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August 2019

Microbiome and subducted carbon vulnerability in Arctic permafrost soils

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm3:30 pm
Akasofu 401 United States

Arctic permafrost soils contain about half of the global soil organic C (approx. 1300 Pg). One third of this C is stored in subducted organic matter (cryoOM) by the cryoturbation processes.We here present results from the Arctic project that aimed at identifying the role of microbial functioning for OM decomposition in cryoturbated soils (Siberia, Greenland, Canada) and at assessing the potential vulnerability of this OM in a future climate. Our main findings were: 1. Abundance of bacteria and fungi closely…

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July 2019

ST Lee Young Scientist Exchange Lecture – Anthropogenic forcing: effects on extreme glacier mass-loss

Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 11:00 am12:00 pm
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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This lecture is part of the S.T. Lee Young Scientist Exchange with Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Visiting scientist: Lauren Vargo Talk overview: Glaciers are unique indicators of climate change, and extreme glacier mass loss is becoming more common globally. While decadal glacier decline has been attributed to anthropogenic forcing, direct links between anthropogenic forcing and years of extreme glacier mass loss have not been documented. Event attribution methods have previously been applied to extreme heat, drought, and rainfall…

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Workshop: Arctic Change and Extreme Weather & Climate

Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 8:00 amFriday, Jul 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, 401 E 6th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99501 United States
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The goal of this workshop is to synthesize current knowledge and coordinate future research efforts to improve understanding of Arctic influence on extreme climate and weather. **Note: This workshop is open to invited participants only.

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Association for Women in Science talk: field research meets rural Alaska

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Akasofu 501, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 United States
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The Association for Women in Science, Alaska Chapter (AWIS-AK) invites you to their brown-bag meeting.  Speaker: Dr. Alexis Will, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute of Polar Research, Japan.  Topic: Field research meets rural Alaska: mistakes, missteps, and moments of "aha!" Please bring a story or advice to share from your own experience working with and in rural communities.

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June 2019

Coast survey’s operations in Alaska

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 at 10:30 am11:30 am
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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Seminar by Bart Buesseler, Navigation Manager for the NOAA Office for Coast Surveys (OCS) about the operations that NOAA OCS conducts in Alaska. Topics: How are survey areas identified and selected?What kinds of data are acquired?What standards are used?What opportunities exist for collaboration?  Download presentation (PDF)

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Climate Physics Journal Club- Climate-scale predictability and variability of Alaska wildfire

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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Presenter: Peter Bieniek. Wildfire in Interior Alaska is a key natural driver of the landscape and can be a hazard at the wildland-urban interface. Years with extreme wildfire activity in Alaska have increased in frequency in recent decades and are projected to continue to increase under climate change.

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May 2019

Arctic Research Open House

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm7:00 pm

Join us for an open house showcasing UAF Arctic research. Walk between numerous facilities to learn about current projects and meet scientists in climate science, geoscience, natural resources, social science and engineering. Tasty treats will be available from Blue Flame Street Side food truck. Free parking. Families welcome.

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IARC Salon- Communicating your science to the press

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Please join the International Arctic Research Center for our May IARC Salon – Communicating your science to the press. Come hear perspectives and insights from: Ravenna Koenig - reporter at Alaska's Energy Desk, formerly with NPR Weekend EditionRick Thoman - Alaska climate specialist, regular contributor for KNOM, KDLG, KUAC, Nome Nugget; 441 media hits in last year including New York Times, Associated PressBrian Brettschneider - Climatologist, Forbes magazine contributor; 642 media hits in last year including Washington Post, New York…

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Climate Physics Journal Club- Arctic warming amplification & arctic-lower latitude linkages

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm3:30 pm

Presenter: Xiangdong Zhang. Surface air temperature increase has been amplified in the Arctic. However, the sparse observational network limits accurate estimates of Arctic warming. There is uncertainty in global warming rate, including the period of so-called “hiatus” from 1998-2012 as indicated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5).

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April 2019

IARC Salon-Fostering an effective research environment for early-career researchers

Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm3:00 pm

Please join the International Arctic Research Center for our April IARC Salon – Fostering an effective research environment for early-career researchers. Come hear perspectives and insights from Rich Collins, Associate Director Geophysical Institute; Vladimir Alexeev, research professor International Arctic Research Center; William Simpson, snow chemist Geophysical Institute;  Syndonia Bret-Harte, ecosystem ecologist Institute of Arctic Biology. Light refreshments will be served.

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