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Third National Climate Assessment Describes Current and Future Impacts of Climate Change on U.S.

TUE, MAY 6, 2014, 02:22 PM EST

The Third National Climate Assessment provides a comprehensive summary of climate change impacts on the U.S. The Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) was pleased to provide input and support on several sections of the NCA. Read More >


Apply for FY 2015 Research Funds from the Alaska CSC

TUE, APRIL 29, 2014, 11:13 AM EST

The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers are seeking Statements of Interest for funding in Fiscal Year 2015 for projects that support CSC/NCCWSC priority science needs. Read More >

Fire Science Talks April 2014

Alaska CSC Lead Scientist Discusses Fire Ecology

MON, MARCH 31, 2014, 12:39 PM EST

Jeremy Littell, Alaska Climate Science Center Lead Scientist, will present two talks for the Alaska Fire Science Consortium at the Spring Alaska Fire Science Workshop in Fairbanks, AK, April 2, 2014. Read More >

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AK CSC Researchers Find that Coastal and Interior Glaciers Respond Differently to Changes in Climate

TUE, FEBRUARY 18, 2014, 04:38 PM EST

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Alaska Southeast conducted a study on some of the longest paired glacier change and runoff records in Alaska and found surprising results. Read More >

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CSC Climate Research Featured in DOI Weekly Video

MON, DECEMBER 30, 2013, 03:34 PM EST

The Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) were recently featured in the Department of the Interior "This Week at Interior" video on December 20, 2013. Watch Video >

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Alaska CSC Releases Annual Report for 2012-2013

THU, DECEMBER 19, 2013, 02:32 PM EST

The 2012-2013 Annual Report for the AK CSC summarizes continued efforts to train early career scientists and provides updates on the AK CSC outreach efforts for innovative programs to encourage the next generation of scientists and decision makers. Read More >

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Interior Announces New 2013 Research Projects at the Alaska Climate Science Center

THU, DECEMBER 19, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Alaska Climate Science Center will share more than $130,000 with the Northwest CSC and North Pacific LCC for research to assist Native groups in planning for and adapting to climate change. Read More >

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New Paper on "Choosing and Using Climate-Change Scenarios for Ecological-Impact Assessments and Conservation Decisions"

FRI, DECEMBER 6, 2013, 06:04 PM EST

A new paper examines how to choose from myriad climate scenarios for things like impacts and/or vulnerability assessment. Jeremy Littell, Lead Research Scientist at the Alaska Climate Science Center, co-authored this research. Read More >

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AK CSC and UAF Water and Environmental Research Center Call for Student Research Proposals

FRI, DECEMBER 6, 2013, 09:50 AM EST

The Alaska Climate Science Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Water and Environmental Research Center are inviting proposals related to water resource research in Alaska from graduate and undergraduate student researchers. Due January 3, 2014! Read More >

AGU Fall 2013

Alaska CSC Participates in Fall 2013 American Geophysical Union Meeting

WED, DECEMBER 4, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

If you are traveling to the Fall 2013 AGU Meeting in San Fransisco, don't miss the many presentations from the Alaska Climate Science Center staff and researchers! Read More >

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AK CSC Director Travels to the Pacific Islands to Present "Linking Climate Impacts Science and Resource Management: Examples from the Last Frontier"

TUE, OCTOBER 29, 2013, 09:19 AM EST

Dr. Steve Gray, Alaska Climate Science Center Director, will travel to The University of Hawaii at Manoa and at Hilo to give seminars on "Linking Climate Impacts Science and Resource Management: Examples from the Last Frontier". Read More >


AK CSC Project Researcher Featured in Weather Channel Series, "Tipping Points"

MON, OCTOBER 21, 2013, 05:10 PM EST

University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor, Vladimir Romanovsky, is featured in the new Weather Channel Series, "Tipping Points". Dr. Romanovsky is a lead researcher for the AK CSC Integrated Ecosystem Model Project. Read More >

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AK CSC Director and NCCWSC Chief Present "Applying Climate Impacts Science" on Oct 23

MON, OCTOBER 21, 2013, 09:52 AM EST

On Wednesday, October 23, AK CSC Director, Steve Gray and NCCWSC Chief, Doug Beard, will conduct a presentation on "Applying Climate Impacts Science for Resource Management, Planning and Adaptation" in Anchorage, AK (and via webex). Read More >

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"Hands-on Discovery in Portage Valley" - AK CSC Affiliates' Research Featured by Alaska Public Media

THU, OCTOBER 17, 2013, 12:11 PM EST

Douglas Causey, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and Maio Nishkian, Alaska Climate Science Center fellow, were recently featured in a radio interview by Alaska Public Media. Read More >


Joint Western Alaska LCC and Alaska CSC Projects Featured in Senate Testimony

SUN, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013, 06:06 PM EST

On Friday, September 13, Senator Mark Begich held a hearing in Anchorage, Alaska which featured testimony by Dr. Thomas Ravens from the University of Alaska Anchorage, whose work is funded by the Western Alaska LCC and the Alaska Climate Science Center. Read More >


Alaska CSC Releases Annual Report for 2011-2012

THU, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013, 09:24 AM EST

Check out the new AK CSC Annual Report for 2011-2012 to learn more about the research projects, outreach initiatives, and innovative programs at the Alaska Climate Science Center. Read More >

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DOI Secretary to Visit the Pacific Islands and Alaska Climate Science Centers

THU, AUGUST 29, 2013, 12:21 PM EST

Secretary Sally Jewell is planning to visit the Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) on Tuesday, September 3 and the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC) on Wednesday, September 4. Read More >


Climate Science Centers Host Special Session at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting

TUE, AUGUST 13, 2013, 12:09 PM EST

Staff and collaborators from the DOI/USGS Climate Science Centers (CSCs) hosted a special session on supporting resource management in the face of climate change during the recent Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Read More >

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CSC Research Affiliates to Sponsor Session at Fall AGU Meeting

MON, JULY 22, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

Researchers and collaborators from the DOI Climate Science Centers are sponsoring sessions at the Fall AGU meeting on Implications of Glacier Change and on Climate Variability and Water Resources Management. Read More >


AK CSC Announces Additional Support for Tribal Projects

THU, JUNE 27, 2013, 08:51 AM EST

The Alaska CSC, working in partnership with the Northwest CSC and the North Pacific LCC, will fund an innovative tribal project aimed at understanding climate change impacts on subsistence foods. Read More >


AK CSC Joins Partners to Support Tribal Projects

TUE, JUNE 11, 2013, 04:28 PM EST

The Alaska CSC, working in partnership with the Northwest CSC and the North Pacific LCC, jointly selected three innovative tribal projects on climate change adaptation for subsistence and cultural resources. Read More >


Official launch of the Early Career Climate Forum

TUE, JUNE 11, 2013, 02:24 PM EST

The Early Career Climate Forum (ECCF) is a network of early career climate science researchers and professionals dedicated to improving research and practice through collaboration and communication. Read More >

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Interior Appoints New Climate Change Advisory Committee

WED, MAY 8, 2013, 01:47 PM EST

The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science will advise the Secretary of the Interior about the USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers. Read More >


Research Highlight: Integrated Ecosystem Model

MON, APRIL 22, 2013, 12:50 PM EST

The AK CSC recently sat down with the principal investigator and project manager for the Alaska Integrated Ecosystem Model project to discuss the project's goals and significance. Read More >


Project Opportunity Announcement

WED, APRIL 10, 2013, 09:06 AM EST

Funding opportunities are now available for projects focused on the "Assessment of Climate-related Impacts and Adaptation Planning for Resources of Cultural or Subsistence Significance". Read More >


Upcoming Webinar: "From Icefield to Ocean: Impacts of Glacier Change in Alaska"

THU, APRIL 4, 2013, 10:58 AM EST

On Thursday, April 25 at 3:30 PM Eastern, Shad O'Neel and Eran Hood will conduct a presentation highlighting and Alaska Climate Science Center supported research project. Read More >

Northwest Science

Jeremy Littell Named Editor of Northwest Science Journal

THU, MARCH 21, 2013, 11:29 AM EST

Jeremy Littell, Lead Research Scientist for the AK CSC, has been named Editor of Northwest Science, the journal of the Northwest Scientific Association. Read More >


AK CSC Convenes Workshop on Glacier Change

FRI, MARCH 8, 2013, 09:33 AM EST

A recent workshop, "Assessing the Impacts of Glacier Change in the Coastal Temperate Rainforest", was held in Juneau, Alaska on March 5-6. Products & presentations from the meeting are available online! Read More >

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New Web Platform for Early Career Scientists and Managers

THU, FEBRUARY 7, 2013, 09:42 PM EST

A new website, the Early Career Climate Forum, was recently launched to facilitate collaboration among early career scientists and managers Read More >

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Upcoming Q&A, Information Session about AK CSC Research Funding Opportunity

MON, JANUARY 14, 2013, 11:32 AM EST

The Alaska CSC will host two Question and Answer sessions pertaining to the recently released Research Funding Opportunity. Read More >