University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Research assistant professor, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Hélène Genet is a terrestrial ecologist and uses a multidisciplinary approach to characterize complex interactions between climatic and ecological processes at play in the soil, the vegetation and the atmosphere in high latitude ecosystems. She uses this information to improve the ability of biosphere models to project the response of terrestrial ecosystems to current and future climate change at local and regional scales. Currently, she is particularly involved in characterizing the vulnerability of boreal ecosystems to deep permafrost thaw.
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