April 5th, 2018With current director Alan Townsend departing next month for a new position as provost to Colorado College, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research is searching for a new director. An international search will be conducted to find an emerging or established leader with a combination of research and leadership skills.
March 16th, 2018The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has awarded Katherine N. Suding its prestigious Robert H. MacArthur Award. Suding, fellow of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, is a leader in community ecology.
March 1st, 2018INSTAAR director Alan R. Townsend will be joining Colorado College as that institution's provost on the first of June, 2018.
February 12th, 2018The Dartmouth Flood Observatory has been providing interactive flood maps for natural disaster responders and planners for 20 years. The DFO is developing new ways of combining satellite imagery and geographic information systems to help identify areas prone to flooding in a changing climate.
December 7th, 2017A list of INSTAAR talks and posters at the 2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans.
December 4th, 2017Julio Sepúlveda is a unique fossil-hunter. Rather than the hard exoskeletons of ancient organisms, Sepúlveda analyzes a softer biological component, fats. He looks at the distribution of organic molecules in nature from soils and sediments to lakes and the ocean, with a focus mostly on lipids, the molecular constituent of fat. He uses this data to not only reconstruct ancient environments but also to contribute to predictions for how our current climate might respond to similar environmental conditions.