Updates from the Permafrost Carbon Network

– a CliC endorsed and supported effort

logoHere are some Permafrost Carbon Network related updates:

1) CAPP-workshop summary: The 3rd and final CAPP (Carbon pools in permafrost) workshop took place mid-May in Stockholm and was a great assembly of presentations and discussions focusing on the topic of carbon pools in permafrost. All presentations will become available to members of the Permafrost Carbon Network on Google Drive which you will be able to access through our website.

2) The Permafrost Carbon Network meeting for product leads and co-leads was held the day after the CAPP workshop in Stockholm. We discussed progress for synthesis products, model benchmarking and next steps of the Permafrost Carbon Network within the smaller group of leads and co-leads. Depending on progress product leads/co-leads will be in touch with their working group with some follow-up information.

3) Interactive Maps: We have added interactive maps to our website which include detailed information on sampling locations for various synthesis products. The maps will allow the user to see what kind of data are available for which regions/locations in the Arctic. We hope you find this useful.


4) New Publications (this list is not complete):

  • Hayes, DJ, Kicklighter DW, McGuire AD et al. (2014) The impacts of recent permafrost thaw on land-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange, Environmental Research Letters, 9, 045005, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/4/045005
  • Mishra U& Riley WJ (2014) Active-Layer Thickness across Alaska: Comparing Observation-Based Estimates with CMIP5 Earth System Model Predictions. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J.oi:10.2136/sssaj2013.11.0484
  • Wild B, Schnecker J, Alves RJE et al. (2014) Input of easily available organic C and N stimulates microbial decomposition of soil organic matter in arctic permafrost soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry,75, 0. 143-151, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.04.014