About this Research Topic
For this Research Topic we solicit studies focusing on paleo-environmental records documenting the development and changes of Yedoma permafrost landscapes, including data on pollen, plant macro fossils, mammal fossils, insects, crustaceans, diatoms, zooplankton, rhizopods, microbes, ancient DNA, and paleo-landscape and stratigraphic information (grain-size parameters, biomarker, biogeochemical data, stable isotope data, geochronology, cryolithology).
In addition, of interest for this Research Topic are studies focusing on the current state and dynamics of Yedoma landscapes with local to Arctic-wide scope. Assessments of future developments under different warming scenarios are also welcome.
We therefore welcome manuscripts that address different dimensions with past, present and future processes in Arctic Yedoma landscapes:
• Mapping of Yedoma domains;
• Paleo-ecological and cryolithological studies;
• Microbiological studies;
• Studies of modern and future environmental changes;
• Geophysical investigation of permafrost underground;
• Remote sensing studies of landscape changes;
• Simulation of past and of future environmental changes; and
• Biogeochemical inventories and trajectories in permafrost soils.
The different types of articles welcomed by Frontiers in Earth Science should be possible within this Research Topic. The focus will be on Original Research articles.
This Research Topic has been realized in collaboration with Drs Alexander Kizyakov, Andrei Shepelev and Joanne Heslop from Lomonosov Moscow State University, Melnikov Permafrost Institute and the German Research Centre for Geosciences, respectively.
Keywords: permafrost, paleo-environment, model simulations, thermokarst, rapid thaw
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.