Session organizers are especially interested in soliciting the submission of abstracts that address changes in the nature, structure, and function of the Greenland Ice Sheet; the changing nature of
plant-animal interactions; shifts in terrestrial and freshwater biogeochemical cycles; and the changing nature of native and commercial uses of terrestrial and marine resources under the new states of
Greenland. Organizers are accepting abstracts that focus on modern, historical, and palaeo studies.

Of all the regions in the globe, Greenland is experiencing some of the most rapid changes in climate - biologically, physically, and socially. These changes are manifested by the thinning of the ice sheet, shifts in the patterns of vegetation growth, changes in plant-animal interactions, alterations in biogeochemical cycles, land and ocean uses by native communities, and alterations in freshwater systems.

The abstract submission deadline for this and all other sessions is Thursday, 3 September 2009, at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time. To submit an abstract, you must enter the first author's current AGU member ID and password at:

For further information, please contact:
Jeff Welker

Jim White

Eric Post

Shari Gearhead