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NASA's Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment


Collaborators: Interagency & International Partnerships

Referenced on page A.4-9 in NASA Research Announcement for Terrestrial Ecology: Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment – Phase 3 NNH21ZDA001N-TE

Numerous organizations are engaged in research and monitoring activities within the ABoVE Study Domain. ABoVE Investigators 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 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 Peter Griffith.


The NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program is an active participant in the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC). NASA Program Managers and Scientists, appropriate staff from the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Office, and members of the ABoVE Science Team have all been active in several different IARPC Collaborations Teams, such as Terrestrial Ecosystems, Arctic Observing Systems, and Permafrost. Collaboration teams are open to the public through the IARPC Collaborations Portal.

Department of Energy
Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic
Stan D. Wullschleger
Project PI
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
US National Park Service
Alaska Natural Resources Program
Alaska Natural Resource Science and Management Team
Grant Hilderbrand
240 W. 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 644-3571
Alaska Inventory & Monitoring Program
Jim Lawler
240 W. 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
(907) 644-3699
US Geological Survey
Alaska Science Center
Christian Zimmerman
Director, Alaska Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Alaska Science Center
4210 University Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99508

Alaska Climate Science Center
UAF Troth Yeddha' Campus
2160 Koyukuk Dr, PO Box 757245
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7340
General Contact: Email AK CASC
US Forest Service
Alaska Region
Sydney Brannoch, PhD
Forest Service
State & Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection
p: 907-451-2701
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Alison York
University of Alaska Fairbanks
International Arctic Research Center
PO Box 757340
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7340

Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR)
Misha Warbanski, Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) campus
1 Uvajuq Road
P.O. Box 2150
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
(867) 993-3376
Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada
Jason Edwards
Director, Climate Change Research
Northern Forestry Centre
5320 122 Street Northwest
Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 3S5
Tel.: (825) 510-1292
Northwest Canada Consultations- Edmonton May 2016

Government of Yukon
Sabrina Kinsella
Office of the Science Advisor
Executive Council Office
Government of Yukon Government
Yukon University Research Center
Brian Horton
Manager, Climate Change Research
Yukon University Research Centre
Council of Yukon First Nations
Merran Smith
Climate Change Analyst
Northwest Canada Consultations-Whitehorse May 2016 Yukon-focus Webinars
Canada–Northwest Territories

Government of the Northwest Territories
Andrew Applejohn
Senior Science Advisor
Environment Division
Environment and Natural Resources
Yellowknife, NT
Northwest Canada Consultations - Yellowknife May 2016 NWT-focus Webinars
NWT Academic Liaison
Jennifer Baltzer
Associate Professor, Biology; Canada Research Chair in Forests and Global Change
Wilfred Laurier University
T: 519.884.0710 x4188
Regional Organizations
Northern Latitudes Partnerships
The Northern Latitudes Partnerships include three regional partnerships in Alaska and western Canada. NLP works to help communities be culturally, environmentally, and economically secure in a rapidly changing North and envision a future where northern lands, waters, and ways of life are sustained for generations.
Northwest Boreal Partnership
The Northwest Boreal Partnership is a collaboration of diverse individuals and organizations supporting healthy lands and communities across Alaska and northwestern Canada.

Leanna Heffner
Partnership Director
1227 W 9th Ave, Suite 300
Anchorage, AK 99501