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

 

Location: 
IARC 501
Date: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 01:15pm AKDT

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:

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) was awarded a new 5-year cooperative agreement to host the Alaska Climate Science Center (CSC) through 2022. UAF has served as the host institution for the Alaska CSC 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 CSC as a consortium partner to increase the capacity of climate science research in Alaska.

AK CSC'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.

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 Science Center (AK CSC) assistant research professor.

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

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

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

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.

Alaska Climate Science Center’s (AK CSC) graduate fellow Joanna Young along with seventy-five other women were given the opportunity to travel where very few have on the three-week Homeward Bound expedition to Antarctica. 

“The trip itself was just stunning,” explains Young. “It’s an incredibly remote, isolated, and beautiful landscape.” 

Antarctica may seem desolate, but Young was surprised to witness so much life. 

Location: 
Anchorage, AK
Date: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 (All day) to Friday, February 10, 2017 (All day)

The 2017 Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) is a week long statewide conference of environmental professionals that get together to discuss environmental issues and challenges. The conference allows for a variety of government agencies, buisnesses, researchers, and community leaders to network, present recent projects, and discuss issues that pertain to Alaska. The conference is held in Anchorage, AK at the Dena'ina Center.

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AK CSC Leadership Workshop brings together women scientists and supporters

The workshop brought together 45 women scientists and supporters with a variety of backgrounds from science education to natural resource management.

State of the Climate 2016 report released with contributions from AK CSC scientists

The report highlights signficant changes and record breaking temperatures in the Arctic and Alaska.

Awarded cooperative agreement continues partnership that advances climate adaptation research in Alaska

The UAF was awarded a new 5-year cooperative agreement to host the Alaska Climate Science Center (CSC) through 2022.

AK CSC Alumna Accepts Postdoctoral Position at Tufts University

Katia's research has focused on mitigating and adjusting to the risks that natural disasters pose to Arctic and Subarctic communities.

Leadership Workshop for Early Career Women in Science

Join us August 24-25 for this AK CSC sponsored workshop that will combine expertise of women in leadership and elements from Homeward Bound, a unique 3-week leadership program. 

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Upcoming Events

Location: 
Online or in 407 IARC/Akasofu building
Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to 01:00pm AKDT

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. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for October and the early winter season. Feel free to bring your lunch and join the gathering in person or online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather.

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