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First Name Last Name Email Department Organization Phone Address City State/Province Postal Code Country Title Current Research Science Specialties
Kirsti Kauristie kirsti.kauristie [at]

Department of Space Physics

Finnish Meteorological Institute

+358-29-539-1000 PO Box 503 Helsinki FIN-00101 Finland Group Leader

Electrodynamics and interhemispheric comparison studies of auroral phenomena. I serve as co-chair in the international ICESTAR programme (

space physics

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Kimitaka Kawamura kkawamura [at]

Institute of Low Temperature Science

Hokkaido University

+81-568-51-9330 1200 Matsumoto-cho Kasugai Aichi 487-8501 Japan Professor

Chemical compositions of organic aerosols and snow/ice in the Arctic

atmospheric chemistry, environmental chemistry, organic chemistry

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Stuart Kaye skaye [at]

Law School

University of Tasmania

+61-2-4221-4217 UOW Innovation Campus Wollongong New South Wales 2522 Australia Professor


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Olga Kazakevitch kazakevich.olga [at]

Research Computational Centre

Lomonosov University of Moscow

+7-495-939-23-57 SRCC MSU, GSP-1, Leninskie gory 1-4 Moscow 119991 Russian Federation Senior Researcher, Director

Ethnology. Social anthropology. Data processing. Bilingualism/Multilingualism and code switching among indigenous minority population of the Turukhansk district. Computer Thesaurus of Folklore Texts of the Northern Selkups. Computer Data Base on Indigenous Minority Languages of Russia. School education of indigenous minorities of Siberia: mother tongue at school.

linguistics, Indigenous peoples, folklore

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Sean Kearns kearns [at]

Office of Public Affairs

Humboldt State University

707-826-5102 1532 Panorama Drive Arcata California 95521 United States Science Journalist, Public Affairs Specialist

Under contract with NSF to prepare extensive article on relevancy of polar research.


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Randy Kee rakee [at] N/A

Arctic Domain Awareness Center, University of Alaska

907-786-0708 20633 Williamsburg Eagle River Alaska 99577 United States Executive Director View Full Profile
Lloyd Keigwin lkeigwin [at]

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

508-289-2784 266 Woods Hole Road, MS #8 Woods Hole Massachusetts 02543 United States Senior Scientist

Role of Arctic fresh water and Bering Strait in climate change on annual to millennial time scales.

paleoclimatology, marine sedimentology, oceanography

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Elaine Keillor elaine_keillor [at]

School for Studies in Art and Culture: Music

Carleton University

613-225-5882 1125 Colonel By Drive Ottawa Ontario K1S 5B6 Canada Distinguished Research Professor Emerita

-Both websites, and have information on Inuit music. Currently I am heading a tema enlarging the website, Path of the Elders, with the first Role Playing Game for First Peoples of Canada:

ethnomusicology, Inuit culture

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Marja-Liisa Keinanen marja-liisa.keinanen [at]

Department of Comparative Religion

Stockholm University

+46-08-674-73-05 Universitetsvägen 10 E, plan 7 Stockholm SE-106 91 Sweden B.A.

Women’s religious practices.

religion/belief systems, women's studies, ethnography

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Teija Kekonen teija.kekonen [at]

Department of Chemistry

University of Oulu

+358-0294-482053 M206 (Tellus 2nd floor) Oulu FIN-90014 Finland Director of Research Services

Svalbard ice core chemistry.

glaciochemistry, chemistry, paleoglaciology

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John Keller jwkeller [at]

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-888-7278 Box 756160 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States Professor Emeritus

Mechanism of action of cold-adapted enzymes. Control of gene expression in psychrophilic bacteria.

organic chemistry, biochemistry, chemistry

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John Kelley jjkelley [at]

Institute of Marine Science

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-5585 PO Box 757220 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States Professor Emeritus

Trace metals and hydrocarbons in marine sediments and biota. Marine ecosystem modeling. NEWNET program-environmental radioactivity. Bioacoustics (Orcas). Riverine Fisheries Acoustics.

marine chemistry, CO2 chemistry, acoustics

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John Kelley jkelley [at] N/A

U.S. Geological Survey

907-786-7414 4200 University Drive Anchorage Alaska 99508 United States Geologist

Regional framework geology and tectonic development of the Brooks Range, Alaska.

structural geology, stratigraphy

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Karen Kelley kdkelley [at]

Central Region - Mineral Resources Program

U.S. Geological Survey

303-236-2467 PO Box 25046 Denver Colorado 80225 United States Research Geologist

Metal cycling along the subarctic coastal plain, northwest Alaska.

geochemistry, environmental geology, stable isotopes

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Brendan Kelly bpkelly [at]

International Arctic Research Center


907-209-6531 PO Box 757340 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States Executive Director, Study of Environmental Arctic Change

Under-ice navigation by ringed seals (Phoca hispida). Population dynamics of Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). Analysis of walrus food habits. Biology and management of sea otters (Enhydra lutris). Population biology of Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardsi). Polar bear predation on ringed seals.

marine mammals, animal behavior, marine ecology

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John Kelly kelly [at]

Center for Geospace Studies

SRI International

650-859-3749 Ionospheric and Space Physics Group Menlo Park California 94025 United States Senior Program Director

Auroral physics. Sondrestrom facility; operations, management, and scientific use. Arctic Research Logistics Support Services. Polar Cap research - Resolute Bay facility.

auroral studies, space physics

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Ilan Kelman ilan_kelman [at]


University College London

+44-20-3108-1338 IRDR, University College London London WC1E 6BT United Kingdom

Projects: and Disaster risk reduction and vulnerability reduction Disaster response Climate change mitigation and adaptation Corporate social responsibility Environmental health Global health Island studies Resource extraction Sustainable livelihoods

climate change, environmental health, global change, disasters, disaster risk reduction, adaptation, mitigation, sustainability, SDGs, sustainable development goals, island studies, resource management

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Edward Kempema kempema [at]

Department of Geology and Geophysics

University of Wyoming

307-223-2243 PO Box 3006 Laramie Wyoming 82071 United States Postdoctoral Researcher

Fluvial anchor ice formation and ice rafting. Sediment entrainment into ice.

marine geology, ice, lake ice

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Todd Kemper tkemper [at] N/A

AXYS Environmental Consulting Ltd.

+1-403-538-3495 805 Eighth Avenue SW Calgary Alberta T2P 1H7 Canada Wildlife Biologist

I am currently studying the effects of winter seismic exploration on plant communities in the outer Mackenzie Delta, NWT, Canada. My research focus is to understand what changes in community structure and diversity occur as a result of winter vehicle traffic, and what changes in permafrost and soil properties facilitate these changes.

plant ecology, tundra ecology

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Anne Kendrick kendrick [at] N/A

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

613-238-8181 75 Albert Street Ottawa Ontario K1P5E7 Canada Senior Policy Advisor

human/environment interaction

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Ben Kennedy bkennedy [at]

Water Research Division

U.S. Geological Survey

907-479-5645 1150 University Avenue Fairbanks Alaska 99709 United States Hydrologist/Glaciology

Surface height and velocity changes of Wolverine Glacier, South Central Alaska in response to small variations in climate. Magnitude and frequency of floods in Alaska.

glaciology, climate change, hydrology

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John Kennedy kennedyj [at]

Department of Anthropology

Memorial University of Newfoundland

709-737-8964 RR#6 - 386 Truro Road North River Nova Scotia B2N 5B4 Canada PhD

Community sustainability in northern Norway. Community sustainability. Sociocultural anthropology in Labrador communities. Inuit. Metis.

social anthropology, ethnography, Native issues

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Mahlon Kennicutt m-kennicutt [at]


Texas A&M University

979-690-1252 Texas A&M University O&M Building College Station Texas 77843 United States Professor Emeritus

Developing a monitoring program for USAP, a methods manual for COMANP, and continuing study of the Exxon Valdez Spill. Chemical contaminants. Human impacts.

environmental monitoring, marine chemistry

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John Kennish

Department of Chemistry

University of Alaska Anchorage

3211 Providence Drive Anchorage Alaska 99508 United States Professor

Environmental/ecological chemistry and biochemistry. Fatty acid analysis of Alaska native plasma. Safety for Alaska native home processed seafood. Development of P450 in sculpin using antisense RNA probes.


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Shawn Kenny shawn.kenny [at]

Ice Engineering - C-CORE

Memorial University of Newfoundland

+1-613-520-2600 4205 Canal Building Ottawa Ontario K1S 5B6 Canada Associate Professor

Structural and risk analysis of buried arctic pipelines subject to ice gouge events. Conducted detailed engineering assessment on pipeline system alternatives in relation to Alaskan North Slope activities. Investigations on the importance of permafrost considerations for the development of an arctic gas pipeline.

ice/structure interaction, pipelines, geotechnical engineering

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