Research Highlights

Highlights, the UArctic Research platform, creates a space for sharing with the broader UArctic community, policymakers, and general public. The research projects and initiatives, written by scientists from different Thematic Networks and UArctic Institutes as well as UArctic Chairs, will particularly focus on multidisciplinary studies that have a high academic impact and contribute to the wellbeing of Arctic communities and ecosystems. In addition to the research conducted at the Thematic Networks and Institutes, all members of UArctic are welcomed to contribute. For more information please contact us.



UArctic Research Chair, Professor Jeff Welker and colleagues have received funding from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FMoFA) to lead an isotope forensics study of the Arctic’s water cycle at the seasonal transition between winter and summer during sea ice melt into the High Arctic between NE Greenland and Svalbard,...









Professor Jeffrey Welker from the University of Oulu and the University of Alaska Anchorage alongside with 30 co-authors from UArctic affiliated institutions and research groups just published a paper on the large loss of CO2 in winter observed across the northern permafrost region.


UArctic Research Chair, Professor Jeff Welker (University of Oulu & University of Alaska Anchorage) and colleagues from across the Arctic will be contributing to this monumental effort with their studies of the Arctic Water Isotope Cycle. 



The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland is pleased to announce that the project "Food (in)Security in the Arctic: Contribution of Traditional and Local Food to promote Food Security with Particular Reference to the European High North" has been successfully s...

UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education launched an online version of the book "Including the North: a Comparative Study of the Policies on Inclusion and Equity in the Circumpolar North" on March 26, 2019 in Rovaniemi, as part of the conference "Developing an Inclusive School". 




The book - Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region – edited by Kamrul Hossain (lead of the UArctic Thematic Network on Law) and Dorothée Cambou, gives a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In...

The UArctic Chair Jeff Welker's food web program on Polar Bears is featured in Arctic Today, sharing that high PFAS levels found in Barents Sea polar bears. This collaborative program lead by Jeff's Norwegian colleagues has been underway for many years and it reflects the breadth of the Chairship & research program.  In a...

Dr. Leena Heinämäki, PhD Candidate Laura Olsén and research assistant Assi Harkoma from the University of Lapland, Arctic Centre finished their interdisciplinary research project regarding the human rights and multiple discrimination of Sámi persons with disabilities and Sámi who identify themselves as sexual and/or gender mi...


As part of his UArctic Chairship, Professor Jeff Welker has completed establishing his first core set of collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects in Finland at the University of Oulu. This article will explain the first of two projects.