• Importance of fast ice and glacier fronts for female polar bears and their cubs during spring in Svalbard, Norway 

      Freitas, Carla; Kovacs, Kit M.; Andersen, Magnus; Aars, Jon; Sandven, Stein; Skern-Mauritzen, Mette; Pavlova, Olga; Lydersen, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012-02-13)
      Arctic sea ice is declining rapidly, making it vital to understand the importance of different types of sea ice for ice-dependent species such as polar bears Ursus maritimus. In this study we used GPS telemetry (25 polar ...
    • Late summer distribution and abundance of ice-associated whales in the Norwegian High Arctic 

      Vacquié-Garcia, Jade; Lydersen, Christian; Marques, Tiago A.; Aars, Jon; Ahonen, Heidi; Skern-Mauritzen, Mette; Øien, Nils Inge; Kovacs, Kit M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2017)
    • Marine mammal hotspots in the Greenland and Barents Seas 

      Hamilton, Charmain Danielle; Lydersen, Christian; Aars, Jon; Biuw, Martin; Boltunov, Andrei; Born, Erik W.; Dietz, Rune; Folkow, Lars; Glazov, Dmitry M.; Haug, Tore; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads-Peter; Kettemer, Lisa Elena; Laidre, Kristin L.; Øien, Nils Inge; Nordøy, Erling Sverre; Rikardsen, Audun H.; Rosing-Asvid, Aqqalu; Semenova, Varvara; Shpak, Olga V.; Sveegaard, Signe; Ugarte, Fernando; Wiig, Øystein; Kovacs, Kit M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Environmental change and increasing levels of human activity are threats to marine mammals in the Arctic. Identifying marine mammal hotspots and areas of high species richness are essential to help guide management and ...
    • Niches of marine mammals in the European Arctic 

      MacKenzie, Kirsteen M.; Lydersen, Christian; Haug, Tore; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli; Aars, Jon; Andvik, Clare Margaret; Borgå, Katrine; Fisk, A.T.; Meier, Sonnich; Biuw, Martin; Lowther, Andrew; Lindstrøm, Ulf Ove; Kovacs, Kit M. (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      The Arctic is warming rapidly, with concomitant sea ice losses and ecosystem changes. The animals most vulnerable to Arctic food web changes are long-lived and slow-growing such as marine mammals, which may not be able to ...
    • A risk assessment review of mercury exposure in Arctic marine and terrestrial mammals 

      Dietz, Rune; Letcher, Robert J.; Aars, Jon; Andersen, Magnus; Boltunov, Andrei; Born, Erik W.; Ciesielski, Tomasz Maciej; Das, Krishna; Dastnai, Sam; Derocher, Andrew E.; Desforges, Jean-Pierre; Eulaers, Igor; Ferguson, Steve; Hallanger, Ingeborg G.; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads P.; Heimbürger-Boavida, Lars-Eric; Hoekstra, Paul F.; Jenssen, Bjørn Munro; Kohler, Stephen Gustav; Larsen, Martin M.; Lindstrøm, Ulf Ove; Lippold, Anna; Morris, Adam; Nabe-Nielsen, Jacob; Nielsen, Nynne H.; Peacock, Elizabeth E.; Pinzone, Marianna; Rigét, Frank F.; Rosing-Asvid, Aqqalu; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli; Siebert, Ursula; Stenson, Garry; Stern, Gary; Strand, Jakob; Søndergaard, Jens; Treu, Gabriele; Víkingsson, Gisli A.; Wang, Feiyue; Welker, Jeffrey M.; Wiig, Øystein; Wilson, Simon J.; Sonne, Christian (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2022)
      There has been a considerable number of reports on Hg concentrations in Arctic mammals since the last Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) effort to review biological effects of the exposure to mercury (Hg) ...
    • Status for miljøet i Barentshavet: Rapport fra Overvåkingsgruppen 2020 

      Jelmert, Anders; Sandø, Anne Britt; Frie, Anne Kirstine Højholt; Bogstad, Bjarte; Grøsvik, Bjørn Einar; Eriksen, Elena; Hallfredsson, Elvar H.; Stenevik, Erling Kåre; Bagøien, Espen; Ottersen, Geir; Skaret, Georg; Höffle, Hannes; Vee, Ida; Johansson, Josefina; Jørgensen, Lis Lindal; McBride, Margaret; Chierici, Melissa; Dalpadado, Padmini; Ingvaldsen, Randi Brunvær; Lien, Vidar Surén; Høines, Åge Sigurd; Fransson, Agneta; Sundfjord, Arild; von Quillfeldt, Cecilie; Lydersen, Christian; Hop, Haakon; Strøm, Hallvard; Johnsen, Hanne; Routti, Heli Anna Irmeli; Danielsen, Ida Kristin; Aars, Jon; Kovacs, Kit M.; Helgason, Lisa Bjørnsdatter; Itkin, Mikhail; Pavlova, Olga; Assmy, Philipp; Descamps, Sebastien; Lind, Sigrid; Gerland, Sebastian; Skotte, Gunnar; Stene, Kristine O.; Leiknes, Øystein; Skjerdal, Hilde Kristin; Jensen, Henning; Jensen, Andre Frantzen; Green, Norman Whitaker; Lorentsen, Svein Håkon (Rapport fra havforskningen;2020 - 13, Research report, 2020)
      I rapporten dekkes tre hovedtemaer: (1) Dominerende trekk i status og utvikling i økosystemet i Barentshavet siden 2016 med vekt på å beskrive hvordan sentrale prosesser påvirker tilstanden; (2) en mer detaljert beskrivelse ...