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PhD course 5-9 Oct 2020, Rovaniemi, Finland: Participatory Research in a Globalizing North

• Are you in the field of social or environmental sciences, and interested in research in boreal and arctic region? • Do you think participatory research and co-production of knowledge is relevant to your own research? • Would you like … Continue reading

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Sámi Dreams Exhibition, Norway House Minneapolis

Randall Hyman’s Sámi Dreams exhibition, supported by ReiGN, was a tremendous success. During its two-month run, Sámi Dreams attracted radio, magazine and newspaper coverage and even inspired a symposium with a Sami delegation from Finnmark. The broad publisity helped make … Continue reading

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Amélie Paoli has defended her PhD thesis: “Breeding phenology of a semi-domesticated reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) population in response to climatic variability”

We congratulate Amélie Paoli with her PhD thesis at Concordia University, Canada, partly financed by ReiGN! https://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/985580/

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”Romantiserad bild av renen skadar samer”

Se Horstkotte m.fl. sin artikkel i Dagens Nyheter, Desember 2019. https://www.dn.se/asikt/romantiserad-bild-av-renen-skadar-samer/

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Gener som gjør reindyr tammere enn andre hjortedyr

Kinesiske forskere har i samarbeid med NMBU Veterinærhøgskolens forskere, Knut Røed og Kjersti Kvie, analysert reinsdyr-DNA og sammenlignet det med andre dyr for å finne svar på reinsdyrets mange egenarter. Og de fant flere av dem. Studien er publisert i … Continue reading

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Sign up for the 15th International Arctic Ungulate Conference Jokkmokk, Sweden, 12-16 August 2019

Welcome to the 15th International Arctic Ungulate Conference Jokkmokk, Sweden, 12-16 August 2019 You may now register and submit abstracts here

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According to reindeer herders, winters with basal ice are experienced more often than before

A popular summary of Rasmus et al. (2018) publication in Environ. Res. Lett. 13 is found here (english) and (finnish)  

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Røed et al. 2018 – Chronicle about reindeer husbandry evoultion (in Norwegian)

Røed Bjørklund and Olsen 2018 Hvor gammel er reindriften_ Klassekampen

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Doctoral thesis on Bioeconomics of Reindeer Herding

On March 16th 2018 Antti-Juhani Pekkarinen successfully defended his thesis ” Ecology and economics of reindeer herding systems” for the Doctor of Science degree in Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Helsinki. Opponents were Professor Mikko Mönkkönen (Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä) and Professor Jon Olaf Olaussen (NTNU Business School, Norwegian University of Science and Technology). Supervisors have been Professor Olli Tahvonen (Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki) and Dr Jouko Kumpula (Natural Resources Institute Finland, Kaamanen). Continue reading

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Workshop on the shared experiences of supplementary feeding in reindeer husbandry – a collaborative approach across Fennoscandia

Announcement An interview of some of the participants is available here: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2327&artikel=6919644

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