PYRN background

PYRN-Bib (permafrost bibliography)

thesesPYRN has initiated and now maintains a bibliographical database on all student theses previously submitted for degree-earning in the field of permafrost research. In this database are listed all degree-earning theses (e.g. MSc, MA, BSc, PhD, Diploma, Licentiate, Avtoreferat, etc.) that have a focus on permafrost or periglacial processes.

Every member of PYRN is invited to contribute to the bibliography project not only their own thesis but also other, previously published theses known to them at their home institution. We would be happy if members make a simple search at their university library: Just browse for the search terms 'permafrost' and 'frozen ground' + ' thesis' (in English and/or your own your language). Export your results to some database format (if possible) and submit them by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or directly on the PYRN-Bib submission interface (after login in). Even small contributions count!


theses2 Our PYRN bibliography is available online as literature list and is more or less regularly updated. Our database currently contains more than 1130 theses (as of 2010-11-10) and is growing nicely, since we have been grazing some major databases. Some members contributed their own comprehensive databases (R. Frauenfelder, G. Grosse). The database is now accessible to all as a beta version. There is so much out there... amazing. Did you ever want to know what thesis Troy L. Péwé wrote for his Ph.D. in 1952? Or E.M. Katasonov in 1954? Or A.H. Lachenbruch, J. Brown, etc.... it is all here.

theses3If you have a larger amount of citation information (in any database or non-database format), please contact us so we can figure out the best way to imput the data. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


You can also read the descriptive PYRN-Bib document.


You can cite PYRN-Bib as follows: Grosse, G., Lantuit, H.(2010). PYRN-Bib 3.3: The Permafrost Young Researchers Network Bibliography of Permafrost-Related Theses, Permafrost Young Researchers Network, 3.3, 86 pp.

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