NameSurnameScience ExpertisePopular science description of your area of expertise (1 sentence)
MaartenLoonenBiologyThe study of life and living organisms (from the Greek word 'bios' meaning life).... but also multidisciplinarity30 years of science and field work in an international setting (Ny-Alesund,  CAFFConservation of 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,... FloraThe plants that live in a particular region, habitat or time (such as geological period like the jurassic). For animals, we use the term fauna, and to collectively refer to all... and FaunaThe animals that live in a particular region, habitat or time (such as geological period like the jurassic). For plants, we use the term flora, and to collectively refer to all.... 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... ), collecting data in the entire  food webA 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.... 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.... , even lakes and fjord.
MaribethMurrayHistorical 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.... and ClimatologyArcticDefinitions 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,...   climateThe 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... changeAccording to the United Nations Framework Convention on 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..., climate change is change in the climate of the whole Earth or a region of the Earth that is believed...  past and present
HlynurOskarssonPeatlandPeat 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... ecologistWetland scientist / wetland ecologist
WojciechPiotrowskiPhysical geographyThe study of the Earth, such as places, landforms, people and processes by which the Earth changes over time. 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... is divided into two main branches: human geography and physical..., esp. geoecologyGeoecology is an interdisciplinary study of geography and 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....
JouniPulliainenRemote 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,...Use of satellite data to investigate arctic and sub-arctic regions
ZofiaRączkowskaGeomorphology, physical geography, high mountains, subarcticThe area immediately south of the Arctic circleA line of latitude currently at 66° 33′ 44″ (66.5622°) north of the Equator. It is the southern limit of the region of the Earth that experiences the 'midnight sun'..... Generally, 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... regions fall between 50°N and 70°N latitude, depending on local climate. In other words, the subarctic is the region between the... 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.
MortenRaschEcosystemAll the living organisms (including people) in an area as well as its physical environment, functioning together as a unit. An 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,... is made up of plants, animals, microorganisms, soil,... function, coastal geomorphology, arctic geomorphologyGeneral insight in how arctic physical landscapes and ecosystems function
KatrineRaundrupBiologyThe study of life and living organisms (from the Greek word 'bios' meaning life)....I work with Arctic land mammals; interactions between grazers and vegetation; and monitoring of biological effects of climateThe 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... change
NinisRosqvistEffects 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
HanneleSavelaAnimal physiology, Applied animal physiologyNutrition physiology and reproductive physiology of the reindeer.
Niels MartinSchmidtArctic ecology, mammalogy, population dynamics, interactionsMy research focuses on the importance of interactions between organisms, and how these interactions modulate the responses to climate change
JamalShirleyAquatic systems; community research engagementDesign and coordination of research and training related snowmelt 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...and water quality in Iqaluit Nunavut
HenrikSkovArctic Atmospheric chemistryThe study of matter at the atomic and molecular scale....I 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
AleksandrSokolovEcology, biology, ArcticState of the ecosystems under climate change and growing antropogenic presence in the Arctic
OtsoSuominenSubarctic ecology, arctic herbivory, biodiversityBiological diversity. The many and varied forms of life on Earth (collectively known as biotaIn simple terms, this word is a collective term for all living things. To refer only to animals, we use the word fauna, and for plants, flora. See also 'biodiversity'....). As well as diversity of species (species diversity), there is also diversity within populations of a...,Ecological inetractions and 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... in subarctic and borel ecosystems.
ElmerTopp-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 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... is given off by organisms when they respire, and it is absorbed by organisms like plants and... in the air for being successful in hostile conditions.
Solvi RunarVignissonMarine biology and ornithologyBird migration and littoral ecology are my favorite.
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