3nd Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum

Linking Communities and Building Bridges

March 24-27, 2010
Unalaska, Alaska

Hosted by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, this conference will be the first of its kind to be held in Unalaska, Alaska. The intent of this program is to bring together scientists, educators, rural leaders, community members and subsistence hunters and gatherers to discuss science and issues relevant to western Alaska.

This conference will highlight regional scientific efforts and traditional knowledge that provide an interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry and resource management. In addition to scientific sessions, the conference will include several workshops addressing topics relevant to life in rural western Alaska. Organizers welcome submissions from all individuals and organizations collecting data in western Alaska.

Some highlighted talks

Jordan Lewis (UAF)—Successful aging through the eyes of Alaska Natives. What it means to be an Elder in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Alberto Pantoja (USDA)—Gathering and Gardening in Alaska: Why IPM cannot be overlooked even at Latitude 64° North.

Bob Himschoot (Dillingham)—Experience garnered from installation and operation of grid tied small wind turbines.

Kathryn Johnson (ASRC) – Examining the frequency and characteristics of human-bear conflicts in the native villages of the Kodiak Archipelago.

Questions and interests contact

Reid Brewer (UAF/ MAP), 581-4589, reid.brewer@alaska.edu

For more detailed schedule and registration information

Visit the WAISC website