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NameSurnameScience ExpertisePopular science description of your area of expertise (1 sentence)
Mora AronssonBotany, EcologyThe study of living organisms in their environment, including where they are found and how they interact with their physical environment and with each other, for example through food webs.... More, Taxonomy, Red listing, MonitoringMy main work is as adviser coordinator of biodiversityBiological diversity. The many and varied forms of life on Earth (collectively known as biota). As well as diversity of species (species diversity), there is also diversity within populations of a... More, nature protection, monitoring and red listing
Paul Eric AspholmResearcher in ecology, experience and knowledge in a variety of thematic.Nature and humans. Knowing the background for Interact (scannet).
Jaana BäckForest ecophysiology, climate changeAccording to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change is change in the climate of the whole Earth or a region of the Earth that is believed... MoreClimateThe average weather we would expect over a long period of time (seasons, years, decades). Climate varies from place-to-place across the Earth. Climate is determined by long-term (over at least... More change impacts on forests, and the impacts of forests on climate through both biogeochemical and biophysical feedbacks
Christine BarnardResearch management; Aquatic researchResearch and program management of northern science; infrastructure development and management; data management; research coordination
Brian BarnesHibernation and cryobiologyhow animals survive arcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... More winters
Tom BarryScience-Policy interfaceScience-Policy interface
Luisella Biancoa) physics b) project managementa) Physics b) Project management in EU projects
Boris Biskaborna) PermafrostPermafrost is frozen ground that remains at or below zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) for two or more years. It forms in regions where the mean annual temperature is... More data science b) Paleoclimatea) Permafrost temperature development on global scale b) Late Quaternary environmental variability, diatoms, sediment-geochemistry in lake sediment cores.
SyndoniaBret-HartePlant ecology and ecosystemAll the living organisms (including people) in an area as well as its physical environment, functioning together as a unit. An ecosystem is made up of plants, animals, microorganisms, soil,... More ecologyHow plant species affect carbon and nitrogen cycling in arctic tundraA type of ecosystem in which tree growth is limited by low temperatures. The origin of the word is from from the Kildin Sami word tūndâr, meaning "uplands" or "treeless mountain tract". In the northern... More
Terry CallaghanPlant Ecology and EcosystemsI have an overview of Arctic environmental change and particularly vegetation responses to change
Jan DickSocio-ecological coupled systemsI work at the interface between social and ecological science focusing particularly on ecosystem services and natural capital
Oleg DitrichParasitologyParasitic infections of humans and other animals, including polar regions.
James DrummondAtmospheric composition and energy transferMy research is in the area of the composition of the atmosphere and how energy moves around in the atmosphere
Josef ElsterMicrobiology, phycologyecophysiology of cyanobacteria and microalgae in terrestrial and freshwater polar environment
Tor EricsonDigitalisation, embedded systems, electronics, softwareCreate new products or services
Snorre B. HagenEcology, population genetics, conservation biologyThe study of life and living organisms (from the Greek word 'bios' meaning life).... MoreI work with animal populations in several taxa, including various large carnivores, insects and fish. I am particularly interested in how and why wildlife populations change in numbers and genetic composition in time and space. For example, I am interested in understanding the influence on populations habitat fragmentation, climate change, and management strategies.
Nagruk HarcharekArctic Science LogisticsNorth Slope Science Logistics
Erika HillePermafrost HydrologyThe study of water in the environment, particularly its amount, movement and quality. It encompasses water in rivers, lakes, glaciers, soil and underground aquifers. The way in which water (liquid and... MoreCold regions water resources specialist
Antero JärvinenEcology, long-term studies, natural variation in northern nature,etc.Northern animals, especially birds
Margareta JohanssonPermafrost dynamics and permafrost and vegetation interactionLowland permafrost in northernmost Sweden is located at the boundary of where permafrost can exist. It is hence very sensitive to ongoing climate change. I am monitoring the development of the so call active layerThe layer of ground above permafrost that is subject to annual thawing and freezing.... More and ground temperatures around Abisko. In addition, I have an experiment telling about what will happen in the future with permafrost when the area is likely to receive more snow.
Christian KörnerArctic-alpine plant lifePlant ecology
Aart KroonGeomorphology, morphodynamicsLooking to physical processes by wind and water that change the landscapes.
Jana Kvíderovástress ecophysiology and ecology of algae and cyanobacteria, astrobiologyMy research is focused on survival and adaptationIn ecology, adaptation is the process by which a species acquires certain traits that improve survival in a particular environment.... More of algae and cyanobacteria to extreme environmental conditions, and its connection to astrobiology (limits of life).
Kirsi LatolaChanges in the Arctic, holistic approachWhat are challengiens Arctic and its residents are facing and how to cope with those.
Nicolas LecomtePolar ecology, biostatistics, ecosystemsUnderstanding the impacts of climate change on arctic ecosystems
Maarten LoonenBiology but also multidisciplinarity30 years of science and field work in an international setting (Ny-Alesund, CAFFConservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna. One of the working groups of the Arctic Council. Established in 1992. Its main role is to advise governments on conservation matters and issues concerning... More), collecting data in the entire food webA food web is a description of feeding connections in an ecological community (i.e. a group of organisms). Put simply, food webs describe what 'eats' (or more correctly, 'consumes') what.... More, even lakes and fjord.
Maribeth MurrayHistorical Ecology and ClimatologyArctic climate change past and present
Hlynur OskarssonPeatlandPeat is a soil type formed from slowly decomposing vegetation. It is found in wet areas where the lack of oxygen slows the breakdown of plant matter. Peatlands are areas... More ecologistWetland scientist / wetland ecologist
Jouni PulliainenRemote sensing (Earth Observation) of cryospherePlaces on earth where water is in its solid form, frozen into ice or snow. This includes polar regions but also high altitude areas (high mountains). In a region's winter,... MoreUse of satellite data to investigate arctic and sub-arctic regions
Zofia RączkowskaGeomorphology, physical geographyThe study of the Earth, such as places, landforms, people and processes by which the Earth changes over time. Geography is divided into two main branches: human geography and physical... More, high mountains, subarcticThe area immediately south of the Arctic circle. Generally, subarctic regions fall between 50°N and 70°N latitude, depending on local climate. In other words, the subarctic is the region between the... More areas, present-day geomorphological processes, recent landscape evolution, snow avalanches, geoecological issues of high mountain, the Tatras, the Scandinavian Mts., the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, the Caingorms, the HimalayaI am geomorphologist expertised in geomorphological and geoecological problems of high mountains and subarctic areas.
Morten RaschEcosystem function, coastal geomorphology, arctic geomorphologyGeneral insight in how arctic physical landscapes and ecosystems function
Katrine RaundrupBiology I work with Arctic land mammals; interactions between grazers and vegetation; and monitoring of biological effects of climate change
Ninis RosqvistEffects of climate change on glaciers, snow, lakes in polar and high alpine environmentsEffects of climate change on glaciers, snow, lakes in polar and high alpine environments
Hannele SavelaAnimal physiology, Applied animal physiologyNutrition physiology and reproductive physiology of the reindeer.
Niels Martin SchmidtArctic ecology, mammalogy, population dynamics, interactionsMy research focuses on the importance of interactions between organisms, and how these interactions modulate the responses to climate change
Jamal ShirleyAquatic systems; community research engagementDesign and coordination of research and training related snowmelt hydrology and water quality in Iqaluit Nunavut
Henrik SkovArctic Atmospheric chemistryThe study of matter at the atomic and molecular scale.... MoreI am working with the problems of transport of contaminants into the Arctic and how they might affect the environment and how they interact with climate
Aleksandr SokolovEcology, biology, ArcticState of the ecosystems under climate change and growing antropogenic presence in the Arctic
Otso SuominenSubarctic ecology, arctic herbivory, biodiversity,Ecological inetractions and biodiversity in subarctic and borel ecosystems.
Elmer Topp-JørgensenGreenland: Wildlife management, Biodiversity conservation, Community-based monitoringExperience with sustainability issues in Greenalndic wildlife management (including involvement of local communities) and conservation planning for the protection of biodiversity.
StefanoVenturaMicrobial ecology of terrestrial polar habitats; CyanobacteriaIn polar regions, where plant growth is impaired, microbes colonise bare lands, produce nutrients for other life forms, shape the environment: they depend only on sunlight, water, and carbon dioxideA gas (chemical formula CO2), which occurs naturally in the Earth's atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is given off by organisms when they respire, and it is absorbed by organisms like plants and... More in the air for being successful in hostile conditions.
Solvi Runar VignissonMarine biology and ornithologyBird migration and littoral ecology are my favorite.
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