The Cold Regions Research Centre invites you to join us for the next event in our annual speaker series.
Iteration and Integration – How models guide observations in the NGEE Arctic project
Wednesday April 27, 2 PM Eastern, Via Zoom – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Supported by the Biological and Environmental Research program with the Department of Energy, the overarching goal of the long-term NGEE Arctic project is to advance our understanding of the rapidly changing terrestrial Arctic by combining boots-on-the-ground observations with the predictive power of Earth System models. Our interdisciplinary team spans four national laboratories and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and we investigate processes at scales from microbe to landscape.
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Dr. Stan Wullschleger
Associate Laboratory Director for Biological and Environmental Systems Science as well as an Oak Ridge National Laboratory Corporate Fellow. He directs the Department of Energy’s Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic project, a long-term endeavor that brings together 140 scientists from national laboratories and universities to advance Earth system models that predict how thawing permafrost in the Arctic impacts global climate systems. His research focuses on global change biology and plant ecology.
Dr. Colleen Iversen
Distinguished Staff Scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Group Leader of the Plant-Soil Interactions group. She uses a variety of field and laboratory techniques to understand and predict how ecosystems are shaped by environmental change. Her work takes her from upland forests to flooded peatlands to thawing Arctic tundra, chasing a better understanding of the secret lives of roots hidden beneath the soil surface.
Dr. Peter Thornton
Distinguished Staff Scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and lead for the Earth Systems Science Section. He studies the interactions of land ecosystems with all other components of the Earth’s climate system, including biogeochemical and physical land-atmosphere feedbacks as well as interactions with human systems. His work includes model development, model evaluation, and model applications to discover emergent properties of ecosystems.