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The old Anglican mission house sits abandoned on Simpson Point, a rare protected spot on the coastline of Qikiqtaruk (Herschel) Island in the Canadian Arctic. Buildings on this small spit of land sit only meters above sea level, and as oceans rise this coastline - and the future of these buildings - is eroding rapidly into the sea. Other buildings on the island already feel the waves lapping against their foundations during high tides. Many of these relics of the islands whaling era may not last another century. The island is also an important hub for research on the ecology of climate change, with work being led by groups from Scotland, Germany, and Canada. I joined a team from Edinburgh to help study the effects of climate change on tundra ecology using drones. More on that in subsequent posts. #NatGeo #Canada #Dartmouth #DartArctic #UEdinburgh

Flying low over Canada's Mackenzie River Delta. Photo by @jtkerby | These meandering channels mark the terminus of Canada's largest and longest river system. After flowing for over 1,000 miles, the mainstream empties its sediment-rich water directly into the Arctic Ocean. This photo marks the return journey for crew members from #TeamShrub (U. Edinburgh), a group of ecologists studying how climate change affects plant dynamics on Qikiqtaruk (Herschel) Island on the Yukon's Arctic coastline. There are no easy ways to travel in the Canadian Arctic, but specialized planes, like this Twin Otter, allow for takeoffs and landings on tiny gravel/beach strips only a couple hundred feet long! #Arctic #UEdinburgh #ClimateChange #ConservationDrones #ActOnClimate #Fieldwork #Canada @conservationdrones

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Remnants of sea ice along the coast of Herschel Island in late June. The region was completely locked with ice when we flew in by Twin Otter near the end of the month, but all disappeared in a matter of weeks. When the nearby ocean is covered with ice, winds chill as they pass over, cooling nearby tundra and slowing plant development. In recent decades, earlier sea ice loss each season (on average) has been associated with earlier plant growth in spring. The chain between sea ice and life on land is. it always direct, but is widespread in the Arctic. #Dartmouth #UEdinburgh #TeamShrub #DartArctic #NatGeo

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Aerial capture from a series of a few hundred nadir shots used to map a flood plain along the coast of Herschel Island. #UEdinburgh #TeamShrub #Dartmouth #ConservationDrones #Ecology #ClimateChange

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Moose in the Mackenzie River Delta, Canada. I've had a series of nights without sleep the past few weeks, and this is a scene from one of them. I was fortunate to be able to hop on a power boat ride from Herschel Island back to Inuvik with some Yukon Parks rangers, managing to cover the ~280 km trip across the Beaufort in 9 hrs or so. This scene was from after we entered the maze of channels and waterways of the delta around 5am. Once in the delta, the route became twisted, but with the advantage of much calmer water. This moose was sitting in the middle of one such waterway as our boat sped past. This was the beginning of my journey from Canada to Siberia while working on a #NatGeo grant to study tundra change in northern ecosystems. #DartArctic #Dartmouth #UEdinburgh #TeamShrub #Canada

Permafrost slumping into the Arctic Ocean. Another aerial shot from some UAV mapping missions I flew for the University of Edinburgh tundra ecology group. Slight differences in perspective in many aerial photos of the same area on the ground can be used to generate 3D maps that can be compared from year to year to track the volume of permafrost lost each season. #UAV #ConservationDrones #DartArctic #Dartmouth #UEdinburgh #Arctic

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Remnants of sea ice along the coast of Herschel Island in late June. The region was completely locked with ice when we flew in by Twin Otter near the end of the month, but all disappeared in a matter of weeks. When the nearby ocean is covered with ice, winds chill as they pass over, cooling nearby tundra and slowing plant development. In recent decades, earlier sea ice loss each season (on average) has been associated with earlier plant growth in spring. The chain between sea ice and life on land is. it always direct, but is widespread in the Arctic. #Dartmouth #UEdinburgh #TeamShrub #DartArctic #NatGeo

Moose in the Mackenzie River Delta, Canada. I've had a series of nights without sleep the past few weeks, and this is a scene from one of them. I was fortunate to be able to hop on a power boat ride from Herschel Island back to Inuvik with some Yukon Parks rangers, managing to cover the ~280 km trip across the Beaufort in 9 hrs or so. This scene was from after we entered the maze of channels and waterways of the delta around 5am. Once in the delta, the route became twisted, but with the advantage of much calmer water. This moose was sitting in the middle of one such waterway as our boat sped past. This was the beginning of my journey from Canada to Siberia while working on a #NatGeo grant to study tundra change in northern ecosystems. #DartArctic #Dartmouth #UEdinburgh #TeamShrub #Canada

The old Anglican mission house sits abandoned on Simpson Point, a rare protected spot on the coastline of Qikiqtaruk (Herschel) Island in the Canadian Arctic. Buildings on this small spit of land sit only meters above sea level, and as oceans rise this coastline - and the future of these buildings - is eroding rapidly into the sea. Other buildings on the island already feel the waves lapping against their foundations during high tides. Many of these relics of the islands whaling era may not last another century. The island is also an important hub for research on the ecology of climate change, with work being led by groups from Scotland, Germany, and Canada. I joined a team from Edinburgh to help study the effects of climate change on tundra ecology using drones. More on that in subsequent posts. #NatGeo #Canada #Dartmouth #DartArctic #UEdinburgh

Yukon's North Slope. Home to hundreds of thousands of caribou in the summer, but also a landscape in transition. The ice that has locked the soil in a steady state for thousands of years is receding deeper - and plants and animals are responding. I'll be spending this summer studying this from a birds eye view in Canada and Russia with a grant from #NatGeo, joining up with larger research teams in each area to better understand these processes. Not sure when I'll be able to post once I'm out in the field, but stay tuned for more as it comes! #UEdinburgh #DartArctic #TeamShrub #Explore #HiLDEN

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Heading North. #iPhone snap of the Yukon en route to Inuvik. #NatGeo #DartArctic #UEdinburgh #Canada

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Flying low over Canada's Mackenzie River Delta. Photo by @jtkerby | These meandering channels mark the terminus of Canada's largest and longest river system. After flowing for over 1,000 miles, the mainstream empties its sediment-rich water directly into the Arctic Ocean. This photo marks the return journey for crew members from #TeamShrub (U. Edinburgh), a group of ecologists studying how climate change affects plant dynamics on Qikiqtaruk (Herschel) Island on the Yukon's Arctic coastline. There are no easy ways to travel in the Canadian Arctic, but specialized planes, like this Twin Otter, allow for takeoffs and landings on tiny gravel/beach strips only a couple hundred feet long! #Arctic #UEdinburgh #ClimateChange #ConservationDrones #ActOnClimate #Fieldwork #Canada @conservationdrones

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Flying low over Canada's Mackenzie River Delta. Photo by @jtkerby | These meandering channels mark the terminus of Canada's largest and longest river system. After flowing for over 1,000 miles, the mainstream empties its sediment-rich water directly into the Arctic Ocean. This photo marks the return journey for crew members from #TeamShrub (U. Edinburgh), a group of ecologists studying how climate change affects plant dynamics on Qikiqtaruk (Herschel) Island on the Yukon's Arctic coastline. There are no easy ways to travel in the Canadian Arctic, but specialized planes, like this Twin Otter, allow for takeoffs and landings on tiny gravel/beach strips only a couple hundred feet long! #Arctic #UEdinburgh #ClimateChange #ConservationDrones #ActOnClimate #Fieldwork #Canada @conservationdrones

Flying low over Canada's Mackenzie River Delta. Photo by @jtkerby | These meandering channels mark the terminus of Canada's largest and longest river system. After flowing for over 1,000 miles, the mainstream empties its sediment-rich water directly into the Arctic Ocean. This photo marks the return journey for crew members from #TeamShrub (U. Edinburgh), a group of ecologists studying how climate change affects plant dynamics on Qikiqtaruk (Herschel) Island on the Yukon's Arctic coastline. There are no easy ways to travel in the Canadian Arctic, but specialized planes, like this Twin Otter, allow for takeoffs and landings on tiny gravel/beach strips only a couple hundred feet long! #Arctic #UEdinburgh #ClimateChange #ConservationDrones #ActOnClimate #Fieldwork #Canada @conservationdrones

Arctic ecologist Santeri Lehtonen (@santhur) examines ice crystals in the historic ice house on Qikiqtaruk Island off Canada's Yukon Coast. Even when summer days call for t-shirts on the tundra, this sod covered excavation into the island's permafrost stays a cool -3 degrees C. Santeri has spent the past two summers assisting PhD student Jakob Assmann collect vegetation data needed to study Arctic-wide phenomena linked with climate change. #UEdinburgh #TeamShrub #Dartmouth #Arctic #Canada #Yukon #Icehouse #Herschel #Qikiqtaruk

Permafrost slumping into the Arctic Ocean. Another aerial shot from some UAV mapping missions I flew for the University of Edinburgh tundra ecology group. Slight differences in perspective in many aerial photos of the same area on the ground can be used to generate 3D maps that can be compared from year to year to track the volume of permafrost lost each season. #UAV #ConservationDrones #DartArctic #Dartmouth #UEdinburgh #Arctic

A stormy beach on Qikiqtaruk. Weather turns sharply on the island, and sometimes winds erupt from seemingly nowhere. Here, the tail end of a day long storm blows off above a protected cove near the daily solar minimum. It wasn't nearly as bad as the storm in late July, but was still enough to keep the aerial data collection to a minimum. #Arctic #Herschel #Qikiqtaruk #Uedinburgh #DartArctic #Fieldwork

One of several hundred photos from a drone flight over the coastal tundra of Qikiqtaruk-Herschel Island. All of these photos will be stitched together into a large mosaic to create ultra high resolution maps of vegetation on this part of the island. It's always exciting to find aesthetically pleasing photos among the many required to build a map. Captured with a Sony RX100 on a custom fixed wing drone I built at #Dartmouth specifically for this trip. These maps will contribute to a larger project based out of the #TeamShrub working group at the University of Edinburgh with a particular focus on climate change ecology research. #UEdinburgh #DartArctic #Arctic #ConservationDrones #UAV #Fieldwork

Aerial capture from a series of a few hundred nadir shots used to map a flood plain along the coast of Herschel Island. #UEdinburgh #TeamShrub #Dartmouth #ConservationDrones #Ecology #ClimateChange

Dr. Isla Myers-Smith from the University of Edinburgh looks through the narrow opening of an ice-house that was blasted out of the permafrost on Qikiqtaruq-Herschel Island over a hundred years ago. This naturally cooled fridge keeps field supplies at -3C even in the peak of Arctic summer. Of the several original ice houses blasted out on the island, this is the only one that has not collapsed over the past century. Not a place for the claustrophobic! Every summer Isla and her team of vegetation scientists head to this arctic island to study the processes that underly vegetation response to climate change in this region. #TeamShrub #UEdinburgh #Dartmouth #DartArctic #Arctic #climatechange @dartmoutharctic

With our new international expansion, any guesses for what city is up next? 😉
Hint: It's in #Europe 😎

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