Journal cover Journal topic
The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 9, 1715-1720, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1715-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Brief communication
26 Aug 2015
Brief Communication: Future avenues for permafrost science from the perspective of early career researchers
M. Fritz1,a, B. N. Deshpande2,3, F. Bouchard3,4,5, E. Högström6,7, J. Malenfant-Lepage3,4,8, A. Morgenstern1, A. Nieuwendam9, M. Oliva9, M. Paquette3,4, A. C. A. Rudy10, M. B. Siewert11,12, Y. Sjöberg11,12, and S. Weege1,13 1Department of Periglacial Research, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), 14473 Potsdam, Germany
2Department of Biology, Université Laval, Quebec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
3Centre for Northern Studies (CEN), Université Laval, Quebec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
4Department of Geography, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC H2V 2B8, Canada
5Centre Eau Terre Environnement, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Quebec, QC G1K 9A9, Canada
6Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation (GEO), Vienna University of Technology (TUW), 1040 Vienna, Austria
7Austrian Polar Research Institute, Vienna University, 1090 Vienna, Austria
8Department of Civil and Water Engineering, Université Laval, Quebec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
9Center for Geographical Studies, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
10Department of Geography, Queen's University, Kingston, ON K7L 3N6, Canada
11Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
12The Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
13Institute of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Potsdam, 14476 Potsdam, Germany
acurrently at: Utrecht University, Department of Earth Sciences – Geochemistry, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Abstract. Accelerating climate change and increased economic and environmental interests in permafrost-affected regions have resulted in an acute need for more directed permafrost research. In June 2014, 88 early career researchers convened to identify future priorities for permafrost research. This multidisciplinary forum concluded that five research topics deserve greatest attention: permafrost landscape dynamics, permafrost thermal modeling, integration of traditional knowledge, spatial distribution of ground ice, and engineering issues. These topics underline the need for integrated research across a spectrum of permafrost-related domains and constitute a contribution to the Third International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III).

Citation: Fritz, M., Deshpande, B. N., Bouchard, F., Högström, E., Malenfant-Lepage, J., Morgenstern, A., Nieuwendam, A., Oliva, M., Paquette, M., Rudy, A. C. A., Siewert, M. B., Sjöberg, Y., and Weege, S.: Brief Communication: Future avenues for permafrost science from the perspective of early career researchers, The Cryosphere, 9, 1715-1720, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1715-2015, 2015.
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
This is a contribution about the future of permafrost research to the 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning 2015 (ICARP III). We summarize the top five research questions for the next decade of permafrost science from the perspective of early career researchers (ECRs). We highlight the pathways and structural preconditions to address these research priorities. This manuscript is an outcome of a community consultation conducted for and by ECRs on a global level.
This is a contribution about the future of permafrost research to the 3rd International...
Share