The Arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on Earth. Recent monitoring indicates that this is having major impacts on the extent and distribution of ice masses, sea ice, permafrost, and Arctic ecosystems. Environmental change in this sensitive region has implications not only for the Arctic itself, but also for the global climate system. This session explores the current status of climate change in the Arctic and the approaches that are being used to manage these changes for local environments, communities, and industries.
The Department of Geography at Durham University is delighted to be hosting the British Branch meeting of the International Glaciological Society on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd September, 2015.
As in previous meetings, the conference will include oral and poster presentations, spread over two days, on a wide range of snow and ice research. In the spirit of previous meetings, registration and accommodation costs will be kept to a minimum and delegates from overseas are very much welcome to attend.
This multi-disciplinary conference will be both inclusive and substantive involving biologists, geologists, geographers and palaeontologists addressing research questions over different timescales, i.e. decadal, multi-decadal, millennial or tens of millennia to millions of years in deep time.
The conference will provide a unique platform to present a range of research cultures and topics linked to the common challenges of understanding the impact of climate change on ecosystems throughout geological time.
Organizers of the 6th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology announce a call for early registration and abstract submission. The conference will be held 6-10 September 2015 in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.
The Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 11) will be taking place in Vienna from September 7-11, 2015. CHAGS 10 - held at Liverpool in June 2013 - has put hunter-gatherer studies back at the centre of scholarly debates and CHAGS 11 will make sure that the momentum is not being lost.
The ongoing global process of glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) contributes significantly to present-day rates of sea level change, causes temporal changes in the Earth’s gravitational field, and is evident in the displacement of the Earth’s surface.
The National Park Service's Shared Beringian Heritage Program announces the 2015 Request for Proposals.
The NPS Shared Beringian Heritage Program funds cooperative efforts that link people, organizations, institutions, and local governments across the Bering Strait. Projects funded under this program may be either scientific research projects or local, community-based educational, cultural or conservation projects that fulfill some or all of the goals of the Beringia program. Full proposals are due Monday, September 14, 2015
The Swedish Agricultural University, Uppsala University, and The International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) announces that the 21st ITEX meeting is scheduled for 15-18 September 2015. It will be held at the Campus Ultuna, Swedish Agricultural University in Uppsala, Sweden.
The conference is open for all scientists and students with an interest in arctic and alpine ecology. All areas of ecological research in both terrestrial and aquatic environments in alpine or polar regions are welcome! A special focus at this meeting is linking above and belowground processes under climate change.
Organizers announce that registration is currently available for the 21st Integrating Arctic Plant and Microbial Ecology (ITEX) Meeting. It will be convened 16-18 September 2015 in Uppsala, Sweden.
The conference is open to all scientists and students with an interest in Arctic and alpine ecology. All areas of ecological research in both terrestrial and aquatic environments in alpine or polar regions are welcome. A special focus at this meeting is linking above and below-ground processes under climate change.
Registration and session proposal deadline: 1 June 2015.