Ylva Sjöberg is a physical geography doctoral student at Stockholm University and coordinator of the Swedish branch of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) international network. Her PhD project focuses on exploring the interactions between permafrost and groundwater, which is crucial for understanding future changes that can be expected in the Arctic with climate warming. The aim is to assess the effects of permafrost thaw on hydrology both at a detailed and process-oriented scale, and at catchment scales. This is done by analyzing long-term river discharge data, field mapping of ground-ice using geophysical methods, and physically-based modeling of coupled groundwater flows and heat transport.
Ylva is APECS’ representative to the IPA Education and Outreach Committee and the the organizing committee of the upcoming Permafrost Young Researchers’ workshop at EUCOP4 in Évora, Portugal 2014
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Sarah Nuernberger holds a MA in International Development from the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies in Denver, Colorado, USA, with concentrations in GIS, water and natural resource management, and geopolitics. Her research interests broadly focus on the interactions of humans, the environment, and policy, specifically with regard to the impacts of climate change and resource development in the Polar Regions. Sarah is currently the Product Development Specialist at iDE - International Development Enterprises, a non-profit working with smallholder farmers in developing countries. When not working or traveling, you can find Sarah climbing, hiking, camping, skiing, or snowshoeing in the Rocky Mountains.
APECS Nordic Survey
The APECS Nordic Project team collected opinions and experiences from indigenous and non-indigenous early career researchers (ECRs) and Indigenous peoples in Nordic Regions. The APECS Nordic Survey was conducted in spring 2014. The survey was available in Danish, English, Finnish, Northern Sami, Russian, Swedish. It included questions about interactions between ECRs, Indigenous peoples and Northern communities, about research and Indigenous communities, the use of western science and Traditional Knowledge, as well as education and training needs that might help facilitate meaningful and effective communication and research collaboration in Nordic Arctic communities.
The survey is now closed. We thank all of you that participated in it. The results of the survey will be made available before the end of 2015.
More information about the APECS Nordic Project and its activities can be found on the main project website.
The APECS Nordic Survey is now available below. The survey is now available in English, Sami, Finnish and Swedish. Please take a few moments to share your experiences and knowledge regarding research relationships in northern communities. We welcome your input and feedback. Thank you for your contributions and participation!