, Volume 41, Supplement 3, pp 175–177 | Cite as

The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Professor Terry V. Callaghan and His 3M Concept

  • Margareta Johansson
  • Christer Jonasson
  • Mats Sonesson
  • Torben R. Christensen


During almost half a century, Professor Terry V. Callaghan has been active in polar research focusing on Arctic environment and the ecology of Arctic plants, animals, and ecosystem processes, including ecological responses to changes in climate, atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and UV-B radiation. Professor Callaghan is an excellent scientist who has carried out outstanding research and he is also a role model for colleagues and young scientists, and an excellent friend. Through his hard work he has made himself a strong and positive reputation within the polar community and beyond.

Professor Callaghan has contributed to and led numerous international scientific synthesizing processes. He was a member of the United Nations Environment Programme’s expert panel on Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Effects for many years (Zepp et al. 1998, 2003), he was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Polar and Ecosystems Chapters (Anisimov et al. 2007) as well as...


United Nations Environment Programme Polar Community Stratospheric Ozone Depletion Arctic Research Climate Impact Assessment 
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We are very grateful to all the authors and reviewers that have contributed to this Special Report of AMBIO to honor Professor Terry V. Callaghan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margareta Johansson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christer Jonasson
    • 2
    • 3
  • Mats Sonesson
    • 4
  • Torben R. Christensen
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem ScienceLund UniversityLundSweden
  2. 2.Royal Swedish Academy of SciencesStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Swedish Polar Secretariat, Abisko Scientific Research StationAbiskoSweden
  4. 4.LundSweden
  5. 5.Greenland Climate Research CentreGreenland Institute of Natural ResourcesNuukGreenland

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