UArctic Research Chair Jeff Welker and colleagues receive funding for an interdisciplinary Academy of Finland Consortium Project
Thu, Nov 24, 2022
Professor Welker and a team of UOulu colleagues from the Ecology and Genetics Research Unit (Professor Anna-Maria Pirttilä and Drs. Kaisa-Riikka Mustonen, Jussi Jyväsjärvi, and Danny Croghan) and from the Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering (WE3) Research Unit (Assistant Professor Hannu Marttila and Associate Professo...
Fulbrighter Dr. Shaakir Dar is awarded an EU MSCA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship for studies in Finland
Mon, May 09, 2022
Dr. Shaakir Dar has recently been awarded a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship to conduct studies at the University of Oulu with Assistant Professor Hannu Marttila and UArctic Chair in Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Jeff Welker, beginning in the autumn of 2023.
Blog post: "Reindeer are far more important to the Sámi than most people realise!"
Mon, May 02, 2022
The blog post "Reindeer are far more important to the Sámi than most people realise!" is written by doctoral researcher Tamara Hiltunen on her perceptions on what reindeer mean to the Sámi.
MOSAiC: The most extensive Arctic Research Expedition ever - Autumn 2019-Summer 2020
Wed, Feb 16, 2022
UArctic Research Chair, Professor Jeff Welker and colleagues from across the Arctic have been leading measurements and discoveries of the interactions between the atmosphere-ocean and sea ice using water isotope (δ18O & δ2H) forensics to trace water vapor uptake and transport within, into and out of the Arctic.
UArctic Research Chair leads Arctic expedition using the US Coast Guard’s Healy Icebreaker
Mon, Aug 23, 2021
“In the wake of the Erubus, Terror and Gjoa” Leaving from Seward, Alaska, on 25 August, University of Oulu (UOulu) & University of Alaska Anchorage’s (UAA) Professor Jeff Welker and colleagues (Drs. Klein, Causey, Kopec, Pedron, Marttila, Bailey, and Czimczik) are about to embark on an icebreaker based investigation into...
UArctic Chair's update: An Arctic Crystal Ball - Long-term Experiments as a Window into the New Arctic
Tue, Nov 03, 2020
Professor Jeffrey Welker* and Colleagues *UArctic Research Chair, University of Oulu, Finland & University of Alaska Anchorage The Snowier, New Arctic may lead to major increases in C capture and storage: A negative climate change feedback.
UArctic Research Chair Postdoctoral Fellow Maria Väisänen awarded Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry grant
Wed, Sep 30, 2020
Dr. Maria Väisänen, a UArctic Postdoctoral fellow with Professor Jeff Welker, has been awarded a research grant from Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry grant. Her research project will focus on Understanding the interactions between plant root dynamics and coupled biogeochemical cycles in response to global changes in peatlands. H...
UArctic Chair Jeff Welker co-authored research on the cover of Journal of Glaciology
Mon, Aug 31, 2020
The UArctic Research Chair, Professor Jeff Welker, University of Oulu, Finland and University of Alaska Anchorage, has co-authored a new set of discoveries regarding thinning and melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
UArctic Chair in the Arctic at Toolik Lake-Ancient C story
Fri, Mar 27, 2020
Here is on-site video from Arctic Alaska in a very snowy March 2020, shared by UArctic Research Chair, Professor Jeff Welker (University of Oulu & University of Alaska Anchorage)
Professor Jeffrey Welker from the University of Oulu and the University of Alaska Anchorage alongside with 30 co-authors from UArctic affiliated institutions and research groups just published a paper on the large loss of CO2 in winter observed across the northern permafrost region.
Greenland, Island of change: Ice sheet sourced rivers deliver ancient C and nutrients to the Arctic Ocean
Wed, Oct 09, 2019
UArctic Research Chair, Professor Jeff Welker (University of Oulu and University of Alaska Anchorage) has been one of the few terrestrial ecologists studying the periglacial landscapes in the High Arctic of NW Greenland over the past 20 years. His program in High Arctic Biocomplexity began a multi-decade program addressing th...
MOSAiC, The largest Arctic scientific expedition starting now
Thu, Jun 06, 2019
UArctic Research Chair, Professor Jeff Welker (University of Oulu & University of Alaska Anchorage) and colleagues from across the Arctic will be contributing to this monumental effort with their studies of the Arctic Water Isotope Cycle.
Arctic coastal vegetation effected by delayed geese arrival: Changes in trophic processes
Mon, May 13, 2019
Many migratory waterfowl have evolved to synchronize periods of peak nutrient demand, often breeding, with periods of high resource availability. Climate change is creating phenological mismatches between herbivores and their plant resources throughout the Arctic.
Arctic Council SDWG project "Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic" concludes with great achievements
Wed, May 08, 2019
The Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) project "Teacher Education for Diversity and Equality in the Arctic", coordinated by UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education, was concluded in the ministerial meeting of Arctic Council on 7th May, 2019 in Rovaniemi.
"Food (in)Security in the Arctic: Contribution of Traditional and Local Food to promote Food Security with Particular Reference to the European High North" - Project Update
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland is pleased to announce that the project "Food (in)Security in the Arctic: Contribution of Traditional and Local Food to promote Food Security with Particular Reference to the European High North" has been successfully s...
UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education launched a new publication
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education launched an online version of the book "Including the North: a Comparative Study of the Policies on Inclusion and Equity in the Circumpolar North" on March 26, 2019 in Rovaniemi, as part of the conference "Developing an Inclusive School".
Professor Satu Uusiautti and project manager, leader of the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Migration, Dr. Nafisa Yeasmin have edited a book on top research on the past, present, and future of Arctic (im)migration.
Comparative Reindeer & Caribou Ecology in the Arctic; UArctic Research Chair and colleagues in Finland, Alaska & Norway
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
Caribou and reindeer are central to the ecology, cultural and economic sustainability of the Arctic and northern regions. As part of Professor Welker's UArctic Chairship, Dr. Welker, students and colleagues are undertaking studies of ungulate ecology with a focus on herbivore landscape use patters, diets, vegetation traits,...
HuSArctic launched its final publication - Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic Local and Indigenous Communities
Thu, Nov 22, 2018
On 26 October 2018, during its closing conference, HuSArctic has presented its final publication Human and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic – a book published by Brill. The attendees in the event included: series editor of the Studies in Polar Law from Brill, editors of the book, contributing authors and participan...
The new publication highlights the human security challenges in the Barents region
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
The book - Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region – edited by Kamrul Hossain (lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Law) and Dorothée Cambou, gives a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In...
The UArctic Chair Jeff Welker's food web program on Polar Bears is featured in Arctic Today, sharing that high PFAS levels found in Barents Sea polar bears. This collaborative program lead by Jeff's Norwegian colleagues has been underway for many years and it reflects the breadth of the Chairship & research program. In a...
Dr. Leena Heinämäki, PhD Candidate Laura Olsén and research assistant Assi Harkoma from the University of Lapland, Arctic Centre finished their interdisciplinary research project regarding the human rights and multiple discrimination of Sámi persons with disabilities and Sámi who identify themselves as sexual and/or gender mi...
UArctic Chair Update - Reindeer-climate interactions and the consequences of husbandry practices on reindeer diets and subsequent meat quality
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
As part of his UArctic Chairship, Professor Jeff Welker has completed establishing his first core set of collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects in Finland at the University of Oulu. This article will cover the second of two projects.
UArctic Chair Update - The Arctic Water Isotope Cycle
Mon, Feb 26, 2018
As part of his UArctic Chairship, Professor Jeff Welker has completed establishing his first core set of collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects in Finland at the University of Oulu. This article will explain the first of two projects.