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Lunchtime talk: Making Resources Work for Arctic Communities: What we’ve learned from ReSDA

Chris Southcott, who has been involved in community-based research in the circumpolar north for more than 30 years, will share final results from his Resources and Sustainable Development (ReSDA) project, which looked at developing ways to ensure that a larger share of resource development benefits stay in the region, and […]

2019-05-20T15:26:49-08:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Lunchtime Talks, News|Tags: , |

Schmidt attends National Academies workshop in Washington, D.C.

ISER’s Jennifer Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Management, attended Understanding Northern Latitude Vegetation Greening and Browning, a National Academies workshop in Washington DC, as a guest speaker. The workshop’s focus was to assess current knowledge and upcoming research about patterns and shifts in tundra and boreal vegetation. The two-day workshop covered topics such as identifying patterns in Arctic tundra and boreal forests, developing tools and methods for evaluation, and determining implications from changes in Arctic vegetation. Schmidt’s presentation on socioeconomic implications of vegetation change is available for download. Read more about > Schmidt attends National Academies workshop in Washington, D.C.

2018-12-06T14:12:42-09:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

ISER Researchers Study the Economic Impacts of Climate Change

Matthew Berman and Jennifer Schmidt, faculty members at ISER, recently completed a study titled Economic Effects of Climate Change in Alaska. Findings from that research were also included in the Alaska chapter of the recently released report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP).Read more about […]

2018-11-28T15:26:54-09:00November 28th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

ISER’s Schmidt co-authors article in Sustainability journal

Jennifer I. Schmidt, ISER researcher and Assistant Professor of Natural Resources Management, is co-author of an article that explores the importance and development of relationships with local, often Indigeneous populations, to manage resources in remote Arctic locations. "The Role of Trust in Sustainable Management of Land, Fish, and Wildlife Populations in the Arctic" appears in the Sustainable and Rural Development section of the September issue of Sustainability, an international, cross-disciplinary journal. Read more about > ISER’s Schmidt co-authors article in Sustainability journal

2018-10-03T15:58:57-08:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

How Data on Cross-fishery Networks of Permit Holders Could Help Managers

Alaska has hundreds of commercial fisheries, and fishery managers issue unique permits for each fishery. But in a new blog post, Matt Reimer, an ISER economist, and his co-authors report that many of those who fish in Alaska waters have multiple permits, allowing them to take catches in different fisheries. That means if managers change a policy for one fishery—for instance, reducing the catch limit—permit holders could react by changing where they fish, going after different species, or using different gear.

So how can managers assess whether a policy change in one commercial fishery might have such unintended consequences in others? Matt Reimer and his co-authors argue that having statistical data on cross-fishery networks among permit holders—and analyzing those data—could help managers better understand the potential spillover effects of changing policies for a given fishery. The authors also created an interactive map, showing existing cross-fishery networks. Check out the blog.

If you have questions, get in touch with Matt Reimer at: mreimer2@alaska.edu or 907-786-5430.

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2018-09-27T17:02:59-08:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |
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