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NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment


Climate change in the Arctic and Boreal region is unfolding faster than anywhere else on Earth, resulting in reduced Arctic sea ice, thawing of permafrost soils, decomposition of long- frozen organic matter, widespread changes to lakes, rivers, coastlines, and alterations of ecosystem structure and function. NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program is conducting a major field campaign, the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), in Alaska and western Canada, for 8 to 10 years, starting in 2015. ABoVE seeks a better understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and society to this changing environment.
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  • Presentations from the 2nd ABoVE Science Team Meeting are now available on the agenda.>>
    Posted: January 29, 2016
  • Learn how to be an Affiliated Member of the ABoVE Science Team >>
    Posted: November 17, 2015

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Call for Papers or Abstracts

  • Call for abstracts at the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference >>
    Submissions due Jan. 31, 2016
  • Changing Fire Regimes: Interactions with Climate, Ecosystems, and Humans >>
    Submissions due Mar. 31, 2016