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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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  • Learn how to be an Affiliated Member of the ABoVE Science Team:
    NASA is seeking to establish formal relationships with individual investigators or organizations interested in coordinating ongoing research and monitoring activities with those being sponsored by NASA as part of the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE). Those individuals or organizations seeking to become an Affiliated Member of the ABoVE Science Team are encouraged to submit a proposal >>
    Posted: November 17, 2015
  • Registration for the Second ABoVE Science Team in Anchorage AK will open soon.
    Hold the dates Jan. 19-21, 2016.
    Posted: October 29, 2015

Announcements Archive

Call for Papers or Abstracts

  • Call for abstracts at the 2016 International Conference on Permafrost >>
    Submissions due Dec. 1, 2015
  • Recent, Present and Future Arctic and Boreal Productivity and Biomass Changes >>
    Submissions due Jan. 1, 2016
  • Changing Fire Regimes: Interactions with Climate, Ecosystems, and Humans >>
    Submissions due Mar. 31, 2016