Lance Lesack and his research team were featured in a recent article published online via Smithsonian.com. The article, With Federal Funds Dwindling, Climate Scientists Turn to Unusual Partnerships to Study Methane in a Warming Arctic, was authored by Laura Poppick, a freelance writer for Smithsonian.com.
Lesack and his research team have been working on the Mackenzie Delta as members of a larger international collaboration, in part trying to measure the quantity of methane (greenhouse gas) fizzing out of the lakes. The team is taking a uniquely collaborative approach that includes U.S. and Canadian researchers in geology, microbiology, limnology (the study of lakes) and oceanography. All of these researchers are in close connection with native communities within the Canadian Northwest Territories.