Article awarded 'The most cited paper award 2019'
Groisman et al, "Northern Eurasia Future Initiative (NEFI): facing the challenges and pathways of global change in the twenty-first century", was among the most highly cited papers in 2018 among articles published in 2016-2017 in the journal Progress in Earth and Planetary Science.
The article presents the science foci of the Northern Eurasia Future Initiative (NEFI), an essential continuation of the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI), a large-scale, interdisciplinary program of funded research launched in 2004 and aimed at developing a better understanding of the interactions between the ecosystem, atmosphere, and human dynamics in northern Eurasia in support of international science programs with particular relevance to global climate change research interests and government agency funding priorities. The article provides the reader with samples of recent accomplishments in regional studies and formulates new NEFI science questions. To address these questions, nine research foci are identified and their selections are briefly justified. These foci include warming of the Arctic; changing frequency, pattern, and intensity of extreme and inclement environmental conditions; retreat of the cryosphere; changes in terrestrial water cycles; changes in the biosphere; pressures on land use; changes in infrastructure; societal actions in response to environmental change; and quantification of Northern Eurasia’s role in the global Earth system. Congratulations to the NEFI team.
Reference: Groisman P, Shugart H, Kicklighter D, Henebry G, Tchebakova N, Maksyutov S, Monier E, Gutman G, Gulev S, Qi J, Prishchepov A, Kukavskaya E, Porfiriev B, Shiklomanov A, Loboda T, Shiklomanov N, Nghiem S, Bergen K, Albrechtová J, Chen J, Shahgedanova M, Shvidenko A, Speranskaya N, Soja A, de Beurs K, Bulygina O, McCarty J, Zhuang Q, Zolina O (2017) Northern Eurasia Future Initiative (NEFI): facing the challenges and pathways of global change in the twenty-first century. Prog. Earth Planet. Sci., 4(1), 41, doi:10.1186/s40645-017-0154-5. [pdf]