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252 researchers have gathered knowledge of fauna and flora in the Arctic to be published in a new report this autumn. Already now the report creates debate on the action power of the Arctic Council.
This year’s marine studies in the Upernavik area on the west coast of Greenland has just been completed."Sanna", the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources' new research vessel, proved its worth as a versatile research vessel with capacity for interdisciplinary collaboration in both environmental and fisheries surveys.
Several of the key species from the intertidal zone has their northern limit in the transition from sub-arctic to high-arctic climate. It is believed, therefore, that the tidal society, in which the blue mussel resides, is particularly sensitive to changes in air temperature and ice extension, and therefore functions as a kind of indicator habitat to quantify potential ecological effects of climatic variation in time and space.
A collaboration between researchers from Lund University in Sweden, Greenland Climate Research Centre and Aarhus University have now as part of the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring (GEM) led to the longest dataset with an unprecedented time resolution from anywhere in the Arctic have been published.

Arctic scientists are watching in awe this week as a raging summer cyclone tears up what could become a record amount of rotting northern sea ice. Read new article. 

 

Scientists from Denmark and Canada are worried by their new findings showing that several bioaccumulative perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are crossing the blood brain barrier of polar bears from Scoresby Sound, East Greenland.
New research stations are now available to ASP scientists in North-East Greenland. The stations are donated by the VILLUM Foundation and the Aage V. Jensen Foundation to Greenland Self Government and Aarhus University.

EUROFLEETS2 is a EU funded project providing scientists with 200 fully funded days of ship-time and 104 fully funded days of marine equipment to carry out ship-based research activities within any field of marine sciences.

 

Can Arctic charr and stickleback adapt to the climate changes in Greenland through evolution? This is the question behind a new research project managed by the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University.
The warmer climate in the Arctic has resulted in plants flowering earlier than previously and for a shorter period of time overall. This has caused a shift in the period when insect pollinators are present. Aarhus University researchers can now demonstrate that this development means that the number of some species of insect pollinators has been halved in fourteen years. by Christina Troelsen

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