Project Personnel

  • Prof. Bruce Forbes, Project Coordinator, Biogeographer/Ecologist - Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. Contact: bforbes()ulapland.fi; phone +358-16-3412710
  • Dr. Tuula Tuisku, Social Anthropologist – Thule Institute, University of Oulu and Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. Contact: tuula.tuisku()oulu.fi; phone +358-8-5533565
  • Dr. Florian Stammler, Senior Scientist in Social Anthropology – Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. Contact: florian.stammler()ulapland.fi; phone +358-16-3412 717
  • Dr. Svetlana Ektova, Botanist – Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch, RAS, Ekaterinburg. Contact:
     ektovas()yandex.ru; phone +7-343-210-3858 (ext 132)
  • Nina Meschtyb, PhD student (Social anthropology) – Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology RAS, Moscow and Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. Contact: meschtyb()mail.ru; phone +7-495-938-5719
  • Timo Kumpula, PhD student (Remote sensing/GIS) – Department of Geography, University of Joensuu and Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. Contact: timo.kumpula()joensuu.fi; phone +358-13-2524563
  • Anu Pajunen, PhD student (Botany/Plant ecology) – Arctic Centre, University of Lapland. Contact:
    anu.pajunen()oulu.fi; phone +358-50-4029705

Other Cooperation Partners

  • Association of World Reindeer Herders, Kautokeino, Norway
  • Ecological Station ‘Zelyona Gorka’, Institute of Plant and Animal Ecology, Ural Branch, RAS, Labytnangi, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  • Erv SPK koopkhoz, Narjan-Mar, Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  • Nenets Information Analytical Centre, Narjan-Mar, Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  • Yarsalinski sovkhoz, Yar Sale, Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
  • Yasavei Association of Nenets People, Narjan-Mar, Nenets Autonomous Okrug

Other linked projects and activities

  • ANTLER: Social significance of reindeer husbandry. Coordinator: Dr Florian Stammler, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
  • Application of space-based technologies and models to address land-cover/land-use change problems on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia. Coordinator: Dr. Donald A. ‘Skip’ Walker, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
  • CARMA: Circumpolar Arctic Rangifer Monitoring and Assessment. Coordinators: Dr. Gary Kofinas, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA and Don Russell, Canadian Wildlife Service
  • CAVIAR: Community adaptation and vulnerability in arctic regions. Coordinator: Dr. Grete Hovelsrud, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research, Oslo, Norway
  • EALAT: Reindeer herding in a changing climate: coping mechanisms and adaptive capacity. Coordinators: Profs Ole Henrik Magga and Svein D. Mathiesen, Saami University College, Kautokeino, Norway
  • GOA: Greening of the Arctic: circumpolar biomass. Coordinator: Dr. Donald A. ‘Skip’ Walker, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
  • Heterogeneity and resilience of human-Rangifer systems: a circumpolar social-ecological synthesis. Coordinator: Dr. Gary Kofinas, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA
  • MODIL-NAO: Monitoring of Oil Development in Traditional Indigenous Lands of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Northwestern Russia. Coordinator: Winfried Dallmann, Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway