Webinars

A Collaboration with Rural Alaskans: The Driftwood Harvest in a Changing Climate

Dr. Chas Jones, ORISE Post-doctoral Research Fellow, US Environmental Protection Agency

This study examined flood events in the Yukon River with the goal of understanding how actual or perceived changes in driftwood availability are related to river hydrology and how future changes in hydrology may affect the driftwood harvest.

Climate Change Scenarios for Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Anna Springsteen, University of Alaska and The Wilderness Society; Dr. Wendy Loya, The Wilderness Society

Join us to learn more about projected changes in temperature and precipitation and the resulting possible impacts on growing season, fire regimes, permafrost stability, and river and lake hydrology.

Connecting Alaska Landscapes Into the Future

Nancy Fresco, Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning, and Karen Murphy, US Fish and Wildlife Service

This project’s goal was to develop the ecosystem functions to ensure landscape-level connectivity within Alaska in the face of climate change.

Fire and Climate Change in Alaska

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.

Interagency Science in the Arctic

Erica Key, National Science Foundation

This webinar is intended to discuss opportunities to engage with the Arctic Observing Network but also hear from the community about developing efforts and needs for an AON.

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.

Methane Emissions from Thermokarst Lakes

Katey Walter Anthony, Water & Environmental Research Center

This presentation examines the role and importance of permafrost melt in the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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.

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.

Uncertainty in the Arctic Water Cycle

Jessie Cherry , University of Alaska

This talk will discuss techniques for identifying and, where possible, quantifying various types of uncertainty in the Alaskan water cycle.