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NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment


Research and Monitoring Activities

This page referenced by section 2.5 of A.4 amendment 43

Numerous organizations are engaged in research and monitoring activities within the ABoVE Study Domain.  Investigators preparing proposals for ABoVE may wish to consider developing synergistic research collaborations with investigations sponsored by these organizations. The person identified as the point of contact for each organization below is prepared to discuss such collaborations with investigators preparing proposals for ABoVE and/or assist investigators in contacting the appropriate individual(s) within the organization with whom to engage in such discussions.  Investigators contacting these persons should take care to be considerate of their time and respectful of any constraints and/or limitations on their ability to help.

Please be aware that the list below is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive.  Its intent is to identify those organizations with which NASA has established there is mutual interest in future ABoVE collaboration(s) and that are willing to be so identified.

If you are aware of additional programs that have an interest in collaborating with ABoVE and would like to be included on this list, please have them contact


Department of Energy

Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic
Stan D. Wullschleger
Project PI
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives for Alaska
        Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) are applied conservation science partnerships between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies, states, tribes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities and stakeholders within an ecologically defined area.

Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Philip Martin
Science Coordinator

Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Karen A Murphy
Western Alaska LCC Coordinator

Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Amanda Robertson

Science Coordinator

US National Park Service

Alaska Region Inventory & Monitoring Program
Tom Philippi
Quantitative Ecologist
Natural Resource Stewardship and Science
National Park Service
619-557-5450 x4576

US Geological Survey

Alaska Science Center
Mark B. Shasby
Director, Alaska Science Center
Anchorage, AK 99508

Alaska Climate Science Center
Jeremy S. Littell
Lead Research Scientist
DOI Alaska Climate Science Center
Anchorage, AK 99508

US Bureau of Land Management

US Forest Service

Alaska Region
John E. Lundquist
Forest Entomologist
Forest Health Protection
Anchorage, Alaska

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Alaska Climate Change Science (added 12.23.2014)



North Slope Science Initiative
John Payne
Executive Director



Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS)
Donald S. McLennan
Head - Monitoring Science
Ottawa, ON

Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Catherine Ste-Marie
Climate Change Research Coordinator
Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa, ON

Canada Center for Remote Sensing, Natural Resources Canada
Yvan Desy
Director, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, NRCan
Ottawa, ON



Government of Yukon
Aynslie Ogden
Yukon Executive Council Office
Senior Science Advisor
Whitehorse, YK

Yukon Research Centre, Yukon College (added 12.23.2014)
Chris Hawkins
Vice President, Research and Community Engagement
Whitehorse, Yukon

Council of Yukon First Nations (added 12.23.2014)
Bob Van Dijken
Director, Circumpolar Relations
Whitehorse, Yukon

Canada-Northwest Territories

Government of the Northwest Territories
Andrew Applejohn
Senior Science Advisor
Environment Division
Environment and Natural Resources
Yellowknife, NT





Changing Cold Regions Network
Chris M. DeBeer
Changing Cold Regions Network Manager
Saskatoon, SK