Understanding the response of Alaska's ecosystems to a changing climate to support resource managers and sustainable communities

 

We have a new budget and a new name — we are now the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center.

Apr 13 2017

In a partial continuation of February’s Research Salon “The Scientific Frontier,” participants will discuss changes, adaptations, and resiliencies of the flora and fauna of Alaska in the context of climate change. Topics will include:

  • “Biological responses to ocean acidification” (Amanda Kelley, Ocean Acidification Research Center)
  • “Salmon adaptation to warming” (Jeffrey A. Falke, Institute of Arctic Biology)
  • “Terrestrial ecosystem change in Alaska” (Eugénie Euskirchen, Arctic Observatory Network)
  • “Climate-based mechanistic projections of forage available to caribou and the implications for caribou population sizes” (Brad Griffith, Institute of Arctic Biology)

Please feel free to bring your quiet lunch. Cookies, coffee, and tea provided!

Location: 
IARC 501
Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 01:15pm AKDT
Photo by Brita Irving. The 2019 Girls on Ice team poses while mountaineering on the Gulkana Glacier in Alaska’s eastern Interior region.

Photo by Brita Irving. The 2019 Girls on Ice team poses while mountaineering on the Gulkana Glacier in Alaska’s eastern Interior region.

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications for 2020 summer expeditions. Young women interested in joining the tuition-free wilderness science education programs should start their applications by Jan. 31.

Mike DeLue

Mike DeLue, the new communications specialist for the AK CASC and SNAP.

Mike DeLue joins us a Science Communicator for the AK CASC and the Scenarios Network for Alaska & Arctic Planning (SNAP) based in Fairbanks.

He will be working alongside scientists to communicate their work to community partners and to engage the public in ongoing scientific research through press releases, social media, and the CASC website. He has specific communication skills in public presentation, audio & video editing, and mapping.

GEE Workshop Poster

AK CASC postdoctoral fellow Erin Trochim is offering a free, three-part training series on Google Earth Engine. Attend in person at the International Arctic Research Center or online via Zoom.

Training 1 (register here) is an intro to the basics of remote sensing and processing big datasets. Participants will review the many uses of Google Earth Engine, and explore examples of how it can be used to rapidly aggregate and analyze data.

a person rappels above suicide basin in Juneau

Suicide Basin, where outburst floods on the Mendenhall Glacier originate from.

The University of Alaska Southeast is accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar in glaciology for an AK CASC-funded project aimed at understanding the evolution of ice-dammed basins and outburst floods.

On Tuesday, November 26th, AK CASC Fellow Joanna Young will be defending her PhD thesis describing the many impacts of Alaska’s rapidly shrinking glaciers

Aerial photograph of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska (Public Domain)

Aerial photograph of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska (Public Domain)

A newly-published article, by USGS lead author Nicole Herman-Mercer, focuses on the impacts that social and environmental changes may have on subsistence practices in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

trees in alaska

Steep, avalanche-prone slopes near Eaglecrest Ski Area. 

An ongoing study of tree rings is helping AK CASC scientists understand Juneau's avalanche history to better predict hazards.

a group of people poses in front of mendenhall glacier

Alaska and Pacific Islands CASC participants at the October 2019 collaboration meeting in Juneau.

Last week, scientists and staff from the Alaska and Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) gathered in Juneau, Alaska to foster cross-CASC collaborations.

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Photo by Erin Pettit The 2019 Girls in Icy Fjords team takes a break while sea kayaking near the tidewater glaciers of Northwestern Fjord on the southeastern coast of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications for 2020 summer expeditions. Young women interested in joining the tuition-free wilderness science education programs should start their applications by Jan. 31.

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Research Highlight

Come late May in southeast Alaska, AK CASC scientists Eran Hood and Gabriel Wolken have something unexpected on their minds: snow.

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