People and Permafrost --- Gary Kofinas and Allison Woodword, University of Alaska Suggested Readings: M Brubaker, H Dingman, P Leavitt, and V Romanovsky. 2010. Climate Change Effects on Traditional Food Cellars in Barrow, Alaska. CCH Bulletin 4: 1-9. Michael Brubaker, J Berner, J Bell, J Warren, and A Rolin. 2009. Climate Change and Health Impacts Assessment. Center for Climate and Health Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. GP Kofinas, FS Chapin III, S BurnSilver, JI Schmidt, NL Fresco, K Kielland, S Martin, A Springsteen, and T.S Rupp. 2010. Resilience of Athabascan subsistence systems to interior Alaska’s changing climate. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40: 1347–1359. PH Larsen, S Goldsmith, O Smith, ML Wilson, K Strzepek, P Chinowsky, B Saylor. 2008. Estimating future costs for Alaska public infrastructure at risk from climate change. Global Environmental Change.
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.