Part 1 of the Arctic System Science Thermokarst Project / APECS Introduction to Changing Permafrost in the Arctic Landscape Online Course.

--- Breck Bowden, University of Vermont
--- Torre Jorgenson, ABR, Inc Environmental Research and Services
--- Andrew Balser, University of Alaska

This webinar series takes an interdisciplinary look at permafrost and thermokarst dynamics in Alaska’s North Slope. It is 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.

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For more information on the Arctic System Science Thermokarst Project:

This course is 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 is based on results from research from the NSF Arctic System Science Thermakarst Project and may not reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

This course is also endorsed by the International Permafrost Association (IPA). The IPA, founded in 1983, has as its objectives to foster the dissemination 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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