Research Station staff scientist Dr. Adam Heathcote is currently in southeastern Greenland as part of an international research expedition. He is tweeting about science, tundra, climate change, and more while he’s on the island.
The trip is his second field campaign to Greenland, part of a project examining how some of the most pristine lakes in the world are changing in the face of rapid climate change.
The research team is spending two weeks hiking across the tundra and collecting water, sediment, and other samples from rarely-visited lakes with unique ecological features.
Many lakes in #Greenland are closed systems where salts build up for millennia.@lborogeog postdoc Clay Prater is looking at Daphnia in lakes than span a salinity gradient of 2 orders of magnitude. How does the same species survive in such different conditions? #DustyLakes pic.twitter.com/6HDuy3kjon— Adam Heathcote (@AJ_Heathcote) August 15, 2019