Tag Archives: Paul Sokoloff

Plants 2 Papers: The Sequel

Our botanists have found that 300 species of vascular plants in the lower Coppermine River region of Nunavut. Fourteen species were observed for the first time in Nunavut. By publishing the results of this research, our botanists promote the advancement of Arctic knowledge. Continue reading

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Windswept Wonders: Collecting Plants and Lichens in Arviat

Paul Sokoloff reflects on a one-month collecting trip by museum botanists around a Nunavut community on the shores of Hudson Bay. Continue reading

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Summertime Fieldwork in Canada’s Accessible Arctic

To collect Arctic plants—that’s the mission of the museum botanists who are heading north to explore the area around Arviat, on Hudson Bay, Nunavut. Continue reading

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The “Martian” Flora: Extreme Life in Extreme Environments

Wondering what plants on Mars might look like? Museum botanist Paul Sokoloff and colleagues recently published a “Martian” flora following their mission to the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah, USA. Continue reading

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Northern Plants in the Capital: Mer Bleue Bog

Museum botanist Paul Sokoloff offers a tour of a well-known wetland that is situated close to Canada’s capital. Definitely a change of scene! Continue reading

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Hey, You Stole My Chloroplast!

A curious case of hybridization in the Canadian Arctic. To solve the botanical puzzle, we used two valuable research tools—one traditional: the National Herbarium of Canada, and the other on the cutting edge of technology: DNA. Continue reading

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Plants, Fossils, Stories and More: The Students on Ice 2015 Arctic Expedition

by Paul Sokoloff and Kieran Shepherd The Canadian Museum of Nature and Students on Ice (SOI) have been partners in experiential education in the north from the very first expedition 15 years ago. Museum experts have been accompanying expeditions ever … Continue reading

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Plants to Papers

It’s botany field season. Our botanists work hard to share their knowledge! Continue reading

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The Landscapes of Canada Gardens

A place to play, explore and relax: the museum is installing an outdoor plant “gallery”. Continue reading

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Can the Arctic Steal the Show on International Colour Day?

Far from being limited to a white and grey, the Arctic explodes with colour! The region steals the show on the International Colour Day—March 21 in 30 countries. Continue reading

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