Professor Meredith Hastings has been chosen to receive the 2014 Ascent Award from the American Geophysical Union. This prestigious prize, commensurate with her many scientific achievements, aims to reward exceptional mid-career scientists in the fields of the atmospheric and climate sciences.
Dr. Hastings is a distinctive voice in the field of atmospheric chemistry.
Operation Wallacea (www.opwall.com) is an organization that supports a network of 200+ academics for long term biodiversity research programs in 14 countries (Honduras, Mexico, Guyana, Peru, Ecuador, Cuba, Dominica, South Africa, Madagascar, Romania, France, Greece, China, Indonesia) has a vacancy for a Biodiversity Research Presenter. The research programs are funded by volunteer tuition fees paid by individual university students or groups of high school students accompanied by teachers, and a presenter is needed to explain the science and research outputs to these groups.
In recent years the periphery of the Arctic sea ice cover has undergone signiﬁcant changes, with a reduction in summer ice extent, a thinning of the ice, and a shift from multiyear to ﬁrst year ice. Here we examine sea ice conditions during nine summers between 2000 and 2013 in the interior of the ice pack, using autonomous measurements of sea ice mass balance deployed near the North Pole.
The Polar Research Board is pleased to announce that the Committee on Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic will release their report The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions on Tuesday, April 29.
Institute for the Study of Environment and Society (ISES): ISES director Amanda Lynch, left, and colleagues Kim Boekelheide, Jack Mustard, and Leah VanWeyThe Board of Fellows has approved creation of an Institute for the Study of Environment and Society (ISES) in the coming academic year.