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December Seminar - IARC/ARC Joint Seminar Series on Ocean Sciences
Under the ongoing climate change, the Arctic has exhibited some of the most dramatic changes in land, atmosphere, and ocean systems. To improve our understanding of the changing Arctic, we need to establish an extensive network for exchanging knowledge and discourse from different scientific communities sharing a common interest in the Arctic. This seminar series aims to promote international collaborations between the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Arctic Research Center at Hokkaido University primarily focused on ocean sciences. Speakers and participants from other research institutions are likewise welcome.

Dr. Naoki Tojo (Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University)
Title: Teleconnection to the future: a story from Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) and ice and messages from winds over the world
Summary: The presentation will review a research in Pacific herring with costal people in Bering Sea in the dynamic marine environment the past works in UAF. Then, a discussion will be made in relation to southeastern Asia. This presentation is a small encouragement for colleagues in Alaska to establish "teleconnections" to the sustainable world with a diversity of people.

Dr Erik Shoen (IARC/UAF)
Title: How do climatic extremes influence the productivity of Alaskan Chinook salmon populations?
Summary: Declines in the abundance of Chinook salmon stocks have caused severe hardship in Alaskan fishing communities. How are rapidly changing climatic conditions in watersheds and the ocean influencing the productivity of these highly valued stocks? I will present evidence that heavy fall rains and high stream temperatures influence Chinook populations in the Cook Inlet region. Next, I will discuss an upcoming study applying the latest science on climate extremes to better understand Chinook declines in the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim region.

Dec 6, 2021 04:00 PM in Alaska

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