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

 

Staff and collaborators from the DOI/USGS Climate Science Centers (CSCs) hosted a special session on supporting resource management in the face of climate change during the recent Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, held August 4-9 in Minneapolis, MN. The “town hall” style panel introduced participants to CSCs mission and their role in applying climate-impacts research to support adaptation and decision making. The panel was composed of leaders from the CSCs and members of the various university consortiums, while also featuring strong audience participation.

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 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 CSC), Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) 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 Science Center (AK CSC), 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 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 Science Center.

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Job Opportunities: Ph.D. graduate research assistantship and postdoctoral researcher

The Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is offering a Ph.D. graduate research assistanship and a postdoctoral researcher position. 

Special Issue: Translational ecology is now available

The Special Issue: Translational ecology for Decemeber 2017 is available online

New Alaska-Canada based management tool launched

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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.

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