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

 

The Inspiring Girls Expeditions is now accepting applications for their expeditions in the summer of 2018. This program is designed to allow girls ages 16 to 17 to learn about climate change, mountaineering, and to build confidence.

These unique, free, wilderness expeditions include Girls on Ice Alaska sponsored by AK CASC, Girls on Ice Cascades, Girls in Icy Fjords, and more. 

Applications must be submitted by January 19, 2018.

The Special Issue: Translational ecology for December 2017 is now available online

AK CASC researcher Jeremy Littell contributed to:

The Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is offering a Ph.D. graduate research assistanship in stream fish ecology and a postdoctoral researcher position in freshwater ecology and habitat modeling. 

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship in Stream Fish Ecology

University of Alaska Fairbanks – Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative is pleased to announce the Alaska-Canada Boreal Science and Management Research Tool.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) was awarded a new 5-year cooperative agreement to host the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) through 2022. UAF has served as the host institution for the Alaska CASC since its inception in 2010, with the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) as a consortium partner. In this new agreement, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has joined the Alaska CASC as a consortium partner to increase the capacity of climate science research in Alaska.

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.

Berries are extremely important to human and wildlife communities in Alaska, and in some locations abundance has decreased significantly in recent years.

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.

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
Modeling hydrological processes in the Alaskan sub-arctic is challenging because of the extreme spatial heterogeneity in soil properties and vegetation communities. However, modeling and predicting hydrological processes is critical in this region due to its vulnerability to the effects of climate change. Coarse spatial resolution datasets used in land surface modeling poised a new challenge in simulating the spatially distributed and basin integrated processes since these datasets do not adequately represent the small-scale hydrologic, thermal and ecological heterogeneity.

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

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Learn more about Amy Breen's current work and future plans. Amy is a Research Assistant Professor with the Scenarios Network for Alaska & Arctic Planning at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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