CLINF researchers Hans Tömmervik, Jan Åge Riseth and Morten Tryland have secured funding for a one year-research project entitled Reindeer herding adaptability to climate sensitive infections in Nenetsia and Sápmi.
The project is a cooperation with The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research and is supported by the High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment (The FRAM Centre). The work engages Nenetsian PhD student Zoia Vylka Ravna and veterinarian Denis Khudi, who participated in the management of the anthrax outbreak in Yamal 2016. Zoia strengthens the CLINF team with her insight into reindeer husbandry in Nenetsia and Yamal. She investigates the processes by which traditional knowledge is transferred from one generation to the next. See the article on her work in the Journal of the North Atlantic & Arctic.