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26.10.2020

New method: Chemical traits of single leaves using near‐infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS)

Measures of plant chemical traits are often achieved by merging several leaves, masking potential foliar variation within and among plant individuals. In a new study , COAT researchers developed a new application of Near-infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) methodology that provides measures of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and silicon from ...

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13.10.2020

Vegetation fieldwork Varanger 2020

Vegetation monitoring was carried out in late July and early August in Komagdalen and Vestre Jakobselv on the Varanger peninsula. Besides the annual monitoring in heath and meadow sites, the fieldteam also conducted point intercept frequency in newly established heath sites further away from the productive river valleys.

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28.09.2020

This year's Svalbard summer is the warmest on record

The average temperature for June, July and August at Svalbard Airport was 7.2 degrees, which is 3 degrees above normal, and 0.5 degrees above the old summer record from 2015. For Svalbard Airport, a series of measurements dating back to 1899 has been prepared. This year's summer is extreme. It joins the ranks of hot summers for the last 20 to 30 y...

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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...