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Jimmy Thomson

Illustration by Beth Covvey
On surviving the tour de Great Slave Lake
October 2018
Scientists take a water sample during the Canada C3 trip last summer, as part of one of the largest eDNA surveys ever conducted. Later, this sample will be analyzed and the DNA it contains will paint a picture of the species present in the area. Courtesy Students on Ice Foundation/Taylor Roades
How environmental DNA is showing us all of the life we cannot see
July 2018
What's in the job description? Spend hours on the open deck, waiting for the wildlife to show up. Courtesy Mark Cowardine/One Ocean
What's it like to wake up to stunning Arctic vistas, watch polar bears all day and hike across the tundra--and get paid for it? Just ask Jimmy Thomson.
April 2015