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
For a bit of a change this week I thought that rather than looking at a particular issue or concept, we could give a bit of a spotlight to an Arctic creature. Polar bears get all the media coverage, and reindeer get lots of love each Christmas, so I thought we could take a look … Continue reading 9: The Arctic Fox
I love it when two words are shoved together to create a very accurately descriptive new word, which is why I’m committing to calling this podcast/blog a plog. I held off before because plogging is already a thing (jogging and picking up plastic along the way), but words can have two meanings right? Anyways, I’m … Continue reading 8: Permafrost and deadly mummies
So after last week’s discussion on knowledge and respecting other cultures and ways of thinking, I thought I’d go for something a little more juvenile this week- poo! Now, most people can see the enjoyment in watching ducklings quacking away on a lake or bear cubs rolling around play fighting in the grass, or even … Continue reading 7: Poo- the notice board of nature