PORTRAITS of CLIMATE SCIENTISTS—Sasha Azanova
Updated: Dec 6, 2020
Hanna Lee and Inge Althuizen are scientists at NORCE (Norwegian Research Centre), and are affiliated with Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. Both of them are currently based in Bergen, Norway. Hanna and Inge are terrestrial biogeochemists, which means that they study how climate and environmental changes affect terrestrial ecosystems and how these changes in turn affect the climate. Els Ribbers is a Master student from Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, who joined the field trip to assist Inge in taking measurements. While in Bergen, Els is studying methods of reducing future wind damage risks on Norwegian forests.
The portraits were made on a field trip in September to study the thawing of permafrost in the most northern part of Norway, Karasjok, Finnmark, where the three researchers were joined by art students Erla Audunsdottir, Unn Devik and Sasha Azanova.