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
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.