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19.12.2018

NEW! COAT CASE STORY

NEW! COAT CASE STORIES are short popular handouts from COAT. This second COAT CASE STORY about the community-based actions against an invasive rodent and its zoonotic parasite in Longyearbyen is now available in english. 

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17.12.2018

An uncertain future for the mountain birch forest

Outbreaks by geometrid moths have caused extensive damage to mountain birch forest in northern Scandinavia during the last 15 years. A new study helps to explain why the damage has been so severe and suggests that the forest may fail to recover in the most heavily affected areas.

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19.11.2018

First recording of a breeding introduced arctic fox on Varanger Peninsula

Screening of the photos from trail cameras has just revealed that one arctic fox litter was born on Varanger Peninsula this summer.

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Current activities

14 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...

11 Ecology conference in Tromsø
By Leif Einar Støvern on 07.12.2018

COAT will be well represented at the Ecology conference - "Towards Policy-Relevant Ecology" held ...

05 Reference meeting COAT Arctic Fox module
By Leif Einar Støvern on 16.11.2018

The reference group gathers for their annual meeting to evaluate 2018

10 Several contributions from COAT at the Arctic Biodiversity Congress
By Eeva Soininen on 10.10.2018

Several COAT members participate the Arctic Biodiversity Congress at Rovaniemi this week. We presen...

02 Weather stations
By Eeva Soininen on 02.10.2018

First COAT weather stations will be mounted at Vestre Jakobselv this week.