As part of Dartmouth’s Integrative Graduation Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program, eight graduate students and four professors in the fields of biological sciences, earth sciences, and engineering are spending the summer digging into Greenland’s ice sheets and tundra to better understand recent changes to the polar environment. The researchers, led by Ross Virginia, director of the Dickey Center’s Institute of Arctic Studies and professor of environmental studies, are blogging about their discoveries and adventures along the way.
On July 21, Dartmouth students on Greenland’s tundra wrote about vegetation, musk ox, and caribou. The IGERT group will also visit the Kangerlussuaq International Science Support research station and Summit Station on the Greenland ice sheet. (Photo courtesy Julia Bradley-Cooke)
The Dartmouth IGERT program in Polar Environmental Change is a competitive training program funded by the National Science Foundation. Other Dartmouth faculty members in Greenland are Mary Albert, professor of engineering at Thayer School of Engineering and director of the Ice Drilling Program; Matt Ayres, professor of biology; Meredith Kelly, assistant professor of earth sciences; and Lenore Grenoble, a research associate at the Institute of Arctic Studies and a professor of linguistics at University of Chicago.
Read the Dartmouth IGERT blog.