News and Events

AK CASC's Alumna Fellow Yekaterina (Katia) Kontar has recently accepted a postdoctoral postion at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Katia's research has focused on mitigating and adjusting to the risks that natural disasters pose to Arctic and Subarctic communities.

Aug 24 2017

Are you a UA grad student, post-doc or early career scientist? A woman in science looking to improve your leadership skills, or a friend and ally of women in science who wants to help your colleagues achieve their best? If so, join us August 24-25, 2017 at UAF to combine the expertise of women in leadership at UA with elements that workshop organizer Joanna Young learned at Homeward Bound, a unique leadership program for women in science.

Location: 
University House, Yankovich Road, Fairbanks
Date: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 08:00am AKDT to Friday, August 25, 2017 - 05:00pm AKDT
May 1 2017

AK CASC Fellow Abraham Endalamaw will have his thesis defense on Monday, May 1st titled "Improved Mesoscale Hydrologic Modeling of the Interior Alaska Boreal Forest Ecosystem".

Location: 
IARC 501
Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm AKDT

Program manager of the Climate and Cryosphere Hazards Program (CCHP) at the Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) Gabriel Wolken has been appointed as an Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) assistant research professor.

Wolken’s joint appointment marks the beginning of a partnership between CCHP and AK CASC that will further advance shared objectives through co-production on key issues that are high priority for Alaska.

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
May 2 2017

The15th annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW) will bring together climate researchers, information producers, and users to share developments in the research and applications of climate predictions for societal decision-making.

For more information and to register, please visit the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy

Location: 
Anchorage, AK
Date: 
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, May 4, 2017 (All day)
Mar 24 2017

The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. Rick Thoman will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for April and the spring/early summer. 

For more information and to register, please visit the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy

Location: 
Online or in 407 IARC/Akasofu building
Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 01:00pm AKDT
Mar 8 2017

AK CASC Fellow Katia Kontar had her doctoral defense on Wednesday, March 8th titled "Comparative Analysis of Spring Flood Risk Reduction Measures in Alaska, United States and the Sakha Republic, Russia." 

Location: 
IARC 401
Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 01:30pm to 02:30pm AKST
Feb 28 2017

As part of the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Webinar Series, the AK CASC EcoDrought Webinar will be on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Location: 
Online
Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 01:00pm AKST
Apr 26 2017

The 10th Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (WAISC) is set for April 26-29, 2017 at the Grand Aleutian in Unalaska, Alaska. This year's theme will be "Western Alaska: Islands in Change". Registration for this event is now open. Abstracts must be submitted by February 24, 2017. For more information and to register, please visit WAISC.  

Location: 
Unalaska, Alaska
Date: 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 29, 2017 (All day)

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