Arctic Migration in Harmony
The Arctic is warming at a faster rate than any other region on the planet with dramatic consequences for the ecosystems – and the people – in the region. Melting permafrost is destroying homes and infrastructure, diminished sea ice means less protection from coastal erosion, and increasing water and land temperatures is leading to widespread changes in both flora and fauna. These changes have created conditions that have pushed people to migrate and they are likely to lead to even greater migration in the future. With support from the National Science Foundation, the Migration in Harmony: Research Coordination Network is a three-year international, cross-disciplinary network of Arctic migration researchers under the direction of Dr. Victoria Hermann, Assistant Research Professor and Managing Director of the Arctic Institute. Professor Ferris is a co-PI on this project.
The project is organizing an extensive series of webinars and other activities aimed at fostering collaboration between researchers working in the social sciences, law, natural sciences. The network, launched in early 2020 now has over 400 members on six continents.
More information here: https://migrationharmony.org