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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

Scientists stunned to discover fossil plants beneath mile-deep Greenland ice, indicating an ice-free landscape in a warmer climate

March 15, 2021 — 
The discovery helps confirm a new and troubling understanding that the Greenland ice has melted off entirely during recent warm periods in Earth’s history—periods like the one we are now contributing to with human-caused climate change.

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Dr. Juliana Marson, Assistant Professor at the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), University of Manitoba

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

Meet Dr. Juliana Marini Marson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Environment and Geography

March 8, 2021 — 
Dr. Juliana Marson is a new faculty member at the University of Manitoba whose research focus lies on the polar oceans, their interactions with the cryosphere and climate.

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

Wpg Free Press: New spin on old polar vortex behaviour

February 19, 2021 — 
"I've been going to the North for close to 40 years now. And when I first started working in the Arctic, the polar vortex was a thing that was well-understood."

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Dr. Feiyue Wang Professor at the Centre for Earth Observation Science & Canada Research Chair (Tier 1)

UM prof receives national award for environmental research

February 18, 2021 — 
Canada Research Chair honoured by professional chemistry organization

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Faculty of Science

UM helps launch first-of-its-kind COVID-19 Indigenous app

February 12, 2021 — 
A groundbreaking app created by University of Manitoba researchers in close collaboration with Indigenous partners will help support Indigenous communities around the world as they act to caretake their own health and well-being

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Valley bottoms in this ‘Arctic desert’ include the vibrant color of the vegetation: yellows, greens, and reds mark a dense ground. // Photo by Robie Macdonald/University of Manitoba

The marvels of Banks Island

February 1, 2021 — 
'In a typical year, perhaps a dozen people visit Auluvik National Park in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Luckily, one of those visitors brought back some outstanding photos.'

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Thaw slumps are also a sign of the permafrost warming. These can be seen just barely in the satellite image as small dark regions along cliff faces, both facing the ocean and within the river drainage basins. Erosion and slumping expose ancient organic carbon to the air and the hydrosphere, thus providing an extensive positive feedback to climate warming.

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

Thomsen River Estuary, Banks Island: Photo Essay

January 28, 2021 — 
NASA and UM team up to show the remote beauty of Northern Canada

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Research and International

Meet Nicole Wilson, the new Canada Research Chair in Arctic Environmental Change and Governance.

December 16, 2020 — 
Community-based research approach working with partners

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Arctic shrub Betula nana Northern Alaska; Photo: Agata Buchwal

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

Declining Arctic sea ice drives divergent arctic shrub growth

December 15, 2020 — 
Arctic sea ice has been in steep decline over the last two decades. Meanwhile, tundra shrub abundance has been increasing in many regions of the Arctic.

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Optical measurement of a melt pond; Photo: Pierre Coupel

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

Synthesis study demonstrates phytoplankton can bloom below Arctic sea ice

November 19, 2020 — 
Until roughly a decade ago, most scientists assumed that phytoplankton remained in a sort of stasis throughout the winter and spring until sea ice break-up. Now there is a growing body of evidence that suggests under-ice blooms (UIBs) of phytoplankton can occur in low-light environments below sea ice.

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