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A DURHAM University professor has set sail as part of a team carrying out conservation research.

Dr Tim Dowling will be researching salt marsh development in high latitude Greenland, as part of Canon Europe and World Wildlife Federation’s trip to the country.

Salt marshes are important archives of information on changes in relative sea level.

It is hoped it will provide important new data for ice sheet reconstruction as well as a better understanding of north Atlantic climatic changes,

The expedition can be followed on its journey online at www.lasticearea.org.

Expedition information and images will be published after the conclusion of the expedition in the autumn of this year.