Climate Science & Communication Webinar Series: 
Earth to Sky

Impact of climate change on hunter access in rural Alaska

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 23 March 2016

Where: Online: 10:00 am -11:00 am ADT

More information: 
http://www.earthtosky.org/professional-development/climate-change/earth-to-sky-c...

Summary

Presenter:
Todd Brinkman, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology, University of Alaska Fairbanks and NASA_ABoVE Project Lead

Todd will present research that explores how climate-driven changes in the environment have influenced hunter-wildlife interactions across Alaska. Based on findings, he has concluded that recent environmental changes have challenged common hunting practices primarily by disrupting access to harvest areas. Todd suggests that a combination of innovative research, local adaptation, and flexible policies are required to address current and future challenges relating to hunter access to wildlife resources.