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Morten Meldgaard

Assigned professor
Institute of Health & Nature
Ilimmarfik, Manutooq 1 
P.O. Box 1061 
3900 Nuuk
Phone: +299 38 58 14

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As director of a number of research and outreach institutions in Denmark Morten Meldgaard has 25 years of extensive experience with science administration, fundraising, international collaboration, grass root involvement, policy making, institution building, and general leadership. As a natural scientist Morten Meldgaard has focused on arctic environmental history especially on resource dynamics, climate change, and human adaptation through time. Morten Meldgaard's approach is interdisciplinary and archaeology, history, and ethno history are combined with population biology, macro ecology and ancient DNA-studies. And with more than 20 field seasons in all parts of Green land, Canada, Alaska, Peru and Denmark Morten Meldgaard has first hand knowledge of field work in remote areas.

Morten Meldgaard is presently engaged n developing science and educational collaboration between Denmark, Greenland, and the Arctic nations and peoples and supporting the development of a strong academic environment at Ilisimatusarfik. Morten Meldgaard has a dual affiliation as professor at the Globe lnstitute (Univ. of Copenhagen) and Ilisimatusarfik (University of Greenland).