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First Name Last Name Email Department Organization Phone Address City State/Province Postal Code Country Title Current Research Science Specialties
Henrik Kylin henrik.kylin [at]

Aquatic Sciences and Assessment

Swedish University of Agricultural Research

+46-18-67-30-52 PO Box 7050 Uppsala SE- 750 07 Sweden

Toxicology Global distribution of organic contaminants

environmental chemistry, contaminants, monitoring

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Y.T. John Kwong john.kwong [at]

CANMET Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories (CMIN)

Natural Resources Canada

+1-613-943-0525 555 Booth Street Ottawa Ontario K1A 0G1 Canada Senior Environmental Scientist

Chemical weathering in cold regions. Contaminant transport and attenuation in the northern environment, comparison of submarine versus on-land tailings disposal.

environmental geology, geochemistry, solid waste management, climate change impact on permafrost

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Ronald Kwok ronald.kwok [at]

Radar Science and Engineering

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - California Institute of Technology

818-354-5614 4800 Oak Grove Drive Pasadena California 91109 United States Senior Research Scientist

His research interests include the mass and energy balance of the Arctic and Southern Ocean ice cover and the role of the sea ice in global climate. His current focus is on the analysis of thickness, small-scale sea ice kinematics, time varying gravity from various spaceborne and airborne remote sensing instruments.

sea ice remote sensing, glaciology, global change

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Slawomir Kwasniewski kwas [at]

Marine Ecology Department - Institute of Oceanology

Polish Academy of Sciences

+48-58-551-2183 55 Powstancow Warszawy Street Sopot 81-712 Poland

Pelagic ecology. Ecology and biology of zooplankton in the Nordic Seas (Barents Sea, Greenland Sea, Svalbard), and other arctic regions (Baffin Bay).

zooplankton, marine ecology

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Patricia Kwachka ffpbk [at]

Department of Anthropology

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-6610 PO Box 757720 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States Associate Dean

Native American language loss and the effects of loss/shift on the speaker’s culture. Interethnic communication in medical settings.

anthropology, linguistics

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Rikk Kvitek rikk_kvitek [at]

Earth Systems Sciences and Policy

California State University Monterey Bay

831-582-3529 100 Campus Center Seaside California 93955 United States

Influence of harmful algal blooms on the distribution and ecology of high level marine predators. ROV-based assessment of Antarctic benthic communities and anthropogenic debris. National Underwater Research Program. Entry of sewage-derived organic matter from McMurdo Station, Antarctica into the benthic food web and its biological consequences. GIS database and browser interface development for McMurdo. Sea floor mapping and GIS database development for anthropogenic debris and marine habitats at McMurdo. Ice scour disturbance and the structure of arctic sea floor communities.

benthic ecology

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Keith Kvenvolden kkvenvolden [at]

Coastal and Marine Geology Team

U.S. Geological Survey

650-328-0414 2433 Emerson Street Palo Alto California 94301 United States Emeritus

Organic geochemistry; History of organic geochemistry; Global occurrence of methane hydrate.

organic geochemistry, oil spills, hydrocarbon chemistry

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Petter Kvadsheim petterk [at]

Department of Arctic Biology

University of Tromsø

+47-7764-4693 Tromsø N-9037 Norway

Heat balance in marine mammals. Thermoregulatory adaptations of marine mammals to the arctic marine environment.

animal physiology, marine mammals

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Zou Zou Kuzyk umkuzyk [at]

Clayton H. Ridell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources

Centre of Earth Observation Science

(204) 480-1035 450 Wallace Building Winnipeg Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada Assistant Professor


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Yana Kuzmina kuzmina [at]

Institute of Biology - Laboratory of Ecology of Aquatic Organisms

Komi Science Center

+7-812-436484 Kommunisticheskaya 28 Syktyvkar Komi 167982 Russian Federation Researcher

Aquatic insects.

entomology, benthic ecology, aquatic ecology

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John Kutzbach jek [at]

IES-Center for Climatic Research

University of Wisconsin - Madison

608-262-2839 1225 West Dayton Street Room 1125 Madison Wisconsin 53706 United States Director

Climate modeling of arctic/global climate, past and future.

climate modeling, climate change, global change

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Susan Kutz skutz [at]

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

University of Calgary

403-210-3824 2500 University Drive NW Calgary Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada Associate Professor of Wildlife and Ecosystem Health

Extensive studies on development (in lab and in field) of a protostrongylid lungworm (Umingmakstrongylus pallikuukensis) of muskoxen. Investigating the parasite fauna of arctic ruminants and the effects of climate and climate change on parasite development and transmission. Projects examining the parasite fauna of Dall sheep, muskoxen, woodland and barren ground caribou (with DRWED, NWT, and USDA).

parasitology, veterinary medicine

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Kou Kusunoki N/A

Japan National Institute of Polar Research

+813-3239-7615 Kamisagi 5-27-28 Tokyo 165-0031 Japan Professor Emeritus

History of polar research. Polar information in general.

glaciology, sea ice, oceanography

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Timothy Kusky kusky [at]

Department of Earth Sciences

Boston University

617-353-4247 675 Commonwealth Avenue Boston Massachusetts 02215 United States

Regional structural mapping and tectonic syntheses of Alaska, especially in Wrangell-St. Elias, Chugach, Kenai, and Brooks Ranges. Structural and tectonic evolution of precambrian shield area of northern Canada, especially in Northwest Territories and Quebec.

structural geology, tectonophysics, plate tectonics

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Keiji Kushida kkushida [at]

Institute of Low Temperature Science

Hokkaido University

+81-11706-5490 N19 W8 Kita-ku Hokkaido 060-0819 Japan Ph.D.

Remote sensing of environmental change induced by boreal forest fire.

remote sensing, vegetation ecology, radiation remote sensing

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Nikolai Kurushin shurygin [at]

Institute of Petroleum Geology

Russian Academy of Sciences - Siberian Branch

+3832-332306 Koptyukh 3 Novosibirsk 630090 Russian Federation

Triassic Bivalvia of the northern parts of West and East Siberia.

paleontology, biostratigraphy, paleogeography

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Kannan Kurunthachalam kuruntha [at]

National Food Safety and Toxicology

Michigan State University

517-432-6321 213 National Food Safety and Toxicology Center East Lansing Michigan 48824 United States Associate Professor

Monitoring of fuorochemical compounds in air, water and biota in the Arctic Ocean: Understanding long range transport of organochlorine and organofluorine compounds.

environmental chemistry, environmental impact assessment, environmental monitoring

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Gregory Kurras N/A N/A United States

Investigating tectonism and volcanism along the Gakkel Mid-Ocean Ridge using SCAMP bathymetry and sidescan data from the SCICEX 98 and SCICEX 99 Cruises. Producing bathymetric and sidescan charts for the Gakkel Ridge from ~5 deg to 74 deg East.

marine geophysics, marine geology, ocean engineering

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Liisa Kurppa liisa.kurppa [at]

Arctic Centre - Information Service

University of Lapland

+358-16341-2774 PO Box 122 Rovaniemi FIN-96101 Finland Information Specialist

Information systems/technology. Library/information specialist. Infrastructure.

library/information specialist

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M. Kurlenya kurlenya [at]

Institute of Mining

Russian Academy of Sciences - Siberian Branch

+7-3832-170337 54 Krasny Prospect Novosibirsk 630091 Russian Federation Director

Geomechanic processes of interaction between rock masses and fillings under mining of stratified ore deposits. Mathematical modeling of destruction. Multichannel opticoelectronic deformometer of longitudinal type.

mining, rock mechanics, soil mechanics

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Anna Kurchatova kurchatova [at]

Permafrost Institute

Siberian Division, Russian Academy of Science

+7-411-244-4624 Yakutsk 677010 Russian Federation

Frozen soils.

cryosphere, ice chemistry

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Jorma Kuparinen jorma.kuparinen [at]

Department of Biological Oceanography

Finnish Institute of Marine Research

+358-9613-941 PO Box 33 Helsinki FIN-00931 Finland

Microbial processes in sea-ice aggregates.

biological oceanography, aquatic ecology

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Rauna Kuokkanen rauna.kuokkanen [at]

Political Science and Aboriginal Studies

University of Toronto

419-978-4423 North Borden Building Toronto Ontario M5S 2J7 Canada Assistant Professor

Indigenous politics

Native governments, Native rights, Indigenous governance

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Klaus Kunzi kunzi [at]

Institute of Environmental Physics

University of Bremen

+49-421-218-3909 PO Box 33 04 40 Bremen D-28334 Germany

Space-borne remote sensing to study the cryosphere, the polar ocean, polar meteorology, and polar atmospheric chemistry.

remote sensing, atmospheric chemistry, cryosphere

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Michael Kunz mike_kunz [at]

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - Arctic Field Office

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)

907-474-2311 1150 University Avenue Fairbanks Alaska 99709 United States Archaeologist

Peopling of the New World. Late Pleistocene mammal extinctions. Climate/ecosystem fluctuation during Pleistocene/Holocene transition and effect on human populations.

archaeology, paleoecology, subsistence

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