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15.02.2018

A new management action implemented in COAT Varanger Arctic fox module

On February 13, twenty-seven captive bred arctic foxes were released on the Varanger Peninsula as a new management action to prevent extinction of the species in northernmost Fennoscandia.

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06.02.2018

Goose density influences predation on ground-nesting birds in Svalbard

The number of geese that spend the summer in Svalbard has increased in recent years. Geese nest on the ground, where their eggs and chicks are easy prey for arctic foxes. If goose colonies attract foxes, how might that affect the survival of other birds that nest on the tundra?

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05.12.2017

Salvage logging of mountain birch after moth outbreaks

Outbreaks of defoliating geometrid moths have damaged thousands of square kilometres of mountain birch forest in northern Scandinavia during the last two decades. Salvage logging of damaged mountain birch stands has been discussed as a means of speeding up the regeneration of the forest.

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22.11.2017

Reindeer keep shrubs in a browse trap

In a recently published paper in Ecological Applications, COAT researchers Bråthen & Ravolainen and colleagues show how reindeer management controls the climate-sensitive tundra state transition from open tundra grasslands to shrublands.

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15.11.2017

Special issue on Arctic Fox Biology and Management

A special issue on Arctic Fox Biologi and Management is now out in Polar Research, Volume 36, 2017 with 5 papers from COAT researchers

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16.03.2017

COAT in Fram Forum 2017

A new issue of Fram Forum is out, an annual popular science magazine published by the Fram Centre. This year’s issue feature four COAT articles: What is sustainable harvest when the climate is changing The Green Arctic – Plants as cornerstones in terrestrial ecosystems Goose density influences predation on ground-nesting bi...

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20.09.2016

Surveying Arctic hotspots of biodiversity

Framshorts has published a video from COAT summer field campaign aboard R/V Lance.

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05.04.2016

Fram Forum 2016 is out with a feature of COAT

Fram Forum , the annual popular science issue from the Fram Centre, is out and this years it contains a feature of COAT, to celebrate the startup of COAT Infrastructure .  The Research Council of Norway, and Tromsø Forskningsstiftelse  have granted a total of 45 mill NOK over the next 5 years to ensure the implementation of the research infra...

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