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Mervi Kunnasranta mervi.kunnasranta [at]

Department of Biology

University of Joensuu

+358-13-251-4532 PO Box 111 Joensuu FIN-801 01 Finland

Freshwater and marine ringed seals.


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Viktor Kunitsky v.v.kunitsky [at]

Regional Geocryology & Cryolithology Laboratory

Permafrost Institute

+7-4112-444759 Russian Academy of Sciences Sakha (Yakutia) Republic 677010 Russian Federation Senior Researcher

Evolution of cryogenic processes in coastal areas of Laptev and East-Siberian seas. Russian-German project - System Laptev Sea 2000. Short- and medium-term climatic trends in the Siberian Arctic (paleoclimate signals of the ice-rich permafrost).

geography, permafrost, periglacial environment

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Thomas Kumke tkumke [at]

Research Department Potsdam

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

+49-331-2882-165 Telegrafenberg A43 Potsdam D-14473 Germany

biostatistics, paleolimnology, paleoecology

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K. Senthil Kumar senthil [at]

Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences

Yokohama National University

+81-45-339-4371 79-7 Tokiwadai - Hodogaya-ku Yokohama 240-8501 Japan

Environmental pollution soon with special reference to dioxins, furans, and PCBs in polar bears from Alaska, Adelie penguins, Southern polar skua, fish, krill and seal from Antarctica.


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Lars Kullerud lars.kullerud [at] N/A

University of the Arctic

+47-3703-5708 Box 706 Arendal N-4808 Norway President

Environmental assessment. Environmental chemistry. Environmental geology. Environmental impact assessment. Environmental monitoring. Environmental perception. Environmental policy. Research management.

petroleum industry, geochemistry, geochronology

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Olga Kukal ok [at] N/A

Olom Labs

+1-613-273-7791 PO Box 328 Westport Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

How insects survive in Canada’s High Arctic winters.


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Karl Kuivinen kuivinen [at] N/A

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

402-488 -2167 2255 West Street Lincoln Nebraska 68583 United States Director

Greenland ice sheet physical characteristics. Greenland climatology. Ice core drilling and logistic support technology.

glaciology, climate change, ice drilling

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Antoon Kuijpers aku [at] N/A

Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

+45-3814-2367 Thoravej 8 Copenhagen NV DK-2400 Denmark

Sedimentology. Climate change. Marine geology. Paleoceanography (Greenland region).

marine geology, paleoceanography, ocean circulation

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Peter Kuhry peter.kuhry [at]

Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology

Stockholm University

+46 (0)8 16 4806 Stockholm SE-106 91 Sweden Senior Scientist

Carbo-North project CryoCARB project PERMANOR project

climate change, wetlands, permafrost

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Harriet Kuhnlein kuhnlein [at]

Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Nutrition and Environment

McGill University

514-398-7757 21,111 Lakeshore Road Ste. Anne de Bellevue Quebec H9X 3V9 Canada Professor and Founding Director

Arctic traditional food. Traditional food systems of arctic indigenous peoples. Composition of arctic traditional food. Dietary evaluations of arctic indigenous peoples. Food science.

indigenous peoples, nutrition, nutritional ecology

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Michael Kuhn michael.kuhn [at]

Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics

University of Innsbruck

+43-512-507-5450 Innrain 52 Innsbruck A-6020 Austria Professor

Mass balance of arctic glaciers. Fieldwork on Kongsvegen, Svalbard.

glaciology, meteorology, climatology

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Sakae Kudoh kudoh [at]

Arctic Environment Research Center

National Institute of Polar Research

+81-339-625720 9-10 Kaga 1 Chome Itabashi-ku Tokyo 173-8515 Japan Associate Professor

Canadian Arctic Seas and Japanese northern sea (Sea of Okhotsk).

aquatic ecology, physiological ecology

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Nikita Kucheruk kucheruk [at]

Laboratory of Coastal Benthic Ecology

P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Science

+7-095-124-7996 36 Nakhimovsky Moscow 117851 Russian Federation Head of Laboratory

Benthic communities of White, Barents, and Kara seas.

benthic ecology, biological oceanography, marine biology

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Alexey Krylov a.krylov [at]

Oil and Gas Content of Arctic and the World Ocean

I.S. Gramberg All-Russia Research Institute for Geology and Mineral Resources of the World Ocean (I.S. Gramberg VNIIOkengeologia)

+7-921-976-1875 Malookhtinsky prospect 98 Saint-Petersburg Russian Federation Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs

Paleoceanography Processes of sedimentation at the Arctic. Mineralogy. Grain-size distribution. Gas hydrates.

marine geochemistry, marine geology, marine sedimentology

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Lars Krutak lars.krutak [at]

Department of Anthropology

Arizona State University

480-894-9443 PO Box 872402 Tempe Arizona 85287 United States Repatriation Research Specialist

Body arts and associative spiritual/medicinal practices of arctic hunter-gatherers: tattoo and “tattoo-puncture.” Repatriation and NAGPRA; ethnic tourism.

social anthropology, art, religion/belief systems

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Jack Kruse afjak [at]

Institute of Social and Economic Research

University of Alaska Anchorage

413-367-2240 117 North Leverett Road Leverett Massachusetts 01054 United States Emeritus Professor

Sustainability of Arctic communities. Contaminants and Native foods. Interdisciplinary research.

arctic policy, social change, sustainable development

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Gordon Kruse gordon.kruse [at]

Fisheries Division

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-796-5458 17101 Point Lena Loop Road Juneau Alaska 99801 United States President's Professor of Fisheries

Population dynamics and fishery management of Alaskan crab stocks.

modeling, crustacean biology, fisheries management

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Igor Krupnik krupniki [at]

National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Institution

202-633-1901 10th and Constitution Avenue Washington District of Columbia 20013 United States Ethnologist

Native people of the Bering Strait area: traditional culture, subsistence, culture change. Native culture preservation among the Nenets people, Arctic West Siberia. Indigenous environmental knowledge in the Arctic, Bering Strait area, in part. Native whaling. History of culture change and anthropological research in North Pacific, Western Arctic area.

cultural anthropology, ethnohistory, subsistence

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Naomi Krogman naomi.krogman [at]

Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics

University of Alberta

(780) 492-4178 515 General Services Building Edmonton Alberta T6G 2H1 Canada Assistant Professor

Boreal forest -- co-management of forests in Native communities. Traditional ecological knowledge. Oil and gas benefits to native communities in boreal forest zone of Canada.

oil and gas development

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Niels Kroer nk [at]

Department of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology

Danish National Environmental Research Institute

+45 46 30 12 00 PO Box 358 Roskilde 4000 Denmark Director of Research Department

Functional diversity of marine bacterial communities in the Arctic.

microbiology, marine microbiology, evolution

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Peter Krizan peter.julia [at] N/A 867-975-5901 PO Box 1167 Iqaluit Nunavut X0A 0H0 Canada Wildlife Biologist (Legislation and Planning), Government of Nunavut

Wildlife research policy and legislation. Species recovery and monitoring.

wildlife management, mammalogy, predation

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Vladimir Krivoschekov krivoschekov [at]

Agromelioration laboratory

Russian Academy of Sciences

42-722 2-67-37 Energeticov 15 Chukotskiy AO 689000 Russian Federation Director Doctor of Geographical

thermal melioration of frozen soils, permafrost active layer, ecology Chukotka, Northeast Russia

agriculture, permafrost

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Ingrid Kritsch ingrid_kritsch [at]

Research Office

Gwich’in Social and Cultural Institute

+1-867-669-9743 4912-49 Street Yellowknife Northwest Territories X1A 1P3 Canada Research Director

Gwich’in oral history and place names research in the Gwich’in Settlement Region (including NWT/Yukon). Ethnoarchaeology projects. Replication of Gwich’in material culture. Development of a traditional knowledge policy.

Athabaskan studies, ethnoarchaeology, indigenous knowledge

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Yngve Kristoffersen yngve.kristoffersen [at]

Department of Earth Science

University of Bergen

+47-55583407 Allegaten 41 Bergen N-5007 Norway

marine geophysics in polar areas

marine geophysics, geotechnical engineering

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Steinunn Kristjansdottir steinunnk [at]

Department of Archaeology

Slovak Environmental Agency

+46-31266145 Olof Wijksgatan 6 Gothenburg SE-405 30 Sweden PhD Student

Director of archaeological project (started in 1997) titled “Transition from Paganism to Christianity in Iceland.”


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