The Ecosystem of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard

  • Haakon Hop
  • Christian Wiencke

Part of the Advances in Polar Ecology book series (AVPE, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Haakon Hop, Christian Wiencke
    Pages 1-20
  3. Atmospheric Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Marion Maturilli, Inger Hanssen-Bauer, Roland Neuber, Markus Rex, Kåre Edvardsen
      Pages 23-46
  4. Oceanography, Sea Ice and Underwater Light Regime

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Vigdis Tverberg, Ragnheid Skogseth, Finlo Cottier, Arild Sundfjord, Waldemar Walczowski, Mark E. Inall et al.
      Pages 49-104
    3. Olga Pavlova, Sebastian Gerland, Haakon Hop
      Pages 105-136
    4. Alexey K. Pavlov, Eva Leu, Dieter Hanelt, Inka Bartsch, Ulf Karsten, Stephen R. Hudson et al.
      Pages 137-170
  5. Pelagic Production, Phytoplankton and Zooplankton

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Else N. Hegseth, Philipp Assmy, Józef M. Wiktor, Józef Wiktor Jr, Svein Kristiansen, Eva Leu et al.
      Pages 173-227
    3. Haakon Hop, Anette Wold, Mikko Vihtakari, Malin Daase, Slawomir Kwasniewski, Marta Gluchowska et al.
      Pages 229-300
  6. Benthic Microbes, Macroalgae and Fauna

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Ulf Karsten, Iris Schaub, Jana Woelfel, Duygu S. Sevilgen, Carolin Schlie, Burkhard Becker et al.
      Pages 303-330
    3. Stein Fredriksen, Ulf Karsten, Inka Bartsch, Jana Woelfel, Miriam Koblowsky, Rhena Schumann et al.
      Pages 331-371
    4. Kai Bischof, Christian Buschbaum, Stein Fredriksen, Francisco J. L. Gordillo, Sandra Heinrich, Carlos Jiménez et al.
      Pages 373-422
    5. Markus Molis, Frank Beuchel, Jürgen Laudien, Maria Włodarska-Kowalczuk, Christian Buschbaum
      Pages 423-481
  7. Arctic Fjord Ecosystem Model and Autonomous Marine Observatories

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 483-483
    2. Pedro Duarte, Jan Marcin Weslawski, Haakon Hop
      Pages 485-514
    3. Haakon Hop, Finlo Cottier, Jørgen Berge
      Pages 515-533
  8. Kongsfjorden as Harbinger of the Future Arctic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 535-535
    2. Kai Bischof, Peter Convey, Pedro Duarte, Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Maria Granberg, Haakon Hop et al.
      Pages 537-562

About this book


This book focuses in detail on all ecologically important aspects of the Kongsfjorden system such as the marine and atmospheric environment including long-term monitoring, Ecophysiology of individual species, structure and function of the ecosystem, ecological processes and biological communities.

The contributed articles include review articles and research articles that have a wider approach and bring the current research up-to-date. This book will form a baseline for future work.


Arctic Spitsbergen glacial fjord Marine food webs in Kongsfjorden Global and anthropogenic changes to ecosystems Arctic mammals, birds and Greenland sharks Biodiversity of benthic algae

Editors and affiliations

  • Haakon Hop
    • 1
  • Christian Wiencke
    • 2
  1. 1.Norwegian Polar Institute, Fram CentreTromsøNorway
  2. 2.Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ResearchBremerhavenGermany

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