28. October 2022
With the help of genetic analyses, long time series and statistical models, scientists at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research have documented human-induced evolution in a natural salmon population.
25. October 2022
DNA analyses are becoming an increasingly important method in research and nature management. To meet an increased demand from government and industry, the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) today opened NINAGEN, a national centre for conservation and biodiversity genetics in Trondheim.
21. October 2022
Using a comprehensive set of tracking data from five seabird species in the North Atlantic and a model for estimating energy consumption, researchers have investigated how severe winter storms may impact the seabird community and eventually lead to seabird mass mortality.
1. July 2022
Two new research projects will investigate the impacts of large-scale development of wind energy along the coast and offshore on migrating birds and marine life.
14. June 2022
How bird-ringing can be used to determine lethal effects of marine stressors.
18. May 2022
Human activity in the coastal zone is increasing worldwide, including Norway. Aquaculture, kelp harvesting, fisheries, increasing boat and ship traffic present sources of disturbance and pose a variety of potential threats to seabirds.
16. February 2022
By using a more than 100-year-old record of a puffin Fratercula arctica chick harvest on Iceland, researchers have found a relationship between ocean temperatures and production of puffin chicks.
26. January 2022
How do seabirds find enough food to survive the darkness of winter? In a study on colonies in Great Britain, Iceland and Norway, researchers used geolocators to reveal that European shags adopt various strategies to handle the winter darkness.
25. January 2022
In response to a warming climate, many species are shifting their range norhtwards. Protected areas play an important role in helping bird species to adjust - if the sites follow a clear management plan.
12. December 2021 Hydro-, wind- and solar power are key to green energy production, but future planning needs a better understanding of the tradeoffs among different options.
13. October 2021
The advantages for animals migrating to northern breeding grounds are being eroded, as the animals experience lower food availability, higher pathogen pressure and increased predation rates.
15. September 2021
The release of Norwegian white-tailed sea eagle fledglings this summer marks a milestone in the restoration of the species in Europe.
6. September 2021
More than 38 500 species are threatened with extinction globally. A new tool can help reverse this trend.
6. July 2021
A wild idea can be the solution to get fish past power plants.
16. June 2021
The NorthWind research centre on wind energy launched its activities today with its first General Assembly.
4. June 2021
130 years of catch data show that global warming is contributing to population decline in the world's largest puffin colony.
27. May 2021
Changes in seabird breeding productivity reflect hemispheric differences in ocean warming and human use, and call out the need for policies that reduce the impacts of climate change on the world’s marine ecosystems.
21. May 2021
Researchers seek to use turbulent eddies in the river to safely guide salmon and eels past hydropower plants.
20. April 2021
This year, a major campaign is being launched in northwest Russia aimed at preventing the spread of alien species to Russian parts of the Arctic. Scientists fear that seeds, insects and parasites will establish themselves in the vulnerable northern regions, and ask travelers to take action.
13. April 2021
Scientists have developed a new method to map and monitor alien species in the polar regions.