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Perspectives on Episode 5- Ted Schuur lab, part 3

Dr. Ted Schuur is currently a professor of ecosystem ecology at Northern Arizona University and oversees the Ecosystem Dynamics Research Lab. While Polar Voices was conducting interviews, the Schuur... Read more

Perspectives on Episode 6- Norma Kassi, part 1

Norma Kassi is co-founder and Director of Indigenous Collaboration at the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research. Over the last 30 years, she has worked on issues related to contaminants, food... Read more

Perspectives on Episode 6- Norma Kassi, part 2

Norma Kassi is co-founder and Director of Indigenous Collaboration at the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research. Over the last 30 years, she has worked on issues related to contaminants, food... Read more

Perspectives on Episode 6- Craig Gerlach

Dr. Craig Gerlach is the Academic Coordinator for Sustainability at the University of Calgary and a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. Prior to joining the University of... Read more

Perspectives on Episode 6- Heidi Swanson

Dr. Heidi Swanson is an assistant professor and university research chair at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. She studies the response of aquatic food webs to climate change and the... Read more

Episode 7- Upwards and northwards: tree line advancement in the alpine, subarctic and Arctic.

As the Arctic warms, the limits of where trees can grow are slowly shifting up mountains and further north. Researchers at the Kluane Lake Research Station in Yukon, Canada are trying to determine... Read more

Epidsode 8 - Warm, thaw, repeat: how the degradation of permafrost will amplify climate change

Frozen soils (or permafrost) in the Arctic are thawing, destabilizing the ground surface and damaging buildings and roads. Although infrastructure is crumbling, scientists are more concerned with the... Read more

Episode 9 - How Yukon glaciers are responding to climate change

Many glaciers in the Kluane Region are fed by a massive reservoir of snow and ice that sits on top of the St. Elias Mountains. Glaciologists are studying how global warming is affecting the physical... Read more

Episode 10 - The Disappearing Frozen Ocean

Sea ice is rapidly decreasing due to accelerated warming in the Arctic. Animals, subsistence hunters, and researchers who rely on the frozen surface are adapting to less ice while trying to preserve... Read more

Episode 11 - Vulnerable Coasts

Coastlines everywhere are hit by waves and storms from rising seas that can eat away at the shoreline, but Arctic coasts once frozen in place by permafrost are especially susceptible to coastal... Read more

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