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A model of a magpie (to the right) was painted over and fitted with long tail feathers to cheat the real skua (to the left) into believing that it is a living bird. The wire at the front of the model comes from the loudspeaker playing recorded calls of a skua. Photo: Peter Bondo Christensen
Biologist Jannik Hansen is ready to release the small bird after replacing the miniature light logger, which has recorded important data for two years, with a new one. Photo: Peter Bondo Christensen
The small light logger fitted to the name ring ”NJ” weighs only 1.9 grams. Photo: Peter Bondo Christensen

2014.06.27 | Arctic Research Centre

Round-trip South Africa Northeast Greenland – a busy flier reveals its travel route

Long-tailed skua recaught at Zackenberg, Northeast Greenland – two years after fitting a light logger to the leg of this arctic migratory bird. The small logger contains detailed information on two trips back and forth from northern Greenland to southern Africa.

Everyone knows exactly what to do when a musk ox is to be sedated. A number of samples need to be taken and a satellite transmitter is mounted around the neck. Photo: Lars Holst Hansen, Aarhus Universitet.
The musk cows are wandering in herds with their calves. Satellite data have now documented that the cows often switch to new herds. Photo Lars Holst

2014.06.27 | Arctic Research Centre

For the first time satellites follow musk oxen in Northeast Greenland

You may ask yourself why a musk ox first crosses a wide frozen fjord and continues up a frozen high-altitude glacier where it wanders for several days over the Clavering Island in Northeast Greenland. But it does. And this is quite true because last year fourteen musk oxen had satellite transmitters fitted around their necks and researchers in…

2014.06.24 | Arctic Research Centre

Aarhus Universitet satser på Arktisk forskning

Aarhus Universitet har investeret betydelige ressourcer i arktisk forskning, og en ny rapport viser nu, at Aarhus Universitet er den danske institution, der havde flest årsværk inden for det polare forskningsfelt i 2013.

2014.06.17 | Arctic Research Centre

Kulden jog vikingerne fra Grønland

Det har hidtil været en gåde, hvorfor vikingerne forlod Grønland efter næsten 500 års bosættelse. Nye geologiske undersøgelser viser, at det kan have været klimaændringer med mere kulde og is, der fik bosættelserne til at ophøre.

2014.06.13 | Arctic Research Centre

Nyslået ridder fra Institut for Bioscience

Hans Meltofte, seniorrådgiver ved Institut for Bioscience, er udnævnt til Ridder af Dannebrog. Ridderkorset modtager han for sit store arbejde for naturen og særligt for værket Arctic Biodiversity Assessment, der udkom sidste år.

Director of Betoncentralen Knud-Erik Mogensen informs about initiatives introduced to reduce both dust and noise.
Anders Mosbech compares the recently published report Til gavn for Grønland (For the benefit of Greenland) with the new Greenland strategy for the mineral resources market.

2014.06.11 | Arctic Research Centre

The good, the evil and the cruel mines

ARC teaches in Nuuk

Photo: Lise Lotte Sørensen

2014.06.10 | Arctic Research Centre

Micrometeorological towers up and running at Daneborg

Photo: Søren Rysgaard

2014.06.10 | Arctic Research Centre

ASP field campaigns up and running: story from Daneborg

Photo: Milton Levin

2014.06.04 | Arctic Research Centre

Ny professor tager temperaturen på vilde dyr, giftstoffer og feltkirurgi

Sæler, isbjørne, spækhuggere, narhvaler og rovfugle! Dette er blot nogle af de dyr, som Christian Sonne, ny professor på Bioscience på Aarhus Universitet, har beskæftiget sig med. Christian Sonne og hans kollegaer har bl.a. undersøgt tungmetallers sundhedsskadelige effekter på rovdyr, og denne undersøgelse af giftstoffer, som har været i gang…