Polar Environmental Change Graduate Education, IGERT

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IGERT students studying tundra ecology near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland


Funded in 2008 by the NSF Division of Graduate Education, the Dartmouth IGERT Ph.D. program provides students in Ecology, Earth Sciences, and Engineering with a core curriculum that integrates departmental graduate requirements into an interdisciplinary framework for studying polar environmental change.




IGERT students digging a snow pit at Summit Station on the Greenland Ice Sheet

IGERT provides training in the central topics of polar science and engineering, the human dimensions of polar science and the development of skills to communicate polar science to different groups, and an awareness of traditional ecological knowledge and its implications for the ethical conduct of scientific research in Native communities.  The culmination of the IGERT program is a 5-week Field Seminar in Greenland. Check the IGERT student blog to learn where we go and what we do.