Coldregionscience is a website describing my research in the High Arctic and Antarctica. Focus is given here to the influence of changing climate on hydrology, biogeochemistry and microbial activity in snow and ice.
DR AGA NOWAK
I am an environmental scientist specialising in hydrology and biogeochemistry of Polar Regions. My research focuses on investigation of short- as well as long-term effects of climate change on the terrestrial and marine ecosystems in the Arctic and Antarctica. Read more..
Currently, I have a split position at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).
Therefore, I am the researcher on the BIOICE project, where we investigate Blue Ice Oases of microbial life on the Antarctic Ice Sheet.
I am also an Adjunct Associate Professor in Glacial Hydrology.
As in research, I am passionate about teaching, as I believe students are our future. Thus, I always strive to provide the highest quality of learning environment for my students using inquiry-based learning. Read more..
Travel to ANTARCTICA
Interview for RAI TV TG3 where I had a chance to talk about changing climate in Svalbard that is influencing hydrology, glaciers and the local community
2019 Hodson A, Nowak A., Holmlund E.S., Redeker K., Turchyn AV., Christansen H. Seasonal Dynamics of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Evasion From an Open System Pingo: Lagoon Pingo, Svalbard. Frontiers in Earth Science: DOI: 10.3389/feart.2019.00030
2018 Nowak A., Hodson A., Turchyn AV. Spatial and temporal dynamics of dissolved organic carbon, chlorophyll, nutrients and trance metals in maritime Antarctic snow and snowmelt. Frontiers in Earth Science, 6: DOI: /10.3389/feart.2018.00201
2017 Hodson A., Nowak A., Cook J., Sabacka M., Wharfe E., Pearce D.A., Convey P., Vieira G. Microbes influence the biogeochemical and optical properties of maritime Antarctic snow. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences: DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003694