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Arctic warming: GCRC and more take stock of ecological changes Published 11.09.2009

In the latest issue of Science a number of the world’s leading scientists, including scientists from GCRC at GINR, present a joint stock-taking of the observed climatic impacts on Arctic plants, animals and ecosystems.

GCRC is concerned with research activity relating to the expected impacts of climate change on Arctic marine, limnic and terrestrial environments and on Greenlandic society – including adaptation and prevention strategies. The centre is established in collaboration among the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation in Greenland, GINR and the University of Greenland.

The article in Science is a direct result of the conference last summer, “After the Melt”, hosted by DMI at the University of Aarhus in connection with the IPY. At this conference scientists from all over the world presented the most recent research results with regard to the impact of global warming on Arctic flora and fauna, changes in ecosystems, food chains and the interaction of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and methane between Arctic regions.