14. August 2023
An international team of researchers and restoration practitioners will get together in Trondheim, Norway to discuss the most relevant issues of contemporary peatland research and management.
3. August 2023
Peatlands are superstars that are literally and figuratively stepped on. But they store huge amounts of carbon – and a few bog bodies!
24. May 2023
Mercury is known to have an adverse effect on animal wildlife, and mercury contamination has increased through anthropogenic inputs. A new study examines the mercury exposure and the potential health risks for 36 Arctic seabirds and shorebirds.
22. May 2023
A new EU project launched last week will evaluate changes in bird abundance and distributions in Europe and develop new tools to meet global biodiversity targets for 2030.
3. May 2023
NINA's expertise in biodiversity and environmental solutions is in high demand in Europe. Five research projects have been funded in the latest call from The European Biodiversity Partnership, BIODIVERSA+.
24. April 2023
It is with huge sadness and shock that we have been informed that our colleague Ketil Skogen passed away suddenly on Saturday the 22nd of April 2023.
28. March 2023
Successful breeding is crucial, but climate change can make timing of breeding more demanding. A new study including data from several colonies monitored throughout the SEAPOP programme has now examined how seabirds adjust their breeding phenology.
21. March 2023
American children have been inspired by NINA’s research on painting wind turbine rotor blades black to reduce bird collisions. This has taken them to the top of the First Lego League.
19. March 2023
Research in languages other than English is critically important for biodiversity conservation and is shockingly under-utilised internationally, according to an international research team.
10. March 2023
Researchers have taken over 400 DNA samples from Norwegian rivers. The aim is to analyze as many as 800 samples nationally to investigate how various forms of hydropower affect species living in the river. Ultimately, the goal is to help the hydropower industry produce more sustainable renewable energy.
6. March 2023
Negative trends for populations with low productivity can be somewhat mitigated by adults living longer.
27. January 2023
When the seed rich hay from traditional Norwegian hay meadows is put to use to grow flower meadows in urban areas, both pollinators and people win.
8. December 2022
Nature does the job for us, for free. But, in the search for good measures to compensate for man-made greenhouse gas emissions, carbon emissions from disturbance or loss of biodiversity caused by these measures are often not included in the calculation.
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.
15. July 2022
In the MARCIS project we want to understand how seabirds are affected by human stressors in marine areas. To do so, we need to know where they are and how they use their habitat. Since seabirds spend the majority of their life far out at sea, this is no easy task.
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.