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  • Yoik experiences and possible positive health outcomes: An explorative pilot study 

    Hämäläinen, Soile; Musial, Frauke; Graff, Ola; Olsen, Torjer Andreas; Salamonsen, Anita (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-19)
    Background: Yoik is an old vocal music tradition of Sami, the indigenous people inhabiting Northern Fennoscandia and Kola peninsula in Russia. Studies of music therapy (MT) and especially singing have documented improvements ...
  • High-throughput sequencing of African chikanda cake highlights conservation challenges in orchids 

    Veldman, Sarina; Gravendeel, Barbara; Otieno, Joseph; Lammers, Youri; Duijm, Elza; Nieman, Aline; Bytebier, Benny; Ngugi, Grace; Martos, Florent; van Andel, TR; de Boer, Hugo (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-04-01)
    Chikanda is a traditional dish made with wild-harvested ground orchid tubers belonging to three orchidioid genera, Disa, Satyrium and Habenaria, all of which are CITES appendix II-listed. Identification of collected orchid ...
  • Hvor godt er karplantefloraen i Norge kartlagt? 3. Nordland 

    Alm, Torbjørn; Pedersen, Oddvar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Nordland is Norway’s second largest county, with an areal extent of 38,482 km 2 . In general, Nordland is reasonably well covered in terms of botanical exploration, with few blank areas. No flora covering the entire ...
  • Natural selection shaped the rise and fall of passenger pigeon genomic diversity 

    Murray, Gemma G.R.; Soares, André E.R.; Novak, Ben J.; Schaefer, Nathan K.; Cahill, James A.; Baker, Allan J.; Demboski, John R.; Doll, Andrew; Da Fonseca, Rute R.; Fulton, Tara L.; Gilbert, Marcus Thomas Pius; Heintzman, Peter D.; Letts, Brandon; McIntosh, George; O'Connell, Brendan L.; Peck, Mark; Pipes, Marie-Lorraine; Rice, Edward S.; Santos, Kathryn M.; Sohrweide, A. Gregory; Vohr, Samuel H.; Corbett-Detig, Russell B.; Green, Richard E.; Shapiro, Beth (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-17)
    The extinct passenger pigeon was once the most abundant bird in North America, and possibly the world. Although theory predicts that large populations will be more genetically diverse, passenger pigeon genetic diversity ...
  • Slutten på en epoke. Pomorenes fangststasjon på Kapp Lee, Svalbard. 

    Jørgensen, Roger (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Svalbard er en øygruppe beliggende omtrent midt mellom Norges fastland og Nordpolen, og denne fjerne beliggenheten er nok forklaringen på at de rike ressursene i hav og på land så sent ble utnyttet. Willem Barentsz oppdaget ...
  • The genetic basis and enigmatic origin of melanic polymorphism in the pomarine skua (Stercorarius pomarinus) 

    Janssen, Kirstin; Mundy, Nicholas I. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2017-12-06)
    A key outstanding issue in adaptive evolution is the relationship between the genetics of intraspecific polymorphism and interspecific evolution. Here, we show that the pale/dark ventral plumage polymorphism that occurs ...
  • Introduction. From depictions of race to revitalizing a people: aspects of research on the Sámi in Finland and Norway 

    Nyyssönen, Jukka; Lehtola, Veli-Pekka (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    In this special section of journal “Arctic and North” renowned and younger scholars from Finland and Norway take on the topic of research on the Sámi, from the era of “Lappology” to the era of “Sámi research”. The ...
  • Circumpolar dynamics of a marine top-predator track ocean warming rates. 

    Descamps, Sebastian; Anker-Nilssen, Tycho; Barrett, Robert T.; Irons, D.; Merkel, Flemming; Robertson, Gregory J.; Yoccoz, Nigel Gilles; Mallory, Mark L.; Montevecchi, William A.; Boertmann, D.; Artukhin, Yuri; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Signe; Erikstad, Kjell E.; Gilchrist, H. Grant; Labansen, Aili; Lorentsen, Svein Håkon; Mosbech, Anders; Olsen, Bergur; Petersen, Aevar; Rail, Jean-Francois; Renner, Heather M.; Strøm, H.; Systad, Geir Helge; Wilhelm, Sabina I.; Zelenskaya, Larisa (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-04-07)
    Global warming is a nonlinear process, and temperature may increase in a stepwise manner. Periods of abrupt warming can trigger persistent changes in the state of ecosystems, also called regime shifts. The responses of ...
  • The dependence of long-distance migration to North Norway on environmental conditions in the wintering area and en route 

    Barrett, Robert T. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    The onset of bird migration may be under partial endogenous control whereas the timing of movement is flexible with weather and conditions faced by the moving birds being the ultimate cause of variability of arrival dates. ...
  • Alpine garden plants from six continents show high vulnerability to ice encasement 

    Bjerke, Jarle W.; Elvebakk, Arve; Tømmervik, Hans (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-10-27)
    Icy surfaces impose challenges for northern societies, wildlife and agriculture. However, there have been relatively few studies of the impacts of anoxic ground ice on non-agricultural plants. During the winter of ...
  • Väinö Tanner and the discourse on racial difference 

    Nyyssönen, Jukka (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    The article charts a previously lesser-known aspect of research on the Skolt Sami by Väinö Tanner — his ideas on the Skolt Sami as a race. Tanner’s place in the scholarly field of racial theorizing and the discursive ...
  • Living on the edge: conservation genetics of seven thermophilous plant species in a high Arctic archipelago 

    Birkeland, Siri; Skjetne, Idunn Elisabeth Borgen; Brysting, Anne Krag; Elven, Reidar; Alsos, Inger Greve (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-19)
    Small, isolated and/or peripheral populations are expected to harbour low levels of genetic variation and may therefore have reduced adaptability to environmental change, including climate warming. In the Arctic, global ...
  • Soapstone in Northern Norway: archaeological and geological evidence, quarry and artifact survey results. 

    Wickler, Stephen; Lindahl, Ingvar; Nilsson, Lars Petter (Peer reviewed; Chapter; Bokkapittel, 2017)
    Archaeological research on the extraction, distribution and utilization of soapstone artifacts in northern Norway has been limited, but systematic geological documentation of soapstone exposures ...
  • Ocean climate and egg investment in the black-legged kittiwake Rissa tridactyla. 

    Barrett, Robert T.; Erikstad, Kjell E.; Reiertsen, Tone (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-09-14)
    Birds allocate substantial resources to their eggs during the laying period, resources also needed for other concurrent costly processes such as mate acquisition, nest building and site defence. Egg and clutch sizes may ...
  • A new genus of horse from Pleistocene North America 

    Heintzman, Peter D.; Zazula, Grant D.; MacPhee, Ross D. E.; Scott, Eric; Cahill, James A.; McHorse, Brianna K.; Kapp, Joshua D.; Stiller, Mathias; Wooller, Matthew J.; Orlando, Ludovic; Southon, John R.; Froese, Duane G.; Shapiro, Beth (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-28)
    The extinct ‘New World stilt-legged’, or NWSL, equids constitute a perplexing group of Pleistocene horses endemic to North America. Their slender distal limb bones resemble those of Asiatic asses, such as the Persian onager. ...
  • Ein sieidi si rolle i religionsutøving i samtida: Skiftande tolkingar og tilnærmingar 

    Fonneland, Trude A. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    Through contemporary shamanism, parts of pre-Christian practices and symbols are incorporated into new contexts and interpretive frames. One such symbol is the sieidi (Sami sacrificial stone) and heritage site Rikkagallo ...
  • On the polar edge: the status of the northern gannet (Morus bassanus) in the Barents Sea in 2015-2016. 

    Barrett, Robert T.; Strøm, H.; Melnikov, Mikhail (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-11-27)
    During its population recovery in the North Atlantic in the early 1900s, the northern gannet (Morus bassanus) established its first colony in Norway at Runde in 1946. Since the 1960s, gannets have established (and later ...
  • Skarvbergvika i Porsanger. Undersøkelse av to hustufter fra tidlig metalltid og en nyere tids teltring. Porsanger k., Finnmark f. 

    Oppvang, Janne; Kjellman, Erik; Niemi, Anja Roth (Research report; Forskningsrapport, 2018-01-12)
    Høsten 2016 ble det utført en arkeologisk undersøkelse av to tufter i Skarvbergvika, Porsanger k. De to tuftene viste seg å høre til samme periode, første del av tidlig metalltid, og de tolkes som å ha vært i bruk samtidig. ...
  • Landsmøtet 1917 og samebevegelsen i nord 

    Bjørklund, Ivar (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017)
    THE SÁMI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN 1917 AND THE SÁMI MOVEMENT IN THE NORTH <br> The Sámi national assembly held in Trondhjem in 1917 is considered to be the very first organized political opposition from the Norwegian Sámi. ...
  • When things go wrong: intra-season dynamics of breeding failure in a seabird 

    Ponchon, Aurore; Grémillet, David J.H.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Signe; Erikstad, Kjell E; Barrett, Robert T.; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; McCoy, Karen D.; Tveraa, Torkild; Boulinier, Thierry (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-01-16)
    During breeding, long-lived species face important time and energy constraints that can lead to breeding failure when food becomes scarce. Despite the potential implications of intra-season dynamics in breeding failure ...

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