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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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Dr. Alex Crawford

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

Meet Alex Crawford, Research Associate at the Centre for Earth Observation Science

October 23, 2020 — 
Dr. Crawford studies how the complex interactions of various components of the Arctic climate system are changing in response to continued warming.

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Tractor with sensors on field

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

New research chair will reduce greenhouse gas emissions through better fertilizer management

September 14, 2020 — 
Mario Tenuta has been named the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in 4R Nutrient Stewardship

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The Apollo 16 crew captured this Earthrise. Apollo 16 launched on April 16, 1972 and landed on the moon on April 20. / Photo: NASA

UM co-signs investment charter and joins forces to address climate change

June 18, 2020 — 
UM has pledged to follow the United Nations’ Principles in Responsible Investing framework

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Photo: Dirk Notz

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

North pole soon to be ice free in summer

April 22, 2020 — 
Using these models, the researchers considered the future evolution of Arctic sea-ice cover in a scenario with high future CO2 emissions and little climate protection. As expected, Arctic sea ice disappeared quickly in summer in these simulations.

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Polarbear mom and cub visit Polarstern. December 10, 2019

Living in the High Arctic, UM researcher didn’t know COVID’s scope

April 20, 2020 — 
Coming back from a world of complete darkness into a world fighting a pandemic.

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PhD candidate Lisa Matthew excites students with parallels between her research methods and video games

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

How video games help teach Arctic climate science

March 12, 2020 — 
More than 150 middle-and-high school learners met with climate researchers on March 5 for Arctic Science Day. Students learned how new knowledge is developed from working in harsh Arctic conditions, and how the learning process can be a lot like playing video games.

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Polar bears in the Western Hudson Bay area lounging on rocks

Climate change threatens iconic relationship

February 27, 2020 — 
National Polar Bear Day a somber affair this year

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Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen receives the 2020 Mohn Prize - Photo: Alberto Grohovaz / Arctic Frontiers 2020.

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

CEOS chair receives prize for Arctic climate research

January 30, 2020 — 
The prize aims to put relevant issues for future Arctic development onto the national and international agenda

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