Archive for the ‘Andrea Polli’ Category

Dr. Martin Kainz There is a team of scientists studying the water fleas, aka Daphnia, in the Kilpisjärvi area. Research scientist Dr. Martin Kainz of the the WasserKluster Lunz – Biologische Station GmbH was here finishing up a multi-year project and kindly granted me a video interview. His previous studies have shown that water fleas [...]

The workstation I have at the residence allows me to look out onto the entrance road for the Kiekula annex of the Kilpisjärvi station. A few days ago, I saw a small red fox coming down the road. I marveled at my good fortune to see such a rare event. Well, turns out it’s not [...]

Yesterday I had the pleasure of going on a field outing with researcher Maria Tuomi. We headed to the other side of the Saana mountain to the Saanajärvi area (or Saana Lake) where there was an experiment in progress to determine some of the possible effects of climate change on the area. We also visited [...]

Dome for camera capturing the aurora at Kilpisjarvi On the bus to Kilpisjarvi, I ran into Leena Valkeapää, a filmmaker and scholar married to a man from a well-known family of Sami reindeer herders in the area.  As we talked about climate change and how it had been affecting the reindeer herders, Leena said something [...]

There are several different ways that the location of the Arctic is determined.  The first is what is known as the Arctic Circle, or the latitude of 66 degrees North.  By some accounts, everything above that latitude is considered the Arctic.  However, others prefer to use the tree line to designate the Arctic.  This is [...]