Ice is often beautiful. Even dramatic. We can photograph sea ice from space. We can hike up to—and onto—land ice, like glaciers and ice sheets. But permafrost, which is frozen soil, isn't so flashy or charismatic. It operates under the cover of darkness, below ground, hidden from view. In fact, there's permafrost in the photograph above, just a few feet below the hand of Dr. Gesche Blume-Werry, but you'd probably never know it.
Winter is coming but is getting warmer!
This new video podcast from Eveline Krab is dedicated to winter ecology and shows that climate warming is also happening in winter! In this video, Eveline highlights the main results of her paper recently accepted for publication in Journal of Ecology titled “Winter warming effects on tundra shrub performance are species-specific and dependent on spring conditions“.
Eveline’s video can also be found on the Journal of Ecology YouTube channel (English subtitles available).
Forskare från hela världen lockas till forskningsstationen i Abisko. De mäter förändringarna i den känsliga fjällvärlden. Och deras statistik talar sitt tydliga språk. - Det har blivit varmare här, säger Keith Larson, samordnare på stationen.