What does it mean when ground that has long remained frozen begins to thaw? How can communities respond to the shifting of their very foundations?
Kelsey Nyland, Ph.D., a research scientist and adjunct professor at the George Washington University Department of Geography, is studying permafrost through the U.S. National Science Foundation-funded project Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM). At the 2022 Planet Forward Summit, she discussed long-term trends of warming and thaw in Alaska, and the resulting impact on local ways of life.
Learn more by reading Kelsey's research.