Is the Arctic getting greener?

We caught up with this year’s Walters Kundert Fellowship recipient, Dr Isla Myers-Smith of the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh, who is investigating whether the Arctic is getting greener. She told us about how new technologies are enhancing her research and making analysis not only more accurate, but easier.

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 Journey of a Lifetime with Karen Darke MBE tomorrow

Paralympian Karen Darke MBE will be sharing tales from her ‘Journey of a Lifetime’ tomorrow morning on BBC Radio 4 at 11.00am.

Dr Arwyn Edwards completes year-round microbe sampling on Svalbard

In 2017 Dr Arwyn Edwards (Aberystwyth University) received the first Walters Kundert Fellowship for his research project entitled, 'In the Bleakest Midwinter: Can Arctic glacial ecosystems survive in Polar night and thrive in winter heatwaves?' 

Grants programme provides support for over 60 field projects

The Society has supported 61 field research projects through its grants programme this year. Almost £200,000 of funding has been awarded to nearly 100 individuals from a range of institutions, and they have travelled to over 45 countries in order to carry out their research.