Jacqueline Hung Ph.D.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
Jacqueline Hung

Dr. Jacqueline Hung is an expert in soil biogeochemistry and Arctic ecology who is studying how climate change is affecting terrestrial Arctic systems. She leads field research campaigns in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to investigate changes occurring in Arctic soils and greenhouse gas releases due to warming. Her work is helping to solidify the science that underpins Arctic policies and improve our understanding of these extremely sensitive environments.

Dr. Hung working with soil monitoring equipment in the Arctic.

Dr. Hung previously conducted field research in the Canadian High Arctic as part of her Masters and PhD work and serves on the Canadian board of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) as Vice Chair of Communications. As a member of APECS, she collaborates with other early career researchers to provide polar training and outreach opportunities for students and researchers conducting work in the Arctic.

Having visited northern communities and formed friendships with Indigenous people living in the Arctic, Dr. Hung has seen first-hand the impacts of Arctic warming on their livelihoods. Helping better understand and predict physical changes and their impacts on these communities is a major motivation for her work. She is also passionate about science education and furthering opportunities available for the next generation of Arctic scientists.

Dr. Hung’s work sometimes takes her to extreme environments.

Dr. Hung is partially funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. She earned her Ph.D. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. In her spare time she enjoys scuba diving and hiking with her dog.


A severely eroding hillside sloughs land towards the water due to permafrost thaw

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