Bridges and bottlenecks: Andrei Sher’s role in the development of international collaboration in Beringian Science.

Scott Elias, Klaus Dodds

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Andrei Sher played a leading role in the development of international cooperation and exchange of ideas in Beringian science. The Cold War created great tensions between the USSR and the NATO countries, as the Bering Strait region became one of the front lines of potential military conflict. However, through the persistent efforts of such people as Andrei Sher in Russia and David Hopkins in the USA, scientists were able to overcome political obstacles to attend international Beringian conferences, visit each other’s militarized zones to do fieldwork, and collaborate on joint projects.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2049-2053
Number of pages4
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2011


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