CAFF may establish expert groups with specific mandates related to key activities. These expert groups ensure that scientists, conservationists, and managers have a forum to promote, facilitate, and coordinate conservation, management, and research activities of mutual concern. These groups have been invaluable in synthesising, coordinating and publishing research.

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    Talbot, S.; Charron, T.; Barry, T. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2010-08)
    Discussed progress on the Circumboreal Vegetation Map (CBVM) project including the project proposal, organization chart, thematic composition, timeline and project leadership.
  • Papers from the CAFF Flora Group (CFG) and Circumboreal Vegetation Map (CBVM). Workshops: 2009-2010 

    Talbot, S. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-01)
    A compilation of abstracts presented at the meeting on topics including the Circumboreal Vegetation Mapping (CBVM) project, Red Lists, and database development.
  • Proceedings of the 7th International Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF). Flora Group Workshop: Akureyri, Iceland, January 28-February 3, 2011 

    Talbot, S.S. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2012-08)
    A compilation of workshop papers, abstracts and summaries of the Circumboreal Vegetation Map (CBVM), the Global Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA), the International Arctic Vegetation Database (IAVD), the ...
  • Synthesis of the Circumboreal Vegetation Mapping (CBVM) legend discussion in Vladivostok, Russia, September 23- October 4, 2012 

    Saucier, J.P. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2013-02)
    As part of the East Asian Flora Symposium, that took place in Vladivostok, Russia, from September 23 to 27 in 2012, a CBVM session was held on Thursday September 27. This documents provides a summary of the discussions and ...
  • Arctic Vegetation Archive (AVA) Workshop. Krakow, Poland, April 14-16, 2013 

    Walker, D. A.; Breen, A. L.; Raynolds, M. K.; Walker, M. D. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2013-09)
    Proceedings of the Arctic Vegetation Archive to develop a global database of Arctic vegetation plots.
  • Proceedings of the Alaska Arctic Vegetation Archive Workshop. Boulder, Colorado, USA October 14-16, 2013 

    Walker, D.A. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2014-02)
    "Alaskan Arctic vegetation scientists met in Boulder, Colorado, 14-16 October 2013, to discuss an Alaska Arctic Vegetation Archive (AAVA). The archive will contain species and environmental data for most of the documented ...
  • Circumboreal Vegetation Map (CBVM): Mapping the Green Halo Concept Paper 

    Talbot, Stephen S.; Meades, William J. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-10)
    The CBVM is a subgroup of vegetation scientists within the CAFF Flora Group and the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) devoted to mapping the vegetation of the boreal region. Currently, vegetation maps ...
  • Arctic Seabirds Breeding in the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) Area: Status and Trends 

    Hentati-Sundberg, Jonas (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2011-03)
    This report summarizes population status and trends for 19 populations of Arctic seabirds. It is compiled as an input to the 2012 African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) Report on the Conservation Status of Migratory ...
  • Pan-Arctic Checklist of Lichens and Lichenicolous Fungi 

    Kristinsson, Hörður; Zhurbenko, Mikhall; Steen Hansen, Eric (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2010-07)
    A complete list of Arctic lichens and lichenicolous fungi in support of the development of a list of rare and endemic lichens of the Arctic. Such a list has been developed for vascular plants.
  • Seabird Harvest in the Arctic 

    Merkel, Flemming; Barry, Tom (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2008-09)
    As assessment of seabird harvest in the Arctic by the Circumpolar Seabird Group (CBird). Whether seabird harvest is a real conservation concern is often not addressed or poorly documented in the circumpolar region due ...
  • International Ivory Gull Conservation Strategy and Action Plan 

    Gilchrist, Grant; Strøm, Hallvard; Gavrilo, Maria V.; Mosbech, Anders (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2008-09)
    An Internaitonal Ivory Gull Conservation Strategy and Action Plan developed to gain more insight into how this under-studied bird responds to increasing threats from disappearance of sea ice habitat, natural resource ...
  • Framework for a Circumpolar Arctic Seabird Monitoring Network 

    Petersen, Aevar; Irons, David; Anker-Nilsen, Tycho; Artukhin, Yuri; Barrett, Robert; Boertmann, David; Egevang, Carsten; Gavrilo, Maria V.; Gilchrist, Grant; Martti, Hario; Mallory, Mark; Mosbech, Anders; Olsen, Bergur; Osterblom, Henrik; Robertson, Greg; Strøm, Hallvard (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2008-09)
    A framework document for developing an integrated monitoring framework for seabirds. The document outlines the findings of the CBird expert group in the development of a Circumpolar Seabird Monitoring Network.
  • Aleut Ethnobotany: An Annotated Bibliography 

    Veltre, Douglas W.; Pendleton, Catherine L.; Schively, Stephanie A.; Hay, Jessica A.; Tatarenkova, Natalia (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2006-10)
    An initial examination of the literature pertaining to the traditional, historical, and contemporary Aleut use of plant resources.
  • Distribution of Murres Outside the Breeding Season: Circumpolar Murre Banding Program 

    Petersen, Aevar; Bakken, Vidar (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2004)
    A proposal for a co-operative banding (called ringing in the UK) project between the Arctic countries, which are responsible for the total breeding population of Thick-billed Murres (called Brünnich’s Guillemots in the UK) ...
  • Values of Arctic Protected Areas: A Summary 

    Pagnan, Jeanne; Legare, Gregg (Published by Parks Canada on behalf of the Conservation of Flora and Fauna Program of the Arctic Council. This publication was made possible by funding assistance from Environment Canada., 2002)
    Descriptions of the natural physical, natural ecological, economic, cultural, subsistence use, educations, landscape, societal, scientific and recreational values of Arctic protected areas.
  • Protected Areas of the Arctic: Conserving a Full Range of Values 

    Pagnan, Jeanne (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2002)
    A report discussing the multitude of values found in Arctic protected areas. It presents case studies that demonstrate how protected areas conserve such values. The case studies also show that protected areas in the Arctic ...
  • Seabird Harvest Regimes in the Circumpolar Nations 

    Denlinger, Lynn; Wohl, Kenton (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2001)
    This technical report introduces the topic of seabird harvest regimes and describes the seabird harvest regimes and impacts in Alaska (U.S.A.), Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Russia, and provides national ...
  • Workshop on Seabird Incidental Catch in the Waters of Arctic Countries - Report and Recommendations 

    Chardine, John W.; Porter, Julie M.; Wohl, Kenton D. (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2000-04)
    The workshop goals were to: Exchange the latest information on the problem of seabird incidental catch in waters of Arctic countries, the seabird species and fisheries involved and temporal, spatial, and other patterns ...
  • Gap Analysis in Support of CPAN: The Russian Arctic 

    Lysenko, Igor; Henry, David (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 2000)
    The present Gap Analysis for the Russian Arctic was undertaken in response to the CPAN Strategy and Action Plan requirement for countries to identify gaps in protected area coverage of ecosystems and species and to select ...
  • Atlas of Rare Endemic Vascular plants of the Arctic 

    Talbot, Stephen S.; Yurtsev, Boris A.; Murray, David F.; Argus, George W.; Bay, Christian; Elvebakk, Arve (Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF), 1999-06)
    The vascular flora of the Arctic ewas surveyed by specialists from eight Arctic countries to 1) identify rare taxa endemic to the region, 2) establish an annotated list of these taxa, and 3) determine the level of protection ...

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