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Ben Jones is currently a Ph.D. student in Geosciences with the Permafrost Laboratory in the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His research is primarily concerned with remote sensing and GIS analysis of periglacial landscapes in the Arctic, Arctic lake physical process studies, coastal erosion of permafrost coastlines, and incorporating traditional Native Knowledge in landscape change studies of the North Slope of Alaska.

Ben has a B.S. in Environmental Studies and an M.A. in Geography. In 2009, he became the SCEP Research Geographer with the U.S. Geological Survey and still holds that position. He has published articles concerning his work with the USGS as well as concerning permafrost and periglacial processes.