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First Name Last Name Email Department Organization Phone Address City State/Province Postal Code Country Title Current Research Science Specialties
John Whitehead jwhitehead [at] whoi.edu

Department of Physical Oceanography

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

508-289-2793 360 Woods Hole Road - MS #21 Woods Hole Massachusetts 02543 United States Senior Scientist

Convection. Thermohaline effects. Fronts. Mixing.

physical oceanography, modeling, fluid mechanics

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Nia Whiteley n.m.whiteley [at] bangor.ac.uk

School of Biological Sciences

Bangor University

+44-1248-388-080 Brambell Building - Deiniol Road Bangor Gwynedd LL57 2UW United Kingdom Lecturer in Animal Physiology

Physiological responses of aquatic organisms to environmental change. Particularly interested in the responses shown by cold-adapted ectotherms to climate change. Past projects have studied stress responses in Antarctic and Arctic fish, and the effects of latitudinal thermal gradients on the expression of myosin heavy chain isoforms in the muscles of marine crustaceans. Recent work has concentrated on latitudinal variations in metabolism and growth in congeneric species of gammarid amphipods.

crustacean biology, comparative physiology

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Paul Whitfield paul.h.whitfield [at] gmail.com

University of Saskatchewan

Meteorological Service of Canada/Service météorologique du Canada

+1-403 609-6606 127 Krizan Bay Canmore Alberta T1W 3G3 Canada Emeritus Scientist

Climate change impacts on hydrology in mountains and cold regions

hydrology, water quality, climatology

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Andrew Whitham andrew.whitham [at] casp.co.uk N/A

Cambridge Arctic Shelf Programme (CASP)

+44-1223-277586 Gravel Hill - West Building Cambridge CB3 0DJ United Kingdom

East Greenland.

sedimentology, stratigraphy

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Terry Whitledge terry [at] ims.uaf.edu

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS)

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-7229 PO Box 757220 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States Professor/Senior Research Scientist

Sampling nutrients and phytoplankton in the Arctic by submarine. Nutrient dynamics associated with physical and biological processes in the Southeast Bering Sea Carrying Capacity Program. The ecological significance of the inner front and the Bering Sea to high trophic levels. Investigation of frontal processes in the vicinity of the Pribilof Islands.

oceanography, nutrient dynamics, phytoplankton

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Sallie Whitlow siw [at] unh.edu

Climate Change Research Center - Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space

University of New Hampshire

603-862-4129 39 College Road Durham New Hampshire 03824 United States

Analyzed the major ions for GISP2 project. Analysis of fresh and aging snow from Summit, Greenland. Analysis of major ions on a core from the Penny Ice Cap.

geochemistry, data processing/analysis, ice chemistry

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John Whitney john.whitney [at] noaa.gov

Hazmat

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

907-271-3593 510 L Street #100 Anchorage Alaska 99501 United States NOAA Scientific Support Coordinator for Alaska

Marine oil spills

oil spills, coastal management, environmental impact assessment

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Peter Whitridge peter.whitridge [at] mun.ca

Department of Archaeology

Memorial University of Newfoundland

709-864-2394 Department of Archaeology St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 5S7 Canada Associate Professor

Inuit colonization of Eastern Arctic. Precontact and early contact Inuit social and economic organization. Spatial analysis of settlement systems. Sites and dwellings. Childhood.

archaeology, Inuit culture, spatial anlaysis, social archaeology, zooarchaeology

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Robert Whritner rwhritner [at] ucsd.edu

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

University of California at San Diego

858-534-3785 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla California 92093 United States

Global warming (ice edge and ice stream) analysis. Ozone hole. Arctic and antarctic meteorology. Surface UV measurements as compared to satellite derived cloud top measurements over polar regions.

global warming, meteorology

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Lyle Whyte whyte [at] nrs.mcgill.ca

Natural Resource Sciences

McGill University

514-398-7889 Macdonald Campus, McGill University 21,111 Lakeshore Road St. Anne-de-Bellevue Quebec H9X 3V9 Canada Professor

Polar microbial ecology and biodiversity, cold temperature biodegradation and bioremediation, environmental genomics, astrobiology, Rhodococcus, alkane biodegradation genetics

microbiology, biodiversity, bioremediation

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Kevin Widener kevin.widener [at] pnl.gov

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

509-375-2487 PO Box 999 Richland Washington 99352 United States Staff Engineer

ARM's North Slope of Alaska Engineering Task Leader responsible for the deployment and installation of radiometers, ceilometers, micropulse lidars, and cloud radar. ARM Instrument mentor for the millimeter wave cloud radar and the millimeter wave temperature profiler.

electrical engineering, instrumentation, climate change

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Christian Wiencke christian.wiencke [at] awi.de

Project Group Solar UV-Radiation

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

+49-471-4831-1338 Am Handelshafen 12 Bremerhaven D-27570 Germany Professor

Stratospheric ozone depletion. Enhanced UV radiation and its effect on marine macroalgae from the Kongsfjord (Svalbard).

algae, benthic ecology, global change

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John Wiener wienerj [at] colorado.edu

Institute of Behavioral Science

University of Colorado

303-492-6746 Campus Box 468 Boulder Colorado 80309 United States

Natural hazards and human dimensions of climate variability. Application of development theory to problems of social and institutional organization. Application of microeconomic theory to cultural ecology.

cultural anthropology, environmental law, human/environment interaction

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Andrew Wiget awiget [at] nmsu.edu

New Mexico Heritage Center

New Mexico State University

505-646-3011 Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 United States Director

Recently completed traditional land-use study of hunting/fishing/gathering among the Yuganskiy Khanty of Western Siberia. Next year begin a cultural resources inventory and assessment of same community. Both in preparation for creating a proposed ethnoecological territory with protected area status.

ethnography, Siberian peoples, hunting

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Eva Wiklund eva.wiklund [at] lmv.slu.se

Department of Food Science

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

+46-1867-1949 PO Box 7051 Uppsala S-753 34 Sweden

Meat science.

food science, reindeer

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Robert Wilce rwilce [at] bio.umass.edu

Department of Biology

University of Massachusetts

413-545-1342 Box 35810 Amherst Massachusetts 01003 United States

The attached algal vegetation of north and northwest Alaska: floristics, systematic and phytogeographic relationships. The attached algal vegetation of the north Polar Sea: floristics, systematic and phytogeographic relationships.

algae, benthic ecology, marine biology

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Anita Wild wilda [at] utas.edu.au

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies

University of Tasmania

+61-3-6226-7611 PO Box 252-78 Hobart Tasmania 7001 Australia

Recovery following disturbance in Australian alpine areas. Chronosequence studies of old tracks to elucidate patterns and dynamics of natural recovery. Revegetation techniques to enhance natural recovery.

plant ecology, alpine ecology, disturbance ecology

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James Wilder james_wilder [at] fws.gov N/A

USFWS

907-786-3378 1011 East Tudor Road Anchorage Alaska 99503 United States Wildlife Biologist-Polar Bears/Walrus

bears, ecology, wildlife management

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Emmelia Wiley stainton [at] cc.umanitoba.ca

Clayton H. Ridell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources

Centre of Earth Observation Science

(204) 272-1541 488 Wallace Building Winnipeg Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada Manager - Labs

instrumentation

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Frank Wilhelms fwilhelm [at] awi.de

Department of Geophysics and Glaciology

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

+49-471-4831-1551 Columbusstrasse Bremerhaven D-27568 Germany

Ice drilling, ground penetrating radar. Greenland Ice core Project (www.glaciology.gfy.ku.dk).

ice physics, ice chemistry, ice geophysics

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Jeremy Wilkinson jpw28 [at] bas.ac.uk

Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory

Scottish Association for Marine Science

+44-1631-559-279 Oban PA37 1QA United Kingdom Lead Investigator

Professional geophysicist with experience in all aspects of sea-ice geophysics, oceanography, and buoy design and release in both the Arctic and Antarctica.

sea ice, buoys, oceanography

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Paul Wilkinson wilkinsonpf [at] hotmail.com N/A

Paul F. Wilkinson and Associates Incorporated

+1-514-482-6887 5800 Monkland (Moreland) Avenue Montreal Quebec H4A 1G1 Canada President

Musk Ox Development Corporation, Palmer, AK.

environmental impact assessment, socio-economic impact assessment, Native issues

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Lori Wilkinson lwilkins [at] nrcan.gc.ca

Geological Survey of Canada

Natural Resources Canada

613-996-2121 615 Booth Street Ottawa Nunavut K1A 0E9 Canada Physical Scientist

Lac de Gras kimberlite field. Developing an exploration model for kimberlites using GIS and Bayesian statistics. Woodburn Lake Group, Nunavut. Meadowbank gold deposit, near Baker Lake.

geographic information systems

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Peter Wilkniss pwilkniss [at] aol.com N/A

Polar Kybernetes International LLC

907-278-2085 1305 West Seventh Avenue Anchorage Alaska 99501 United States

Synthesis of arctic research.

atmospheric chemistry, marine environment

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Hanni Willan hanni.willan [at] casp.co.uk N/A

Cambridge Arctic Shelf Programme (CASP)

+44-1223-277586 Gravel Hill - West Building Cambridge CB3 0DJ United Kingdom

geology, geographic information systems, mapping

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