Arctic SIZE Among the Vineyards

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Arctic SIZE researcher Rolf Gradinger takes some Arctic chill to his German home village. Amidst vineyards in an all-time hottest summer, he has an easy time convincing the locals that the Arctic has a role to play in keeping Earth’s … Continued

Polar2018

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The world’s polar scientists converged in Davos, Switerland this past week to strategically plan collaborations, present their findings, and optimize research efforts.  The majority of the core SIZE working group was present throughout the conference and spent the week presenting … Continued

ArcticSIZE annual meeting

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The ArcticSIZE group held its annual meeting in Tromsø on June 5-6, 2018. The meeting brought together the early career scientists, professors and adjunct professors associated with the project. Since the first ArcticSIZE meeting, a year ago, there has been … Continued

Polar Microbes Symposium in Finland

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Ulrike Dietrich and Tobias Vonnahme presented their work on heterotrophic algae and EPS (“slime”) in the Arctic during the Polar Microbes Symposium near Helsinki. The workshop was focussing on the use of omics and novel methods in the world of … Continued

Arctic SIZE, ABC and PRIZE cruise

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It has been a busy spring semester, especially for the SIZE PhDs and postdocs. While some are carrying out fieldwork in Billefjorden on Svalbard, others where out in the Northern Barents Sea onboard the Helmer Hanssen. We left Tromsø on … Continued

Yale University Interview

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The “Atlantification” and “Pacification” of the Arctic has begun. As warmer waters stream into an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean, new species — from phytoplankton to whales — have the potential to upend this sensitive polar environment. Arctic SIZE scientists and … Continued

New Review Article

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Biological and functional traits analysis is an emerging tool increasingly used to answer pressing ecological questions. In the review article “Trait-based approaches in rapidly changing ecosystems: A roadmap to the future polar oceans” published in the journal Ecological indicators, a team … Continued