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.
Scientists have developed a new method to map and monitor alien species in the polar regions.
This study signals the need for fisheries management to account for ecosystem constraints when setting catch limits in periods of low forage fish biomass.
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