Scientific article from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources receives overwhelming international attention


By:  PeMi

A scientific article on arctic marine mammals - published in the recognized scientific magazine Conservation Biology – was last month the centre of an overwhelming international interest and attention. Senior scientist Kristin L. Laidre from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources is the main writer of the article that takes stock of the iconic marine mammals. Fernando Ugarte, Head of Department of Birds and Mammals, and polar bear researcher Erik W. Born, was has a long time affiliation with the Institute, are co-writers alongside a number of scientists from Norway, Russia, USA and Canada. 

Out of the 1.257 scientific articles published in Conservation Biology the GINR-article is listed as the 6th-most quoted article and is as such one of the absolutely most quoted and shared scientific articles worldwide. The result is found through the amount of quotations, references, web readings and publications in social medias and news.

To update their counseling in the huge report Arctic Biodiversity Assessment  published last year, the team behind senior scientist Kristin L. Laidre received funds from a.o. the Danish Ministry of Environment’s Dancea-programme and NASA. The article reviews the scientific advice published in Arctic Biodiversity Assessment and includes some recent updated analysis of Arctic sea ice development. 

The Institute’s website ( shows the American freelance-writer Virginia Gewin’s article on the scientific article that was published in the recognized magazine Science Magazine.  Here you’ll also find a link to the National Geographic’s edition.

The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources has handed in a memo to the Greenland Self Government. The memo can be found on the Institute’s website.


For further information, please contact:

Head of Department of Birds and Mammals, Fernando Ugarte, phone +299 361200 or email:

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[Translate to English:] Ud af de i alt 1.257 videnskabelige artikler offentliggjort i Conservation Biology rangerer den her berørte artikel som den 6. mest citerede artikel. Foto: Eric Regehr, US Fish and Wildlife Service.