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Ronald Daanen
Postdoctoral Fellow
Permafrost Laboratory
UAF Geophysical Institute

Ronald Daanen is a cold climate hydrologist working in the Permafrost Laboratory in the Geophysical Institute. His interests are in surface processes that link above and below ground systems. This includes physical, biological and chemical processes between permafrost and the atmosphere. He is currently working on three projects: 1) small scale modeling of non-sorted circles ecosystems dynamics in the Arctic Tundra 2) large scale simulations of spatially distributed permafrost energy balances in Greenland and Alaska, with future scenarios of climate warming and 3) the Alaska Peatland Experiment, where he researches the effect of water table height on the carbon balance in a fen. (type of wetland)