Knowledge Transfer by the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)

  • Boris K. Biskaborn
  • Hugues Lantuit
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)


Permafrost ecosystems occupy a quarter of the land surface in the Northern Hemisphere. Ongoing rapid temperature change in these areas causes permafrost warming in the Arctic and thawing in the Subarctic regions (Romanovsky et al. Permafr Periglac Process 21:106–116 2010).



We thank ESKP for providing one year financial support to develop the visualization products of GTN-P Database. We thank Karl Dzuba for assisting with proof-reading the ESKP articles on permafrost research highlights. We also thank Jean-Pierre Lanckman, Malek Kaderi and Anseok Joo (Arctic Portal), and Almut Dressler and Saskia Bacher (AWI) for data management.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine ResearchPotsdamGermany

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