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Monday, March 23, 1:30 - 5:00 pm

Special Forest-Fisheries Forum

Department of Environmental Conservation 2nd floor Conference Room, 410 Willoughby Ave., Juneau

Abstract: The forum is being organized by members of the Alaska Board of Forestry and other stakeholders including the Southeast Alaska Fish Habitat Partnership with travel funding support for key presenters provided by the United Fishermen of Alaska, Seawolf Consulting, Stark Fisheries, Alaska Society of American Foresters, Sealaska and Trout Unlimited. Speakers will address interactions between forestry and fisheries management and will discuss upcoming forestry-fisheries issues and opportunities to cooperate on management and research.

Monday, March 23, 1:45 - 2:45 pm

Special UAS Faculty Candidate Seminar

Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab Conference Room

"Ecological and geomorphic implications of vegetation-river interactions investigated with a multi-scale, process-based approach"

Sharon Bywater-Reyes, University of Montana

Abstract: Vegetation and rivers are tightly coupled in many systems, yet questions remain concerning when woody riparian seedlings survive flood flows, and what impact they have on river dynamics when they persist. This knowledge gap is particularly prevalent at the field scale, because of the complexity of variables and the challenges involved in making observations in these environments. I use novel approaches spanning individual seedlings to the reach scale to quantify (1) the variables responsible for seedling uprooting, and (2) how larger patches of vegetation alter the topography of channels. This research has direct implications for the ecological succession of riparian species as well as controls on river form.

Wednesday, March 25, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

ACRC Brown Bag Seminar

Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab Conference Room

"Marmots and climate change: Known knowns and unknown knowns"

Link Olson, University of Alaska Museum of the North

Abstract: Alpine ecosystems worldwide are being inordinately affected by climate change. Of Alaska's three species of marmots, two are thought to be restricted to alpine habitats. Link Olson, curator of mammals at the University of Alaska Museum, will review research he and his students have conducted on Alaska's marmots over the past decade, including surprising new findings relevant to adaptation to a changing world.

Friday, March 27, 6:30 and 8:00 pm

Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Lecture Series

"Seeing the Forest for the Trees"

Richard Carstenen, Discovery Southeast

Abstract: Discovery Southeast naturalist Richard Carstensen uses new technology to map and measure Juneau’s wetlands, tallest trees, and ancient shorelines. Get a raven’s eye view as it flies over a watershed.

ACRC Spring Semester Brown Bag Lecture Series

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center is hosting a Brown Bag Lunchtime Lecture series during the spring semester. Talks will be on Wednesdays from noon—1pm at the Forestry Sciences Lab adjacent to the UAS Juneau campus. The lunchtime speaker series is meant to be an informal avenue for graduate students, faculty, and professionals to present new and existing research and scholarship, brainstorm ideas, and have the opportunity to receive feedback in an informal setting.  We invite all interested persons to join us to learn about the exciting research projects and collaborations that are happening in Southeast Alaska.

2015 is the International Year of Soils.  This finite natural resource is important for food security and the ecosystem.  One Wednesday each month will focus on soils science to help raise awareness and promote the sustainability of our limited soil resources.





Dave D'Amore

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Soils sustain life: How I learned to love dirt, and why you should too!


Sandra Lindstrom,

University of British Columbia

Oceanographic, meteorological and historical determinants of seaweed biogeography along the north Pacific Rim, with emphasis on the northern Gulf of Alaska


Kim Homan, AK DOT & PF

Got Data?  A tour of four Alaska data portals:  Alaska Science Catalog, Southeast Alaska GIS Library, Alaska Ocean Observing System, and DataBasin





Dave D'Amore

Pacific Northwest Research Station



Karen Blejwas, ADF&G

What do Southeast Alaska's bats do in the winter?


Chris Whitehead, Sitka Tribe

Southeast Alaska Tribal Toxins (SEATT) Program


Dave D'Amore

Pacific Northwest Research Station






Link Olson, UA Museum

Marmots and climate change: Known knowns and unknown knowns


Joel Trubilowisz

Univ of British Columbia

Predicting hydrologic regime change in the Alaska and BC coastal rainforest


Di Johnson

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Evaluation of microsites promoting seedling regeneration in the alpine treeline ecotone:  A global perspective


Dave D'Amore, Pacific Northwest Research Station

SOILS: Soils clean and capture water


Jeff Frederick, UAF

Alpine thermal dynamics and associated constraints on the behavior of mountain goats in Southeast Alaska


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