• Towards an Iberian DNA barcode reference library of freshwater macroinvertebrates and fishes 

    Múrria, Cesc; Väisänen, Leif O. S.; Somma, Simona; Wangensteen Fuentes, Owen Simon; Arnedo, Miquel A.; Prat, Narcís (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Freshwater macroinvertebrates and fishes are focal groups in major ecosystem biomonitoring programs in the Iberian Peninsula. Yet, their use as bioindicators is sometimes constrained by the time and cost needed for sorting macroinvertebrates specimens and their challenging taxonomic identification, and the huge sampling procedures for capturing rare or incipient fish species, respectively. Given the ...
  • You learn as long as you drill; research synthesis from the Longyearbyen CO2 Laboratory, Svalbard, Norway 

    Olaussen, Snorre; Senger, Kim; Braathen, Alvar; Grundvåg, Sten-Andreas; Mørk, Atle (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2020-01-21)
    From 2007 to 2015, eight wells were drilled and fully cored to test the feasibility of storing CO<sub>2</sub> emitted from the coal-fueled power plant in Longyearbyen, Svalbard. The drilling campaign identified three water-bearing sandstone aquifers; i) a lower aquifer in Upper Triassic strata; ii) a middle aquifer in Upper Triassic to Middle Jurassic; and iii) an upper aquifer in Lower Cretaceous ...
  • Bats as potential suppressors of multiple agricultural pests: A case study from Madagascar 

    Kemp, James; López-Baucells, Adrià; Rocha, Ricardo; Wangensteen Fuentes, Owen Simon; Andriatafika, Zo; Nair, Abhilash; Cabeza, Mar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-01)
    The conversion of natural habitats to agriculture is one of the main drivers of biotic change. Madagascar is no exception and land-use change, mostly driven by slash-and-burn agriculture, is impacting the island's exceptional biodiversity. Although most species are negatively affected by agricultural expansion, some, such as synanthropic bats, are capable of exploring newly available resources and ...
  • Comparative vegetation survey with focus on cryptogamic covers in the high Arctic along two differing catenas 

    Kern, Ramona; Hotter, Vivien; Frossard, Aline; Albrecht, Martin; Baum, Christel; Tytgat, Bjorn; de Maeyer, Lotte; Velázquez, David; Seppey, Christophe Victor W.; Frey, Beat; Plotze, Michael; Verleyen, Elie; Quesada, Antonio; Svenning, Mette Marianne; Glaser, Karin; Karsten, Ulf (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-24)
    Although cryptogamic covers are important ecosystem engineers in high Arctic tundra, they were often neglected in vegetation surveys. Hence we conducted a systematic survey of cryptogamic cover and vascular plant coverage and composition at two representative, but differing Arctic sites (Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard) along catenas with a natural soil moisture gradient, and integrated these data with ...
  • Uncertainty in health care: Towards a more systematic program of research 

    Han, Paul K.J.; Babrow, Austin; Hillen, Marij A.; Gulbrandsen, Pål; Smets, Ellen M.; Ofstad, Eirik Hugaas (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-13)
    <i>Objective</i> - To promote a more systematic approach to research on uncertainty in health care, and to explore promising starting points and future directions for this research.<p> <p><i>Methods</i> - We examine three fundamental aspects of medical uncertainty that a systematic research program should ideally address: its nature, effects, and communication. We summarize key insights from past ...

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