Hello! This week’s post is a bit of an insight into the politics of the north, focusing on the question who owns the North Pole? I’ll say in advance, there is a lot more political complexity to this than I understand, but this is simply a little overview how people own bits of water, and … Continue reading 16: Who owns the North Pole?
They’re very mysterious, mystical, silent, and inspired a deodorant brand. I’m not especially sure why… Not that they smell bad but, I’ve never associated large cats with smelling good. They must have had their reasons. Deodorant aside however, lynx are a shy and beautiful creature found throughout the northern hemisphere, so I thought to dedicate … Continue reading 15: Lynx, the Shy Survivor
Hello world- Notebook from the North will be taking a break for a few weeks due to research work and potential lack of internet. See you back again in autumn for more science/Arctic/nature related plogs!
A large part of science is taking a really simple obvious thing, looking at it a bit closer, and realising it’s actually not very simple at all. Seriously, every answer to a question seems to lead to like 5 new questions! Take ‘species’ for example. Everyone knows what a species is- it’s different… things, like … Continue reading 14: Species, mules and pizzlies
Weather is weird right? The north being colder than the south makes sense (well, in the northern hemisphere, flip that sentence around if you live in the south), but as recent weather has shown, that logic can sometimes be thrown out the window. Why?? Well, there are many things that affect the weather, like how … Continue reading 13: Weather, Water and Winds
We often talk about the social interaction between things like monkeys, or how elephants look after their young, but trees are actually really complex in their interactions with each other too. Right now science is only beginning to understand the amazing world that goes on above and below the soil which includes wars, murder and … Continue reading 12: Thrifty Trees- why change colour in autumn?
Hey all! So exciting news- this week an actual, real life news website called The Conversation asked me to write an article for them!! It is about a topic that is connected to my own research (I study the environmental and social relationships between reindeer, reindeer herding and industry in the Arctic). I thought instead … Continue reading A little bit about my research