The Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) is here to promote Polar Week!
APECS is an international and interdisciplinary organization for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, early faculty members, educators, and others with interests in Earth's Polar Regions (Antarctica and the Arctic) as well as the wider cryosphere. Our goals include creating opportunities for the development of innovative, international, and interdisciplinary collaborations among current early career polar researchers as well as recruiting, retaining, and promoting the next generation of polar enthusiasts.
APECS members participating in this AMA are early-career polar scientists in a variety of research areas with experience working in the polar regions in remote field locations and in some native communities, studying everything from sea-
ice interactions with charismatic animals like penguins. Today members from APECS Norway, APECS Portugal and APECS Netherlands will be answering questions related to their research, what it’s like to work in the polar regions, or even how to get into polar research.
We will be answering questions today 30th of March from 9:00 am(GMT+2) till 20:00 pm (GMT+2)!!
Eva Chamorro: PhD Candidate in zooplankton dynamics in high latitude ecosystems at the department of Arctic Marine Biology at the UiT.
Stefan Thiele: Postdoc in microbial ecology, working on bacteria and archaea in the Arctic at UiB.
Danielle Grant: PhD Candidate in paleogenomics and marine ecosystems of the past at The Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) and the UiB.
Kyle Mayers: Senior researcher at NORCE. My research interests are in understanding trophic dynamics, from viruses to zooplankton in oceanic and coastal marine ecosystems.
Amanda Ziegler: Postdoctoral fellow at UiT. I am a benthic ecologist interested
Hugo Guímaro: PhD Student in diet and population dynamics of Emperor Penguins using satellite imagery analysis and modelling as approach methods at MARE-UC and at BAS.
Mareike Bach: PhD student at University of Groningen working on microalgae in sea ice habitats, sulphur cycling and algae physiology.
Deborah Bozzato: Postdoc at the University of Groningen, in the Ecophysiology of Marine Microalgae lab.
Proof: Here's my proof!
Edit: Thank you for participating! We are done taking questions but you can find more information about polar science and APECS on our webpage (https://www.apecs.is/) or on social media we are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!