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From Our Partners
Improving Landslide Prediction
Brian Buma at UAS is leading a project linking interactions between wind regimes and landslide occurrence with local weather records to produce an improved understanding of the relationships between precipitation, landslides, wind, and topography in southeast Alaska. Working with the regional NOAA office and NASA, this project will result in improved landslide warning systems.
Photo by Bob Hallinen, ADN
Héen Latinee Weather Stations Installed
This summer the US Forest Service, in partnership with UAS, the National Weather Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, installed weather stations and power and communicatons systems at the Experimental Forest, enabling continuous climate data collection.
New Paper on Climate Change in the Coastal Temperate Rainforest
Colin Shanley of the Nature Conservancy leads an international team of authors in a new paper exploring the implications of climate change in the north Pacific temperate rainforest. A pdf of the article can be found here
In the Spotlight
An in-depth Look at a Yellow-cedar Range Edge
John Krapek, a graduate student at UAF, is interested in understanding where and why new yellow-cedar populations get established at the edge of their range near Juneau. Watch the YouTube video to learn more!
Photo by Mark Rainery
Climate Change Impacts to Salmon Habitat
A new study by ACRC and UAS researchers shows that if climate warming causes summertime stream temperatures to increase only slightly, or if more extensive periods of low streamflow become more common in lower elevation forested streams, dissolved oxygen levels could fall into the critically low range for extensive periods of time, thus degrading habitat quality for salmon. Click here for the article >>
Icefield-to-Ocean poster wins Vizzie award!
Congratulations to Kristin Timm at the Alaska Climate Science Center. Visit the Vizzie website
to see the details and view all the winning entries.
News & Events
Sept 16 - ACRC brown bag seminar
Eoin Madden of Canada's Wilderness Committee will speak about the state of carbon pricing at the state and provincial levels in North America, and what that may mean for Alaska.
Noon, Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab
Sept 14-18 - Southeast Environmental Conference
Hosted by Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. Check back for more information.
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