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Browsing by Subject "Iceland"

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  • Jakobsdóttir, Sólveig (The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), 2016-06)
    An overview is given of experiences of MOOCs in Iceland. An open online Icelandic language course from 2004 at the University of Iceland (UI) has been popular and remains open. A work group, formed in 2013 by the president of the UI, analysed the MOOC ...
  • Debess Magnussen, Marita (University of Iceland, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, 2018-09-21)
    The geographic remoteness of the Faroe Islands makes the archipelago an ideal location for research on bacterial carriage, their clonality, and vaccine studies. However, previous studies are lacking and the limited availability of necessary data has ...
  • Barsotti, Sara; Di Rienzo, Dario Ingi; Thordarson, Thorvaldur; Björnsson, Bogi Brynjar; Karlsdóttir, Sigrún (Frontiers Media SA, 2018-11-13)
    Mt. Öræfajökull is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Iceland with potential for a VEI6 eruption and the generation of many severe associated hazards. It is not a frequently erupting volcano with two eruptions in the last 1100 years, in 1362 and ...
  • Jóhannsdóttir, Ásta (SAGE Publications, 2019-05)
    Iceland's performance on the Gender Gap Index has been outstanding in the last nine years. It now has a reputation for being one of the most gender equal countries in the world. However, local feminist activists argue that challenges to full gender ...
  • Minelgaite, Inga; Littrell, Romie Frederick (Faculty of Economics, University of Split, 2018-06-30)
    In a study of employed adult business people, comparisons of preferred leader behaviour prototypes (as defined by the Leader Behaviour Description Questionnaire XII) were carried out between Iceland, a culturally homogeneous nation, and Lithuania a ...
  • Darbyshire, Fiona A.; Bjarnason, Ingi Þorleifur; White, Robert S.; Flóvenz, Ólafur G. (Oxford University Press (OUP), 1998-12)
    The crustal structure of central Iceland is modelled using data from a 310 km long refraction profile shot during summer 1995. The profile traversed Iceland from the Skagi Peninsula on the north coast (surface rocks of age 8.5–0.8 Myr) to the southeast ...
  • Ragnarsdóttir, Laufey Dís; Kristjansson, Alfgeir; Þórisdóttir, Ingibjörg E.; Allegrante, John; Valdimarsdottir, Heiddis; Gestsdóttir, Steinunn; Sigfúsdóttir, Inga Dóra (Elsevier BV, 2017-03)
    Early-life risk factors, such as family disruption, maltreatment, and poverty, can negatively impact children's scholastic abilities; however, most previous studies have relied on cross-sectional designs and retrospective measurement. This study ...
  • Urboniene, Lolita; Kristjánsdóttir, Erla S.; Minelgaite, Inga; Littrell, Romie F. (SAGE Publications, 2018-04)
    This article presents a study of desired leadership behavior in the educational sector in Iceland. This sector has been undergoing major challenges during recent years, including restructuring and mergers of schools, strikes of teachers’ professional ...
  • Birgisdóttir, Kristín Helga; Jonsson, Stefan Hrafn; Asgeirsdottir, Tinna Laufey (Springer Nature, 2017-05-23)
    Previous research has found a positive short-term relationship between the 2008 collapse and hypertension in Icelandic males. With Iceland's economy experiencing a phase of economic recovery, an opportunity to pursue a longer-term analysis of the ...
  • Kishore, Nishant; Mitchell, Rebecca; Lash, Timothy L.; Reed, Carrie; Danon, Leon; Sigmundsdóttir, Guðrún; Vigfusson, Ymir (Wiley, 2019-11-09)
    Background Data collected by mobile devices can augment surveillance of epidemics in real time. However, methods and evidence for the integration of these data into modern surveillance systems are sparse. We linked call detail records (CDR) with an ...
  • Mackay, Jonathan D.; Barrand, Nicholas E.; Hannah, David M.; Krause, Stefan; Jackson, Christopher R.; Everest, Jez; Adalgeirsdottir, Gudfinna; Black, Andrew R. (Copernicus GmbH, 2019-04-03)
    The flow regimes of glacier-fed rivers are sensitive to climate change due to strong climate cryosphere hydrosphere interactions. Previous modelling studies have projected changes in annual and seasonal flow magnitude but neglect other changes in river ...
  • Tomasdottir, Margret O.; Björnsdóttir, Amalía; Getz, Linn; Steingrímsdóttir, Þóra; Ólafsdóttir, Ólöf A.; Kristjánsdóttir, Hildur; Sigurðsson, Jóhann A. (Informa UK Limited, 2016-10-08)
    Objective: To study the self-reported prevalence of experienced violence among a cohort of women about two years after giving birth, their health during pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes and their experience of their child ’ s health. Setting and ...
  • Stenkewitz, Ute; Nielsen, Ólafur K.; Skirnisson, Karl; Stefánsson, Gunnar (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2016-11-21)
    Populations of rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in Iceland fluctuate in multiannual cycles with peak numbers c. every 10 years. We studied the ptarmigan-parasite community and how parasites relate to ptarmigan age, body condition, and population density. ...
  • Bjarnason, Ingi Þorleifur (Iceland Glaciological Society and Geoscience Society of IcelandJöklarannsóknafélags Íslands og Jarðfræðafélags Íslands, 2008)
    Is Iceland a hotspot, with ridge-centered plume? In Iceland vigorous volcanism has built up a plateau 3.0 km higher than at a normal mid-ocean ridge with 3 to 4 times thicker crust than average oceanic crust. This volcanism can be associated with ...
  • Tonti-Filippini, Justin A. D.; Brown, Maxwell C. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2019-07-30)
    The extensive lava piles of Iceland contain a unique record of geomagnetic field variations spanning the past ~ 16 Ma. Since the 1950s, palaeomagnetic data have been obtained from over 9400 Icelandic lavas. We have compiled all palaeomagnetic data ...
  • Mixa, Már Wolfgang (2016-06)
    The research project focuses on investment behavior and the Icelandic economic bubble and crash, emphasizing that investment behavior has to be seen within a historical and cultural environment. As such the project is related to financial history and ...
  • Jóhannsdóttir, Valgerður; Ólafsson, Jón Gunnar (Stofnun stjórnsýslufræða og stjórnmála við Háskóla Íslands, 2018-05-31)
    The news media around the world has experienced drastic changes in recent decades, and the Icelandic media is no exception. These changes originate in political, economic and not least technological developments. In this article we map key developments ...
  • Kristinsson, Gunnar Helgi (Stofnun stjórnsýslufræða og stjórnmála við Háskóla Íslands, 2018-05-30)
    Political scientists have developed three main interpretations of the Icelandic power structure – namely, traditional elitism, competitive elitism and professional pluralism. These can be seen to some extent as successive regimes, with traditional ...
  • Bergmann, Eiríkur (2016-03-19)
    The Icesave dispute Iceland fought with the UK and Dutch governments reviled inhered weakness of the European financial system. Bringing forward tension of legal division between public and private law and falling outside framework of traditional neatly ...
  • Kokorsch, Matthias; Karlsdóttir, Anna; Benediktsson, Karl (Springer Nature, 2015-10-14)
    Icelandic fisheries have gone through tremendous changes since the 1980s and the gradual implementation of individual transferable quotas. The paper investigates to what extent the power of different stakeholders in the fisheries management system ...