17 December 2007
In 2004 a group of UNIS geology students found an ancient polar bear jawbone at Svalbard. Now it turns out that this find could confirm that polar bear as a species has already survived one interglacial period, bringing hope that the first and foremost Arctic symbol can – in fact – also survive the current warming climate.
31 October 2007
Calving and surging glaciers play a major role in delivering land ice to Arctic waters. Changes in calving frequency might impact sea transport, fisheries and oil exploration in the Arctic. However, these changes are poorly understood. A new PhD project at UNIS aims at increasing the understanding of glacier changes in a shifting climate.
25 October 2007
– The Earth, not people, is setting the agenda regarding climate change. We need to prepare for a warmer climate, because it will be a reality, Dr. James Lovelock said at a special seminar about climate change at UNIS yesterday.
19 September 2007
Age related tooth wear has significant consequences for digestive processes and energy gain in Svalbard reindeer, concludes UNIS PhD candidate Vebjørn Veiberg in his thesis. He will be defending his thesis on patterns, causes and consequences of tooth wear of the Svalbard reindeer on 21 September 2007 at the University of Oslo.
3 September 2007
In connection with the visit of the Norwegian and German foreign ministers to Svalbard last week, UNIS and the German research organization Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in Polar sciences.