Hurry up! Glaciers are melting – fieldwork is waiting! Arrival to Tarfala Research Station – Sweden 2019

Driving, sailing, flying, hiking – getting here is not an easy thing.
By car, across the sea, and finally by helicopter… at 18thof July we arrived at Tarfala Research Station. As a true researcher we decided to choose maybe not the easiest but the most inspiring path… During ca. 2 700 km we had a chance to see how vegetation is changing and trees are disappearing. On our way we crossed polcirkeln-portalen. A special place, lost in the middle of nowhere, where in a magic way the world we know is changing into the enchanted world of lemmings, ptarmigans, wolverins, and snow buntings…

We hope that incoming days will be at least so exciting as our way here.

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PROJECT TITLE:
Cryptogams as the main factor influencing initial development of soil and carbon sequestration in glacier forelands in northwest Sweden (acronym: CRYPTOSOIL)

TEAM:
Paulina Wietrzyk-Pełka – project leader. 5rd Arctic Mission. PhD candidate at the Prof. Z. Czeppe Department of Polar Research and Documentation at Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland); BSc in Biology and Geography (Jagiellonian University); MSc in Biology and Geology (Jagiellonian University).
Jakub Pełka – GIS specialist. 2ndArctic Mission. Working as 3D-developer in Halmstads Kommun. In project has a great mission of assisting and supporting with GIS skills. MSc in Forestry (University of Agriculture in Cracow)
Michał Węgrzyn – investigator. 6th Arctic Mission. PhD at the Prof. Z. Czeppe Department of Polar Research and Documentation at Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Poland); BSc and MSc in Biology (Jagiellonian University).

DESTINATION:
Tarfala Research Station (N Sweden).

RESEARCH AREA:
Glacier forelands in Tarfala valley. Available by foot.

TIME:
276 hours from 18.07.2017, 12:00 GMT.

TREATMENTS:
weather, lack of food, lack of energy, lack of hope, lack of caffeine.

SUCCESS LEVEL: 0%
NUMBER OF COLLECTED SAMPLES: 0
NUMBER OF INVESTIGATED PLOTS: 0

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