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Here are some upcoming deadlines and news items that we would like to share with our network:

1) Poster abstracts are due May 20 for 'Arctic Futures 2050 Conference': This novel conference of Arctic scientists, Indigenous People, and policy makers jointly explores the knowledge needed to inform decisions concerning the Arctic in coming decades.

4-6 September 2019,Washington, DC

Conference Agenda Updates:The Arctic Futures 2050 Conference website has been udpated with the latest agenda and speaker updates

  • Poster Abstracts Deadline: 20 May 2019
  • Travel Award Applications Deadline: 20 May 2019
  • Conference Registration: early bird registration through 10 July 2019


2) Permafrost collapse is accelerating carbon release: This new Comment in Nature focuses on how large swaths of permafrost in the Arctic are collapsing and leading to abrupt thaw, a phenomenon and feedback current climate models have not accounted for. This work is a product of the Permafrost Carbon Network and the Study of Environmental Arctic Change. The authors call for better data gathering, support of global monitoring sites, incorporation into reports for policymakers and the development of holistic models.


3) Join the new IPA Permafrost and Carbon budgets Interest Group (IPaC):

The aim of the IPaC is to impact and improve how permafrost is treated in carbon budgets. IPaC will create and sustain a formalized pathway for IPA permafrost experts to give feedback on the representation of permafrost in datasets used for broad-scale carbon budgets. IPaC is led by a Steering Committee chaired by Dr. Gustaf Hugelius. See here for more information on the Interest Group.

Contact: Justine Ramage, Scientific coordinator IPaC


4) Recent publications:

  • Boike J, Nitzbon J, Anders K, Grigoriev M, Bolshiyanov D, Langer M, Lange S, Bornemann N, Morgenstern A, Schreiber P, Wille C, Chadburn S, Gouttevin I, Burke E and Kutzbach L 2019 A 16-year record (2002–2017) of permafrost, active-layer, and meteorological conditions at the Samoylov Island Arctic permafrost research site, Lena River delta, northern Siberia: an opportunity to validate remote-sensing data and land surface, snow, and permafrost models Earth System Science Data 11 261–99., 2019
  • Eckhardt T, Knoblauch C, Kutzbach L, Holl D, Simpson G, Abakumov E and Pfeiffer E-M 2019 Partitioning net ecosystem exchange of CO2 on the pedon scale in the Lena River Delta, Siberia Biogeosciences 16 1543–62., 2019
  • Holl D, Wille C, Sachs T, Schreiber P, Runkle BRK, Beckebanze L, Langer M, Boike J, Pfeiffer E-M, Fedorova I, Bolshianov DY, Grigoriev MN and Kutzbach L 2019 A long-term (2002 to 2017) record of closed-path and open-path eddy covariance CO2 net ecosystem exchange fluxes from the Siberian Arctic Earth System Science Data 11 221–40., 2019
  • Nitzbon J, Langer M, Westermann S, Martin L, Aas KS and Boike J 2019 Pathways of ice-wedge degradation in polygonal tundra under different hydrological conditions The Cryosphere 13 1089–123., 2019
  • Lee H, Ekici A, Tjiputra J, Muri H, Chadburn S, Lawrence DM and Schwinger J 2019 The response of permafrost and high latitude ecosystems under large scale stratospheric aerosol injection and its termination Earth’s Future
  • Turetsky MR, Abbott BW, Jones MC, Anthony KW, Olefeldt D, Schuur EAG, Koven C, McGuire AD, Grosse G, Kuhry P, Hugelius G, Lawrence DM, Gibson C and Sannel ABK 2019 Permafrost collapse is accelerating carbon release Nature 569 32. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01313-4