I am research coordinator of the Climate ecological Observatory for Arctic Tundra (COAT). COAT is a long-term adaptive ecosystem monitoring initiative, based on food-web theory. It aims to become the world’s most comprehensive and management relevant long-term research enterprise for arctic terrestrial ecosystems. A peer reviewed science plan for COAT has been published as an issue of the Fram Centre report series. Project leader: Rolf A. Ims.
Small rodents, climate, and changes in trophic dynamics (Jane Jepsen and Nina Eide, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, NINA, Rolf Ims UiT The Arctic University of Tromsø). The project is a workpackage within the "Direct and indirect effects of climate change on ecological processess in freshwater and on land" project of NINA. We use data from small rodent population dynamic time-series, landscape composition and snow conditions to do a macroecological analysis on small rodent population dynamics.
Long-term monitoring of small rodent diet variation and change by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) (Katrine Hoset, University of Turku). The project aims to build calibration models that link existing NIRS scans of small rodent faeces and diet composition determined by DNA-barcoding and test their applicability for monitoring diet variation of sub-arctic rodents by collecting faeces from the field. Funding: Small Research Grant from British Ecological Society.
Svalbard Ptarmigan - old data with new insight (project leaders: Åshild Pedersen and Eva Fuglei, Norwegian Polar Institute).
"Feeding ecology of Canadian lemmings" (in collaboration with prof. Gilles Gauthier, Universite Laval, and prof. Dominique Berteaux, Universite du Quebec a Rimouski).
"Interactions between small rodents and their food plants in tundra habitats" (PhD)
PhD, University of Tromsø, 2012
MSc, University of Helsinki, 2006