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Ecosystem response and adaptation to climate change in Norwegian mountains

Ecosystem response and adaptation to climate change in Norwegian mountains – GLORIA Norway

Main objectives: GLORIA Norway contributes to academic innovation and new scientific knowledge to society through basic research. The GLORIA Norway project has establish and carries out long-term, integrated gradient studies on alpine ecosystem patterns, processes, dynamics, and responses to climate change and effects of climate change on physical systems in mountain areas in Norway in agreement with the research design of GLORIA Europe and GLORIA Target Regions.

Funding: Direktoratet for naturforvaltning, Fylkeskommunar og kommunar i Sør-Norge

Project period: 2001-

Project coordinator: Professor Atle Nesje

Project partners: Department of Earth Science, UiB, Terrestrial Ecology Research, Trondheim; Gjøvik University College; NORUT, Tromsø; Met.no, Oslo; Uni Research Climate AS; Department of Biology, UiB; Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk); University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Center for Global Change and Sustainability, Vienna, Austria; University of Montana, USA, ;Centre of Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, UK; Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

People involved at UiB: Atle Nesje (GEO), John-Arvid Grytnes (BIO)