(2) ABR, Inc Environmental Research and Services
(3) University of Alaska
Introduction to Arctic System Science and and overview of permafrost & thermokarst --- Breck Bowden, University of Vermont; Torre Jorgenson, ABR, Inc Environmental Research and Services; Andrew Balser, University of Alaska Suggested Readings: M.T. Jorgenson and T.E. Osterkamp. 2005. Response of boreal ecosystems to varying modes of permafrost degradation. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 35: 2100–2111. JC Rowland, CE Jones, G Altmann, R Bryan, GL Geernaert, LD Hinzman, DL Kane, A Mancino, P Marsh, JP McNamara, VE Romanovsky, H Toniolo, BJ Travis, E Trochim and CJ Wilson. 29 June 2010. Arctic Landscapes in Transition: Responses to Thawing Permafrost. Eos 91: 229-236. YL Shur and MT Jorgenson. 2009. Patterns of Permafrost Formation and Degradation in Relation to Climate and Ecosystems. Permafrost and Periglacial Process. 18: 7–19.
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.