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Arctic Early Career News - May 2023

Arctic Early Career News

USAPECS + IARPC Early Career Forum

Periodically USAPECS and the IARPC Early Career Forum will share research from, and opportunities for, early career researchers working in the polar regions. This regular round-up aims to highlight and celebrate the work being done by early career researchers in Arctic research. If you have information you would like to submit, please see the link below.

Are you or do you know an early career researcher who has recently published work related to the Arctic? We at USAPECS and the IARPC Early Career Forum want to highlight your work! Please fill out this form with any Arctic publications, webinars, posters, etc. and we will share on the IARPC Early Career Forum and with our USAPECS Twitter followers. Anyone who identifies as early career is eligible to submit! Any questions? Email for more information. Submit documents here:


Maud van Soest, N.J. Anderson, R. Bol, L.R. Dixon, P.M. Haygarth

“Grazing and topography control nutrient pools in low Arctic soils of Southwest Greenland”

Date of Publication: July 2022

Keywords: carbon, muskox, nitrogen, nutrients, phosphorus

Type: Paper

Twitter: @maj_vanS

Archana Dayal, Andy Hodson, Marie Sabacka, Alan L Smalley

“Seasonal snowpack microbial ecology and biogeochemistry on a High Arctic ice cap reveals negligible autotrophic activity during spring and summer melt”

Date of Publication: September 2022

Keywords: Arctic, Foxfonna ice cap, snowpack, nutrients, microbes, seasonal, microbial ecology, biogeochemistry

Type: Paper

Twitter: @snowecology

Risa Madoff and Jaakko Putkonen

“Global variations in regional degradation rates since the Last Glacial Maximum mapped through time and space”

Date of Publication: April 2022

Keywords: Arctic, subarctic, Last Glacial Maximum, late Quaternary climate, erosion rates, soil creep, sediment flux, topographic diffusivity

Type: Paper

Twitter: @geomorphrisa


Now Recruiting Polar STEAM Fellows for Broader Impacts

Polar STEAM is recruiting NSF funded researchers for 2023/24 collaborations with educators, artists, and writers to develop broader impacts related to polar research. For 2023, researchers may be field based, conducting remote data monitoring, or a combination of both. Educators will be virtual. For future years, Polar STEAM will expand to include field deployments for educators, also open applications to artists & writers, and continue supporting virtual collaborations.

What type of research projects could collaborate virtually with an educator? Virtual collaborations open up new opportunities, for example a research team who monitors equipment remotely, or who visit a field site for short periods of time over a few months and conduct data analysis in the interim. Researchers can also collaborate with an educator virtually while they are in the field.

Visit the Polar STEAM website ( and the FAQ section to learn more and apply.

Invitation to Join US Early Career Ocean Professional Node

Are you interested in ocean solutions, sustainability & resilience, and connecting science to society? Are you an Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP: <10 years since your professional degree) or interested in supporting ECOPs? We are reaching out today to invite you, your colleagues, and partners to join the newly launched U.S. Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) node.

Why engage in the U.S. ECOP node?

  • Access to the U.S. ECOP slack channel to connect with other ECOPs to enhance your disciplinary and interdisciplinary career path

  • Take part in social events with ECOPs

  • Learn about relevant conferences, events, and job opportunities

  • Gain understanding of emerging topics in marine science, policy, and management

Please sign up here to become engaged with the U.S. ECOP community today! The current U.S. ECOP node is a distributed community that can share opportunities and information, so at the end of the sign up survey you will get a link to join the community on Slack.

Graduate Student Positions Available: Oceanography - Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba

The Centre for Earth Observation Science at the University of Manitoba invites applications for two PhD or MS students to investigate the role of freshwater in controlling stratification, surface nutrient stocks, locations of mixing and upwelling, and other coastal habitat characteristics in James Bay and Southern Hudson Bay. These fixed-term positions will be located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

The Centre has two ongoing projects that will provide funding for the successful candidates: (1) NSERC Research Alliance project studying freshwater and carbon cycling across the land-to-ocean aquatic continuum at the coast of the Hudson Bay and James Bay Lowlands (research partnership with Cree communities, NGOs, and Mushkegowuk Council of Chiefs), and (2) Polynyas of the Belcher Islands, which aims to support Inuit in Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, with their marine conservation initiative Qikiqtait (in partnership with the Arctic Eider Society).

The successful candidates will have opportunities to conduct field work and/or may make use of existing datasets collected as a part of the recently completed BaySys (2016-2021) project, two-year James Bay Oceanographic Expedition and Mooring Program (2021-2022), and Eeyou Coastal Habitat (eelgrass) Research Project.

Application deadline: Open until filled

For more information, contact: Jens Ehn Email:

Zou Zou Kuzyk Email:

Critical Arctic Studies Symposium, 10. - 12. October 2023

The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland invites researchers at any level to submit proposals for the first Critical Arctic Studies Symposium on the theme “Post-Human Dialogues: Rethinking human-nature relations in and through the Arctic” to be held in Rovaniemi, Finland, from 10 to 12 October 2023.

Submission of Abstracts

If you are interested in participating in the symposium, send an abstract of no more than 200 words to: by May 10, 2023. Please indicate whether you plan to attend in person or online.

Special Issue or Edited Volume

Selected papers will be invited for extension and submission to a Special Issue or an edited volume.

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