Projects “Terrestrial” 2016

Flagship leader: Rolf Ims, UiT The Arctic University of Norway,  


Vegetation state change and herbivore management


After-the-Pest: Ecosystem transitions following insect pest outbreaks induced by climate change in the European high North

Project leader: Jane Uhd Jepsen

Participating institutions: NINA, UiT


Long term vegetation change in alpine areas in Northern-Norway and Poland – relation to climate and grazing

Jutta Kapfer



Moose in Finnmark – spatial ecology and management in a changing landscape

Rolf Rødven



Ecosystem effects of extreme climate events and changing seasons


Use of remote sensing for increased precision in forage production

Marit Jørgensen



Ecosystem stress from the combined effects of winter climate change and air pollution – how do the impacts differ between biomes?

Jarle W. Bjerke



Sentinel synergy framework – satellite observation of growth seasons in alpine and Arctic ecosystems

Eirik Malnes



Effect of climate extremes on inland production of grass in North-Norway

Gregory Taff



Phenological synchrony of arctic plants and their pollinators at altered snow regimes at Svalbard

Elisabeth Cooper



Capacity for adaptation in indigenous people and local societies


Territoriality – mobility and fragmentation in the reindeer husbandry

Marius Warg Næss



Integrative studies of pastoral societies ability to adapt rapid climate and ecosystem changes

Stine Barlindhaug



Adaptive management of ecosystem services


Adaptive goose management beyond borders

Ingunn Tombre



Terrestrial Sustain – climate changes and effects on species important for ecosystem services

John-André Henden and Sandra Hamel



Effects of climate changes on the use of ecosystem services by the local society

Vera Hausner



Observation systems for climate effects COAT: Climate-ecological-Observatory-forArctic-Tundra

Rolf Ims





TundraSchoolnet extended – Research-based activities for schools in northern areas

Ingrid Jensvoll

UiT, NINA Terrestrial

Abbreviations: AARI: The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute; ApN: Akvaplan-niva Inc.; AU: Aarhus University; AWI: Alfred Wegener Institute; BAS: British Antarctic Survey; BC: Bates College; BedIn: Bedford Institute; BOS: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science; BS: The Bjerknes Centre; CEBC: Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé; Cedre: Centre of Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution; CEH: The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology; CNRS: The National Center for Scientific Research; CRRL: Control/Robotics Research Laboratory (NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering); CU: Clemson University; DTU: Technical University of Denmark; FMI: Finnish Meteorological Institute; FNI: Fridtjof Nansen Institue; FOC: Fisheries and Oceans Canada; FSU: Florida State University; JAMSTEC: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology; IDAEA-CSIC: Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research – Spanish Council for Scientific Research; IMARES: Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies; IMR: Institute of Marine Research; INSPQ: Public Health Expertise and Reference Centre – Québec; IVM: Institute for Environmental Studies; LIENSs: Littoral, Environment and Societies, La Rochelle University; LRU: La Rochelle University; LUKE: Natural Resources Institute Finland; MET: The Norwegian Meteorological Institute; MU: Massey University; NAMMCO: North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission; NBIC: Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre; NCA: The Norwegian Coastal Administration; NCAOR: National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research; NGU: Geological Survey of Norway; NIBIO: The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research; NINA: Norwegian Institute for Nature Research; NIKU: The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research; NILU: Norwegian Institute for Air Research; NIVA: Norwegian Institute for Water Research; NMBU: Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Nofima: The Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research; NORUT: Northern Research Institute; NPI: Norwegian Polar Institute; NRPA: Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority; NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology; OASYS: Ocean Atmosphere Systems – Research; PAS: Polish Academy of Sciences; PINRO: Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography; RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences; RECETOX: Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment; RU: Ryerson University; SAMS: The Scottish Association for Marine Science; SCNN: Science Centre of Northern Norway; SINTEF: The Company for Industrial Research areas/Project titles Project leader (s) Participating institutions Flagship E-mail project leader Consequences for cultural heritage and society Sea urchin harvest: Ecosystem recovery, integrated management of social-ecological system, ecosystem service and sustainability Wenting Chen NIVA, UiT, Nofima, UoC MIKON The impact of extractive industries and tourism on socioecological dynamics in the Arctic Vera Hausner UiT, NINA MIKON Ecosystem services and coastal governance Einar Eythorsson NIKU, Nofima MIKON 12 and Technological Research; SIO: Scripps Institution of Oceanography; SRCES-RAS: Scientific Research Center for Ecological Safety – Russian Academy of Sciences; SU: Stockholm University; TCD: Trinity College Dublin; TI: Thule Institute; TM: Tromsø Municipality; TO: Troms Offshore; UAF: University of Alaska – Fairbanks; UiT: UiT The Arctic University of Norway; UNIS: The University Centre in Svalbard; UNN: University Hospital of North Norway; UoA: University of Antwerpen; UoC: University of California; UoCa: University of Calgary; UoF: University of Freiburg; UoG: University of Gent; UoGd: University of Gdańsk; UoGo: University of Gothenburg; UoGr: University of Groningen; UoH: University of Hokkaido; UoIs: University of Island; UoL: University of Leicester; UoLa: University of Laval; UoO: University of Oslo; UoOu: University of Oulu; UoM: University of Maine; UoMu: University of Murcia; UoNB: University of New Brunswick; UoQ: University of Queensland; UoR: University of Reading; UoStA: University of St. Andrews; UoWa: University of Waterloo; UQAR: Université du Québec à Rimouski; UT: University of Texas; UTu: University of Turku; VU: Vrije University Amsterdam; WHOI: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; WU: Wageningen University