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Climate-ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra (COAT)

05.12.2017

Salvage logging of mountain birch after moth outbreaks

Outbreaks of defoliating geometrid moths have damaged thousands of square kilometres of mountain birch forest in northern Scandinavia during the last two decades. Salvage logging of damaged mountain birch stands has been discussed as a means of speeding up the regeneration of the forest.

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22.11.2017

Reindeer keep shrubs in a browse trap

In a recently published paper in Ecological Applications, COAT researchers Bråthen & Ravolainen and colleagues show how reindeer management controls the climate-sensitive tundra state transition from open tundra grasslands to shrublands.

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15.11.2017

Special issue on Arctic Fox Biology and Management

A special issue on Arctic Fox Biologi and Management is now out in Polar Research, Volume 36, 2017 with 5 papers from COAT researchers

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Current activities

08 Norwegian Research Council
By Ingrid Jensvoll on 06.12.2017

Follow-up meeting regarding COAT infrastructure

21 Varanger National Park Board
By Ingrid Jensvoll on 21.11.2017

Meeting about permits for COAT infrastructure