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Aarhus University plays a central role in understanding the major environmental changes taking place in the Arctic. This forms part of the basis for the decision-making process for future developments of the societies of the Arctic.
Climategreenland is the Government of Greenland’s website about climate change in Greenland. The site is intended to be a resource to help you find the people, the organisations or the information that you are looking for. It also provides an overview of some of the ways in which Greenland is affected by a changing climate and how this is dealt with.
Call for applications: This call invites to a PostDoc fellowship for research on climatic and oceanographic changes in the North Atlantic, and their effects on plankton and fish. The fellowship will be lead by a steering group, appointed by the Faroe Marine Research Institute in Torshavn, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk, DTU‐Aqua and Aarhus University.
Over the past 30 years, polar bears have increasingly exchanged ringed seal with harp seal and hooded seal in their diet. This change exposes the polar bear to more contaminants, according to a recent international study.
Secretion of polysaccharides from the micro community living within the sea ice stick organism together and forms greater particles introducing a rapid transport of carbon to the seafloor. New research now makes it possible to forecast the importance for the global carbon budget of this transport.
The book is the result of a interdisciplinary and international cooperation among young and old hunters and academics from various areas, such as anthropologists, geographers and glaciologists. The driving forces behind the book are, to name a few, Shari Fox Gearheard from Canada, Henry Huntington, USA, Lene Kielsen Holm and Toku Oshima, Greenland.
Researchers from the DEFROST program and Greenland Climate Research Centre contribute to debate in the journal Nature on the potential economical costs of climate change in the Arctic. Focus is on the uncertainties associated with the consequences of permafrost thaw and subsequent possible increase in methane emissions
In 2100, a warmer climate will allow the growth of trees and bushes in large parts of Greenland that are currently ice-free. This will mean both risks and opportunities for the Greenlanders, according to a new analysis led by researchers from Aarhus University.
Mads C. Forchhammer's book "Zackenberg - on the edge of winter" contains fine art photography, revolving around Aarhus University's research station Zackenberg in Northeast Greenland. It offers a unique insight into the life of researchers and their field work in High Arctic.
Collaboration between universities spiced with industrial contributions awaits students at new course on environmental impacts of Arctic mineral resources exploitation (course number 11830).

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