The Svalbard fauna suffers under climate warming
Within 85 years, Svalbard will have the same climatic conditions that Denmark has today, if the current trend continues.
Punctual terns on the wind
As climate is changing, the initiation of breeding has advanced for several bird species. How will climate change affect the spring arrival of Arctic terns to our coasts?
Wintering areas are important
Choice of wintering area is of great importance for population development in Brünnich's guillemots. This is one of the findings in a recent study, which also reveals that Brünnich's guillemot females in many cases migrate quicker and farther away from the colony than males at the end of the breeding season.
Poorer feeding conditions at Hornøya - is it the start of the end for the puffins?
The diet of puffin chicks on Hornøya, North Norway, is changing. In the 1980s, their parents brought them few and large prey items per load, while their diet now consists of many small fish. This is known to negatively affect chick growth and survival in colonies further south, and is a a source of concern.
SEAPOP 2015 annual brochure (PDF)
A summary of important activities and results from 2015.
SEAPOP key document 2005-2014 (PDF)
A summary of the results of the SEAPOP programme and of the changes in the seabird populations.
- Key-site monitoring in Norway 2015, including Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
- Later at higher latitudes: large-scale variability in seabird breeding timing and synchronicity.
- Sjøfugl i Norge 2015. Resultater fra SEAPOP-programmet.
- Modelled drift patterns of fish larvae link coastal morphology to seabird colony distribution.
- Mind the wind: microclimate effects on incubation effort of an arctic seabird.