Terrestrial Ecosystem

Aphids ( <em>Acyrthosiphon svalbardicum</em> ) feeding on <em>Dryas octopetala</em> , Blomstrandhalvøya.
Photo: Stephen Coulson / Norwegian Polar Institute

The combination of northern location, coastal setting, great heterogeneity of the area, and a long record of research makes Ny-Ålesund a key location for terrestrial research in the High Arctic. The Ny-Ålesund area provides unique opportunities for in-depth studies of life and ecosystem processes in Arctic environments.

Upcoming activities

  • 6-9 November 2017, Oslo, Norway: Svalbard Science Conference including a special session on terrestrial ecology on the 8th November chaird by the Flagship chair. The chair hope that many terrestrial researchers will participate and contribute to this.