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Postdoctoral research into the archaeological landscape at Spitsbergen

02 May 2014

Frigga Kruse, post-doctoral researcher at the Arctic Centre, will investigate the consequences of 400 years of natural resource exploitation for the environment of Spitsbergen in the European Arctic. Major industries during this period were whaling, hunting and trapping, and mining. The removal and introduction of species as well as changes in land use created a rich archaeological landscape but tell-tale signs are often overlooked or underestimated in modern environmental impact assessments. Her research is part of the NWO core program 'Anthropogenic Impact on Svalbard Ecosystems'.

17th century whaling remains influence vegetation on Spitsbergen
17th century whaling remains influence vegetation on Spitsbergen
Last modified:23 July 2018 1.29 p.m.

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