Iceland 2018

The 2018 Iceland Expedition is lucky enough to return to the Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre in the East fjord region of Iceland for the tenth year running. The team are excited to be a part of Skálanes’ transformation this summer as the Reserve becomes a fully fledged INTERACT – International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic, research station. The reserve is a 1250 hectare area of spectacular geography and geology, and is not only home to 47 species of bird but also to numerous mammalian species such as Arctic Fox. The expedition this year consists of four projects, including zoology studies based around the bird species on the reserve, an exploratory study on the effects of invasive species and a study into the presence of microplastics. There is the hope that the research we carry out during our stay will help with both the long-term and short-term conservation efforts at Skálanes.

Expedition Background

Find out about the background to the expedition.

Our Team

Meet the students who will be heading to Iceland.

Research Projects

Read all about the projects we’ll be carrying out this summer.

 

Prospectus 2017

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The attempts on my life have left me scarred and deformed. The Arctic Tern may look a cute and cuddly, but don’t let that fool you. They’re really the spawn of the devil himself, ready to swoop down and attack you for any reason, or for no reason at all....

Patience for Puffins

Puffins are adorable – who wouldn’t want to study them? I can’t deny that their charisma had no sway on my decision to create a project based around them. The small colony of Atlantic puffins I am studying are also nesting just a short walk away from...

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