Larry Hinzman

Vice Chancellor for Research

Larry Hinzman is Vice Chancellor for Research and is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Hinzman served as the Director of the UAF International Arctic Research Center from 2007 to 2015. Professor Hinzman’s primary research interests involve permafrost hydrology. He has conducted hydrological and meteorological field studies in the Alaskan Arctic continuously for over 30 years while frequently collaborating on complementary research in the Russian and Canadian Arctic. His research efforts have involved characterizing and quantifying hydrological processes and their inter-dependence with climate and ecosystem dynamics. He has served as a member of the U.S. Polar Research Board and now serves as an Ex-Officio member of that board. He was the U.S. Representative to the International Permafrost Association and a member of the Universities Council on Water Resources. He served as co-chair of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s study on the Arctic Freshwater Integration and as chief scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE-Arctic). He has served on the U.S. SEARCH (Study of Environmental Arctic Change) Observing Change Panel, and the Alaska Governor’s Sub-cabinet Economic Activities Technical Working Group. He currently serves on the International Advisory Board for the Korea Polar Research Institute, and for the Canadian Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN). He is a member of the Scientific Steering Group for WRCP Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) program and is vice-chair of the International Sustained Arctic Observing Network (SAON). He is an Advisory Committee Member for the Alaska Center for Energy and the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS). Hinzman serves as the US delegate to the International Arctic Science Committee and was recently elected to serve as vice-president of that organization. He is strongly committed to facilitating international partnerships to advance our understanding of the arctic system.

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