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June 8, 2018

View of Arctic tundra

A view of the Arctic tundra. Warmer June temperatures are driving shifts in the tundra vegetation in northern Alaska, with potential negative repercussions for wildlife like caribou.

[Research supported in part by a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to Daniel Ackerman.]

Learn more in the University of Minnesota news story Shifting tundra vegetation spells change for arctic animals. (Date of image: 2016; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 11, 2018)

Credit: Courtesy Daniel Ackerman

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