Advance publication of review paper on Cold Region Critical Zone research
The review paper entitled “The Cold Region Critical Zone in Transition: Responses to Climate Warming and Land Use Change” in the journal Annual Review of Environment and Resources is now available online. The paper is co-authored by ERG researchers Kunfu Pi (now at China University of Geosciences, Wuhan), Christina Smeaton (now at Memorial University), Fereidoun Rezanezhad and Philippe Van Cappellen, together with colleagues from China, Sweden, France and Russia.
The paper is the outcome of discussions by the authors during two workshops held in 2019 in China and Sweden. The workshops received financial support from the University of Waterloo’s International Partnership Grant program. The paper highlights some of the major challenges, knowledge gaps, and opportunities in cold region critical zone research, with an emphasis on subsurface processes and responses in both natural and agricultural ecosystems. The paper can be accessed via LINK.