The early registration deadline and the due date for abstract submissions for the "Understanding Circumpolar Ecosystems in a Changing World: Outcomes of IPY" conference is Friday, 10 September 2010. The conference/workshop will be held 3-6 November 2010 at the University of Alberta Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

There is a reduced registration rate for students and northern residents. For additional details on the registration and abstract submission processes, please go to:

The conference is open to anyone, and not limited to outcomes of activities conducted during the International Polar Year 2007-2008. It will provide an international forum for the discussion of our understanding of the current and future structure, diversity, and functioning of the circumpolar region - how climate and disturbance interact in the circumpolar North, with an emphasis on terrestrial environments. Topics will include the warming and disappearing permafrost, tree line dynamics, northern peat lands/wetlands, freshwater lake ecosystems, carbon budgets, natural and anthropogenic disturbances, changes in vertebrate populations, and many others. Results of IPY 2007-2008 will be placed in the context of ecological, economic, and cultural sustainability of the circumpolar region under a changing climate. The conference is not restricted to IPY-funded research.

The conference will incorporate the 5th Annual PPS Arctic Meeting
(http://ppsarctic.nina.no/content/2010_annualmeeting.html) and working meetings for other IPY projects.

Early registration and abstract submission deadline:
Friday, 10 September 2010.

For further information, please go to: