Science Workshop Agenda and Presentations

  • Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC) Science Workshop
  • 26–27 April 2011
  • Sheraton Anchorage Hotel
  • 401 East 6th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Final Agenda and Presentations


Time Event
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
7:30 a.m. -
8:15 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast (2nd floor)
Introduction and Overview (Kuskokwim Ballroom, 2nd floor)
8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Verbal Presentation Only

  • Doug Vincent-Lang
  • LCC Steering Committee Co-Chair, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
8:20 a.m.

LCC Overview and Vision

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  • Karen Murphy
  • LCC Coordinator
8:40 a.m.

Overview of Workshop Goals, Structure, and Process

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  • Joel Reynolds
  • LCC Science Coordinator
  • Karen Jenni
  • Workshop Facilitator
Plenary Talks: Projected Changes in Climate, Geophysical Drivers & Ecosystems (Kuskokwim Ballroom)
9:00 a.m.

Climate Change Projections and Uncertainties for Alaska

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  • John Walsh
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
9:20 a.m.

Changes in Permafrost, Observed and Modeled

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  • Vladimir Romanovsky
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks
9:40 a.m.

Hydrologic Change and the Aquatic Carbon Cycle in Subarctic Alaska

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  • Rob Striegl, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Presenter: Joshua Koch, U.S. Geological Survey
10:05 a.m. BREAK
10:20 a.m.

Physical Aspects of the Western Alaska Coastal and Near-shore Marine System: Status and Possible Trajectories

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  • Dave Atkinson
  • University of Victoria and International Arctic Research Center/University
    of Alaska Fairbanks
10:40 a.m.

Vegetation Change in Western Alaska

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  • Amy Breen
  • Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning/University of Alaska Fairbanks
11:00 a.m.

Linkages Among Ecosystems that Drive Freshwater Productivity: Consequences of Environmental Change

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  • Mark Wipfli
  • USGS Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Alaska Fairbanks
11:20 a.m.

Monitoring and Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on Coastal Ecosystems on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

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  • Torre Jorgenson
  • Alaska Ecoscience
11:40 a.m.

Wrap-up and reminder of afternoon charge and assignments

12:00 p.m. LUNCH (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m.

Break-Out Groups: South (Kuskokwim Room), Central (Susitna Room), North (Yukon Room)

Groups will identify the most important changes in landscape processes in each sub-region, the species assemblages likely to be most impacted by those changes, and the greatest sources of uncertainty regarding those changes.

4:00 p.m.

Back to Plenary: Break-Out Group Reports and Discussion

North Breakout Group Report (PDF - 32 KB)

5:00 p.m.

Main Sessions Adjourn

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Poster Session and Networking (optional; 2nd floor Atrium/Kuskokwim)


Time Event
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
7:45 a.m. -
8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast (Facilitators & reporting group leads meet at 8am in Susitna Room, 2nd floor)
Break-Out Groups: Taxa & Habitats
8:30 a.m.

Break-Out Groups: Birds (Boardroom 311), Fish (Susitna), Mammals (Boardroom 308), Landscape Ecology (Yukon), Coastal ­Marine Mammals/Shore- and Sea-birds (Kuskokwim)

Groups will identify the most important scientific questions and information needs relevant to each taxa group at the spatial scale of the LCC.

10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m.

Continue in Break-Out Groups

12:00 p.m. LUNCH (On Your Own) (Facilitators and managers meet for lunch in Ptarmigan Lounge - in Hotel Lobby)
1:30 p.m.

Continue in Break-Out Groups

3:15 p.m. BREAK
Final Plenary Session
3:30 p.m.

Plenary: Break-Out Group Reports and Final Discussion

Bird Breakout Group Report (PDF - 42 KB)

Coastal Birds Breakout Group Report (PDF - 60 KB)

Coastal Marine Mammals Breakout Group Report (PDF - 506 KB)

Fish Breakout Group Report (PDF - 67 KB)

Landscape Ecology Breakout Group Report (PDF - 39 KB)

Mammals Breakout Group Report (PDF - 2.6 MB)

5:00 p.m.

Workshop Adjourns

Thursday, 28 April: LCC Writing Groups
Thursday-Friday, 28-29 April: Alaska Climate Downscaling Workshop
Print Version (PDF - 132 KB)