We strive to make our research relevant for the public, policy makers and other scientists. This is especially critical in a world that is being rapidly transformed by humans leading to climate change and environmental degradation. We hope that through our science communications efforts we will contextualize this research to create relevance for these various stakeholders.
Monitoring and collecting data on birds helps researchers to track the development of bird populations. If living conditions for birds change, we might find different birds at the same spot over several years. Here at the research station, birdwatchers take their share in contributing to a nationally and globally accessible data base.
After their orientation week in Umeå, the LOREX (Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange) participants arrived in Abisko this weekend. The students spent their first day getting to know the area.
The winter temperatures here can drop to 20 degrees below zero when the days are only 4 hours long, while in summer, the sun never goes down. As I am a tropical person (I grew up in Zambia and Kenya), I had reservations about this move, but I could not pass up the chance to work with one of the world’s most prominent reindeer researchers.
Twelve doctoral students from the United States will visit Umeå University’s Climate Impacts Research Centre this summer to form new research collaborations. The projects will mostly focus on the role of arctic lakes and rivers in the carbon cycle.
Registration open: CIRC annual Autumn Science Symposium (11-13 September 2019)
The Limnology and Oceanography Exchange (LOREX) programme encourages students from the U.S. to gain international experience through collaborations and projects with partners abroad. This year, CIRC will host PhD students participating in the project.
Today is the first day this year on which the sun will not set before midnight. In fact, starting two days from now and continuing until late July (20th July), the sun will not set at all.
Climate change and its impacts threaten the health of Arctic freshwater ecosystems, with continued warming pushing cold-water species unique to the Arctic—such as the Arctic char—to the brink of regional loss.
The course in how to communicate science is taught yearly to doctoral students in the midst of their education.
EU är en nyckelspelare för det globala klimatarbetet, genom olika regelverk och satsningar på förnybar energi. Men ambitionsnivån varierar mellan olika partigrupperingar. Hur vi röstar i parlamentsvalet kan avgöra om EU jobbar för eller emot klimatförändringarna, menar forskare.