Media Mentions

ORNL researchers contribute to State Department's Arctic blog

ORNL's Peter Thornton, Stan Wullschleger and Kate Evans have written an entry for the State Department's "Our Arctic Nation" blog on Medium.com. The blog, run by the Arctic Council of the State Department's Office of Oceans and Polar Affairs, invites ind

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Funding Effective Interdisciplinary Collaborations: NGEE-Arctic as a Case Study—IARPC Collaborations Webinar Series

The Next Generation Ecosystems Experiments (NGEE-Arctic) is a 10-year Department of Energy (DOE)-supported project whose mission is to improve mathematical models that predict climate through advance understanding of the physical, chemical,

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Drying Arctic Soils Could Accelerate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new study published in Nature Climate Change indicates soil moisture levels will determine how much carbon is released to the atmosphere as rising temperatures thaw Arctic lands.

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Warming Could Mean Major Thaw for Alaskan Permafrost

If you’d asked permafrost researcher Vladimir Romanovsky five years ago if he thought the permafrost of the North Slope of Alaska was in danger of substantial thaw this century because of global warming, he would have said no. The permanently frozen soils

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Wullschleger Named Outstanding Alumnus for Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Stan Wullschleger, a scientist with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Alumnus Award for the Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricult

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Expanding Use of Plant Trait Observations in Earth System Models

Workshop on Trait Methods for Representing Ecosystem Change; Rockville, Maryland, 18–19 November 2015

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Arctic Permafrost is Thawing Faster than Expected

Subsurface ice wedges often form polygon shapes in the Arctic landscape

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North Slope permafrost thawing sooner than expected

New projections of permafrost change in northern Alaska suggest far-reaching effects will come sooner than expected, scientists reported this week at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

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Summer in the Arctic

NREL researchers are experimenting with adding wind and photovoltaic solar energy systems at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the South Pole. The new station originally was supposed to include renewable energy systems, but contruction delays and oth

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UAF professor leads Arctic ecosystem science initiative

University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Vladimir Romanovsky has been named chief scientist for a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to study Arctic ecosystems. The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic leadership team in May appointed

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