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Nymph of Nysius groenlandicus. Photo: Toke Thomas Høye.

2020.06.30 | Arctic Research Centre

ARC PhD course in Ecological Entomology and Climate change

The Ecological Entomology and Climate Change PhD course offers hands-on training in ecological entomology within a real-life field research project setting.

2020.06.29 | Arctic Research Centre

Two Decades of Mercury Concentrations in Barents Sea Polar Bears (Ursus maritimus) in Relation to Dietary Carbon, Sulfur, and Nitrogen

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

2020.06.26 | Arctic Research Centre

Sled dogs with almost 10,000-year-old genes

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.

The wolf spider Pardosa glacialis is extremely common in the Arctic tundra. If, in future, it produces two generations of offspring during a season, these may have a significant effect on the prey on which the spider lives. Photo: Jörg U. Hammel

2020.06.25 | Arctic Research Centre

Spider baby boom in a warmer Arctic

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.

2020.06.03 | Arctic Research Centre

Arctic Fulbright - Any candidates at AU?

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.