Greenland's Freshwater Lakes & Climate Change Impacts

Last year, Field Notes introduced you to Jasmine Saros, a lake ecologist from the University of Maine investigating if tiny freshwater diatoms can offer clues on what impact climate change may have on Arctic freshwater lake ecosystems.

Changing climate and Arctic lakes

Jasmine Saros of the University of Maine is studying diatoms in Greenland, tiny, single-celled algae, to better understand the impacts of climate change.

Musk Ox Run/Fundraiser!

Here's the poster for the Kangerlussuaq 1Ž2 Marathon and 5K Fun Run that we are hosting August 19. All race profits will be donated to the Kangerlussuaq School. We would really appreciate your support!

Science Snapshots

This time of year, it's impossible to keep up with the U.S. National Science Foundation's program of research in the Arctic - there's action everywhere! For now, enjoy these tidbits from our colleagues around Greenland.

Kangerlussuaq: Off to the Races!

The main NSF logistics operation in Greenland resumed last week with the arrival of the Air National Guard 109th Airlift Wing to Kangerlussuaq, bringing research teams, CH2M HILL Polar Services staff, and Kellyville radar site technicians to the world’s largest island.

Ready, Set

Mark Begnaud and Ed Stockard have been in Greenland for weeks now, repairing tents, shipping items to the east coast that will be needed, and preparing the small generators, cook kits and survival bags for issue to researchers heading into the field in a few months.

Educating the Whole Scientist

When Dartmouth College graduate student Simone Whitecloud landed in Greenland this July, 70-degree temperatures and mosquito-free skies greeted her. It was an auspicious start for the Ph.D. candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Closing Time

Ed Stockard sent pictures of the seasonal close-out in Kangerlussuaq. To celebrate the end of the season, CPS hosts a barbeque on the banks of Lake Fergusson. The last flight of the 2009 science season departed Greenland in the early morning of August 30. But we're not quite done.