In 2014 Wageningen UR is well represented during the summer in Svalbard. Nico van den Brink, toxicology researcher, opens the season with field work on the effects of mercury on goslings the first half of July in Ny-Ålesund. Afterwards Linde Van Bets, PhD researcher Environmental Policy Group, will be in Svalbard for a month (two weeks in Longyearbyen and two weeks in Ny-Ålesund) to investigate how expedition cruise tourism adapts to ecosystem changes. In August two students, Marijn van der Meij and Christian de Kleijn, will conduct research on soil-landscape relations near retreating glaciers in Pyramiden. From September until October Ariadna Szczybelski, PhD researcher Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management, accompanied by Ben Frederiks and Noel Diepens, will collect samples for her research on Arctic biological indicators. Follow this blog to keep yourself updated.