The warming climate is having significant changes on permafrost across the world’s northern regions.
This year at Eye on the Arctic, we’re focussing on how the altered permafrost is affecting northern populations and the research being done to better understand these changes.
In our first installment, we look at the Chukotka region of Russia.
Alexey Maslakov is a student and researcher in the Cryolithology and glaciology Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia. This summer, for the second year in a row, he travelled to Chukotka to study the changing permafrost.
We spoke with him earlier this summer about his research in the region and what it can tell us about the changing North.
We reached him on the line from Moscow.
To listen to our conversation