Aerosols in the High Arctic

In July the ViDEL headed to the High Arctic again to explore viral ecology in the vicinity of Ward Hunt Island. This year, the team consisted of Catherine Girard, a Sentinel North post doctoral fellow who joined the team in January, Yukiko Tanabe, a researcher from the National Institute of Polar Research of Japan, Denis Sarrazin, field work coordinator for the Center of Northern Studies, Elise Imbeau, a masters student in Milla Rautio's lab at UQAC, and Alex Culley. As well as continuing previous work investing viral ecology in the Ward Hunt Lake catchment, we collected samples to investigate the diversity of viruses in aerosols in collaboration with Caroline Duchaine at UL.