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The role of a dominant predator in shaping biodiversity over space and time in a marine ecosystem
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-06-24)
Exploitation of living marine resources has resulted in major changes to populations of targeted species and functional groups of large-bodied species in the ocean. However, the effects of overfishing and collapse of large top predators on the broad-scale biodiversity of oceanic ecosystems remain largely unexplored. Populations of the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) were overfished and several collapsed ...
Long-term environmental monitoring for assessment of change: measurement inconsistencies over time and potential solutions
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-10-30)
The importance of long-term environmental monitoring and research for detecting and understanding changes in ecosystems and human impacts on natural systems is widely acknowledged. Over the last decades, a number of critical components for successful long-term monitoring have been identified. One basic component is quality assurance/quality control protocols to ensure consistency and comparability ...
Demersal fish assemblages in the boreo-Arctic shelf waters around Svalbard during the warm period 2007–2014
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-17)
The temporal and spatial resilience of abundance patterns of assemblages of organisms inhabiting transition zones between Arctic and boreal regions is an issue of concern in relation to climate change. The recognition that baseline information spanning such transition zones is required to facilitate future monitoring and assessments of temporal dynamics provided the motivation for the present study. ...
Biodiversity may wax or wane depending on metrics or taxa
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-20)
<i>Introduction</i>: Biodiversity changes have proven surprisingly complex to estimate and understand. While there are negative trends at a global scale such as the substantial losses of vertebrate species (1), changes at local scales may show large variation, with no clear overall trend (2, 3). Because assessing and improving the status of biodiversity are at the core of international agreements ...