Environmental Monitoring and Research in the Abisko Area — An Overview

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This article gives an overview of the studies on
the environment surrounding the Abisko Scientific
Research Station in Swedish Lapland. The long-term
monitoring of the Station on processes related to the climate,
and to the physical, biotic, and chemical environmental
conditions is particularly addressed. Some variables
are recorded since more than 100 years. The obtained data
in combination with results from short-term studies and
manipulation experiments are important to understand past
and future conditions of the ecosystems. This has practical
applications for the planning of tourism, transports, reindeer
herding, and for societal purposes.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Ecology
  • Physical Geography


  • Monitoring, Environmental change, Climate change, Swedish sub-Arctic, Abisko
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-186
JournalAmbio: a Journal of Human Environment
Issue numberSupplement 3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch