Multiple Resources Available

Date: 
11 January 2013

Multiple Resources Available

1. IASC Progress Newsletter Available
Christmas 2012 Edition
International Arctic Science Committee

2. New Book Available
The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977
By: Wendy Dathan

3. December 2012 Issue of the Journal ARCTIC Available
Volume 65, Number 4
Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)

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1. IASC Progress Newsletter Available
Christmas 2012 Edition
International Arctic Science Committee

The International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) announces that the
IASC Progress, Christmas 2012 Edition is available online.

IASC is a non-governmental international scientific organization that
encourages and facilitates international cooperation in all aspects of
arctic research. IASC publishes both an annual Bulletin and the Progress
newsletter. The Christmas 2012 edition includes news on the upcoming 3rd
International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III), the
International Polar Initiative (IPI), and a contribution on the Arctic
in Rapid Transition (ART) network.

To download the issue, please go to:
http://www.iasc.info/index.php/home/service/media/print.

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2. New Book Available
The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977
By: Wendy Dathan

University of Calgary Press announces the release of a new book,
entitled "The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977."

Written by Wendy Dathan, this biography traces the challenging and
adventurous career of a remarkable, little-known scientist who earned
universal respect for his prodigious publications and intimate knowledge
of the people, plants, and land around Canada's Arctic Circle. For
nearly twenty years, Porsild studied reindeer activities in Alaska and
the Northwest Territories as part of the Reindeer Project designed to
encourage grazing animal husbandry among aboriginal peoples. He
published extensively, and his meticulous research and observations have
particular relevance today with the growing concern over global warming
in the Arctic.

For further information or to order, please go to:
http://uofcpress.com.

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3. December 2012 Issue of the Journal ARCTIC Available
Volume 65, Number 4
Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)

The Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) announces publication of
the December 2012 issue of the journal ARCTIC, Volume 65, Number 4. A
non-profit membership organization and multidisciplinary research
institute of the University of Calgary, AINA's mandate is to advance the
study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural
and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities, and to acquire,
preserve, and disseminate information on physical, environmental, and
social conditions in the North. Created as a binational corporation in
1945, the Institute's United States Corporation is housed at the
University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For information on becoming an AINA member and receiving the journal,
please visit the Institute's website at: http://www.arctic.ucalgary.ca/.
Members have the options of receiving ARCTIC in print, online, or both
in print and online.

The following papers appear in the December 2012 issue of ARCTIC:

- Shifts in Plankton, Nutrient and Light Relationships in Small Tundra
Lakes Caused by Localized Permafrost Thaw
By: Megan S. Thompson, Frederick J. Wrona, and Terry D. Prowse

- Ringed Seals and Sea Ice in Canada's Western Arctic: Harvest-Based
Monitoring 1992-2011
By: Lois A. Harwood, Thomas G. Smith, Humfrey Melling, John Alikamik,
and Michael C.S. Kingsley

- The Utility of Harvest Recoveries of Marked Individuals to Assess
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Survival
By: Elizabeth Peacock, Jeff Laake, Kristin L. Laidre, Erik W. Born, and
Stephen N. Atkinson

- Serum Biochemistry and Serum Cortisol Levels of Immobilized and Hunted
Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) from Northern Canada
By: N. Jane Harms, Brett T. Elkin, Anne Gunn, Boyan Tracz, Jan
Adamczewski, Peter Flood, and Frederick A. Leighton

- Shorebirds Breed in Unusually High Densities in the Teshekpuk Lake
Special Area, Alaska
By: Brad A. Andres, James A. Johnson, Stephen C. Brown, and Richard B. Lanctot

- Harvest-based Monitoring in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Steps
for Success
By: Robert K. Bell and Lois A. Harwood

- The Naming of Kazan River, Nunavut, Canada
By: C.B. Sikstrom

- Weathering Changes: Cultivating Local and Traditional Knowledge of
Environmental Change in Tr'ondek Hwech'in Traditional Territory
By: Shirley Roburn and Tr'ondek Hwech'in Heritage Department

- Nesting Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) Population Quintuples in
Northwest Greenland
By: Kurt K. Burnham, Jeff A. Johnson, Bridger Konkel, and Jennifer L. Burnham

- Renewable Energy Policies and Programs in Nunavut: Perspectives from
the Federal and Territorial Governments
By: Nicole C. McDonald and Joshua M. Pearce

The December issue also contains an Arctic Profile of Ernest William
Hawkes, written by Barnett Richling; five book reviews; a Letter to the
Editor; and two obituaries, one for Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith, and the
other for Richard George Bolney Brown.

The InfoNorth section of the December issue contains two essays written
by the AINA 2012 scholarship winners. N. Jane Harms, the recipient of
the Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship, provided an update on her
study of avian cholera among common eiders in the eastern Canadian
Arctic. Ann Balasubramaniam, the 2012 recipient of the Lorraine Allison
Scholarship, presented her research on hydro-limnological relationships
in thermokarst lakes of the Old Crow Flats, Yukon.

For information on becoming an AINA member and receiving the journal,
please visit the Institute's website at: http://www.arctic.ucalgary.ca/.

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