Difusión: 2016 Fall Agu Session: Permafrost degradation

Dear Colleagues,

This is an announcement and reminder to encourage you to submit an abstract to the following 2016 Fall AGU Session (San Francisco, 12-16 December 2016) entitled:

“GC053. Permafrost degradation and its interrelations with physical, ecological, and social- economic processes” (Session ID#: 13163).

We stress that contributions from any studies on the role of permafrost dynamics and the impact of its changes on the environment as well as on the resident society are very welcome.

For more information, please go to:

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is on Wednesday, 3 August 23:59 EDT.

For submitting an abstract to our session, you can use this link:

We are looking forward to receiving your abstract and to meet you in San Francisco.

Best regards,
Mathias Ulrich
(on behalf of the session conveners)

Session Description:
Permafrost dynamics have become a focal point of arctic research due to their wide-ranging impacts and feedback mechanisms within the Earth system. In addition to global climate regulation, ecosystem services performed by permafrost landscapes support subsistence practices (including human land-use), transportation corridors, and infrastructure that are of fundamental importance to northern communities. Thus, there is an urgent need to (1) enhance the understanding of permafrost resilience and degradation processes, and (2) combine physical, ecological, and social sciences in permafrost research.
This session highlights the impacts of permafrost dynamics and landscape change on northern environments and peoples. We invite studies about the implications of degrading permafrost for northern communities, infrastructure, wildlife, and the storage, vulnerability and release of carbon and nitrogen in permafrost. We welcome research based on field-process studies, monitoring programs, remote sensing and modeling approaches, as well as interdisciplinary efforts including traditional knowledge and local observations on this topic.

Jens Strauss (Jens.Strauss@awi.de), Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Daniel Fortier (daniel.fortier@umontreal.ca), University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Gerald V Frost (jfrost@abrinc.com), Alaska Biological Research, Inc., Fairbanks, AK, United States
Mathias Ulrich (Mathias.Ulrich@uni-leipzig.de), University of Leipzig, Institute for Geography, Leipzig, Germany

Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Biogeosciences, and Cryosphere

B – Biogeosciences
C – Cryosphere
PP – Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
SI – Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences



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