Science on Ice: Humans, Walrus, and the Health of Communities in a Changing Arctic
Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events
When: 22 July 2020
Where: Online: 5:30-6:30 pm AKDT, 6:30-7:30 pm PDT, 9:30-10:30 pm EDT
Speaker: Sheanna Steingass, Marine Mammal Program Leader, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Courtesy Faculty, OSU Fisheries and Wildlife.
One Health’ is the concept that the health of humans, wildlife, and the environment are intertwined. This ideology is nowhere more apparent than in the swiftly changing Arctic. In remote Alaska, local villages rely heavily on traditional resources for both economy and culture. For the past several years, we have worked collaboratively with Alaska villages of Savoonga and Gambell on St. Lawrence Island to study the health and ecology of Pacific walrus. Come learn about the importance of community engagement, significance for this research in Arctic ecology and communities, and the questions and knowledge this research has generated.