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In Memoriam | Weyman I. Lundquist ’52 (1930-2019)

The Institute of Arctic Studies will miss a faithful supporter, Senior Fellow, and former acting director Weyman (Wey) Lundquist who died May 19, 2019 in San Francisco. Wey graduated from Dartmouth in 1952 and Harvard Law School in 1955. He led a distinguished legal career and was a passionate voice for environmental protection, especially for the Arctic. Early in his public service Wey was appointed Assistant U.S. Attorney in Alaska in 1961 and travelled the state meeting and representing people from small communities to urban centers where he learned about the environmental, social, and economic challenges facing Alaska shortly after achieving statehood. Wey never lost his love of the Arctic and its peoples and became a dedicated supporter and participant in the activities of the Dickey Center and its Institute of Arctic Studies. Wey was an important leader in bringing together the U.S. and Soviet legal communities in the 1980s for a series of conferences and dialogues to foster better relationships. He also taught occasional courses on environmental law for the Environmental Studies Program.

HiLDEN working group: Arctic drone synthesis to bridge the gap from plants to pixels

From the 24th to the 28th of March, 13 researchers met in New Hampshire to advance Arctic tundra research.  Attendees (plus three remote participants) tackled one of the largest drone-imagery datasets ever compiled for high latitudes – all contributed from field teams using similar protocols – to commence the High Latitude Drone Ecology Network (HiLDEN, https://arcticdrones.org/) data synthesis.

Drone data are allowing scientists including members of the HiLDEN team to capture a landscape-level perspective on the rapidly changing Arctic.

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