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The feature article in this issue is entitled 'Coincidence and Contradiction in the Warming Boreal Forest' by Glenn Patrick Juday, a professor of forest ecology in the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His article is second in an occasional series of authors invited to trace how their personal thinking about their research has changed over time.

Other articles in this issue cover findings of select projects supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Arctic Natural Sciences and Arctic Social Sciences programs, updates on the NSF Arctic System Science Program, the interagency Study of Environmental Arctic Change, and Polar Research Board activities, and a recent report published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The next issue of Witness the Arctic will be published in December 2009.
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Alison York
Witness the Arctic Editor