Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The APECS October 2009 newsletter is now published. APECS is proud to announce the election of a new Executive Committee to lead our organization into 2010. We have achieved much for a young group, and our success will continue because of the passionate contributions of our leaders, members, and mentors.

In this month’s newsletter …
1.) APECS News and Updates

  • APECS 2009-2010 Executive Committee Election results
  • New APECS Council Charter
  • SCAR Biology APECS Meeting Report
  • APECS South Africa Update
  • Participate in IPY Polar Week and the International Lecture Series: 4-9 October
  • IPY Oslo Science Conference – Updates
  • Win a Free Trip to the Oslo IPY Conference - Submit your data!

2.) Message from the Director – Arctic Frontiers and Young Scientist Forum

3.) Important news from APECS partners

  • International Permafrost Association launches new website
  • IASC needs your Arctic photos for their yearbook
  • Arctic Climate Feedbacks Report available from the World Wildlife Fund
  • 2009 Climate Change and Energy Competitions
  • Cephalopod Beak Guide published by José Xavier
  • New Publication: Variations on Polysynthesis, the Eskaleut languages
  • IPY September 2009 report published
  • Workshop: "Marine Biodiversity under change”, 24 Jan to 3 Feb 2010,
  • Svalbard Science Forum Arctic field grant
  • SCAR September 2009 newsletter published

4.)  Meetings, Workshops and Conferences

  • APECS Session at the 1st World Young Earth Scientists (YES) Congress
  • Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Workshop
  • Luncheon Dialogue at the Antarctic Treaty Summit
  • IPY International Early Career Polar Researcher Symposium
  • AGU Session: Providing Climate Policy Makers with a Strong Scientific Base
  • Marine Biodiversity under change workshop
  • Climate Change in Magellan and Antarctic Regions: Evidence and Challenge for the Future
  • IPY Oslo Science Conference 2010

5.) Recent Literature Discussions on the APECS website

  • The Climate Change Debate
  • Eco-tweens can help polar bears
  • New publication: Russia and the North
  • Terrestrial ecologists ignore aquatic literature: Asymmetry in citation breadth in ecological public

6.) New Posters in the Virtual Poster Session

  • An Investigation of the Impacts of Polynyas in Storfjorden, Svalbard
  • The Antarctic Peninsula: Climate and Sea Ice Extent in a Changing Environment
  • A Snapshot of Food Availability for Little Auks (Alle alle), Bjørndalen Colony, Svalbard
  • Permafrost temperatures in Svalbard – what controls them?
  • Biodiversity and Distribution of High Arctic Invertebrates and Plants Beneath a Breeding Sea Bird Colony

7.) Latest Videos posted to the APECS collection

  • King Penguin
  • Life Under the Ice
  • Cruise Cruise Baby

8.) Jobs/Opportunities

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