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

 

Researchers affiliated with the DOI Climate Science Centers are sponsoring a session titled, “Glacier Change: Implications for Hydrology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology and Oceanography” (session # GC018) at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on December 9-13, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

The Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, working in partnership with the Northwest Climate Science Center and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, will fund an innovative tribal project aimed at understanding climate change impacts on subsistence foods, and how seven tribes in the Chugach region of Alaska can adapt to these changes.

The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CASC), Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC) have formed a new partnership aimed at better understanding and adapting to the impacts of climate change on resources of cultural and/or subsistence significance. This partnership centers on funding opportunities that allow Tribal entities, First Nations, and closely affiliated partners to identify viable, real-world responses to climate change, while also recognizing the sensitive nature of many resources.

Jeremy Littell, Lead Research Scientist for the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC), has been named Editor of 

A new website, the Early Career Climate Forum, was recently launched to facilitate collaboration and networking among early career scientists, managers, and others working at the science-management interface on climate change issues. The Early Career Climate Forum grew out of a summer workshop, the Northwest Climate Science Bootcamp, sponsored by the Northwest Climate Science Center. The website provides a space for users to explore new ideas, share research and project findings, and improve climate change communication.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new DOI Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center
The University of Alaska Anchorage launches the first DOI Climate Science Center in the nation with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on February 24, 2011.
Join DOI Assistant Secretary David Hayes, DOI Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle, USGS Deputy Director Suzette Kimball, University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers, and University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Fran Ulmer in Anchorage to officially cut the ribbon on the new DOI Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center.

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scientists examine a downed tree in an avalanche

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

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Research Highlight

Undertaking scientific projects that are useful to people—specifically land and natural resource managers—is an important part of Jeremy Littell’s work as the Lead Research Ecologist for the AK CASC.

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