2011 Southwest Alaska Park Science Symposium

Science in Southwest Alaska:
Crossing Boundaries in a Changing Environment

2-4 November 2011
Dena'ina Center
Anchorage, Alaska

Sound management of the rich, diverse resources in southwest Alaska is dependent on objective scientific information. This symposium went beyond park boundaries to bring together scientists, resource managers, and interpreters from diverse disciplines to share new information related to research and monitoring efforts in the region. Focus areas included history, ethnography, and archaeology; emerging management issues; freshwater ecosystems; marine ecosystems; wildlife; and physical science, climate, and vegetation. The symposium also included updates from key management entities in the region.

Keynote Presentation by Jim Dixon: Glacial Archaeology: An Emerging Frontier