Arctic vegetation, successional processes, and ecosystem function --- Michelle Mack and Andres Baron, University of Florida Suggested readings: Lantz, T.C., Kokelj, S.V., Gergel, S.E., and G.H.R . Henry. 2009. Relative impacts of disturbance and temperature: persistent changes in microenvironment and vegetation in retrogressive thaw slumps. Global Change Biology 15: 1664–1675. Sturm, M., et al. 2005. Winter Biological Processes Could Help Convert Arctic Tundra to Shrubland. BioScience. 55(1): 17- 26. Higuera, P.E. et al. 2008. Frequent Fires in Ancient Shrub Tundra: Implications of Paleorecords for Arctic Environmental Change. PLoS ONE. 3(3) available online at www.plosone.org
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.