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29.03.2021

This year's snow measurements in Komagdalen and Vestre Jakobselv have been carried out

Snow measurements are an important part of the monitoring done in COAT – snow is indeed an important driver of many processes underlying dynamics of arctic ecosystems. The measurements we do focus on simple measurements of snow depths in different habitats (snowbeds, hummock, meadow, heath), as well as much more detailed assessment of the different...

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18.02.2021

Understanding and predicting how climate change impacts Svalbard ptarmigan population dynamics

Iterative near-term forecasting is a promising approach to better understand and manage rapidly changing ecosystems such as the Arctic. Forecasts generated on a short-term time scale allow scientific hypotheses to be tested more frequently, speeding up scientific advancement, and are relevant to managers because the time scale can be influenced by...

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11.02.2021

Red fox traps placed in Varanger

In the first week of February, a small team from COAT and local experts Alfred Ørjebu and John Arne Kristiansen placed 3 wooden box traps designed for live trapping red foxes in southeastern Varanger peninsula. The effort is part of a new research project that attempts to deploy GPS collars on red foxes to investigate their movement behavior as pa...

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Current activities

21.10.2020: Disputation - MSc in Ecobiology Filippo Marolla (COAT)
By Leif Einar Støvern on 12.10.2020

MSc in Ecobiology Filippo Marolla (COAT) will Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 12:15 defend his thesis ...

22.09.2020: Disputas – MSc in Ecology Matteo Petit Bon (COAT)
By Leif Einar Støvern on 22.09.2020

MSc in Ecology Matteo Petit Bon (COAT) will Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 14:45 defend his thesis fo...

23.02.2019: Presentation about COAT at Varangerbotn museum 23.02.
By Leif Einar Støvern on 05.03.2019

On Saturday 23.2. Jan Erik Knutsen was on the museum in Varangerbotn holding a presentation about C...

11.02.2019: Ecology conference in Tromsø
By Leif Einar Støvern on 05.03.2019

COAT was well represented at the Ecology conference - "Towards Policy-Relevant Ecology" held by t...

14.01.2019: SIOS Polar Night Week 14-18 January 2019
By Leif Einar Støvern on 14.12.2018

The first SIOS Polar Night Week (PNW) will take place in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, 14-18 January 20...