Polar & Climate Change Research

Dartmouth faculty and students are involved in diverse and interdisciplinary research in Polar Environmental Change. A number of graduate students are working on research related to Greenland. 


Graduate students engineering, earth sciences, and ecology work at Summit Station on the Greenland Ice Sheet. 


Diane Wise did research on the pros and cons of tourism to Antarctica. 


Greenland has provided a wealth of research opportunities for interdisciplinary research. 

Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship. A new generation of faculty, undergraduate and graduate students are pursuing interdisciplinary collaboration and research as a pathway to understanding the environmental and human consequences of rapid environmental change in polar regions. 

A great resource for polar research is the Dartmouth Library system, where many resources are collected on the web page Polar Studies: A Research Guide. It lists many books, articles, maps, and more. 

The following are some of the areas in which faculty and graduate students affiliated with the Institute of Arctic Studies are studying the physical, chemical, biological, and human dimensions of polar regions. 

The John Sloan Dickey Center