Upcoming Seminar

    • Permafrost thaw and methane release from Arctic lakes
    • Katey Walter Anthony (Associate Professor, WERC)
    • Friday, February 24, 2017 - 3:30PM
    • 531 Duckering
  • 2017-2-24

Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate warming. Permafrost thaw beneath lakes leads to large emissions of methane gas to the atmosphere. In turn, methane contributes to global climate warming, which leads to more permafrost thaw in a positive feedback cycle. This talk will uncover natural sources of methane in Arctic lakes, which come from both the organic matter decay activity of microoganisms in lake bottoms and from geologic sources deeper within the Earth.


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About WERC Friday Seminars

Each Friday during the academic year we have seminars where faculty and students present information of interest. It's an excellent opportunity to hear about current research and for students an introduction to the academic exchange of information with peers.We meet in Duckering 531 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Submitting Seminar Info and Reservations

When you have your talk organized or would like to reserve a date please submit an image or graph that will be used at your talk, along with caption, abstract, title, and the date you'd like to give the talk to weschnabel@alaska.edu. Final decisions about the schedule are made by the WERC Director.

  • Water and Environmental Research Center (WERC)
  • 437 Duckering
  • 306 Tanana Loop
  • PO Box 75 5860
  • Fairbanks, AK 99775-5860, USA