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First Name Last Namesort descending Email Department Organization Phone Address City State/Province Postal Code Country Title Current Research Science Specialties
Knut Aagaard

Polar Science Center - Applied Physics Laboratory

University of Washington

206-543-8942 1013 NE 40th Street Seattle Washington 98105 UNITED STATES Senior Systems Programmer

High-latitude ocean circulation, shelf convection, boundary flows, shelf-basin exchange, the role of sea ice in ocean circulation, and cross-shelf transports and convective processes in large lakes.

physical oceanography

Jo Aarseth

Department of Arctic Biology

University of Tromsø

+47-7764-4871 Breivika Tromsø N-9037 NORWAY

Metabolism (indirect calorimetry), metabolism in blubber, body composition, RIA, blood volume in seals, gastrointestinal parameters in seals. Ph.D. project: Pineal glands in arctic seals.

marine mammals, physiology, endocrinology

Endre Aas N/A


+47-5187-5528 Mekjarvik 12 Randaberg N-4070 NORWAY researcher

Oil related pollution monitoring

environmental assessment

Øyvind Aas-Hansen

Department of Aquaculture

Norwegian Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture Research

+47 77 62 92 02 PO Box 6122 Tromsø N-9291 NORWAY

Eco-physiological studies of anadromous arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus). Animal physiology (Atlantic cod - Gadus morhua, Atlantic salmon Salmo salar, reindeer - Rangifer tarandus)

animal physiology, ecophysiology, Arctic Char

Peter Aastrup


Aarhus University

+45 29 13 41 81 Frederiksborgvej 399 - PO Box 358 Roskilde DK-4000 DENMARK Senior Advisor, Ph.D.

Muskox monitoring in Greenland. Revegetation in Greenland. Mapping of caribou ranges in Greenland.

muskox, environmental impact assessment, caribou

Mark Abbott

Department of Geology and Planetary Science

University of Pittsburgh

412-624-8780 SRCC 404 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15260 UNITED STATES

Paleohydrology of central Alaska. Varve chronologies from Ellesmere island.

sedimentology, paleolimnology, climate change

Waleed Abdalati

CIRES and Department of Geography

University of Colorado Boulder

303-492-8773 UCB 214 Boulder Colorado 80309 UNITED STATES Director, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and Professor

Remote sensing of ice sheets using airborne and spaceborne sensors (primarily include laser altimetry and passive microwave satellite data).

glaciology, remote sensing, climate change

Frances Abele-Kinloch

School of Public Administration

Carleton University

613-520-2600 ext 2553 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa Ontario K1S 5B6 CANADA Director and Associate Professor

Political economy and public administration in the circumpolar north. Aboriginal self-government.

human behavior, Native governments, socio-economic impact assessment

Michael Abels

Institute of Arctic Biology - Toolik Field Station

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-5063 900 Yukon Drive Fairbanks Alaska 99775 UNITED STATES Field Operations Supervisor

Cold climate logistic support. Field site emergency management planning. Hazardous materials management. Toolik Field Station operations and management.

logistics, science management, hazardous materials management, field safety

Jakob Abermann N/A +299-244431 PB 1003 Nuuk 3900 GREENLAND Scientific Project Manager

Interdisciplinary processes in the Arctic. Climate and freshwater hydrology monitoring. Climate-ecosystem feedback mechanisms. Transfer of science and knowledge to Arctic communities.

Azmy Aboulazm

Fisheries and Marine Institute

Memorial University of Newfoundland

709-778-0529 St. John’s A1B 3X5 CANADA

Ship design.

Kenneth Abraham

Wildlife Research and Development Section

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

705-755-1547 2140 East Bank Drive Peterborough Ontario K9J 7B8 CANADA Wetlands Wildlife Scientist

-Ecology and population biology of waterfowl and shorebirds and their habitats in James Bay and southern Hudson Bay. -Canada and Snow Goose demography and population management. -Bird populations in the lowlands of James Bay and southern Hudson Bay. -Impacts of geese on other species through wetland damage.

avian ecology, bird populations, wildlife management

Niels Abrahamsen

Department of Earth Sciences - Geophysical Laboratory

University of Aarhus

+45-8942-4355 Finlandsgade 8 Aarhus N DK-8200 DENMARK Professor

Tertiary paleomagnetism and magnetostratigraphy of volcanics in W-, E-, and N-Greenland. Precambrian paleomagnetism in W- and N-Greenland. Geomagnetism.

paleomagnetism, geophysics, plate tectonics

Alexei Abramov

Zoological Institute

Russian Academy of Sciences

+7-812328-0711 Laboratory of Mammals St. Petersburg 199034 RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Paleontology. Taxonomy. Morphology and ecology of small Carnivora (including arctic species).

mammalogy, biosystematics, natural history

Alla Abramovich-Gomon N/A

Earth Music Center of Indiana Inc.

317-876-9237 2129 Bechtel Road Indianapolis Indiana 46260 UNITED STATES

Musical cultures of the Russian Arctic. Nenets’ song tradition.

ethnomusicology, folklore, cultural anthropology

Nataliya Abramson

Zoological Institute

Russian Academy of Sciences

+7-812-3281-311 Universitetskaya nab 1 St. Petersburg 199034 RUSSIAN FEDERATION

History of formation of rodent fauna of Palaearctic Arctic (systematics, zoogeography, phylogeny).

biosystematics, biostratigraphy, evolution

Robert Ackerman


Washington State University

509-335-4426 PO Box 644910 Pullman Washington 99164 UNITED STATES Professor Emeritus

Prehistory of interior southwestern Alaska, c. 11,000 to present; Ethnoarchaeology; Early peopling of the New World; Prehistoric Siberian connections

archaeology, Eskimos, ethnoarchaeology

Lillian Ackerman

Department of Anthropology

Washington State University

509-335-4426 1 SE Stadium Way Pullman Washington 99164 UNITED STATES

Yup’ik Eskimo culture.

cultural anthropology, Yup'ik culture, social change

Stephen Ackley

Geological Sciences Department

University of Texas-San Antonio

210-458-6793 One UTSA Circle San Antonio Texas 78249 UNITED STATES V. Research Professor

Electromagnetic properties of sea ice. Incorporation of sediments and biological material into sea ice. Ice growth and formation processes. Wave-ice interaction in marginal ice zones. Ice structure. Physical-biological and electromagnetic properties of sea ice.

air-sea-ice interactions, sea ice biota, cryospheric remote sensing

David Ackley N/A

National Marine Fisheries Service

907-586-7010 PO Box 21668 Juneau Alaska 99802 UNITED STATES Marine Fisheries Biometrician

Analysis of survey and fisheries data in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska with a geographical information system to determine spatial patterns in distributions and bycatch of various species including salmon and crab.

fisheries management, geographic information systems, biostatistics

Mario Acquarone

North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission

+47-77687373 PO Box 6453 Tromsoe N-9294 NORWAY

I have worked on Line Transect Surveys of Cetaceans from the Mediterranean to the Arctic Pack Ice and satellite tracking of Cetaceans and Pinnipeds in Greenlandic and Canadian waters (where GIS were involved). At the time of writing (Jan 2003) I am finishing up my Ph.D. on Atlantic Walrus Physiological Ecology through Doubly Labelled Water and Satellite Telemetry.

marine mammals, physiological ecology, geographic information systems

Jan Adamczewski

Department of Renewable Resources

Government of Yukon

867-536-7365 Box 194 Watson Lake Yukon Territory Y0A 1C0 CANADA Regional Biologist

Forestry/wildlife interactions and conflicts. Woodland caribou habitat/development. Co-management with First Nations organizations and community groups. Management of wildlife harvests. Predator-prey studies and management.

caribou, muskox

Phyllis Adams

Forest Inventory and Analysis

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service

503-808-2052 Pacific Northwest Research Station Portland Oregon 97205 UNITED STATES

Boreal forest ecology. Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Monitoring.

landscape ecology, plant ecology, dendrochronology

Layne Adams

Alaska Science Center - Biological Resources Division

U.S. Geological Survey

907-786-7159 4210 University Drive Anchorage Alaska 99508 UNITED STATES

Mammology Moose Muskox Population Ecology Predation Wildlife Management Wolves Population dynamics and predator/prey relations of Alaskan large mammals (primarily caribou, dall sheep, moose, muskox, wolves). Current research includes studies of population dynamics of caribou in Denali National Park and Preserve, and population ecology of muskox in northwestern Alaska.

caribou, ecology, dall sheep

William Adams N/A

California State University-Channel Islands

805-437-8000 One University Drive Camarillo California 93012 UNITED STATES Associate Professor

archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, oral history

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