Climate Change & the Biology of the Arctic (Paty Matrai)

Video Shot in: 2009

Dr. Paty Matrai, a Chilean-born biological oceanographer specializing in Arctic research, studies phytoplankton and ice algae, their impact on climate and atmospheric processes, and the effects of climate change in the Arctic. Dr. Matrai has conducted multiple Arctic expeditions and highlights the challenges posed by the changing Arctic environment, including extended growth seasons, thinner ice cover, and shifts in fish species. She also emphasizes the importance of sustainable tourism practices in the region. Overall, Dr. Matrai’s work sheds light on the intricate connections between the atmosphere, ocean, and ecosystems in the Arctic.