Director, International Arctic Research Center - Larry Hinzman
Ph: 907.474.7331 Fax: 907.474.5662
Int'l Arctic Research Ctr.
University of Alaska Fairbanks
423 E/F Akasofu IARC Building
P.O. Box 757340
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
Larry Hinzman is the Director of the International Arctic Research Center and is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Professor Hinzman’s primary research interests involve permafrost hydrology. He has conducted hydrological and meteorological studies in the Alaskan Arctic continuously for over 25 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. Dr. Hinzman’s academic degrees were earned from South Dakota State University, Purdue University and the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Chemistry, Soil Science, Agronomy and Soil Physics. He is currently a member of the Polar Research Board, the U.S. Representative to the International Permafrost Association and is a member of several national and international committees and working groups.
Presently Dr. Hinzman is co-chair of the NSF funded Arctic CHAMP program (Community-wide Hydrologic Analysis and Monitoring Program) and a principal investigator (PI) in the NSF Freshwater Integration Program, which aims to quantify the arctic freshwater balance. He is the PI of a NSF study to quantify the impacts of wildfire in a tundra ecosystem, and a Co-PI on a study to quantify the effects of climate change on human use of water resources on the Seward Peninsula.