Satellite data for the Arctic has shown that the amount of vegetation has increased or greened over the last three decades. A group of multidisciplinary scientists have worked together for the last decade to identify the causes of these changes and highlights of this research will be presented as the fifth installment in the 2014 Science for Alaska Lecture Series on Tuesday, February 18 at 7 p.m.
The free lecture will be presented in the Northern Latitudes Room of the Westmark Fairbanks by a group of speakers, including the Geophysical Institute's Uma Bhatt and Vlad Romanovsky. The team will discuss a sampling of research topics from their International Polar Year project, including ground data along transects across the North American and Russian Arctic, permafrost and patterned ground, soil fungi, shrubs, and links to changes in sea ice and climate.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the Science for Alaska Lecture Series site here.
PHOTO CAPTION/CREDIT: Pictured is an example of how northern Alaska is greening with the emergence of more vegetation. Gerald Frost photo.