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Arctic communities planning for abrupt permafrost thaw

Arctic communities planning for abrupt permafrost thaw

A new INSTAAR-led project will engage Indigenous and Western knowledge systems to better understand abrupt permafrost change in Alaska. The National Science Foundation selected the project as part of its Navigating the New Arctic funding area, one of ten “Big Ideas” that NSF is investing in as an area of profound national challenge and opportunity. The research project brings Alaskan communities together with social and natural scientists to examine changes in permafrost thaw lake environments, including associated effects on villages in the Yukon River watershed.

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Lawns and landscaping complicate taking the measure of Los Angeles Basin’s carbon footprint

Lawns and landscaping complicate taking the measure of Los Angeles Basin’s carbon footprint

The Los Angeles Basin is often thought of as a dry, heavily developed landscape. But a new study in PNAS led by NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the manicured lawns, emerald golf courses, and trees of America’s second-largest city play a surprisingly large role in its carbon footprint.

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The Arctic is burning in a whole new way

The Arctic is burning in a whole new way

Widespread wildfires in the far north aren’t just bigger; they’re different—with strong consequences for the global climate—warn international fire scientists in a commentary published today in Nature Geoscience.

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Events Calendar

INSTAAR seminar: Jamie McFarlin and Benjamin Campforts

Join us to hear from TWO of our own postdocs, Dr. Benjamin Campforts and Dr. Jamie McFarlin, on: Part 1: Earth’s surface on the move: Numerical…

Grad student seminar: Community building

Join the INSTAAR graduate community for some quality time with your colleagues and to build solidarity in this physically distanced time.

Joint Earth Seminar Series: TBA

The Geological Sciences Department is hosting this talk in the Joint Earth Seminar Series.

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Seminars

INSTAAR seminar: Jamie McFarlin and Benjamin Campforts

Join us to hear from TWO of our own postdocs, Dr. Benjamin Campforts and Dr. Jamie McFarlin, on: Part 1: Earth’s surface on the move: Numerical…

Joint Earth Seminar Series: TBA

The Geological Sciences Department is hosting this talk in the Joint Earth Seminar Series.

INSTAAR seminar: Claire Masteller


Grad Student Talks

Grad student seminar: Community building

Join the INSTAAR graduate community for some quality time with your colleagues and to build solidarity in this physically distanced time.

Grad student seminar: Good poster and talk design

Join the INSTAAR graduate community for a workshop with the INSTAAR design team on taking your conference presentations up a level. This hour-long…