Collaboration in Arctic Science (Paty Matrai)

Video Shot in: 2009

Dr. Paty Matrai emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in Arctic research. She shares her experiences as a biologist in atmospheric chemistry and Arctic sciences, often being the only female in the field. Dr. Matrai discusses her collaborative projects with atmospheric chemists, glaciologists, oceanographers, and geologists, highlighting the diverse expertise needed to understand the Arctic ecosystem. She acknowledges the challenges of integrating molecular biology with biogeochemistry and the need to consider the heterogeneity of the Arctic region. Despite the complexities, Dr. Matrai finds the Arctic a fascinating and opportune environment to study.