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The NeAT significance of Arthropods

AIAS Former Fellow Toke T. Høye guest-editor of ‘Polar Biology’ Special Issue on the Ecology of Tundra Arthropods.

Photo: Polar Biology cover.

AIAS Former Fellow and Senior Researcher Toke Thomas Høye, Aarhus University has together with Lauren E. Culler, Dartmouth College, guest-edited the Polar Biology Special Volume 41, Issue 8, August 2018 entitled ‘Special Issue on the Ecology of Tundra Arthropods’. The Special Issue shows how research on tundra ecosystems and arthropod ecology can reveal significant insights into the effects of climate changes.

The Special Issue is an outcome of Høye’s initiation during his fellowship stay at AIAS of ‘NeAT’ - an international ‘Network for Arthropods of the Tundra,’ and his organization of the 1st NeAT meeting, held at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies (AIAS) in November 2016.

What is NeAT?

The Network for Arthropods of the Tundra (NeAT) is working towards increased international collaboration on topics related to arthropods in alpine and polar environments. Arthropods are highly sensitive to environmental change and arctic and alpine environments are changing rapidly as a consequence of global warming.

In the past 3 years, the academic network of NeAT has brought together entomologists from research institutions around the world to revitalize and coordinate the study of tundra arthropods. The special issue on the ecology of tundra arthropods represents a tangible example of this increased momentum.

Read the Special Issue here:


For further information, please contact

Toke Thomas Høye, Senior Researcher, AIAS Former Fellow
Department of Bioscience
Arctic Research Centre
Aarhus University
Mobile: +45 3018 3122