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The Ecological Entomology and Climate Change PhD course offers hands-on training in ecological entomology within a real-life field research project setting.
New publication by Anna Lippold, Jon Aars, Magnus Andersen, Aurore Aubail, Andrew E. Derocher, Rune Dietz, Igor Eulaers, Christian Sonne, Jeffrey M. Welker, Øystein Wiig, and Heli Routti
Muscle, kidney and liver samples have been taken for analysis from Greenlandic sled dogs. Researchers have compared the DNA from the dogs with DNA from the 9,500-year-old Siberian Zhokhov dog, and a 33,000-year-old Siberian wolf. The analysis shows that humans were able to use the tough sled dog to conquer the brutal Arctic almost 10,000 years ago.
Climate change leads to longer growing seasons in the Arctic. A new study, which has just been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, show that predators like wolf spiders respond to the changing conditions and have been able to produce two clutches of offspring during the short Arctic summer.
The Fulbright Arctic Initiative brings together established researchers, early-career specialists, and indigenous knowledge experts from the 8 Arctic Council member states to form a network of scholars to conduct research.