Study measures methane release from Arctic permafrost

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 12:48

By Jeff Richardson | A UAF research project led by IARC's Katey Walter Anthonyhas provided the first modern evidence of a landscape-level permafrost carbon feedback, in which thawing permafrost releases ancient carbon as climate-warming greenhouse gases. The study was published today in the journal Nature Geoscience. Read More

IARC partners with Japanese research center

Thu, 08/18/2016 - 08:33

IARC Director Hajo Eicken recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sei-Ichi Saito, Director of Hokkaido University’s new Arctic Research Center (HU-ARC), located in Sapporo, Japan. This MOU will further deepen and initiate new collaborations between Hokkaido University, IARC and UAF. Read More

Trees’ surprising role in the boreal water cycle quantified

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:09

Approximately 25 to 50 percent of a living tree is made up of water, depending on the species and time of year. The water stored in trees has previously been considered just a minor part of the water cycle, but a new study by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists shows otherwise. Read More

Engaging a new generation of Arctic researchers: 14 years and counting

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:34

For the last 14 years, IARC Summer Schools have provided students with the current state of knowledge, hands-on training in conducting Arctic research, and the skills necessary to communicate science across disciplines. Read More