Webinars

Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic: A Report to the President

John Bengtson, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Bendan Kelly, Executive Office of the President Joel Clement, Department of the Interior

This report is a call to action on a pressing issue of national importance. Our challenge is to apply the priniciples of Integrated Arctic Management to today's decisions and to those that lie ahead in our shared future as an Arctic nation.

Moose and caribou in the face of climate change: winners or losers?

Kris Hundertmark, University of Alaska Fairbanks

This presentation looks at factors involved in evaluating the impact of future climate change on moose and also presents the results of a recent study that predicts changes in the genetic diversity of caribou relative to changing climate.

SEARCH for Arctic Answers

Brendan Kelly, Executive Director of SEARCH

Brendan Kelly, Executive Director of SEARCH, will discuss SEARCH and the Arctic Answers initiative.

Seasonal Forecasting Using an Analog Technique

Brian Brettschneider, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Many places have a local saying that reads, “if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes.” This idiom is not as applicable to Alaska, where strong seasonality is an ever present fact of life.

Snow Falling on Yellow-Cedars

Paul Hennon & Dave D'Amore, US Forest Service

Scientists describe how they untangled climate and ecological characteristics of yellow-cedar to solve the mystery of the dying yellow-cedar forests.

The National Climate Assessment, Alaska Chapter

Sarah Trainor & John Walsh, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy

The US Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment (NCA), synthesizes the latest science on climate change and provides information for communities about the current and projected impacts.

The US Arctic Research Commission’s Working Groups

Dr. Cheryl Rosa, United States Arctic Research Commission (USARC)

This webinar will present an overview of the mission and objectives of the three US Arctic Research Commission working groups, as well as ways to connect with their activities.

U.S. and Alaska Planning for Climate Change Adaptation

In this presentation, Dr. Terry Chapin will summarize the major recommendations for policy makers and the factors that explain why a few climate-change adaptation planning efforts have been so much more successful than others.

Ways to Help and Hinder: Climate, Policy, and Adaptability

Philip Loring, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy

Dr. Loring will present a component of his dissertation research that explores how policy helps or hinders people's ability to respond effectively to climatic variability and change.

What Does the National Ocean Policy Mean for the Arctic Region

Cheryl Rosa, Deputy Director, US Arctic Research Commission, Anchorage, Alaska Mary Boatman, Ocean Policy Advisor, National Ocean Council, Executive Office of the President

Please join us to learn about the National Ocean Policy efforts to develop a strategic action plan for the changing conditions in the Arctic, and to share your comments, questions, and ideas.