Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Predicting the effects of climate change

This Thursday's Natural Resources Management 692 graduate seminar, "Monitoring and Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on Coastal Ecosystems on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta," will be given by Torre Jorgenson, of ABR, Inc., Environmental Research and Services. The talk will be held on West Ridge of the UAF campus, April 10, 3:40 to 5:10 pm in the Arctic Health Research Building, room 183.

Jorgenson is a senior scientist at ABR, leading the company's Ecological Land Survey Program, and has directed and participated in more than 100 Alaska studies involving vegetation classification and mapping, permafrost and geomorphology, restoration, bioremediation, climate change, and wetland science. He has worked on assessing the effects of global warming on sea-level rise and ecological changes on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, coastal erosion along the Beaufort Sea coast, permafrost degradation in central and northern Alaska, and monitoring landscape change through repeat photography in southwestern Alaska.

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