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
Who are the Inuit?? Who lives in the Arctic? It is a vast area covering the north of the globe, and when we ask this question the answer is often ‘the Inuit’. Who are the Inuit though? Well, much like saying someone is from Africa or Asia, it is a very very broad description of … Continue reading 11: Peoples of the North- the Inuit
Trade routes have always been important to people, and have been the reason that many famed explorers have set off on their adventures, such as Franklin trying to discover ways of getting through Canada’s northwest passage and Columbus accidentally crashing into America when looking for a route to the far east. Finding short routes to … Continue reading 10: The Arctic Corridor