Arctic microorganisms and climate change

Our School of Geographical & Earth Sciences work in some of the most beautiful yet vunerable parts of our planet. We study the essential roles that microorganisms play in the day to day functioning of arctic environments. we want to know how climate change is affecting these microorganisms and what impact this has on the overall functioning of these ecosystems. Microorganisms may be small in size but they are essential across our globe for ensuring that our planet functions as a living breathing dynamic system

Global sea level rise

The changes that we are seeing in these environments have real tangible consequences to billions of people across the globe. We think about ideas big and small: from the particular function of a single gene in a single cell buried beneath the Greenland ice sheet to the role that glacial microorganisms play in global seal level rise or carbon cycling