The 2014 PYRN Award for outstanding oral presentation:

Bethany Deshpande (Centre for Northern Studies of Laval University, Canada) for “Permafrost thaw lakes: Anaerobic bioreactors in the forest-tundra region of the Canadian subarctic”.

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Bethany Deshpande receiving her award from Anne Morgenstern, Marc Oliva and IPA President Antoni Lewkowicz during EUCOP4 closing ceremony

The 2014 PYRN Award for outstanding poster presentation:

Jana Eichel (Department of Geography, University of Bonn, Germany) for “Interactions between solifluction processes and vegetation on lateral moraines in the Turtmann glacier forefield (Switzerland)”.

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Jana Eichel receiving her award from Anne Morgenstern and IPA President Antoni Lewkowicz during EUCOP4 closing ceremony

In addition to the regular PYRN-IPA awards for outstanding presentations, this year’s series also included an award for the best FrostByte produced by the participants of the Permafrost Young Researchers Workshop, which was held prior to EUCOP4 (http://www.eucop4.org/permafrost-young-researchers-workshop.html). The production of the about 90 FrostBytes was strongly supported by the Climate and Cryosphere project (CliC), which also hosts the FrostBytes on its website (http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/categories/138-frostbytes).

The winner of the PYRN Award for Best FrostByte created for the Permafrost Young Researchers Workshop 2014 is:

Sina Muster (Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany) for “Decomposing Arctic Land Cover” (http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/media-gallery/1126-frostbyte-s-muster-2014?album_id=54)

PYRN-IPA-awards_4Presentation of the winner FrostByte during EUCOP4 closing ceremony

PYRN congratulates all winners and gratefully acknowledges the generous sponsorship of the IPA, allowing each recipient to receive a cash prize of 250€, together with a framed certificate. PYRN also would like to thank the session conveners and other senior scientists for evaluating the contributions as well as the volunteers on the Awards Organizing Committee.

Text by Anne Morgenstern, Marc Oliva and the PYRN network

The IPA congratulates all winners and wishes them many luck and success in their future career!