ASP in the News

New Arctic effort

Professors Søren Rysgaard and David Barber and Senior Researcher Malene Simon outline the importance of partnerships among institutions in the Arctic. Read more ...

Researchers reveal the dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems

The climate – combined with the body size of the herbivores – is crucial for how the tundra’s ecosystem works. This is shown in new research, which is also the first step towards a general understanding of ecosystems on land.

IQ: Iskold forskning (Ice cold research)

TV program (TV2 Østjylland) featuring ARC scientists talking about the effects on both plants, animals and humans of climate changes and pollution in the Arctic.

Study of arctic sea ice about to begin in Winnipeg thanks to cold winter

Graduate student Megan Shields, supervised by Distinguished Professor and Canada Research Chair David Barber, will create an artificial ridge of ice and then scan it with radar and laser systems from above. Why? The project is trying to understand the signals that radar satellites read off of an ice ridge in the Arctic by duplicating it here on a smaller scale. In the north, conditions are often dark or cloudy, so scientists depend on radar imagery to properly understand it.

KANADANSANOMAT - Finnish Canadians at Work

A feature on Professor Jens Ehn, University of Manitoba and member of Arctic Science Partnership, showcasing Finnish Canadians at work. Dr. Ehn works in the arctic climate change research and conducts his research on the ice.

Science and the Climate - The Manitoba

As part of the 30th annual Political Studies Students’ Conference (PSSC), on Jan. 30 a panel of scientists gave a lecture titled “Science and Climate Change” on issues facing our warming Arctic ecosystems. University of Manitoba professors C. J. Mundy, Gary Stern, Gordon Giesbrecht, and PhD candidate Emily Choy each provided brief presentations in University College structured around their areas of expertise as related to climate science and the Arctic.

New book shows eighty years of climate change viewed from the air

A new book with excellent before and now photos of Greenland shows how glaciers and the ice sheet have changed during the last eighty years. The book is called Indlandsisen – 80 års klimaændringer set fra luften (The ice sheet – 80 years of climate change seen from the air) and it was produced with the participation of geologist Nicolaj Krog Larsen, Aarhus University.