Assessment of the Application of Climate Information in Wildfire Management and Decision-Making in Alaska

Beginning in January 2016, Melanie will be conducting research to reflexively measure and evaluate the process of science co-production and communication within this context. Specifically, she will investigate the decision contexts of wildfire management in Alaska, explore organizational frameworks for connecting science with users, analyze the innovation of decision-support services and evolution of use-inspired science, and contribute to generalizable knowledge to inform decisions through science application.

ACCAP Annual Report 2014

Publication Date: 
June 2014

The 2014 annual report to the NOAA Climate Program Office, Climate Societal Interactions, Regional Integrated Science and Assessment, covers the performance of the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy for the period June 1, 2013 - May 31, 2013.

Tongass National Forest Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Phase 1 Workshop Report

Publication Date: 
May 2012

Summarizes results from Phase I of a 3-phase effort to quantitatively assess how vulnerable Tongass resources may be to climate-related changes, given a range of future climate scenarios. Goals of phase I were to (1) develop accurate climate projections for the region, and (2) identify and prioritize key resources in the Tongass (salmon, hydropower, etc.) affected by climate change.

Tongass National Forest Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment: Workshop background

Publication Date: 
April 2012

Tongass Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Workshop: Phase 1- Resource Inventory and Prioritization.

2018 National Climate Assessment (NCA): Overview, Alaska Chapter, and Public Feedback/Input for the 2018 Report

Carl Markon, Non-Federal lead, Alaska Chapter NCA4 & Fred Lipschultz, U.S. Global Change Research Program

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM AKST
Speaking: 
Carl Markon, Non-Federal lead, Alaska Chapter NCA4 & Fred Lipschultz, U.S. Global Change Research Program
The purpose of the presentation is to provide a brief background on the NCA, present some current topical areas will include, and seek public feedback.

Current Coastal Change Research/Management Projects and Priority Information Needs from Cook Inlet through Southeastern Alaska

Michaela Swanson, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM AKST
Speaking: 
Michaela Swanson, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Research on coastal change in the north pacific has increased rapidly in recent years, making it challenging to track existing projects, understand their cumulative insights, gauge remaining research gaps, and prioritize future work.

Early evidence of climate induced ecological transformation on the Kenai Peninsula – is there a need to respond?

Dr. John Morton - Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
Dr. John Morton - Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
The impacts of a warming climate on the 6 million-acre Kenai Peninsula are already dramatic and forecasted to become even more so. The southern peninsula was the epicenter of a spruce bark beetle outbreak that culled 1 million acres of forest in 15 years.

Climate Change and Boreal Forest Fires: What does the future hold?

Mike Flannigan, University of Alberta

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
Mike Flannigan, University of Alberta
A warmer world means a longer fire season, more lightning activity and drier fuels. An enhanced fire danger rating systems that accurately predict the spatial and temporal variability in fire danger can help us adapt to a warmer world.

Climate Change and Potential Ecosystem Change in Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories

Nancy Fresco, Michael Lindgren, Falk Heuttmann, UAF; Karen Murphy, US Fish & Wildlife Service

Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
Nancy Fresco, Michael Lindgren, Falk Heuttmann, UAF; Karen Murphy, US Fish & Wildlife Service
The joint final report from the Alaska Cliomes Project and the Canada Cliomes Project is now available for public download. Project results suggest some major changes in these cliomes and the ecosystems associated with them.

Fire and Climate Change in Alaska

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Join us in this discussion of how climate change can be expected to impact the fire regime in Alaska, what information gaps still exist, and what implications this might have for communities in Alaska.