– Expeditions 2023

Quantifying Rapidly Changing Tidewater Glacier-Fjord Systems in South Greenland

Expedition Location:  Qalerallt Imaa, South Greenland Expedition Dates:  June 11, 2023 – July 02, 2023 Field Team Members:  Sydney Baratta, Kristin Schild, Lee Karp-Boss, Allie Berry Funding Support: The Robert and Judith Sturgis Family Foundation, NSF SAUNNA NRT, and the University of Maine Graduate Student Government   Background and Significance: The Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) has […]

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Climate Migration in Zimbabwe

Expedition Location:  Harare, Zimbabwe Expedition Dates:  Summer 2023 Field Team Members:  Victoria Markiewicz, Dr. Nicholas Micinski Funding Support: The Robert and Judith Sturgis Family Foundation   Background and Significance: The eastern region of Zimbabwe is experiencing an increase of intense tropical cyclones that travel through Mozambique from the Indian Ocean. These cyclones cause flooding that destroys livelihoods […]

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Understanding the Patterns and Mechanisms of Alder Shrub Expansion in Arctic Tundra using Dendrochronology and Very-High-Resolution UAS Remote Sensing

Expedition Location:  Nome, Alaska Expedition Dates:  July 8, 2023 – July 16, 2023 Field Team Members:  Wouter Hantson, Daryl Yang Funding Support: The Robert and Judith Sturgis Family Foundation and NGEE Arctic Background and Significance: The expansion of tall shrubs into northern high-latitude ecosystems is driving widespread changes in tundra ecosystems that may fundamentally modify […]

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Picture of 2023 Denali Gephysics Field Team

Characterizing the Englacial Stratigraphy at the Bottom of the Denali Ice Core, Alaska

Expedition Location:  Denali National Park, Alaska Expedition Dates:  June 8, 2023 – July 14, 2023 Field Team Members:  Emma Erwin (Phd Student, UMaine), Keegan Bellamy (MS student, UMaine), Claire Bicknell (BS student, Alaska Pacific University) Funding Support: Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund Research Background: Twin surface-to-bedrock ice cores recovered from Begguya (Mt. Hunter) in 2013 have […]

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Chasing carbon emissions from Arctic lakes in drier regions

Expedition Location:  Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland Expedition Dates:  March 30, 2023 – April 11, 2023 Participants:  Vendy Hazukova, Amanda Gavin Funding Support: The Robert and Judith Sturgis Family Foundation and NSF DDRIG   Background and Significance: Collecting carbon dioxide data from Arctic lakes is needed because inland waters are important sites of carbon processing and are often expected to […]

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