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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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Airship flying over Canada's North

Op-ed: Transport Canada 2030 strategic plan missing a key plank

February 24, 2021 — 
“The way to build a strong future is by both protecting the environment and creating good jobs,” the Prime Minister has said. And electrically-powered cargo airships meet this criterion.

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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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Artic Research

Faculty of Science

Meet Dr. Emily Choy, 2021 Honoured Alumni, Faculty of Science

February 2, 2021 — 
Dr. Emily Choy [Ph.D./17], a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University and Environment and Climate Change Canada has been tirelessly contributing to research on climate change and its effect on the Canadian North.

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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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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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