3 February 2021
From £30.00 per person
Permafrost is a vitally important component of the global cryosphere that underlies 24% of the land area of the northern hemisphere and which is highly sensitive to climatic change and human disturbance.
This session will examine the distinctive characteristics and diverse landforms associated with areas of ice-rich permafrost. We will also explore the accelerating impacts of Arctic climate change both locally through the development of 'thermokarst' and globally through its influence on the carbon cycle.
Dr Richard Waller is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at Keele University where he has worked for almost 20 years. His geographical research interests focus on modern and ancient glacial and periglacial environments, the impact of climate change on the Arctic and the electrification of transport. Having developed a broader interest in education and outreach throughout his career, Richard's research also considers the challenges associated with academic transitions, the development of information literacy and critical thinking skills, and outdoor learning. Richard has consequently worked closely with a range of organisations and initiatives including the British Science Association, the Geographical Association, the Royal Geographical Society, Time for Geography and Discover the World.
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