Recent news and events at ABR.
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:
ABR and the National Park Service's Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Program will be working together to conduct a soils inventory of Katmai National Park and Preserve. Field efforts in 2016 and 2017 will take place in the park interior and coastal areas, as well as near Naknek Lake, Brooks Camp, and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.
If you happen to be in the KYUK listening area, ABR Senior Scientist JJ Frost will be interviewed on air next Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., about the NASA-funded ABoVE project taking place on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. You can also live stream the interview at the link below, or check back here for a link to segment after it has aired.
Last month was the Interior Alaska Science Fair 2016. This is an annual event that involves 500-600 elementary and middle school students from FNSB public schools as well as private schools, home school families, and schools elsewhere in the Interior (e.g. Healy, Nenana). Students have the opportunity to discuss their project with a professional scientist, and receive 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbons. Numerous community groups and businesses also give special awards for projects in their area of interest.
ABR scientists Adrian Gall, Tawna Morgan and Robert Day have a new publication now available: Ecological shift from piscivorous to planktivorous seabirds in the Chukchi Sea, 1975–2012. You can access the full article here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00300-016-1924-z…