Genetic information for Arctic sea ice study
Changes in Arctic sea ice cover have wide-ranging impacts on local ecosystems and regional and global weather patterns. Decline of ice cover could have serious implications, locally and globally. As such, more knowledge of the decline process is needed in order to understand the role sea ice plays in the climate system. The study of past climate transitions could offer valuable information. However, limited historical observations and few methods exist for investigating past Arctic ice sea. The EU-funded AGENSI project will develop a research method that utilises sedimentary ancient DNA, i.e. genetic information stored in marine sediments. This method provides detailed and qualitative information on past sea ice systems that is important for estimating the environmental and socio-economic impacts of Arctic sea ice decline.
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