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Large-scale mapping shows Salmon lice push sea trout towards crisis
26. February 2024

Salmon lice from aquaculture poses massive threat to wild sea trout populations, as researchers develop approach vital for prioritizing management measures.

Weather radars reveal where birds migrate
12. February 2024

Radars that are used to report the weather also provide valuable insight into which migratory routes birds use. For the first time this tool will be used to map bird migration in Norway.

New calculator for peatland volume and carbon stock
23. January 2024

NINA researchers have developed a calculator for local peatland volume and carbon stock, providing decision-makers with the necessary knowledge to limit carbon emissions from soil.

Migrating seabirds take advantage of favourable winds
15. January 2024

SEATRACK-data used to study the relationship between wind patterns and migrating movements.

Documenting nature loss with eyes from the sky and Ai
10. January 2024

NRK enlisted the help of NINA to shed light on a dark reality: while Norwegian nature is being lost bit-fot-bit, no one is watching.

New status indicator for seabird populations
4. January 2024

New indicator for status of seabirds combines population size, adult survival and breeding success.

Birds know no borders - nor do scientists
16. November 2023

Small actions, big impacts: Restoring degraded wetlands locally can have global ripple effects!

Variable foraging patterns among black guillemots
24. October 2023

With an aim to identify the characteristics of the best foraging areas for black guillemots (Cepphus grylle), researchers in SEAPOP have studied foraging behaviour and habitat use of black guillemots at three breeding locations along the Norwegian coast. Although differences in foraging activity and habitat use were found, one parameter in particular stood out as the most important.

Peatland restoration and conservation – lessons from northern and central Europe
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. 

A bog-body inspired music video about peatlands
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!

New assessment of the mercury contamination and the potential health risk to Arctic seabirds and shorebirds
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.

New Biodiversa+ project on bird conservation launched in Trondheim
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.

NINA takes a natural step into EU research
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+.

Our dear colleague Ketil Skogen has passed away
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.

New study examines the breeding phenology of 51 seabird populations across the North Atlantic.
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.

Environmental design of wind power ensured American children success in a Lego competition
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.

Going beyond English is critical for conservation
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.

Using environmental DNA to determine how hydropower affects biodiversity in rivers
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.

Raising offspring accelerates senescence in the Atlantic puffin
6. March 2023

Negative trends for populations with low productivity can be somewhat mitigated by adults living longer.

Innovative use of traditional hay meadows can help pollinators
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.  

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