Flowers in SvalbardArctic plants can migrate the distances needed to survive climatic changes, scientists have suggested in a study of flowering plant species found in Svalbard.

With climatic changes, habitats are expected to shift further north and plants' inability to move quickly enough is a cause for concern.

Researchers from University of Oslo, Norway and Alpine Ecology Laboratory of Grenoble, France analyzed more than 4 000 samples of nine flowering plant species of the Svalbard archipelago.