Key topics will include:
- Total permafrost carbon pool;
- Landscape partitioning (where are the important perennially frozen carbon stocks?);
- Quality of soil organic matter and potential for decay following permafrost thawing;
- Greenhouse gas feedbacks on global warming; and
- How to incorporate detailed field knowledge into general climate and ecosystem models.
Major goals of the workshop are:
- Set the agenda for IPA-CAPP for the coming years. What concrete goals can we formulate?
- Discuss an overview article for a special issue of Permafrost and Periglacial Processes for the 3rd European Conference on Permafrost (to be held in Svalbard, Norway; submission deadline November 2009).
- Select contributions to a possible special 'Permafrost Carbon' issue.
To register, please send an email to Peter Kuhry, indicating the (preliminary) title and preferred form of your presentation (oral or poster). The deadline for registration is Friday, 17 April 2009. Priority will be given to those participants who submit oral or poster presentations that best fit the program of the workshop. 1-page abstracts will be expected by Friday, 15 May 2009.
A second circular, detailing information on the program, venue, and accommodations, will be issued in late April.
For further information, please contact Peter Kuhry.