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Tuesday, April 18, 2017


KAMSS Kickoff

6:00 pm


6:30 pm

Keynote Address

Seabirds, Citizen Science and a Warming World - Julie Parrish, University of Washington, and Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, Seattle, WA

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

8:00 am


9:00 am Welcome
9:05 am Introduction to Marine Science in Kodiak
9:25 am

Session 1 - Changing Ecosystems - Robert Foy - Session Chair

12:25 pm

Lunch - COASST Workshop

1:40 pm

Session 2 - Habitat and Process - Danielle Ringer - Session Chair

6:30–8:30 pm

Poster Night with Kid's Corner (Kodiak Harbor Convention Center)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

9:00 am

Welcome and Announcements

8:00 am

Session 3 - Dynamic Methods - Julie Bonney - Session Chair

11:25 am

Session 4 - Community and Monitoring- Theresa Peterson - Session Chair; Davin Holen - Facilitated Discussion

12:25 pm

Lunch - Alutiiq Museum Tour

1:40 pm

Session 4 - Community and Monitoring- Theresa Peterson - Session Chair; Davin Holen - Facilitated Discussion - continued

Friday, April 21, 2017

9:00 am Welcome and Announcements

9:05 am - 12:45pm

Session 5 - Marine and Coastal Systems - Switgard Duesterloh - Session Chair

Saturday, April 27, 2017


Partnered Field Trips

Audobon Whale-watching Hike -Narrow Cape
Stacy Studebaker with the Kodiak Audubon will lead a whale-watching hike at Narrow Cape. The group will organize from the downtown ferry terminal parking lot. Arrive BEFORE 09:30 Saturday morning (the group will depart at 09:30). Wear warm clothes, hiking shoes, and bring rain gear, food for lunch and drinking water. There are no amenities at the end of the road. Some car-pooling will be available for the out-of-town- ers. If the weather is bad, the event will be canceled.

Sun’aq Tribe Buskin Beach Cleanup and Barbeque
Meet at Buskin Beach Parking Lot and check in at 4:45 pm. Bring a pair of gloves and food to grill. Volunteers can assist with a marine debris survey or help cleanup Buskin Beach. Afterwards, join us for a barbeque and bonfire to celebrate Earth Day 2017. (Day use parking fee will be waived for this event.)


Workshops and Tours

COASST Beached Bird Die-Off Alert Training - Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:25 - 1:40 pm A warming ocean is creating many changes in coastal communities in Alaska. Documenting the impacts on marine wildlife is one way com- munities can bear witness. Based on the recent die-off events, the COASST Program and BeringWatch worked together to create a simple and rigorous data collection program that will allow coastal communities to document marine bird die-off events. Volunteers need NO experience with birds, just a commitment to survey a specific beach as much as possible during any die-off event, a camera, and the ability to upload photos and simple data sheets to the internet.

Alutiiq Museum Tour - Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:25 - 1:40 pm The Alutiiq Museum welcomes you for a special lunch time visit to our gallery. Founded in 1995 the Museum has held fast to its mission, to preserve and share Alutiiq culture and heritage. Today the Museum cares for more than 250,000 objects representing all eras of Alutiiq history; from ancient traditions to the present. Explore current exhibits on kayaking, wild foods, graphic arts, and more. Join us for a free gallery tour led by Patrick Saltonstall. Refreshments will be provided. 215 Mission Road, Kodiak, AK.



Implementation of Community Based PSP Testing for Subsistence and Recreational Shellfish Harvesting in Southwestern Alaska - A Project Description
Julie A. Matweyou, R. Wayne Litaker, Steven R. Kibler, Bruce A. Wright, Donnie R. Hardison, and Patricia A. Tester

Climate Change and Ocean Acidification: A Middle School Tutorial
Switgard Duesterloh

Intertidal and Subtidal Colonization of New Rock at the Kodiak Airport
Leyla Arsan, Kelly Krueger, and Tom Lance

SASAP - State of Alaska’s Salmon and People
Ian Dutton, Peter Westley, Frank Davis, Katherine Schake, and Jorge Cornejo-Donoso

Tufted Puffins Succeed Despite High Variability in Diet and Marine Habitat
Sarah Schoen, John Piatt, Mayumi Arimitsu, Gary Drew, Brielle Heflin, David Douglas, Martin Renner,
and Erica Madison

Food, Disease, and Migration: How Emperor Geese Fare in the Kodiak Archipelago
Brian Uher-Koch, Robin Corcoran, and Joel Schmutz

Ongoing Investigation of the Size and Scope of the 2015/2016 Die-Off of Common Murres in Alaska
Sarah Schoen, John Piatt, Robin Corcoran, Tony DeGange, David Irons, Julia Parrish, Brielle Heflin, Robert Kaler, Kathy Kuletz, Elizabeth Labunski, Heather Coletti, Anne Schaefer, and Mary Anne Bishop

Marine Mammal Monitoring in the Offshore Waters Near Kodiak Alaska under U.S. Navy Funding 2009-2015
Andrea Balla-Holden

Hunting Seals by Kashevaroff Mountain
Molly Odell and Patrick Saltonstall

The Seven Principles of Sustainability
Lori Swanson, Julie Bonney, John Gauvin, Anne Vanderhoeven, and Donna Parker