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.
Registration open: CIRC annual Autumn Science Symposium (11-13 September 2019)
Join us in Björkliden in 2020 for an interdisciplinary workshop to synthesize recent advances in research on organic phosphorus across ecosystems; from land to sea and from the tropics to the arctic.
The participants came to our station to do field work related to their research. They’ve shared their research as well as cultural experience they gained through this exchange programme in blog posts, videos, pictures, on our social media, in public talks, science seminars, and through their contribution in our podcast.
Our researchers investigated how our soil will react to winter warming which means increased temperatures during the winter time and consequently an increased growing period for the plants.
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.