Arctic interactions and global change
Arctic research profile field
For millennia seen as a remote, peripheral frontier, the Arctic has swiftly become a centre. This region is warming two to three times faster than the global average. Biodiversity here is rapidly declining, entire ecosystems now are threatened. As ice and permafrost melt, and ocean levels rise, human and non-human communities are experiencing increasingly devastating environmental and social consequences – not just in the region but across the planet.
At the University of Oulu, 150 scholars from various fields specialize in Arctic research.
Arctic research at the University focuses in particular on two key strands: exploring environmental change and promoting sustainable development (Arctic Interactions) and investigating biodiversity and multispecies coexistence at a transdisciplinary level (Biodiverse Anthropocenes).