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Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Seastars: the benthic equivalent to the polar bear

January 6, 2023 — 
A national research group led by researchers at the University of Manitoba has shown that polar bears share the position of top predator of the coastal Arctic marine ecosystem with seastars (Amiraux et al. 2022).

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Canada Excellence Research Chair, Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen (right), led the team that discovered the plant fossiles inside the Cold War-era ice samples

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Dorthe Dahl-Jensen’s research honoured with three international awards in 2022

November 22, 2022 — 
Dorthe Dahl-Jensen has received the Balzan Prize, the Carlsberg Foundation Research Prize and been named a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2022.

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Summer sea ice in Arctic

Ice, ice, maybe

September 14, 2022 — 
International team of researchers including UM scientists have used Artificial Intelligence (AI) and examined previous data from the satellites to discern between ice and ocean.

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The Churchill Marine Observatory under the northern lights, beneath the words 'Marine Science.'

Research and International

Marine science

May 17, 2022 — 
Marine science in Canada's third ocean

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David Barber, Rh Award

Mourning the loss of visionary Arctic researcher, Dr. David Barber

April 16, 2022 — 
Through his vision, leadership and endless efforts, Dr. Barber established UM as a global leader in Arctic research

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CBC: Lost campus: Virtual tour exposes bizarre, forgotten history at University of Manitoba

March 29, 2022 — 
'You just get a sense of a different kind of lifestyle,' former archivist says

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The Churchill Marine Observatory (CMO) is located adjacent to Canada’s only Arctic deep-water port, which will allow researchers access to marine and Arctic life like never before. // Photo from CMO

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Sea ice dynamics

January 17, 2022 — 
University of Manitoba researchers look to the Churchill Marine Observatory for answers about a changing climate

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an iceberg in open water with hazy clouds surrounding it

Rainfall in the Arctic will soon be more common than snowfall

November 30, 2021 — 
Changes will happen decades earlier than previously thought

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Wildfires burn on the island of Evia, north of Athens, Greece, on Aug. 3, 2021, as the country dealt with the worst heat wave in decades. Temperatures reached 41 C in parts of Athens. (AP Photo/Michael Pappas)

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

5 things to watch for in the latest IPCC report on climate science

August 9, 2021 — 
The report will provide policy-makers with the best possible information regarding the physical science of climate change, which is essential for long-term planning in many sectors, from infrastructure to energy to social welfare. Here are five things to look for in the new report.

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Image of Arctic sea ice

Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources

Arctic open-water periods are projected to lengthen dramatically by 2100, UM study

June 3, 2021 — 
A team from the Centre for Earth Observation Science has published a paper in the Nature journal Communications Earth & Environment that addresses a large gap in our understanding of Arctic Sea Ice coverage.

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