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17.09.2021

NEW COAT CASE STORY! (In Norwegian)

The Eastern European vole is the only alien mammal species in Svalbard and the host for a zoonotic parasite. In a new paper published in PNAS , COAT researchers analyze the vole’s population dynamics. These analyses provide insight about the expected development of the vole population in a warming climate in Svalbard and more generally, what driv...

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31.08.2021

Cascading effects of moth outbreaks on subarctic soil food webs

Large‐scale moth outbreaks have led to profound changes in plant communities from birch forests dominated by dwarf shrubs to grass‐dominated systems. However, the indirect effects on the belowground compartment are poorly known.

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16.06.2021

NEW! COAT CASE STORY

Long time series are important for understanding changes in nature. Despite extensive research on vegetation in Svalbard, long-term monitoring has been lacking. But we can now present “Year 1” of Svalbard vegetation monitoring within COAT.

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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...