Arrival and check into hotel
Project Overview and the big picture
- 8:30 Skip Walker - Welcome, goals of the workshop, overview of the project
- 8:50 Bruce Forbes - Arctic Centre Welcome
- 9:00 Keynote Address, Florian Stammler: Humans and animals on northern Yamal: uncovering the last unknown patterns of movement and settlement. Abstract.
- 10:00 Break
Morning session: The Yamal Peninsula: general description and previous information (Chairs: Marina Leibman and Nataliya Moskalenko)
- 10:30 Keynote Address, Dmitri Drozdov: Yamal Peninsula map and GIS information, and update on ECI activities and permafrost research on the Yamal. Abstract.
- 11:00 Pavel Orekhov and Marina Leibman: General description of the Yamal Peninsula and the Yamal Transect study locations: Physiography, climate, geology, vegetation, etc. Abstract.
- 11:30 Olga Khitun and Nataliya Moskalenko: Summary of Yamal vegetation and flora. Abstract.
- 12:00 Lunch
Afternoon session: The Big Picture: Yamal in relationship to circumpolar changes in sea ice, land temperature, permafrost, and NDVI (Chairs: Jiong Jia and Martha Raynolds)
- 1:00 Uma Bhatt, Skip Walker, Martha Raynolds: Climatology and Seasonality of the ice-ocean-atmosphere-terrestrial system on the Yamal (delivered from Fairbanks, AK, USA). Abstract.
- 1:30 Keynote address, Joey Comiso: The changing Arctic as observed from space. Abstract.
- 2:00 Keynote address, Jorge Pinzon: GIMMS 3g NDVI set and global NDVI trends. Abstract.
- 2:30 Break
- 3:00 Martha Raynolds: NDVI and SWI trends 1981-2008 in the circumpolar Arctic and Yamal. Abstract.
- 3:30 Jiong Jia: Satellite view of changing phenological patterns over Arctic tundra biome. Abstract.
- 4:00 Dmitri Streletskiy: Spatial and temporal variability of active-layer thickness under changing climate conditions in Northwest Siberia. Abstract.
- 4:30 Birgit Heim: DUE Permafrost: a spaceborne permafrost monitoring and information system. Abstract.
- 5:00 Plenary: How does the Yamal fit in the circumpolar greening, sea-ice and temperature, and permafrost trends? (Chairs: Joey Comiso and Jorge Pinzon)
- 5:30 Poster session, catered sandwiches and refreshments
Morning session: The Yamal transect (Chairs: Howie Epstein and Pavel Orekhov)
- 8:30 Skip Walker: The Yamal Transect: Vegetation analysis and mapping (a plant to planet approach). Abstract.
- 9:00 Marina Leibman: Active layer measurements and permafrost boreholes along the transect. Abstract.
- 9:30 Howard Epstein: Vegetation biomass, leaf area index, and NDVI patterns and relationships along two latitudinal transects in arctic tundra. Abstract.
Afternoon session: Human dimensions (Chairs: Bruce Forbes and Florian Stammler)
- 1:30 Anatoly Gubarkov: Issues of Yamal Peninsula gas fields development. Abstract.
- 2:00 Timo Kumpula: Land-use and land-cover changes on the Yamal Peninsula. Abstract.
- 2:30 Artem Khomutov: Landscape pattern and cryogenic landsliding hazard analysis at Vaskiny Dachi, Central Yamal. Abstract.
- 3:00 Bruce Forbes: High Resilience in the Yamal-Nenets Social-Ecological System, West Siberian Arctic, Russia. Abstract.
- 3:30 Break
- 4:00 Nataliya Ukraintseva: High willow shrubs in Yamal: Reasons for their wide expansion and methods of biomass assessment. Abstract.
- 4:30 Bruce Forbes: Deciduous shrub growth and the greening of the Arctic in Western Siberia. Abstract.
- 5:00 Qin Yu and Howard Epstein: Controls on arctic tundra vegetation dynamics on the Yamal Peninsula, Russia – an integrative study using ArcVeg and multi-temporal Landsat imagery. Abstract.
- 5:30 Plenary: Where to go with future Yamal socio-ecological research and comparison with Prudhoe Bay? (Chairs: Bruce Forbes and Florian Stammler)
- Evening: Pizza and refreshments at Bruce's house
Morning discussion groups: Future directions of Remote Sensing, Human Dimensions, Permafrost, Greening of the Arctic (1 hour each)
- 8:30 Remote sensing: Discussion of application and needs for GIMMS 3g data, Quickbird, GLS 2005 (Landsat), MODIS, Corona, SPOT, etc. (Chairs: Jiong Jia and Timo Kumpula)
- 9:30 Human dimensions: Cumulative effects comparison between North Slope Alaska and Yamal; future human dimensions projects on the Yamal Peninsula (Chairs: Bruce Forbes and Florian Stammler)
- 10:30 Break
- 11:00 Permafrost and active layer research on the Yamal: How do we enhance coordination and interaction between permafrost research and the GOA initiative? (Chairs: Marina Liebman and Dmitri Streletskiy)
- 12:00 Greening of the Arctic: Define longer term direction and linkages with other IPY efforts (Seasonality, TSP, CALM, ENSINOR, Rangifer, NAAT and Yamal transects, linkages to ocean and climate dynamics, terrestrial modeling efforts) (Chairs: Skip Walker and Howie Epstein)
- 1:00 Lunch
Afternoon discussion groups: Summer logistics, future meetings, plans for synthesis and publications, wrap-up:
- 2:00 Discussion of summer options, logistics, budgets (Chairs: Marina Liebman and Pasha Orekhov).
- 3:00 Miscellaneous items and wrap-up (Chair: Skip Walker)
I. Upcoming meetings
- State of the Arctic Meeting, Miami, Mar 16-19
- LCLUC meeting in Bethesda, Maryland, April 20-22
- Possible Yamal session at Spring 2011 EGU meeting, May 2-7
- Third European Conference on Permafrost, UNIS, Svalbard, May 10
- Oslo IPY meeting, Jun 8-12
- NASA LCLUC Joint Science Team Meeting, Tartu, Estonia, Aug 25-28
- Possible Greening of the Arctic session at Fall 2011 AGU meeting
II. Proposed publications
- Walker et al. Journal of Vegetation Applications synthesis article for NAAT and Yamal relevé data (Sept 30 Deadline)
- Frost et al. Ecology (?) Yamal vegetation and NDVI analysis
III. Posting of talks and posters on the Yamal web site (this may have to go into the evening.)
- Evening: Reservations at local restaurant