INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science

Adventurous and fascinating popular science book illustrating the findings of cutting-edge Arctic research, as told by scientists who have been supported by INTERACT Transnational Access.

INTERACT 2015. INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science. Eds.: Callaghan, T.V. and Savela, H. DCE - Danish Center for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University, Denmark. 180p.

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Publications by TA User Groups

Publications related to the user group's INTERACT Transnational Access visits are listed below. User group's project acronym is given first, followed by a full reference and possible link to the publication.



AlpFlor Europe/ Grytnes J.-A., Kapfer J., Jurasinski G., Birks H.H., Henriksen H.,  Klanderud K., Odland A., Ohlson M., Walther G.-R., Wipf S. & Birks H.J.B. (2014) Identifying driving factors behind observed species range shifts on European mountains. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23 (8): 876-884. 

GEONORTHS/ Ebert, K., Hall, A.M., Kleman, J., Andersson, J. (2014) Unequal ice sheet erosional impacts across low-relief shield terrain in northern Fennoscandia. Geomorphology, available online Oct 2014. Link

CONGRA/ Buras A., Wilmking M. (2014) Straight lines or eccentric eggs? A comparison of radial and spatial ring width measurements and its implications for climate transfer functions, Dendrochronologia 32(4): 313-326. Link

DATECH/ Rinterknecht V., Jomelli V., Brunstein D., Favier V., Masson-Delmotte V., Bourlès D.,  Leanni L. and Schläppy R. (2014) Unstable ice stream in Greenland during the Younger Dryas cold event. Geology, published online on 14 July 2014.doi: 10.1130/G35929.1. Link 

FESTUCA/ Gundel P.E., Dirihan S., Helander M., Zabalgogeazcoa I., Väre H., Saikkonen K. (2014) Systemic fungal endophytes and ploidy level in Festuca vivipara populations in North European Islands. Plant Systematics and Evolution 300(7): 1683-1691. DOI: 10.1007/s00606-014-0994-z.

FESTUCA/ von Cräutlein M., Korpelainen H., Helander M., Väre H. & Saikkonen K. (2014) Development and characterization of chloroplast microsatellite markers in fine-leaved fescue, Festuca rubra (Poaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 2(12): 1400094, DOI:org/10.3732/apps.1400094.Link

FESTUCA/ von Cräutlein M., Korpelainen H., Helander M., Öhberg A. & Saikkonen K. (2014) Development and characterization of nuclear microsatellite markers in the endophytic fungus Epichloë festucae (Clavipitaceae). Applications in Plant Sciences 2(12): 1400093, DOI:org/10.3732/apps.1400093. Link

GLAMOSEG/ Mernild S.H., Hanna E., Yde J.C., Seidenkrantz M.S., Wilson R. & Knudsen N.T. (2014) Atmospheric and oceanic influence on mass balance of northern north atlantic region land-terminating glaciers. Geographiska Annaler, Series A, Physical Geography 96(4):561-577. DOI:10.1111/geoa.12053. Link

GLAMOSEG/ Mernild S.H., Malmros J.K. (2014) Når isen "går i sort", Aktuel Naturvidenskab 4: 32-35.

GLAMOSEG/ Mernild S., Malmros J., Yde J., Wilson R., Knudsen N., Hanna E., Fausto R. & van As D. (2014) Albedo decline on Greenland’s Mittivakkat Gletscher in a warming climate. International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4128. Link

GLAMOSEG/ Yde J.C., Riger-Kusk M., Løland R., Ruud H., Mernild S.H., de Villiers S., Knudsen N.T. & Malmros J.K. (2014) Volume measurements of Mittivakkat Gletscher southeast Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 60 (224): 1199-1207. doi: 10.3189/2014JoG14J047. Link

IHALP/ Zvereva E. L., Zverev V. & M. Kozlov V. (2014) High densities of leaf-tiers in open habitats are explained by host plant architecture. Ecological Entomology 39(4):470-479. DOI: 10.1111/een.12123. Link

INTERPRED/ Reneerkens J., van Veelen P., van der Velde M., Luttikhuizen P. & Piersma T. Within-population variation in mating system and parental care patterns in the Sanderling (Calidris alba) in northeast Greenland. The Auk 131(2): 235-247. doi: 10.1642/AUK-13-247.1. Link

LACUNA/ Graves K., Forrest, A.L., Laval, B.E., and Kirillin, G. (2014) Under-Ice Circulation, Modified by the Earth’s Rotation, In an Arctic Lake. International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) - ICE. Singapore: August 11-15 2014, 8 pages.

LACUNA/ Graves K., Forrest, A.L., Laval, B.E., and Kirillin, G. (2014) Under-ice, basin-scale circulation in an Arctic lake. 17th Workshop on Physical Processes in Natural Waters. Trento:1-4 July 2014. 2 pages.

PANECO/ Wirta H., Weingartner E., Hambäck P., Roslin T. (2014) Extensive niche overlap among the dominant arthropod predators of the High Arctic. Basic and Applied Ecology, in press. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2014.11.00. Link

Peat-AcroCato/ Szajdak L.W (2014) Peat - unstable raw material, Ecology. Peat-Water Ecosystems. Konishczuk V.V. (Ed.). Ministry of Ecology and Life Resources. Institute of Ecology and Life Science Utilization. Polesie National Park. Ukrainian Academy of Ecology. Kiev. pp. 12-15.

Peat - AcroCato/ Szajdak L.W., Inisheva L.I. (2014) Processes in meliorated peat soils, Ecology. Peat-Water Ecosystems. Konishczuk V.V. (Ed.). Ministry of Ecology and Life Resources. Institute of Ecology and Life Science Utilization. Polesie National Park. Ukrainian Academy of Ecology. Kiev. pp. 15-20.

Peat-AcroCato/ Szajdak L.W., Szczepański M (2014) Impact of peatland biogeochemical barrier on the processes of ground water purification, Ecology. Peat –Water Ecosystems. Konishczuk V.V. (Ed.). Ministry of Ecology and Life Resources. Institute of Ecology and Life Science Utilization. Polesie National Park. Ukrainian Academy of Ecology. Kiev. pp. 20-25.

QUANTIC/ Hansen, J., Ek, M., Roslin, T., Moreau, J., Teixeira, M., Gilg, O., Schmidt N.M. (2014) First observation of a four-egg clutch of Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus.Wilson Journal of Ornithology, in press. Link 

RECOPAL/ Seo J.-W., Smiljanić M., Wilmking M. (2014) Optimizing cell-anatomical chronologies of Scots pine by stepwise increasing the number of radial tracheid rows included-case study based on three Scandinavian sites. Dendrochronologia 32: 205-209.doi:10.1016/j.dendro.2014.02.002. Link  

ShrECC/ Parker T.C., Subke J.-A., Wookey P.A. (2014) Rapid carbon turnover beneath shrub and tree vegetation is associated with low soil carbon stocks at a subarctic treeline. Global Change Biology (2014) doi: 10.1111/gcb.12793. Link

SIAI/ Krüger J. P., Leifeld J. & Alewell C. (2014) Degradation changes stable carbon isotope depth profiles in palsa Peatlands. Biogeosciences 11: 3369-3380. doi: 10.5194/bg-11-3369-201. Link

SPECINT/ Grau O., Ninot J.M., Pérez-Haase A. & Callaghan T.V. (2014) Plant co-existence patterns and High-Arctic vegetation composition in three common plant communities in north-east Greenland. Polar Research 2014, 33, 19235. Link



ARCTICRISK / Fuchs S, Keiler M, Sokratov S, Shnyparkov A (2013) Spatiotemporal dynamics: the need for an innovative approach in mountain hazard risk management. Natural Hazards, In Press. Published on-line 1st Dec, 2012. Link

ECOFORS/ Bilotta G.S. (2014) Water Quality Research in the Arctic,, Water/Wastewater, May 2, 2013. Link

FESTUCA/ Dirihan  S., Terho  P., Helander  M. & Saikkonen, K. (2013) Efficient analysis of ploidy levels in plant evolutionary ecology. Caryologia: International Journal of Cytology, Cytosystematics and Cytogenetics 66 (3):  251–256. Link

GEONORTHS / Hall AM, Ebert K (2013) Cenozoic microfossils in northern Finland: Local reworking of distant wind transport? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 388: 1-14. Link

GLAMOSEG / Hanna, E., J. Cappelen, X. Fettweis, S. Mernild, T. Mote, K. Steffen & L. Wood (2013) Atmospheric and oceanic climatic forcing of the exceptional Greenland Ice Sheet surface melt in summer 2012. International Journal of Climatology, early view. Link

GLAMOSEG / Mernild  SH, Pelto M, Malmros JK, Yde JC, Knudsen NT, Hanna E (2013) Identification of snow ablation rate, ELA, AAR and net mass balance using transient snowline variations on two Arctic glaciers. Journal of Glaciology 59 (216): 649-659. Link

GLAMOSEG / Mernild SH, Hanna E, Yde JC, Cappelen J, Malmros JK (2013) Coastal Greenland air temperature extremes and trends 1890-2010: annual and monthly analysis. Int J Climatol (2013), early version published on-line. Link

GLAMOSEG / Mernild SH, Lipscomb WH, Bahr DB, Radic, Zemp M (2013) Global glacier retreat: A revised assessment of committed mass losses and sampling uncertainties. The Cryosphere 7: 1565-1577. Link

GLAMOSEG / Mernild SH, Knudsen NT, Hoffman MJ, Yde JC, Hanna E, Lipscomb WH, Malmros JK, Fausto RS (2013) Volume and velocity changes at Mittivakkat Gletscher, southeast Greenland. Journal of Glaciology 59 (216): 660-670. Link

GLAMOSEG / Mernild SH, Yde JC, Malmros JK, Knudsen NT (2013) Land-terminating glacier volume changes in different Circum-Arctic areas, mid-1980s to late-2000s/2011. Geografisk Tidsskrift -Danish Journal of Geography 113 (1): 65-70. Link

CONGRA / Buras A, Hallinger M, Wilmking M (2013) Can shrubs help to reconstruct historical glacier retreats? Environmental research letters, 7 (4), 8 pp, Includes video abstract. Link

SEIS-STOR / Booth, A.D., Mercer, A., Clark, R.A., Murray, T., Jansson, P. and Axtell, C. (2013) A comparison of seismic and radar methods to establish the thickness and density of glacier snow-cover; Annals of Glaciology 54(64): 73-82. Link

SEDIPAL / Reinardy B,Leighton I, Marx P (2013) Glacial thermal regime linked to processes of annual moraine formation at Midtdalsbreen, southern Norway. Boreas 42(4): 896-911. Link

SPIDERWEB / Roslin, T., Wirta, H., Hopkins, T., Hardwick, B., Várkonyi, G.(2013) Indirect interactions in the High Arctic. PLoS ONE 8(6): e67367. Link

SYMBIO / Zabalgogeazcoa I, Gundel P., Helander M, Saikkonen (2013) Occurrence of non-systemic fungal endophytes in Festuca rubra plants infected by Epichloë festucae in subarctic habitats. Fungal Diversity 60: 25-32. Link

Tid2k / Loader NJ, Young GHF, Grudd H, McCarroll D (2013) Stable carbon isotopes from Torneträsk, northern Sweden provide a millennial length reconstruction of summer sunshine and its relationship to Arctic circulation. Quaternary Science Reviews 62: 97-113. Link

QUANTIC / Várkonyi, G., Roslin, T. (2013) Freezing cold yet diverse -dissecting a High-Arctic parasitoid community associated with lepidopteran hosts. Can. Entomol. 145: 193-218. Link

QUANTIC /  Smith, M.A., Fernández-Triana, J.L., Eveleigh, E., Gómez, J., Guclu, C. et al. (2013) DNA barcoding and the taxonomy of Microgastrin2013ae wasps (Hymenoptera, 1 Braconidae): impacts after eight years and nearly 20,000 sequences. Molecular Ecology Resources 13: 168-176. Link 



ARCOTOP / Pike G, Pepin NC, Schaefer M (2012) High latitude local scale temperature complexity: the example of Kevo Valley, Finnish Lapland. International Journal of Climatology. Published on-line 12 Aug, 2012. Link

ARCTICRISK / Shnyparkov AL., Fuchs S, Sokratov SA, Seliverstov YG, Koltermann KP, Vikulina MA (2012) Theory and practice of individual snow avalanche risk assessment in the Russian arctic. Geography, Environment, Sustainability 5 (3), 64-81.

CBEA / Efimov, P., Jäkäläniemi, A., Bogdanov, A., Abeli, T., Wannas, L. & Tuomi, J. (2012) Self-pollination in Calypso bulbosa Journal Europäischer Orchideen 44(2): 349-364.

GLAMOSEG / Hanna, E.,  Jones J.M, Cappelen J.,  Mernild S.H., Wood L., Steffen K.,  Huybrechts Pl (2012) The influence of North Atlantic atmospheric and oceanic forcing effects on 1900-2010 Greenland summer climate and ice melt/runoff. Int. J. Climatol., on-line version published in March 2012. Link

GLAMOSEG / Hanna, E., Mernild, S.H., Cappelen, J. and Steffen, K. (2012) Recent warming in Greenland in a long-term instrumental (1881-2012) climatic context: I. Evaluation of surface air temperature records. Environmental Research Letters, 7, 045404. Link

GLAMOSEG / Mernild, S. H., N. T. Knudsen, and E. Hanna (2012) Mittivakkat Gletscher, the longest-observed mountain glacier in Greenland .The Arctic Report Card, Greenland. NOAA Report 2012. Link

GLAMOSEG / Mernild SH, Malmfors JK, Knudsen NT, Yde JC (2012) Multi-decadal marine and land-terminating glacier recession in the Ammassalik region, Southeast Greenland. The Cryosphere Discussion, 6, 531-561. Link

GLAMOSEG / Mernild SH, Malmros JK, Yde JC, and Knudsen NT (2012) Multi-decadal marine and land-terminating glacier retreat in Ammassalik region, Southeast Greenland. The Cryosphere, 6, 625-639. Link  

GLAMOSEG / Mernild, SH, Knudsen NT, Yde JC, Hoffman MJ, Lipscomb WL, Fausto RS, Hanna E, and Malmros JK (2012) Retreat, thinning, and slowdown from Greenland’s Mittivakkat Gletscher. The Cryosphere Discussion, 6, 2005-2036. Link

INTERPRED / Reneerkens J, Loonstra J, Spaans B, Piersma T (2012) Large numbers of Sanderlings Calidris alba from all directions near Griend in the Dutch Wadden Sea in late summer of 2011. Limosa 85: 73-79. In Dutch. Link

SYMBIO / Saikkonen K, Taulavuori K, Hyvönen T,  Gundel PE, Hamilton CE, Vänninen I, Nissinen A & Helander M (2012) Climate change-driven species' range shifts filtered by photoperiodism. Nature Climate Change 2, 234-242. Link