Recent news and events at ABR.
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…
The National Park Service has published the report: Ecological Land Survey and Soil Landscapes Map for Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Alaska, 2014 by ABR employees Aaron Wells, JJ Frost, Tracy Christopherson, Matt Macander and Ellen Trainor. You can get your own copy here:https://irma.nps.gov/DataStore/Reference/Profile/2227457>
Fairbanks will be hosting the Arctic Science Summit Week this year from 12-18 March 2016. This annual gathering of international organizations involved with Arctic research will be a great opportunity to hear more about research and Arctic issues. Many of the sessions are open to the public and include fun events for the whole family!