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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 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, experience and knowledge in a variety of thematic.Nature and humans. Knowing the background for Interact (scannet). http://www.framshorts.com/video/the-mysteries-of-the-freshwater-pearl-mussel/
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... MoreClimate 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... More impacts on forests, and the impacts of forests on 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... More 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) 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 temperature development on global scale b) Late Quaternary environmental variability, diatoms, sediment-geochemistry in lake sediment cores.
SyndoniaBret-HartePlant 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 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 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.... MoreHow plant species affect carbon and nitrogen cycling in 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 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 t?ndâr, meaning "uplands" or "treeless mountain tract". In the northern... More
Terry CallaghanPlant 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 and EcosystemsI have an overview 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,... More 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 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 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. HagenEcologyThe 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, 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 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... More, and management strategies.
Nagruk HarcharekArcticDefinitions 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 Science LogisticsNorth Slope Science Logistics
Erika HillePermafrostPermafrost 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 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 JärvinenEcologyThe 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, long-term studies, natural variation in northern nature,etc.Northern animals, especially birds
Margareta JohanssonPermafrostPermafrost 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 dynamics and 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 and vegetation interactionLowland 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 in northernmost Sweden is located at the boundary of where 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 can exist. It is hence very sensitive to ongoing 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... More. 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 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 when the area is likely to receive more snow.
Christian KörnerArctic-alpine plant lifePlant 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
Aart KroonGeomorphology, morphodynamicsLooking to physical processes by wind and water that change the landscapes.
Jana Kvíderovástress ecophysiology 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.... More 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 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, holistic approachWhat are challengiens 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 and its residents are facing and how to cope with those.
Nicolas LecomtePolar 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, biostatistics, ecosystemsUnderstanding the impacts of 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... More on 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 ecosystems
Maarten LoonenBiologyThe study of life and living organisms (from the Greek word 'bios' meaning life).... More 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 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 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,... More 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... More 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 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 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 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.
Morten RaschEcosystemAll 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 function, coastal geomorphology, 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 geomorphologyGeneral insight in how 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 physical landscapes and ecosystems function
Katrine RaundrupBiologyThe study of life and living organisms (from the Greek word 'bios' meaning life).... More I work with 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 land mammals; interactions between grazers and vegetation; and monitoring of biological effects of 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... More
Ninis RosqvistEffects of 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... More on glaciers, snow, lakes in polar and high alpine environmentsEffects of 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... More 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 SchmidtArcticDefinitions 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 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, mammalogy, population dynamics, interactionsMy research focuses on the importance of interactions between organisms, and how these interactions modulate the responses to 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... More
Jamal ShirleyAquatic 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... More and water quality in Iqaluit Nunavut
Henrik SkovArcticDefinitions 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 Atmospheric chemistryThe study of matter at the atomic and molecular scale.... MoreI am working with the problems of transport of contaminants into the 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 and how they might affect the environment and how they interact with 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... More
Aleksandr SokolovEcologyThe 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, biologyThe study of life and living organisms (from the Greek word 'bios' meaning life).... More, 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,... MoreState of the ecosystems under 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... More and growing antropogenic presence in the 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
Otso SuominenSubarcticThe 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 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, 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 herbivory, 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,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... More in 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 and borel ecosystems.
Elmer Topp-JørgensenGreenland: Wildlife management, 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 conservation, Community-based monitoringExperience with sustainability issues in Greenalndic wildlife management (including involvement of local communities) and conservation planning for the protection 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.
StefanoVenturaMicrobial 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 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 biologyThe study of life and living organisms (from the Greek word 'bios' meaning life).... More and ornithologyBird migration and littoral 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 are my favorite.
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