Abisko Scientific Research Station (LTER) - Sweden

Basic Information
Site Name
Abisko Scientific Research Station (LTER)
Short name
Abisko Scientific Research Station (LTER)
Country
Sweden
Site Manager
Operating Organisation
Keywords
biodiversity
ecosystem ecology
ecosystem services
Protected sites
Site Description
The Abisko Scientific Research Station – ANS - is a unique, long-established, modern and comprehensive infrastructure situated in a wilderness about 200 km north of the Arctic Circle. It has facilities of an international standard that support a range of research from observation and monitoring to high tech experimentation within a range of terrestrial and freshwater environments. This unique European environment is characterised by high variability of topography, geomorphology, geology, climate and biocomplextity represented by a range of landscape types, from lowland coniferous forests to ecosystems adjacent to permanent snow and ice on mountain tops.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:52
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1913
Purpose
Investigations within many areas of biosciences and geosciences are carried out at the station. The emphasis of staff research is on plant ecology, geomorphology and meteorology. The main objectives of the ecological projects are to study the dynamics of plant populations and to identify the controlling factors at their latitudinal and altitudinal limits. The meteorological projects deal with recent climate changes in the region, and also with local variations of the microclimate in subalpine and alpine ecosystems.
Geographic
Size
55.00ha
Elevation (average)
385.00msl
Elevation (min)
375.00msl
Elevation (max)
395.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
ICOS (http://meta.icos-cp.eu/ontologies/stationentry/ES/SE-Sto)The affiliation of this site with "ICOS" is not verified.
LTER Sweden (LTER_EU_SE_010)This site is a verified "LTER Sweden" member.
INTERACT (https://eu-interact.org/field-sites/abisko-scientific-resarch-station/)The affiliation of this site with "INTERACT" is not verified.
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