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First Name Last Name Email Department Organization Phone Address City State/Province Postal Code Country Title Current Research Science Specialties
Kenneth Lee kenneth.lee [at]

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Centre for Offshore Oil and Gas Environmental Research

Government of Canada

902-426-7344 PO Box 1006 Dartmouth Nova Scotia B2Y 4A2 Canada Research Scientist /Executive Director

The Centre for Offshore Oil and Gas Environmental Research is the coordinates all oceanographic/environmental research within Fisheries and Oceans Canada related to offshore oil and gas development and production.

oceanography, oil spills, offshore development

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Olivia Lee oalee [at]

International Arctic Research Center

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-6832 930 Koyukuk Drive PRESCOTT Arizona 99775 United States Assistant Professor

Marine mammal ecology, sea ice habitat, community based observing networks

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Yoo Kyung Lee ykled [at] N/A +82-32-760-5530 26 Songdomirae-ro Incheon 21990 Korea, Republic of View Full Profile
Ellsworth LeDrew ells [at]

Department of Geography

University of Waterloo

519-888-4567 200 University Avenue West Waterloo Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada

CRYSYS. Climate/cryosphere interactions. Synoptic climate of arctic processes.

climate change, remote sensing, snow

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Tamara Ledley tamara_ledley [at]

Center for Earth and Space Science Education


617-547-0430 2067 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge Massachusetts 02140 United States Senior Scientist

Long term ice age studies. Sea ice-atmosphere-ocean interactions.

climate change, sea ice, global change

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Sylvie LeBlanc sylvie_leblanc [at]

Department of Anthropology

Sylvie LeBlanc Archaeology Consultant

+1-867 934-4122 Carleton University Department of Sociology and Anthropology Ottawa Ontario K1S 5B6 Canada Adjunct Research Professor

Current research involves Ancient and Modern Inuit travel routes and Palaeoeskimo lithic sourcing.


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Paul Layer player [at]

Department of Geology and Geophysics

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-5514 PO Box 755780 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States President of Faculty Senate/ Professor

The UAF geochronology laboratory. Acquisition of a high sensitivity 40Ar/39Ar dating system for the University of Alaska. Geochronology studies of Yakutia (Northeast Russia). Cooling history of the Okpilak batholith determined from 40Ar/39Ar K-Feldspar thermochronometry. 40Ar/39Ar dating of Eocene obsidian from the Batza Tena archaeological site, West-Central Alaska, and of the McKinley pluton, Denali National Park, Alaska.

plate tectonics, geochronology, geology

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Johanna Laybourn-Parry j.laybourn-parry [at]

Institute for the Environment, Physical Sciences and Applied Mathematics

Keele University

+44-0-1792-584583 Faculty of Natural Sciences Office Keele United Kingdom Dean

carbon cycling in lakes including bipolar comparisons, cryoconite biology and geochemistry

limnology, aquatic microbiology, glacial geochemistry

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Lawrence Lawver lawver [at]

Institute for Geophysics

University of Texas at Austin

512-471-0433 10100 Burnet Road Austin Texas 78758 United States Senior Research Scientist

Tectonic evolution of the Arctic Ocean and surrounding regions. Aerogeophysics in the Canada Basin. Member AICC, Arctic Icebreaker Coordinating Committee.

tectonophysics, marine geophysics, paleoclimatology

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Daniel Lawson dlawson [at]

Geophysical Sciences Division

Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)

907-384-0510 or 753-5621 PO Box 5646 Fort Richardson Alaska 99645 United States Research Physical Scientist

Conducting research on subglacial processes at active glaciers, paleoclimatic studies of Glacier Bay region, ground water in permafrost, geophysical applications in glaciology, ground water, and environmental site characterization. Multiple investigations at HTRW sites in Alaska. GIS development and implementation.

glaciology, glacial geology, environmental geology

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James Lawler jim_lawler [at]

Ecological Inventory and Monitoring

National Park Service

907-455-0624 4175 Geist Road Fairbanks Alaska 99709 United States Inventory and Monitoring Coordinator

Long-term ecological monitoring.

muskox, nutritional ecology, dall sheep

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Brian Lawhead lawhead [at] N/A

ABR, Inc.—Environmental Research and Services

907-455-6777 PO Box 80410 Fairbanks Alaska 99708 United States Environmental Scientist

Impacts of oil and gas development on wildlife (primarily caribou, foxes) on central Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska. Environmental impact assessment and regulatory/permitting issues for transportation and energy development projects in arctic and subarctic Alaska.

environmental impact assessment, wildlife, resource development

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Akanni Lawal ffasl [at]

School of Mineral Engineering - Petroleum Research Laboratory

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-7535 Box 755880 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States

Computer modeling of fluid flow through porous media. Computer modeling of thermodynamic and transport systems. Molecular thermodynamics and development of equation of state. Reservoir fluids and rock characterization. Large scale modeling of pipeline design. Critical composition convergence pressure algorithm. Managing uncertainty and property estimation.

thermodynamics, chemical engineering, petroleum engineering

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Peter Lavrentyev peter3 [at]


University of Akron

330-972-7922 244 Sumner Street Akron Ohio 44325 United States

Microzooplankton of the Arctic Ocean and shelf seas. Their trophic interactions with phytoplankton, bacteria and mesozooplankton in ice-covered and open waters.

biological oceanography, marine microbiology

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Igor Lavrenov lavren [at]

Wave Processes Laboratory

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

+7-812-352-3604 38 Bering Street St. Petersburg 199397 Russian Federation Ph.D., Doctor of Science

Numerical modeling. Sea wave and ice interaction. Small-scale ice dynamics. Dynamics and modeling of ridges. Ice action on oil and gas platforms.

ice physics, ice interaction, air-sea-ice interactions

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Gary Laursen galaursen [at] N/A

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-479-5532 682 Lancaster Drive Fairbanks Alaska 99712 United States Adjuct Professor, Sr. Research Professor, Director High Latitude Mycological Research Institute

Arctic and alpine mycology - circumpolar. Beringian mycology and biodiversity. Subarctic and subantarctic island archipelago comparisons. Fungal biodiversity of Macquarie Island, Australia. Fungal biodiversity within Denali National Park. Fungal biodiversity of Beringia: far eastern Russia and western Alaska. Arctic and alpine mycology of Alaska.

mycology, biodiversity, tundra ecology

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Isabelle Laurion isabelle_laurion [at]

Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER)

University of Quebec at Rimouski (UQAR)

+1-418-723-1986 310 Allee des Ursulines Rimouski Quebec G5L 3A1 Canada

I am studying the interaction of climate and thermal structure of the water column in lakes, and its effects on primary production, biodiversity, community structure and transfer of contaminants through the microbial food web.

aquatic ecology, phytoplankton, aquatic microbiology

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Jouko Launiainen jouko.launiainen [at]

Department of Physical Oceanography

Finnish Institute of Marine Research

+358-9613-94420 PO Box 33 Helsinki FIN-00931 Finland

Thermodynamic modeling of sea ice and air-ice-ocean coupling for models.Air-sea interaction in the Denmark Strait.Baltic Air-Sea-Ice Study.Participant and leader in expeditions to Arctic, Antarctic, and Baltic Sea. FIMR (Finnish Institute of Marine Research)

air-sea-ice interactions, ice modeling, ocean-atmosphere interactions

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Frederic Laugrand frederic.laugrand [at]

Department of Theology and Religious Sciences

Université Laval

418-656-2131 ext 8530 Cité Universite FAS 732 Quebec City Quebec G1K 7P4 Canada Professor

Canadian arctic (Nunavut and Nunavik). Anthropology and history. Symbolic systems. Shamanism. Myths and rituals. Religious transformations. Missionaries and evangelization.

anthropology, religion/belief systems, Inuit culture

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Jfrgen Laudien jlaudien [at]

Vergleichende Kosystemforschung

Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research

+49-4831-471-1643 Postfach 12 0161 Bremerhaven D-27515 Germany Dipl. Biol.

Resilience of benthic communities

benthic ecology

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Sergey Latukhov gmamak [at] N/A

Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy

+7-812-444-1497 15A Kosayalinia St. Petersburg 199026 Russian Federation Department Head

North sea route. Emergency prevention, preparedness and response program of the Arctic Council. Code of polar navigation. Polar shipping rules.

education, navigation, water pollution

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Kirsi Latola kirsi.latola [at]

Thule Institute

University of Oulu

+358-40-0274056 PO Box 7300 Oulu FIN-90014 Finland UArctic Thematic Networks Program Coordinator

global change, northern studies, physiological ecology

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Dan LaSota [at] N/A

AE Data, Inc.

907-479-0700 693 Manchester Loop Fairbanks Alaska 99712 United States Instructional Designer View Full Profile
Norman Lasca nplasca [at]

Department of Geosciences

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

414-229-4561 PO Box 413 Milwaukee Wisconsin 53201 United States Professor and Senior Scientist

Russian Arctic. Canadian High Arctic. East Greenland

Glacial Geology, Process Geomorphology

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Marlene Laruelle laruelle [at]

Elliott School of International Affairs

202-994-3368 1957 E Street, NW Washington District of Columbia 20052 United States Associate Director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Marlene Laruelle works on Russia and Central Asia and explores post-Soviet political, social and cultural changes through the prism of nationhood and nationalism. She has published three single-authored monographs, and two co-authored monographs, and has edited several collective volumes. She is the editor in chief of Central Asian Affairs and a member of the executive editorial board of Demokratizatsiya. The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. She has been the Principal Investigator of several grants on Russian nationalism and political elites, on Russia’s strategies in the Arctic, and on Central Asia’s domestic and foreign policies. As director of the Central Asia Program she oversees about 30 events a year, monthly publications, and works on several programs of visiting fellows from Central Asia.

Arctic urban sustainability, migration, social and cultural changes

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