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Ingunn Vistnes ingunn [at] fifo.no

Norut-NIBR Finnmark

Agricultural University of Norway

+47-78-45-71-36 Follumsvei 33 Alta N-9510 Norway M.Sc., PhD-Student

Changes in distribution of reindeer away from human development, such as tourist resorts, power lines, pipelines, roads, and industry (avoidance behavior). Research includes both wild and semi-domestic reindeer.

zoology, reindeer, human/environment interaction

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George Visscher gev40 [at] hotmail.com

Department of Forest Ecosystem Science

University of Maine at Orono

207-866-0207 104 Nutting Hall Orono Maine 04469 United States

Wood anatomy. Analysis of several cellular characteristics of Eocene fossil wood from Axel Heiberg Island.

forest ecology, forestry

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Carolyn Viscosi-Shirley cviscosi [at] fs.mv.com N/A 147 Osgood Street Andover Massachusetts 01810 United States

Siberian and Alaskan continental shelf sedimentology. Clay mineralogy. Sediment chemistry. Sediment sorting. Sediment provenance. Early sediment diagnosis and dissolved metal fluxes

marine geology, marine geochemistry, marine sedimentology

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Martin Visbeck visbeck [at] ldeo.columbia.edu

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

Columbia University

845-365-8531 PO Box 1000 Palisades New York 10964 United States

Deep water formation in the Greenland Sea. Role of sea ice import from the Arctic Ocean into the North Atlantic. Sea Ice and climate variability in midlattitudes.

physical oceanography, air-sea-ice interactions, climatology

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Kristiina Virkkunen arvirkku [at] student.oulu.fi

Department of Chemistry

University of Oulu

Tellervontie 2 A 4 Oulu FIN-90570 Finland Student

Masters thesis concerning snowpit samples from Svalbard (Spitsbergen), Norway. Ion and PAH analyses.

chemistry, snow chemistry, ice chemistry

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Ross Virginia ross.a.virginia [at] dartmouth.edu N/A

Dartmouth College

603-646-0192 6048 Haldeman Center Hanover New Hampshire 03755 United States Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and Director

Polar environmental change, Arctic policy, Soil biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling in Greenland tundra and Antarctic dry valley eocsystems, Ecosystem ecology and its relationships with environmental law and policy

biogeochemistry, soil ecology, climate change

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Torgny Vinje pom-inte [at] online.no N/A +47-2295-9903 Ormøybakken 14 Oslo N-0198 Norway retired polar research scientist

Climate variability reflected in ice extent variations back to about 1700 in the Nordic Seas. Comparison with ice extent variations in the Newfoundland-Labrador Sea as described by Hill (1999).

sea ice, air-sea-ice interactions

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Timo Vihma timo.vihma [at] fmi.fi

Department of Meteorological Research

Finnish Meteorological Institute

+358-9-1929-4173 PO Box 33 Helsinki FIN-00101 Finland

Atmospheric boundary layer over sea ice collaboration.

air-sea-ice interactions, boundary-layer meteorology, sea ice thermodynamics

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Tim Viavant tim.viavant [at] alaska.gov 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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Niels Vestergaard nv [at] sam.sdu.dk

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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Jonathan Verreault verreault.jonathan [at] ugam.ca

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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Marc Veronneau marcv [at] nrcan.gc.ca

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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Lesage Veronique lesagev [at] dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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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Valery Vernikovsky taimyr [at] uiggm.nsc.ru

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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Maria Vernet mvernet [at] ucsd.edu

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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Johannes Verlinde jxv7 [at] psu.edu 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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Elie Verleyen elie.verleyen [at] ugent.be

Biology

+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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David Verbyla d.verbyla [at] uaf.edu

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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Mikhail Verbitsky verb [at] milne.geology.yale.edu

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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Jay ver Hoef jay.verhoef [at] gmail.com 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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Jan Willem Veluwenkamp j.w.veluwenkamp [at] let.rug.nl

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.

history

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Douglas Veltre dwveltre [at] alaska.edu

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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Alasdair Veitch alasdair_veitch [at] gov.nt.ca

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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Jari Vehviläinen jari.vehvilainen [at] metla.fi

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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Arnold Vedlitz avedlitz [at] bushschool.tamu.edu

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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