Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Institute of Arctic Studies- within the Dickey Center for International Understanding
Professor Virginia’s research examines how climate change affects elemental cycling in terrestrial systems, especially in the polar regions. Much of this work is focused on soil biodiversity and carbon cycling in Antarctic polar deserts and tundra ecosystems in Greenland. Another line of work focuses on Arctic environmental policy.
- Virginia, R. A. and D. H. Wall. Ecosystem function, principles of. In: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, 2nd Edition, S. A. Levin (Editor). Academic Press, San Diego, CA. In Press
- Ball, B. A., R. A. Virginia, J. E. Barrett, A. N. Parsons, and D. H. Wall. 2009. Interactions between physical and biotic factors influence CO2 flux from Antarctic dry valley soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41(7): 1510-1517.
- Virginia, R. A. 2009. An ecosystem approach to mountain resorts. Pgs. 24-38, In: Milne, J. E., J. LaMense, and R. A. Virginia (editors). Mountain Resorts: Ecology and the Law. Ashgate Publishers Ltd.: Aldershot, Brookfield USA, Singapore, Sydney. For the Series: Ecology and Law in Modern Society, edited by R. O. Brooks and R. A. Virginia.
- Yalowitz, K. S., J. F. Collins, and R. A. Virginia. 2009. The Arctic Climate Change and Security Policy Conference- Final Report and Findings. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C.
- Barrett, J. E., R. A. Virginia, D. H. Wall, P. T. Doran, A. G. Fountain, K. A. Welch, and W. B. Lyons. 2008. Persistent effects of a discrete climate event on a polar desert ecosystem. Global Change Biology14: 2249-2261.
- Barrett, J. E., R. A. Virginia and others. 2007. Biogeochemical stoichiometry of Antarctic Dry Valley ecosystems. JGR: Biosciences Vol.112, No. G01010
- Virginia, R. A., K. S. Yalowitz, and I. Krupnik. 2007. Introduction: Perceptions of climate change. In: Stuckenberger, N. (ed.). Thin ice: Inuit traditions within a changing environment. University Press of New England, Hanover, NH.Chapin, F. S. III, et.al. 2005. Polar Systems. Chapter 25, pp. 717-743. In: Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Current State and Trends. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Series, Vol 1., R. Hassan, R. Scholes and N. Ash (eds.). Island Press, Washington D.C.
- Doran, P. T, et. al. 2002. Antarctic climate cooling and terrestrial ecosystem response. Nature 415:517-520
- ENVS 15- Environmental Issues of the Earth's Cold Regions
- ENVS 80.1- Polar Science, Policy, and Ethics
- BIOL 138- Introduction to Polar Systems
Professor Ross Virginia
Environmental Studies Program
109 Steele Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
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