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Youth Environmental Forum coming soon

(Photo: PAGE21) Kytalyk field site IV International Conference "The role of permafrost ecosystems in a changing climate" will take place 5-8 of August 2014 in Yakutsk, Russia.

During the past 23 years, an multilateral international scientific cooperation has been developing on the extensive permafrost area in the North-East of Russia. Within a framework of 30 international and intergovernmental research and educational projects (14 countries), an unique scientific system SakhaFluxNet has been created for interdisciplinary research to address fundamental questions that reveal the full picture of the state of the environment, the nature of the interaction of all its parts (atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, cryolithosphere), their impact on biodiversity, the forecast and mitigation of the potential impacts of global trends and changes in the environment using the latest scientific innovative equipment. Monitoring network SakhaFluxNet is a part of several international scientific networks such as GlobalCarbon, EuroFlux, AsiaFlux, ScanNet, INTERACT and PAGE21.

Integrated system SakhaFluxNet covers all largest bioclimatic zones of North-Eastern Russia - tundra, forest-tundra and forest, and includes infrastructure of four fully equipped research stations - "Spasskaya Pad" (Central Yakutia), "Elgeeii" (South-Eastern Yakutia), "Chokurdakh" and "Kodac" in the North-Eastern Yakutia. This extensive network of monitoring stations of the world-class level in the North-East of Russia is the only one with this volume of studied biogeochemical and climatic parameters of the ecosystem and has no analogues.

In 2014, we also celebrate 10 years of the start of intensive experimental studies on the tundra research station "Chokurdakh" in the Northeast of Russia under the supervision of Professor Albertus Johannes Dolman. During that time, the station has transformed into a scientific center that conducts unique research, combining efforts of many countries in the study of Arctic ecosystems.

From 5th to 7th of August 2014, IV International conference will be conducted on the basis of scientific stations of IPBC SB RAS. Conference topics include the problems of biogeochemistry, climate and biodiversity in relation to climate change. The first three international conferences on the subject were held in 2000, 2002 and 2008 in Yakutsk, Russia.
 
The main topics of the conference:
• Permafrost ecosystems and climate change
• Global changes and biodiversity
• Migration, transformation and conservation of substances
 
During the conference, on August 6, Dr. Maximov will be having his 60th birthday and to commemorate this event we are planning to have a Round Table about activity and future of our Projects on climate change. The Round Table will be held on August 7, after Section 3.
Conference working languages – English and Russian (simultaneous translation might be provided).
 
 
 

REKLIM International Conference in Berlin, October 2014

(Logo: REKLIM) The conference „Our Climate – Our Future", Regional perspectives on a global challenge will take place from 6–8 October, 2014 in Berlin Germany.
 
It is organised in eight concurrent sessions, which cover an interdisciplinary spectrum of current international and national research work in regional climate change.
 
Each session is highlighted by an internationally well-known scientist presenting his/her keynote during the conference.

Keynote Speakers:

• Prof. René Laprise (Université du Québec à Montréal, CA )
• Prof. Dr. Larry Hinzman (International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA)
• Dr. Edouard Davin (Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
• Prof. Dr. Martyn Chipperfield (University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment, UK)
• Prof. Dr. Stefan Brönnimann (Oeschger Center, University Bern, Switzerland)
• Prof. Dr. Mark Pelling (Department of Geography, King's College London, UK)
• Prof. Dr. Helge Arz (Leibniz Institute for Baltic Research Sea Warnemünde, Germany)
 
For more information about the event, please click here.
 
 
 
 
 

IV International Conference "The role of permafrost ecosystems in a changing climate" 5-8 of August, 2014, Yakutsk, Russia


16IBPCsmallFrom 5th to 7th of August 2014, IV International conference "The role of permafrost ecosystems in a changing climate" will be conducted on the basis of scientific stations of IPBC SB RAS. Conference topics include the problems of biogeochemistry, climate and biodiversity in relation to climate change. The first three international conferences on the subject were held in 2000, 2002 and 2008 in Yakutsk, Russia.
 
The main topics of the conference:
 

- Permafrost ecosystems and climate change

- Global changes and biodiversity

- Migration, transformation and conservation of substances

 

For more information, please see the 2nd circular of the conference here!

 

 

 

The 4th European Conference on Permafrost is coming soon

(Photo: Getty Images) Evóra, Portugal EUCOP 4, will be held in Évora, Portugal 18-21 June, 2014. The PAGE21 project partners are actively participating in the conference chairing various sessions and presenting the latest research. Full list of accepted abstracts can be found here.

A Young Researchers workshop will be organized in a joint effort of PYRN (Permafrost Young Researchers Network), APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists ) and the young researcher representatives of the two projects PAGE21 (Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century) and ADAPT (Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition).
 
The workshop aims at building interdisciplinary knowledge on how the Arctic and Antarctic permafrost regions play a key role in the Earth System and to give each participant a more overarching view on the regions beyond disciplinary research questions.
 
To achieve this, the participants will share knowledge with each other in thematic break-out sessions and elaborate the future avenues of permafrost research together, with mentors playing a key role in permafrost research either in large-scale international projects or science policy.
 
What is more, the workshop participants engaged with PAGE21 project will share their experience through casual blogs from the Conference and the Workshop.
We encourage other participants to share their experience via the comments system that will be available together with the blogs.
 
Pleave visit the conference website for all practical information about the event.
 
 

Ph.D. and Post Doc positions in Arctic carbon cycle research

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has two available positions for Arctic carbon cycle research.
 
The Global Biogeochemical Cycles group of the Department of Earth Sciences at VU University Amsterdam has a PhD position available in studying methane emissions from lakes in the Arctic (e.g. Siberia) as they are affected by climate change. Emission of methane from lakes is an important component of the methane budget of the Arctic and is intimately related to the number and dynamics of small and larger lakes.
 
The PhD position is for a duration of four years. More information on this position can be found in here or by contacting prof. Han Dolman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Department of Earth Sciences) or dr. Ko van Huissteden, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 
 
The Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics group of the Department of Earth Sciences and Ecology at VU University Amsterdam has a postdoc position available in studying methane emissions from tundra ecosystems in the Arctic (e.g. Siberia) as affected by melting permafrost. These biomes interact substantially with the atmospheric carbon pool and hence climate through decomposition of old soil carbon, fires, and emission of methane.
 
The postdoc position is also for a duration of four years. More information on this position can be found in here or by contacting prof. Han Dolman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (Department of Earth Sciences) or prof. Rien Aerts (Department of Ecology), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..