Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The Arctic Frontiers Young Scientist Forum had a full week of amazing activities. Read more about them here. Through all the activities students were able to develop new collaborations and friendship and learn important new skills.  Along with these extra activities, they also presented outstanding Arctic research. The APECS worked with the ARCTOS Network to provide awards for outstanding presentations based on content, presentation, and the importance of providing a context to their research and society.  Each recipient received a certificate and a copy of the IPY Polar Resource Book: Polar Science and Global Climate and Arctic Tipping Points by Carlos M. Duarte and Paul Wassmann.

Congratulations to all the winners:

Outstanding Oral Presentation Awards

Part 1: Eli Anne Ersdal - On the Tidal Forcing of an Arctic Coastal Polynya

Part 2: Øystein Varpe - Adaptations to Temporarily Separated Food Sources

Part 3: Emily McGlynn - EU-Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment

Part 4: Torsten Risør - Climate Change and Primary Health Care

Outstanding Poster Awards

Benjamin Merkel - Do we underestimate Calanus glacialis? - A High Arctic Study

Magdalena Łącka - Modern Foraminiferal Assemblages as Bioindicators of Recent Hydrological Changes in Hornsund Fjord

Photo by Matias Langgaard Madsen
Left to Right:  Øystein Varpe, Torsten Risør, Jenny Baeseman (APECS), Stig Falk-Petersen (ARCTOS), Jennifer Provencher (APECS), Magdalena Lacka, and Benjamin Merkel (aka Jimmy Bond)

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