BioBasis - Zackenberg

Updated 2018-09-28

The purpose of the BioBasis programme is to monitor basic qualitative and quantitative elements of biodiversity in the terrestrial ecosystems at Zackenberg in Northeast Greenland. The programme provides data on typical High Arctic species and processes that can be expected to react on year to year variation in climate as well as long-term climate change. It includes 30 variables of terrestrial and limnic plant, arthropod, bird and mammal dynamics in the Zackenberg valley.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1995 - 2006
Data collection
1995 - 2006
Data processing
1995 - 2006
Data reporting
1995 - 2006

Contact information

Contact person
Hans Meltofte
P.O. Box 358 DK-4000 Roskilde Denmark
+45 4630 1939
+45 4630 1914
Other project contacts

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Algae (algae, phytoplankton)
Freshwater benthos
Freshwater fish
Higher plants
Terrestrial birds
Terrestrial mammals


Regions studied
Climate change effects
Stations or areas where observations are made

Zackenberg Research Station (74.30, 20.30), central NE Greenland

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored? with free access
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

See manual on

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other related projects

Zackenberg database (ZERO) GeoBasis - Zackenberg

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