Recent news and events at ABR.
This July, a field team led by ABR Senior Scientist Gerald "JJ" Frost completed the first field season for a multi-disciplinary study of environmental change on the Yukon-Kuskokwim (Y-K) Delta, western Alaska.This study is funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)'s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) and integrates information from the satellite record, a network of long-term ecological field plots, and traditional ecological knowledge contributed by Y-K Delta residents to understand the biophysical drivers and ecosystem impacts of environmental change on the YK.
ABR, Inc. is honored to receive the 2016 Alaska Philanthropy Day award for Outstanding Small Business. This award, given by the Alaska Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, recognizes ABR’s long-term commitment to supporting non-profits through financial, in-kind, and volunteer donations. We have contributed $750,000 over the past 10 years to a range of organizations from local ones such as Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption to international organizations such as Doctors Without Borders.
The American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) is welcoming its new Fellows, including ABR's own Dr. Robert Day, at the 134th stated meeting in Washington, DC on 16-20 August 2016. Fellows are selected by their peers for their exceptional and sustained contributions to ornithology and/or service to the AOU. Bob's long publication record and active engagement in seabird research have earned him this great honor.
One of our crews recently returned from conducting Snow Goose nest fate surveys, at the Ikpikpuk River delta. As usual, there are other critters to see as well.
Happy Earth Day! In an effort to reduce our footprint, and do our part to reduce GHG emissions, ABR estimates and pays carbon offsets for travel related costs. We have supported two projects with NativeEnergy Inc. with funds from 2013-2015: