Videos and photos from fieldwork among the Nenets at Yamal, Russia
During June 2010 Arctic Centre's Research Professor Bruce Forbes and his team went to an expedition to Yamal Peninsula
The research team migrated by reindeer sledge with the Nenets herders and they took lots of pictures and videos
which are now available online.
During the expedition they were sampling willow shrubs from the tundra for work on dendro climatology and interviewing elders of the Nenets herder communities. Read more about the climatolygy study from here.
Yamal Peninsula is 720 kilometers long and 230 wide peninsula in northwest Siberia where Nenets reindeer herders are living. Russian’s biggest natural gas reserves are also situated there and the peninsula is important nesting place for a multitude of arctic bird species.
Bruce Forbes and his team has worked several years in the region and their recent study indicates that the Yamal Nenets cope well with rapid land use and climate change. More information on this topic is available here.