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Dr. Jim Powell presents at Arctic Frost in Vienna, Austria

UA faculty participating at the Arctic FROST Annual Network Meeting and Early Scholars Workshop in Vienna, Austria. Left to right: David Holen (UAF), Diane Hirshberg (ISER), Jim Powell (UAS), and Lee Huskey (UAA).

UA faculty participating at the Arctic FROST Annual Network Meeting and Early Scholars Workshop in Vienna, Austria. Left to right: David Holen (UAF), Diane Hirshberg (ISER), Jim Powell (UAS), and Lee Huskey (UAA).

Dr. Jim Powell, Assistant Professor at the UAS School of Management, MPA program participated in the Arctic-FROST Annual meeting in Vienna Austria. Dr. Powell participated as a mentor to early scholars and presented a paper on his research on community adaptive capacity in Kenai and Juneau, Alaska. The Arctic-FROST Project is a NSF-funded international interdisciplinary collaborative network that links together environmental and social scientists, local educators, and community members from all circumpolar countries to enable and mobilize research on sustainable Arctic development. It is specifically aimed at improving the health, human development and well being of Arctic communities while conserving ecosystem structures, functions and resources under changing climate conditions. The theme of the Annual Meeting and Early Career Scholars Workshop is Arctic Sustainability in the Global Context. Dr. Powell also presented a video he produced on local subsistence harvesters and their observations of climate change in SE Alaska.

 
 

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