– a CliC endorsed and supported effort

The Permafrost Carbon Research Coordination Network (RCN) will be convening a session at the upcoming fall American Geophysical Union meeting (AGU). The session, B071. Vulnerability o Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change, has received 53 abstracts and has been allocated three oral time slots.  The annual meeting of the network will also be taking place in conjunction with AGU, and is being held at the Intercontenental Hotel on 8 December in San Francisco.  For more information on the meeting and other recent developments, please visit their website: http://www.permafrostcarbon.org/

Recent publications from the Research Carbon Network:

– Belshe EF, Schuur EAG, Bolker BM (2013) Tundra ecosystems observed to be CO2 sources due to differential amplification of the carbon cycle. Ecology Letters, doi: 10.1111/ele.12164

– Elberling B, Michelsen A, Schädel C, Schuur EAG, Christiansen HH, Berg L, Tamstorf MP, Sigsgaard C (2013) Long-term CO2 production following permafrost thaw. Nature Clim. Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1955

– Hicks Pries CE, Schuur EAG, Vogel JG, Natali SM (2013) Moisture drives surface decomposition in thawing tundra. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 118, doi:10.1002/jgrg.20089

– Michaelson G, Ping CL, Clark M (2013) Soil Pedon Carbon and Nitrogen Data for Alaska: An Analysis and Update. Open Journal of Soil Science, 3, 132-142, doi:10.4236/ojss.2013.32015

– Saito K, Sueyoshi T, Marchenko S, Romanovsky V, Otto-Bliesner B, Walsh J, Bigelow N, Hendricks A, Yoshikawa K (2013) LGM permafrost distribution: how well can the latest PMIP multi-model ensembles perform reconstruction? Clim. Past, 9, 1697-1714. doi:10.5194/cp-9-1697-2013

– Vonk JE, Mann PJ, Davydov S, Davydova A, Spencer RGM, Schade J, Sobczak WV, Zimov N, Zimov S, Bulygina E, Eglinton TI, Holmes RM (2013) High biolability of ancient permafrost carbon upon thaw. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 2689-2693. doi:10.1002/grl.50348