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Research is underway on several different projects in the Arctic regions. See the following web pages for information on:

Melampsora rust on Arctic willow.


Research on the historic expedition huts at Ellesmere Island. These investigations access deterioration in the wooden huts built by explorers Robert Peary, Matthew Hensen and others during their expeditions to the North Polar region in 1900 and Fort Conger built during the US expedition in 1881- 1884 to the Arctic by Adolphus Greely and his crew.

Arctic willow growing on Ellesmere Island about 500 miles south of the North Pole.
Looking out at Lady Franklin Bay on Ellesmere Island from the shore near Fort Conger and the Peary huts.