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Paul Overduin
Alfred-Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

(Biography) Dr. Pier Paul Overduin contributes experience and contacts gathered through research experience in in Alaska, the Canadian High Arctic, Siberia and on Spitsbergen to the proposed group. His research interests have broadened, from a focus on permafrost processes on land and on the continental shelves, to include the effects of changing climate on the arctic coastal zone. His research focus is currently in Siberia, where he leads a Russian-German research group combining modeling, field research and remote sensing expertise to assess the sensitivity of the coastal zone in the Kara and Laptev Seas to change. Current changes to sea ice, shelf ecosystems, and coastal dynamics affect and are being affected by submarine and terrestrial permafrost. Paul seeks to gain a process-based understanding of these interactions through the use of geophysical methods. He is a contributing author to the IPCC 5th Assessment Report and a member of the Arctic Resilience Report Assessment Integration Team, a current Arctic Council project. Since 2006, he has been co-leader of the Arctic Coastal Dynamics project of the International Arctic Science Committee and the Land-Oceans Interactions in the Coastal Zone. <br><br><br> Selected publications: <br><br> Overduin, P. P., Strzeleck, M. C., Grigoriev, M. N., Couture, N., Lantuit, H., St-Hilaire-Gravel, D., Günther, F., and Wetterich, S. (in press) Coastal Changes in the Arctic. in: Martini, I. P. and Wanless, H. R. (eds) Sedimentary Coastal Zones from High to Low Latitudes: Similarities and Differences. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 388. <br><br> Günther, F., Overduin, P. P., Sandakov, A. V., Grosse, G., and Grigoriev, M. N. (2013) Short- and long-term thermo-erosion of ice-rich permafrost coasts in the Laptev Sea region. Biogeosciences, 10, 4297-4318, doi:10.5194/bg-10-4297-2013. <br><br> Overduin, P. P., Westermann, S. Yoshikawa, K., Haberlau, T., Romanovsky, V. and Wetterich, S. (2012) Geoelectric observations of the degradation of near-shore submarine permafrost at Barrow (Alaskan Beaufort Sea), Journal of Geophysical Research Earth Surface, doi:10.1029/2011JF002088. <br><br> Lantuit, H., Overduin, P. P., and 22 others (2012) The Arctic Coastal Dynamics database: A new classification scheme and statistics on arctic permafrost coastlines, Estuaries and Coasts doi:10.1007/s12237-010-9362-6. <br><br> Overduin, P. P. and S. Solomon (2011) Physical State of the Circumarctic Coast , State of the Arctic Coast 2010 Scientific Review and Outlook , D.L. Forbes (ed.), Geesthacht, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-9813637-2-2. <br><br> Overduin, P. P., Hubberten, H.-W., Rachold, V., Romanovskii, N. N., Grigoriev, M. N. and Kasymskaya, M. (2007) The evolution and degradation of coastal and offshore permafrost in the Laptev and East Siberian Seas during the last climatic cycle. Geological Society of America Special Papers, 426, 97-111, <br><br> Rachold, V., Bolshiyanov, D. Yu., Grigoriev, M. N., Hubberten, H. -W., Junker, R., Kunitsky, V. V., Merker, F., Overduin, P. P., Schneider, W.(2007).Near-shore Arctic Subsea Permafrost in Transition, EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 88(13), 149-156. <br><br> Overduin P. P. and D. L. Kane (2006) Frost boils and soil ice content: field observations, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, doi:10.1002/ppp.567. <br><br>


Project Member

Knowledge Co-Production for Sustainability in Canadian Arctic Coastal Communities

Primary Address

Alfred-Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Periglacial Research
Telegrafenberg A43
Potsdam,  14473

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