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Wayne Vandre afwgv [at]

Alaska Cooperative Extension

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-279-6575 2221 East Northern Lights Boulevard Suite 118 Anchorage Alaska 99508 United States

Subarctic integrated pest management (IPM). Water quality.

horticulture, agriculture, entomology

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Sheila Vardy N/A N/A United States

Ecology and paleoecology of wetlands in arctic/subarctic areas and the influence of permafrost and climate changes on peat accumulation. Long-term carbon accumulation and storage in arctic and subarctic peatlands. Sensitivity of aquatic vegetation to flood frequencies in a northern delta.

quaternary paleoecology, wetlands, permafrost

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Henry Vare henry.vare [at]

Finnish Museum of Natural History

University of Helsinki

+358-50-4155503 Finnish Museum of Natural History, Botanical Museum Helsinki FIN-00014 Finland Ph.D.

Fern taxonomy, Finnish mountain flora, history of botany in Finland

botany, taxonomy, vegetation ecology

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Alexander Vasiliev z_v_a_a [at]

Moscow branch

Earth Cryosphere Institute RAS

+7-095-1359920 30/6 Vavilov str Moscow 119991 Russian Federation Head scientist, candidate of science (geology)

Coastal processes on the Kara Sea coasts. Permafrost dynamics in the climate change context.

geodynamics, coastal engineering, global change

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Nina Vasilieva oiuna [at]

Center of Arctic Research

Institute of Humanitarian Research of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) Academy of Sciences

+7-4112-253685 Petrovskaya str 1 Sakha Republic 677027 Russian Federation Doctor of History

History of the culture of the Arctic Region

ethnology, cultural policy, cultural policy

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Shari Vaughan vaughan [at] N/A

Prince William Sound Science Center

907-424-5800 PO Box 705 Cordova Alaska 99574 United States Physical Oceanographer

circulation and water mass properties

physical oceanography, ocean circulation, buoys

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Stephen Vavrus sjvavrus [at]

Center for Climatic Research

University of Wisconsin

608-265-5279 1225 West Dayton Street Madison Wisconsin 53706 United States Senior Scientist

Impact of sea ice on ocean and atmospheric circulation.

meteorology, paleoclimatology, sea ice modeling

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Boris Vdovin vdvnord [at]

Ministry of Construction of Russia

Project and Scientific Institute of Urbanistics

+7-812-553-0067 Drezdenskyaja Street - 9 St. Petersburg 194017 Russian Federation Senior Engineer

Russian part of the International Park "Beringia" and some other ecological projects on the Russian North. Participation in the projects of the fund "Non-conflict North" (the project for integration of young native people of the North into traditional and other economic activity and formation of their own social environment and a number of other projects).

community development, community sustainability, Native communities

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Arnold Vedlitz avedlitz [at]

Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University

979-845-2929 TAMU - 4350 College Station Texas 77843 United States

How scientific information about the condition of the Arctic is assimilated, used or ignored by policy makers and other stakeholders. How scientific information about risks is made a part of the decision-making process. How local information and expertise of native populations about scientifically relevant information is evaluated and considered by various stakeholders and policy makers.

arctic policy, public policy, human behavior

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Jari Vehviläinen jari.vehvilainen [at]

Arctic Centre

University of Lapland

+35-816-336-4219 Forest Research Institute - PI 16 Rovaniemi FIN-96301 Finland Scientist

Non-volatile organic carbons in an ice core from Svalbard. PAH’s (polyaromatic hydrocarbons) in an ice core from Svalbard. POP’s (persistent organic pollutants) in polar regions. Ions in blue ice areas in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica.

glacial geochemistry

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Alasdair Veitch alasdair_veitch [at]

Department of Resources, Wildlife, and Economic Development

Government of the Northwest Territories

867-587-2786 PO Box 130 Norman Wells Northwest Territories X0E 0V0 Canada Supervisor, Wildlife Management

Disease status of Dall sheep in NWT and using combination of DNA fingerprinting. Satellite telemetry to delineate barren-ground caribou herds. Mammalogy. Dall sheep, caribou, bear, wolves, moose, furbearers. Ecology. Parasitology. Population ecology. Predation.

wildlife management, natural resources management, population biology

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Douglas Veltre dwveltre [at]

Department of Anthropology

University of Alaska Anchorage

907-786-6847 3211 Providence Drive Anchorage Alaska 99508 United States Emeritus Professor of Anthropology

Aleut (Unangax) archaeology and ethnohistory. Alaskan archaeology.

Aleut (Unangax) culture, anthropology, archaeology

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Jan Willem Veluwenkamp j.w.veluwenkamp [at]

Arctic Centre

Groningen University

+31-50363-6833 Postbus 716 Groningen 9700 AS Netherlands

History of Dutch-Russian commercial relations 1500-1800. History of the North Russian port of Archangel.


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Jay ver Hoef jay.verhoef [at] N/A

Ver Hoef Statistical Consulting

907-347-5552 3767 Studio Road Fairbanks Alaska 99709 United States

Bayesian and spatio-temporal statistics.

biostatistics, biomathematics

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Mikhail Verbitsky verb [at]

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Yale University

203-432-3159 PO Box 208109 New Haven Connecticut 06520 United States

climate modeling, glaciology, paleoclimatology

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David Verbyla d.verbyla [at]

Department of Natural Resources Management

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-4014 PO Box 757200 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States Professor of GIS/Remote Sensing University of Alaska Fairbanks

Remote sensing of Alaskan landscape changes and trends associated with a warming climate including changes in vegetation indices, changes in lake areas, and wildfire severity.

geographic information systems, IS, remote sensing, boreal ecosystems

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Elie Verleyen elie.verleyen [at]


+32-9-2649629 Krijgslaan 281 S8 Gent 9000 Belgium Professor

Biogeographic patterns in Arctic and Antarctic microbial lake communities; diversity and functioning of tundra ecosystems, diversity of Arctic and Antarctic biological soil crusts

terrestrial and lacustrine microbial communities, microbial biogeography

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Johannes Verlinde jxv7 [at] N/A

Pennsylvania State University

814-863-9711 502 Walker Building University Park Pennsylvania 16802 United States Professor

Atmospheric physics, cloud processes, ground-based remote sensing of clouds.

atmospheric sciences, remote sensing

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Maria Vernet mvernet [at]

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

University of California at San Diego

858-534-5322 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla California 92093 United States

Carbon and sulfur cycling by phytoplankton in the Barents Sea.

phytoplankton, ecology

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Valery Vernikovsky taimyr [at]

Institute of Geology

Russian Academy of Sciences - Siberian Branch

+7-3832-344853 Koptyug pr 3 Novosibirsk 630090 Russian Federation

Geochemistry. Taimyr Peninsula, Severnaya Zemlya (North Land). Taimyr and tectonic evolution of the Arctic Euroasia sector. EUROPROBE project “Timpebar.” Tectonics and Metallogenesis of Northeast Asia.

geodynamics, geology, petrology

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Lesage Veronique lesagev [at]

Marine Mamal Section

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

PO Box 1000 Mont-Joli Quebec G5H 3Z4 Canada Cetacean Research Scientist

Beluga whale seasonal distribution, foraging ecology, population dynamics, and exposure to anthropogenic activity (aboriginal hunt and noise from vessel traffic)

marine mammals

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Marc Veronneau marcv [at]

Geodetic Survey Division

Natural Resources Canada

613-992-1988 615 Booth Street Ottawa Ontario K1S 2A1 Canada Geomatics Specialist

Arctic gravity field. Geoid modelling of the Arctic. Sea surface topography.

geodesy, geodynamics, ocean circulation

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Jonathan Verreault verreault.jonathan [at]

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Quebec in Montreal

+1-514-987-3000 C.P. 8888 Montreal Quebec H3C 3P8 Canada Assistant Professor

Biogenetics Overall objective of research program is to investigate the comparative fate, toxiokinetics (biotransformation), biological/ecological effects and mechanisms of toxicity (endocrine, bioenergetics) of environmental organic contaminants, and other anthropogenic or natural stressors (invasive species, climate change, etc.) in wildlife species from temperate (industrialized) areas vs. those spanning the northern regions (Arctic).

environmental toxicology, ecophysiology, endocrinology

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Niels Vestergaard nv [at]

Department of Environmental and Business Economics

University of Southern Denmark

+45-7914-1181 Niels Bohr Vej 9 Esbjerg DK-6700 Denmark Associate Professor

Greenland fishery policy. Shrimp fishery.

fisheries management, natural resources policy, sustainable development

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Tim Viavant tim.viavant [at] N/A

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

907-459-7266 1300 College Road Fairbanks Alaska 99701 United States Fishery Biologist

Dolly Varden population biology, Ivishak River, Anaktuvuk River, Canning River, Kongakut River, Hulahula River.

Fisheries research, Fisheries Management, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden Char, Arctic grayling, Lake trout, Arctic Cisco, Bering Cisco, fish ecology

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