Ann Eileen Lennert

Affiliation: The Arctic University of Norway, Institute of Arctic and marine biology, at the research group:


Ann Eileen Lennert holds a PhD in Environmental Anthropology and Sustainability Sciences from Greenland Institute of Natural Recourses (GNIR) and Climate Research Centre (GCRC) and the University of Greenland.

Her research is focused on knowledge co-production and interdisciplinary studies drawing on both natural and social sciences to improve our understanding of long-term climate variability. She loves to explore human-nature interactions and links between variations in past and present sea ice, climate conditions, changing environments, ecosystems, and human societies, through a variety of sources, archives, local knowledge and data. She has worked with community engagement in the Arctic through several projects and has lived in the Arctic since 2004. She emphasizes a lot on the responsibility of making science applicable to all through outreach and narrative cartography and sees involvement of local communities as a recourse.

Planned fieldwork on Svalbard: Currently I am on Svalbard and will be coming for a month in January 2022 in connection with SVALUR. I will additionally be coming in connection with the other mentioned project -but when has to be determined.

SVALUR -Understanding Resilience and Long-Term Environmental Change in the High Arctic: Narrative-based analyses from Svalbard

The project aims to bring together local knowledge and environmental monitoring, to work towards a rich memory of environmental change on Svalbard. Ann will be working with cp-production of knowledge through narrative cartography, -connecting a palette of sources from archives, narratives, observations, and environmental data.

C2C – From catchment to coast (C2C): Integrating cross-ecosystem approaches into climate change research and ecosystem-based management for northern ecosystems

Ann will work on engaging with society at multiple levels to co-define and prioritize research and management needs and to draw on diverse knowledge systems to explore socioecological linkages that could change as a result of climate change in case studies (WP1), and assessing pressing societal issues related to cross-ecosystem impacts and management, as well as, carry out detailed studies on the socio-ecological linkages impacted by climate change and how these changes impact society and local communities (WP5).