Long-term monitoring represents a baseline approach for climate-ecological studies. Analyses and modeling of such monitoring data provide opportunities to generate explanatory predictions, used to test ecological theories, but also anticipatory predictions, suited to inform future management and policy decisions.

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High numbers in the Svalbard reindeer populations

This year's counting trip has been completed and many reindeer were counted on the isolated peninsulas on the west coast of Svalbard. These localities form one of the core areas for monitoring Svalbard reindeer. Both the population on Brøggerhalvøya and on the islands in Forlandssundet – Sarsøyra and Kaffiøyra – were large this year with consisten...

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COAT's prediction for the willow ptarmigan populations in Finnmark corresponds quite well with FeFo's assessments

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 and several stakeholders, including the landowner Finnmarkseiendommen (FeFo) . Now we have the results of this year’s FeFo assessment (i.e. line-...

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COAT aims to give robust documentation and predictions on climate change impacts on biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystem processes in the Norwegian Arctic, as a basis for management interventions and adaptations.

Current activities

: PhD defence in COAT Tools 3. June 2022.
By Leif Einar Støvern on 23.05.2022

MSc Pedro Da Silva Nicolau (COAT Tools)  will held his trail lecture and defend his thesis for the...

: PhD defence in COAT Tools 8. June 2022.
By Leif Einar Støvern on 13.05.2022

MSc in Science  Eivind Flittie Kleiven (COAT Tools and AMB)  will held his trail lecture and defend...