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Biogeochemistry of the Arctic System
Jay Jones, Ben Abbott
University of Alaska

Biogeochemistry of the Arctic System --- Jay Jones and Ben Abbott, University of Alaska

Research Presentations
  • Arctic
Permafrost Course 2011

permafrost melt poolsWednesdays, Sept 7- Nov 30 2011 (12 seminars)
19:30 - 21:00 GMT

This webinar series took an interdisciplinary look at permafrost and thermokarst dynamics in Alaska's North Slope. It was designed for an audience from a broad range of backgrounds including physical, biological, and social sciences in order to take a holistic look at changes in the terrestrial arctic system. Topics covered include: an overview of permafrost and thermokarst, impacts of thawing permafrost on people, geomorphology, soils and microbes, and arctic vegetation, streams, and lakes. The course was offered for academic graduate-level credit through the University of Alaska Fairbanks (approximate cost for 1 graduate credit is US$384). For more information for the seminar series, please contact Kimberley Maher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

nsf logoThis 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.

ipa logoThe 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.

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