Ross Virginia

Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science
Director, Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center for International Understanding

Dartmouth College
Hinman Box 6182
109 Steele Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-0192
Fax: (603) 646-1682

Polar Environmental Change Graduate Education, IGERT

Funded in 2008 by the NSF Division of Graduate Education, the Dartmouth IGERT Ph.D. program provides students in Ecology, Earth Sciences, and Engineering with a core curriculum that integrates departmental graduate requirements into an interdisciplinary framework for studying polar environmental change.

The IGERT provides training in the central topics of polar science and engineering, the human dimensions of polar science and the development of skills to communicate polar science to different groups, and an awareness of traditional ecological knowledge and its implications for the ethical conduct of scientific research in Native communities. The culmination of the IGERT program is a 5-week Field Seminar in Greenland. Check the IGERT student blog to learn where we go and what we do.


Studying tundra ecology near Kangerlussuaq, Greenland Nuuk, the capital of GreenlandIGERT soil studyGreenland pit summitRoss Virginia in snow pitIGERTs