Tag Archives: University of Alaska Fairbanks

New UAF climate report highlights rapidly changing Alaska ecosystems

Alaska has been breaking so many climate records over the last five years, it suggests we’ve crossed a threshold into increasingly rapid ecosystem changes. That’s according to a new report by Rick Thoman and John Walsh, scientists at the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. “When you cross these thresholds, some of which we don’t know …

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Local researchers try to understand why Pacific Cod stocks are crashing in the gulf

Mike Litzow and Alisa Abookire clearing kelp out of their seine. (Photo by Mitch Borden/KMXT) Mitch Borden/KMXT On an island about four miles off of Kodiak, marine scientists working with the University of Alaska are trying to figure out why Pacific cod stocks are crashing in the Gulf of Alaska. And, how climate change may be affecting the fish when they’re …

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