• Galina Mazhitova, Russia
  • Eva-Maria Pfeiffer, Germany

Statement of Goals:

  • Link the knowledge about cryosols in both hemispheres including Arctic, Antarctic and mountain regions
  • Evaluate what will happen with regional C-pools under ongoing climate and environmental changes
  • Contribute knowledge about Cryosol related processes for climate, hydrology, and ecological modelling
  • Teach young permafrost students/scientists about the diversity and importance of cryosols as a basic knowledge for the protection of cold ecosystems


  • Organizing a bipolar CWG workshop “Climate Change and Cryosols”
  • Publish a review (trend) paper on Cryosols of both hemispheres under a changing climate
  • V International Conference on Cryopedology (2009, Ulan-Ude, Russia), IUSS Congress (2010, Brisbane, Australia), field trip to Antarctica on Correlation of Antarctic and Arctic soil processes (2010 or 2011)

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Liaison person with SCDIC: Eva-Maria Pfeiffer
Liaison international organisations and programmes: IUSS, CAPP, GCP, ANTPAS, CALM