Skip to main content
6: Landscape Evolution and Adapting to Change in Ice-Rich Permafrost Systems

Jana Peirce - University of Alaska Fairbanks

Molly Rettig - NREL’s Cold Climate Research Center

Robbin Garber-Slaght - Cold Climate Research Center

Billy Connor - University of Alaska Fairbanks

Yuri Shur - University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Walker team will study the Ice-Rich Permafrost (IRP) of the Prudhoe Bay oilfields and the village of Point Lay, where permafrost temperatures are changing rapidly with large impacts to ecosystems and infrastructure. Come learn about their observations, why they’ve chosen Pt. Lay for research, and how Ice-Rich permafrost systems affects foundations for the residents in Pt. Lay.

Find out more about their research at: