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14.10.2021

NEW! COAT Video

COAT expands the vegetation monitoring at Svalbard, now including drones and high-resolution imagery. The team is learning to use advanced equipment to capture not only changes in the vegetation but also to quantify disturbances from herbivores and damage after winters with a lot of ice covering the ground.

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29.09.2021

COAT predicted an increase in ptarmigan populations in Finnmark this year and this corresponds well with FeFo's own surveys

COAT has modeled the population fluctuations of willow ptarmigan in Finnmark and looked at what influences changes in the population. The modeling is the result of a collaboration between COAT, the research project SUSTAIN  and several stakeholders, including the landowner Finnmarkseiendommen (FeFo) . The stakeholders wanted the models to be us...

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21.09.2021

Do the forbs miss the Mammoth?

An international team led by a COAT -professor at UiT proposes a mechanism by which the large Pleistocene mammals were essential in promoting a very high floristic diversity, and that a similar mechanism is likely to promote diversity in our contemporary grasslands. The idea arised in the tundra grasslands of Varanger Peninsula during monitoring ...

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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...