Arctic vegetation, successional processes, and ecosystem function --- Michelle Mack and Andres Baron, University of Florida Suggested readings: Lantz, T.C., Kokelj, S.V., Gergel, S.E., and G.H.R . Henry. 2009. Relative impacts of disturbance and temperature: persistent changes in microenvironment and vegetation in retrogressive thaw slumps. Global Change Biology 15: 1664–1675. Sturm, M., et al. 2005. Winter Biological Processes Could Help Convert Arctic Tundra to Shrubland. BioScience. 55(1): 17- 26. Higuera, P.E. et al. 2008. Frequent Fires in Ancient Shrub Tundra: Implications of Paleorecords for Arctic Environmental Change. PLoS ONE. 3(3) available online at www.plosone.org
Wednesdays, Sept 7- Nov 30 2011 (12 seminars)
19:30 - 21:00 GMT
Hosted by the NSF Arctic Systems Science Thermokarst Project and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists. For more information on the Thermokarst project and the presenters, visit http://thermokarst.psu.edu.
This course was supported through grants from the US National Science Foundation Arctic System Sciences Program, Collaborative Awards ARC-.0806341, 0806399, 0806329, 0806254, 0806465, 0806451, 0806271, and 0806394. The information presented was based on results from research from the NSF Arctic System Science Thermakarst Project and may not reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
The course is also endorsed by the International Permafrost Association (IPA). The IPA, founded in 1983, has as its objectives to foster the disseminationIPA of knowledge concerning permafrost and to promote cooperation among persons and national or international organizations engaged in scientific investigation and engineering work on permafrost.
Introduction to Arctic System Science and and overview of permafrost & thermokarst
Permafrost Course Part 1 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
Breck Bowden (University of Vermont)
Torre Jorgenson (ABR, Inc Environmental Research and Services)
Andrew Balser (University of Alaska)
People and Permafrost
Permafrost Course Part 2 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
Gary Kofinas (University of Alaska)
Allison Woodword (University of Alaska)
Arctic Geomorphology: Causes and Consequences of Topographic Change
Permafrost Course Part 3 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
Ben Crosby (Idaho State University)
Permafrost degradation: ground thermal and hydrolic responses
Permafrost Course Part 4 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
Sarah Godsey (Idaho State University)
Permafrost carbon and climate feedbacks in a warmer world
Permafrost Course Part 5 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
Ted Schuur (University of Florida)
Soils, microbes, and landscape change
Permafrost Course Part 6 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
Josh Schimel (University of California Santa Barbara)
Kate Buckeridge (University of California Santa Barbara)
Arctic Vegetation, successional processes, and ecosystem function
Permafrost Course Part 7 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
Michelle Mack (University of Florida)
Andres Baron (University of Florida)
Biogeochemistry of the Arctic System
Permafrost Course Part 8 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
Jay Jones (University of Alaska)
Ben Abbott (University of Alaska)
Arctic Streams in a Changing Environment
Permafrost Course Part 9 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
Breck Bowden (University of Vermont)
Julia Larouche (University of Vermont)
Michael Flinn (Murray State University)
Jeff Kampman (Murray State University)
Permafrost Course Part 10 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
George Kling (University of Michigan)
How to Build a Time Machine: Ecosystem Models, Thermokarst Dynamics, and Our Stewardship of the Arctic
Permafrost Course Part 11 from APECS Webinars on Vimeo.
Ed Rastetter (Marine Biological Laboratories)