Local To Global Impacts Of A Thawing Arctic with Darcy Peter and Dr. Susan Natali
January 25, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PSTCost: Sliding Scale
About the Event
Online, January 25, 2023 5-6:30 pm Pacific Time (convert to your time zone here)
Dr. Sue Natali and Darcy Peter will be co-presenting on the impacts of climate change and permafrost thaw in Arctic and sub-Arctic Indigenous communities in Alaska and the global implications of permafrost thaw across the Arctic on the Earth’s climate. They offer different perspectives for what climate change looks like in the Arctic and how this connects with global communities.
About Darcy Peter and Dr. Sue Natali
Ms. Peter is Koyukon & Gwich’in Athabascan from Beaver, Alaska, located along the Yukon River. She grew up living a subsistence way of life: fishing, hunting, and trapping in Beaver. Her current research focuses on greenhouse gas emissions, permafrost thaw, and Arctic ecology.
Dr. Susan Natali is an Arctic ecologist whose focus on permafrost thaw is motivated by an acute awareness of the risks it poses. She leads Woodwell Climate’s Arctic Program, which investigates the drivers and consequences of rapid Arctic change. Her research examines the effects of permafrost thaw and fire on the storage or release of carbon, and thus, on global climate. Recent findings have highlighted the importance of poorly understood ecological activity during winter. Dr. Natali’s work spans local to global scales through a combination of process-focused field science, remote sensing, and computational modeling. Dr. Natali has worked extensively in remote regions of Alaska and Siberia, conducting research and—as the Director of the Polaris Project—training the next generation of Arctic scientists.