The 27th Lowell Wakefield International Fisheries Symposium, entitled "Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change," will be held in Anchorage, Alaska. This international symposium will provide a forum for scholars, fishery managers, fishing families, and others to explore the human dimensions of fishery systems and growing need to include social science research in policy processes. The conference is part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Sea Grant program.
This three-day conference aims to bring together UK Arctic scientists of all natural science disciplines: atmosphere, biology, ecology, geology, marine and terrestrial cryosphere, modern climate and palaeo-climate, oceans; their various interactions; observations and modelling; and relevant engineering research and development.
This conferences will provide opportunities for researchers and managers to share information and research results, conduct workshops on specific issues, and to hold related meetings. The 4th conference will officially be an international conference.
The objective of this session is to discuss interrelationships in terms of the viability of coastal communities, their vulnerability, and policies and strategies for adaptation to local and global change.
Organizers are soliciting contributions both on physical processes, ecological perspectives, and ecosystem services and on social, economic, and governance aspects, including the following topics:
The aim of the conference is to promote our understanding of changes in all components of the geosphere-biosphere system and to assess the causes and consequences of these changes for ecosystems and humans. The important focus of the conference will be the strategy to mitigate and adapt to a changing global climate and environment.
Beringia Days is a public forum sponsored by the National Park Service that highlights activities and projects involving the Beringia region of the United States and Russia. The conference brings together the Native peoples of Alaska and Chukotka as well as Russian and American scholars, researchers, environmentalists, and representatives of government and non-governmental organizations. Cooperators report on projects funded through the Shared Beringian Heritage Program (SBHP) at the National Park Service.
Session: Winter Climate Change and Ecosystem Functioning
Mon, 09/05/2011 to Fri, 09/09/2011
Organizers of a session entitled "Winter Climate Change and Ecosystem Functioning" announce a call for abstracts. The session will be convened at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany,
Switzerland, and Austria, scheduled for 5-9 September 2011 in Oldenburg, Germany.
This is an informal two-day meeting at which presentations are welcome on all aspects of ice and snow research. Postgraduate students in particular are welcome to attend and present their work. The meeting will consist of both oral and poster presentation sessions. Delegates are also encouraged to register for the annual dinner, which will take place at Selwyn College on the Wednesday evening. Accommodations will also be available at Selwyn Collge, starting at £47 for bed and breakfast on a first-come first-serve basis.
The Melnikov Permafrost Institute (Yakutsk, Russia), the Institute of Northern Mining (Yakutsk, Russia), the Cold and Arid Regions Engineering and Environmental Research Institute (Lanzhou, China), and the Heilongjiang Institute of Cold Region Engineering (Harbin, China) will host the Ninth International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering to be held in Mirny, Yakutia. The aim of the symposium is to provide a forum for discussion of permafrost engineering issues, as well as for exchange of practical experience in construction and maintenance of engineering structures on frozen ground.