nutrients (primarily nitrogen and phosphorous) affect the phenological development of deciduous plants in autumn (specifically: senescence, ie leaf colour change) in High Arctic tundra. Furthermore, it aims to improve methodology for use of...

Tildelt: kr 99 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Do snowshoes influence movement and route choice of Svalbard rock ptarmigan over snowy ground? (RiS ID 11821)

We are aiming to determine how changes in snow properties influence the function of a key adaptation for Arctic animals - the evolution of a snowshoe foot. Whilst increases in foot area are well known to provide extra support during movement over snow there is currently no data examining the rela...

Tildelt: kr 84 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Resource partitioning by Arctic scavengers in Svalbard

Dead organic matter from animals represents a central ecological resource in many food webs globally and promotes biodiversity, landscape heterogeneity, and ecosystem stability. Little knowledge currently exists about the ecological significance of carcasses in terrestrial ecosystems, particularl...

Tildelt: kr 57 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Nordland - Nordlánnda

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Understanding the physiological costs of behavioural plasticity in response to climate change in Arctic Seabirds, RIS ID 11820

The extent to which individuals demonstrate flexibility in behaviour (i.e phenotypic plasticity) is likely to be a key determinant of a species ability to adapt to climate change. However, altering behaviours to match new environments comes at a cost to individuals when they divert resources away...

Tildelt: kr 80 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mercury Levels in Svalbard Reindeer's Tissue and Faeces in Relation to Diet and Season

Mercury (Hg) is toxic and a concern for the terrestrial Artic environment due to potential release of Hg from the thawing permafrost. For this master thesis the levels of Hg in summer and winter faeces sample form Svalbard reindeers (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus) will be compared to investigat...

Tildelt: kr 19 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Predicting plant trait plasticity in response to warming across a changing tundra biome in the high Arctic, RiS ID: 11498

Predicting how plant communities will respond to environmental change has been described as the ‘holy grail’ of ecology. Understanding which factors determine whether a species responds positively or negatively to a particular environmental change allows us to anticipate future shifts in communit...

Tildelt: kr 71 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Long-term exposure to contaminants of Arctic seabirds

Arctic seabirds, as migratory species, spend summer in the Arctic and winter in marine environment in southern areas. Therefore, they are exposed to contrasted concentrations of pollutants like Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and mercury (Hg). In Kongsfjorden, the five glaciers have all been...

Tildelt: kr 98 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Effects of Reindeer Carcasses on Tundra Ecosystem - Modelling spatial distribution of reindeer cadavers in the Arctic tundra (RiS ID 11512)

The main goal of this project is to model the spatial distribution of reindeer cadavers in the arctic tundra. The effects of reindeer cadavers can be long lasting in the nutrient poor arctic ecosystem. However, the spatial distribution of these cadavers is not random, which means that these cadav...

Tildelt: kr 44 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Nordland - Nordlánnda

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Mercury dynamics in Svalbard terrestrial ecosystems, RiS ID 11828.

Frozen Arctic soils have been found to store large amounts of mercury (Hg), a highly toxic metal. As the permafrost is thawing due to climate change, it is suggested that this mercury could release from the soil, potentially becoming available to the terrestrial food web. Methylated mercury (MeHg...

Tildelt: kr 95 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Svalbard

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Arctic marine mammals and climate change ("ARK" ) RIS-ID: 11501 (SPACE USE BY MARINE MAMMALS AND POTENTIAL DIETARY CHANGES DUE TO CC)

The project is part of a case study of the ecosystem in Kongsfjorden and aim to fill knowledge gaps on fish abundance, community composition, distribution and role in the food web. It will also include dietary studies of key fish species and their roles in the diet of resident marine mammals. The...

Tildelt: kr 50 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

SSF-Svalbard Science Forum

Diet change in black-legged Kittiwakes due to the current Atlantification of the Arctic in course of climate change. RIS ID:11844

My master´s thesis will be about the change in the diet of kittiwakes over time. With incoming Atlantic waters, Atlantic species comes further north. I will investigate how the energy content of available food/prey changes with changing species ranges. I will be taking part in the field work in K...

Tildelt: kr 46 999

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2022

Sted: Troms og Finnmark - Romsa ja Finnmárku - Tromssa ja Finmarkku

MILJØFORSK-Miljøforskning for en grønn samfunnsomstilling

Holistic evaluation and restoration measures of human impacts on freshwater ecosystems across biogeographical gradients

Økosystemer i ferskvann er under hardt press fra mange menneskelige påvirkninger. Dette er en stor utfordring ikke bare for biodiversiteten i ferskvann, men også for velferden til mennesker ettersom de økologiske prosessene i ferskvann bidrar til å opprettholde viktige økosystemtjenester som filt...

Tildelt: kr 3,0 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2024

Sted: Trøndelag - Trööndelage

KLIMAFORSK-Stort program klima

Naturkampen - fra nettside til verktøy for demokrati og bedre naturforvaltning

Både FNs klimapanel (IPCC) og Det internasjonale Naturpanelet (IPBES) peker på utfordringer knyttet til menneskelig arealforbruk, tap av økosystemer og forverring av klimaendringene. Men kommunene, som forvalter store norske naturarealer, mangler oversikt og kunnskap og allmennheten mangler verkt...

Tildelt: kr 0,49 mill.

Prosjektperiode: 2022-2023

Sted: Oslo