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What is NØF and what is NSO

NØF leader Kari Anne Bråthen explains. Ragnhild Gya, UiB, update us on the early-career pre-conference seminar

Keynote 1: The principles of ecological restoration
Dagmar Hagen

Dagmar Hagen, NINA. What are the basic principles of ecological restoration, and how does it differ from other types of nature management? How to navigate in the jungle of concepts and perceptions of ecological restoration, and how can the restoration of degraded land contribute to the transformative change needed for future land-use management? What is the present status of ecological restoration in and outside Norway, with particular focus on terrestrial ecosystems? Dagmar Hagen is a plant ecologist and senior research scientist at Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) and will cover these issues in the first keynote speech.

  • Dagmar Hagen (Senior researcher at NINA)

    Dagmar Hagen

    Senior researcher at NINA
Flashtalks #1 RESTORATION

Olsen, Rydgren, Vloon, Halley, Roberts, Wehn.
1 Siri Lie Olsen
Mitigation of environmental impacts in construction work at Svalbard: the Norwegian Mapping Authority’s Geodetic Earth Observatory in Ny-Ålesund

2 Knut Rydgren
Restoration of run-of-river hydroelectricity (ROR) sites in western Norway – when will they recover?

3 Catharina Vloon
Alpine restoration: planting and seeding of native species facilitate vegetation recovery

4 Duncan Halley
International scaling up: Restoration cooperation in Europe's 'Oceanic Northwest'

5 Jeremy Roberts
Cairngorms Connect - how Nordic connections benefit the UK's biggest habitat restoration project

6 Sølvi Wehn
Real life stories: construction and restoration

Keynote 2: Management of human activities with impact on the ocean
Peter Haugan

Peter Haugan, HI/UiB. The rapid degradation of marine ecosystems opens a range of questions: What are the main factors that influence the ocean and the fjords? Is it possible to keep the marine ecosystems healthy and resilient, and at the same time harvest more food and energy? What role can restoration play for marine ecosystems? Peter Haugan is a professor of oceanography and programme director at Institute of Marine Research (IMR). He will give the second keynote speech along these lines.

  • Peter Haugan (Professor at UiB/Progr. director at IMR)

    Peter Haugan

    Professor at UiB/Progr. director at IMR

Hocevar, Chen, Soininen, Tuomi.
7 Sara Hocevar
Building the marine food web of Skagerrak via ATN

8 Thomas Chen
Towards A Comprehensive Computer Vision Methodology for Seal Species Classification in the Arctic

9 Eeva Soininen
Mapping herbivore studies in the Arctic – how robust are the conclusions we can draw from our current knowledge?

10 Maria Tuomi
Evergreening of the tundra – blindspot in the management of a socio-ecological system

Virtual poster session with pitches

Four parallels of 4-5 posters.
Choose one of the breakout rooms and enjoy a selection of 5' poster pitches!

1 Fanny Berthelot
Understanding recent fluctuations in Icelandic arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) through variations in their diet

2 Lucie Laporte-Devylder
Using wildlife camera traps to monitor phenological changes in a wild population of an endangered arctic mammal

3 Eivind Flittie Kleiven
Small rodent cycles seen through the lens of a wildlife camera

4 Astri Merethe Helle
Training a dog to detect Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) eggs: developing a new ecological tool for application in field studies

5 Julien Vollering
Cone production outweighs growth and survival in simulations of local Sitka spruce invasion

6 Zannatul Ferdous
Condensed tannin in senesced foliage and soil organic layer response to fertilization in boreal forest ecosystem

7 Kristine Birkeli
The effect of drought on germination and seedling traits in Calluna

8 Shirin Mohammadi
Modeling the Impact of Recent Climate Change on Wheat, Barley and Potato Yield in Norway

9 Hugo Henrique Saulino
Leaf-litter quality and environmental conditions affect secondary production and emergence of shredder chironomids in headwater streams

10 Isabel Barrio
TUNDRAsalad: linking herbivore diversity and ecosystem function in tundra

11 Eva Breitschopf
Perception and appreciation of plant biodiversity among experts and laypeople

12 Matthew Grainger
Evidence synthesis for tackling research waste

13 James Rainey
Deer fencing effectiveness - are deer fences delivering healthy and resilient woodland?

14 Runa Kvamme Ekrem
Small-scale spatial segregation shaped by tides and lunar rhythms

15 Natalia Ramirez
Pseudomonas syringae in non- agricultural environments in Iceland. Are lichens non-host reservoirs?

16 Laurien de Korte
Benthic foraminifera as bioindicator for anthropogenic changes in Arnafjord, Western Norway

17 Temilola Ajila
Heamatological and reproductive hormonal effects from cadmium and copper on two fresh water fishes Clarias gariepinus and Oreochromis niloticus

Flashtalks #3 ALPINE

11 Nina E. Eide
Status and conservation goals for the critically endangered Arctic fox in Scandinavia. Where are we now and when is mission completed?

12 Inge Althuizen
Abrupt thaw enhances annual global warming potential of an actively degrading permafrost peatland

13 Ruben Erik Roos
Three decades of ecological research at Finse: responses to environmental change across different trophic levels

14 Ronja Wedegärtner
Hiking trails as facilitators for range edge shifts in the Scandes mountains

Flashtalk reflections

Meet the 14 flashtalkers in their own breakout room! 20' of questions and reflections.

Breakout rooms: Flashtalks#1, Flashtalks#2 & Flashtalks#3

NØF general assembly

Led by Kari Anne Bråthen

Goodbye Day 1

Short summary and information on Day 2

Keynote 3: Setting realistic targets for restoration at different scales
John Linnell

John Linnell, NINA. Restoration (as well as other types of nature management) rests upon a set of values or preferences that affects which habitats we choose to restore, which conditions we try to maintain and, eventually, which species we aim to support. How we perceive the role of man affects how we spend available resources and can lead to different priorities, from rewilding initiatives via focus on semi-natural habitats to defending so-called novel ecosystems. John Linnell is an interdisciplinary scientist and Senior research scientist at NINA and will discuss these matters in the conference’s third keynote speech.

  • John Linnell (Senior researcher at NINA)

    John Linnell

    Senior researcher at NINA

Herfindal, Sydenham, Wetherbee, Monsimet.

15 Ivar Herfindal
Contribution of alternative habitats to local and regional species richness of a threatened habitat type

16 Markus Sydenham
Priority maps for pollinator habitat enhancement schemes in semi-natural grasslands

17 Ross Wetherbee
The message in the hollow oak: reflections on veteran trees, beetle diversity and ecosystem functioning in southern Norway

18 Jérémy Monsimet
Dispersal abilities of wandering spiders: contrasted abilities influence their future distribution and should be considered for their management

Flashtalks #5 "CLIMATE"

Geange, Gya, Aares. 19 Sonya Geange
NorESM land sites platform: A collaborative effort to better represent high-latitude systems in earth system models

20 Ragnhild Gya
Spatial temperature and precipitation gradients predict ten-year shift in community trait composition

21 Karoline Helene Aares
Plant-soil feedback in home and foreign soil following a latitudinal sampling gradient from Morocco to Svalbard

Flashtalk reflections

Meet the seven flashtalkers in their own breakout room! 20' of questions and reflections.

Breakout rooms: Flashtalks#4 & Flashtalks#5

Short break
Concluding sessionWhat did we learn, where to go from here?

What did we learn, and where to go from here? The conference in 2023

Conference end