ERL特刊精选|Focus on Arctic Change: Transdisciplinary Research and Communication

23 3月 2023 gabriels



  • Peter Schweitzer,奥地利维也纳大学
  • Susanna Gartler,奥地利维也纳大学
  • Annett Bartsch,奥地利b.geos公司
  • Donatella Zona,英国谢菲尔德大学
  • Frédéric Bouchard,加拿大舍布鲁克大学
  • Stein Sandven,挪威南森环境与遥感中心
  • Ylva Sjöberg,丹麦哥本哈根大学


World-wide an increasing number of research projects focus on the challenges associated with changes across the circumpolar Arctic. The need for transdisciplinary approaches has been progressively recognized in order to study the numerous impacts of global warming on Northern high-latitude ecosystems, given the complexity of the multiple interacting processes. Humans are an integral part of these systems, and community-based monitoring has also been increasingly integrated with other scientific approaches. It has also become increasingly acknowledged that science results should be effectively communicated to the public and stakeholders in terms of outreach and education. The goal of this special issue is to gather contributions focusing on, but not limited to, the following themes discussing and presenting novel creative ways to enhance:
  • science communication, education and outreach tools, and co-production of knowledge
  • integration of social and natural science approaches
  • indigenous and collaborative approaches to adaptation, mitigation, and risk perception
  • socio-economic modelling in relation to Arctic environmental change
  • examining the impacts of permafrost degradation (thaw, erosion) and other phenomena on health and pollution as well as on infrastructure stability (e.g. buildings, roads, airstrips)


This special issue invites papers that bring together researchers from both social and natural sciences who are involved or interested in reaching out to stakeholders and to the general public and share successful experiences. Examples from past, ongoing and future initiatives that include traditional indigenous knowledge and scientific tools and techniques are welcome. Submissions may focus on physical, biological, chemical processes, or human dimensions. Particularly encouraged are submissions reporting on studies integrating multiple approaches within the same research project and novel ways to achieve this integration, as well as initiatives summarizing the scientific knowledge about climate change across the Arctic in layman terms which can be used for communicating science to policymakers.



Focus on Arctic change: transdisciplinary research and communication

Ylva Sjöberg et al 2023 Environ. Res. Lett. 18 010201



Unprecedented Arctic sea ice thickness loss and multiyear-ice volume export through Fram Strait during 2010-2011

Xuewei Li et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 095008


Resilience-based steps for adaptive co-management of Arctic small-scale fisheries

Eranga K Galappaththi et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 083004


Sea-level rise and warming mediate coastal groundwater discharge in the Arctic

Julia A Guimond et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 045027


Improving the relationships between Indigenous rights holders and researchers in the Arctic: an invitation for change in funding and collaboration

Nina Nikola Doering et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 065014


Rapid initialization of retrogressive thaw slumps in the Canadian high Arctic and their response to climate and terrain factors

Melissa K Ward Jones et al 2019 Environ. Res. Lett. 14 055006


Expanding infrastructure and growing anthropogenic impacts along Arctic coasts

Annett Bartsch et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 115013


Communicating Arctic-midlatitude weather and ecosystem connections: direct observations and sources of intermittency

James E Overland et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 105006


Mapping environmental suitability for anthrax reemergence in the Arctic

Elisa Stella et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 105013


Arctic rain on snow events: bridging observations to understand environmental and livelihood impacts

Mark C Serreze et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 105009


Co-production of knowledge reveals loss of Indigenous hunting opportunities in the face of accelerating Arctic climate change

Donna D W Hauser et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 095003


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