On the trail of the Arctic animals
Climate change is taking the Arctic into a new ecological state. To understand the consequences of the upheavals this region is undergoing, an international research consortium, including researchers from the Centre d’études biologiques de Chizé (CEBC – CNRS / University of La Rochelle) and the Littoral, Environnement et Sociétés laboratory (LIENSs – CNRS / University of La Rochelle), has created an online database of Arctic animal movements, tracked by electronic beacons since 1991. This archive already concerns 8000 individuals of 96 species. A publication in the journal Science underlines the importance of this unique source of information for analyzing the impact of global changes on biodiversity on a pan-Arctic scale.