Recorded on 29 March 2011.
This video is part of an online lecture series coordinated by APECS, US NSF ARCSS Thermokarst Project, and the University of Canterbury to help early career polar researchers navigate their careers. For more information on the full series, visit apecs.is/webinars.
Presenter: Ross Virginia - Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Institute of Arctic Studies- within the Dickey Center for International Understanding
Ross Virginia is an ecosystem ecologist interested in human influence on biogeochemical cycles. His emphasis is on understanding how processes such as desertification and climate change alter plant-soil interactions and the ecology and biodiversity of soils. Prof. Virginia's research examines carbon and nitrogen cycling in deserts, including arid lands of the southwest and the polar deserts of Antarctica, the McMurdo Dry Valleys. He is also interested in the relationships between the disciplines of ecology, ecosystem science and environmental law.