Climate warming impact on high north marine ecosystems and biodiversity

Climate warming is changing our seas and their biodiversity. In the high north, the loss of sea ice and temperature rise favor southerly species, which colonize Arctic marine ecosystems. Arctic species suffer the ongoing changes in the environment and are threatened by incoming species which eat them or their food

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Side event with the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment

Communicating scientific knowledge to policy makers is essential to inform evidence-based decision making, and certain pathways for this engagement have established themselves as the standard. Minister of climate and environment, Espen Barth Eide (Labour Party), will participate in the side-event at Arctic Frontiers.

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First Nansen Legacy PhD successfully defended

The Nansen Legacy is home to over 30 PhD students. On April 22, Elliot Sivel (IMR/UiT) was the first of the Nansen Legacy PhD students to defend his work. The evaluation process included both a trial lecture on modulation of species interactions by environmental and anthropogenic stressors, as well as the dissertation defense presentation entitled ‘Investigating the drivers of the Nordic Seas food-web dynamics using Chance and Necessity modelling’.

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My research abroad experience, fostering curiosity

Ever wonder how the ocean reserves as much dissolved organic carbon as atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide? The truth is I do not have the answer to this question. Merely this question is what captivated my interest in this topic. How is it that nature maintains this immense carbon capture system and we still can´t figure out exactly how it functions?

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