Iceland 2019

The 2019 Iceland Expedition will return to Iceland for the 11th year running this summer. A brand new cohort of eight students will help to continue building on a decade long relationship with Skálanes Nature and Heritage Centre in the East fjord region of Iceland. 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. Four research projects will be carried out in the summer of 2019; focusing on Arctic tern fledgling success, invasive plants’ effects on invertebrates, and marine plastic distribution and impacts along the coast. In conjunction with this research, all students will participate in the continuous monitoring of the local kittwake and fulmar colonies.The hope is 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.

 

Preliminary Report 2018

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The latest from our blog…

Skalanes: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Terns

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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