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.