Intertidal ecology in West Greenland
Organisms in the intertidal and shallow subtidal zone will be some of the first in the ocean to experience the effects of climate change in the Arctic region. Combined with the faet that several key species in the intertidal zone have their northern distribution limit in the transition from sub-Arctic to high-Arctic climate,
the tidal zone is an ideal model system for studies of ecological effects of climate change. With particular focus on northern distribution limits in Greenland, this project combines ecological and physical measurements in situ with sophisticated physiological studies of dominant intertidal organisms aiming for a detailed description of causa l relationships between climate and ecological structure.