Recent news and events at ABR.
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:
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.