Preliminary Schedule

Please note, this schedule is subject to change.

The abstract book is available as a PDF [3.6 MB].

Wednesday, 28 March

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Southwest Interagency-Fish Meeting (SWIM)
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch
1 – 5 p.m. Southwest Interagency-Fish Meeting (SWIM)
6 – 9 p.m. Kick off social at the Sea Inn
Pre-Registration and Social Reception ($20 ticket)

Thursday, 29 March

7:30 – 9 a.m. Registration and coffee
9 – 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies (NR)
Alice Ruby, Mayor, Dillingham
Debi McLean, Director, UAF Bristol Bay Campus
Todd Radenbaugh, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Plenary Session 1
The value of Ecological Complexity for Maintaining the Integrity and Resilience of Ecosystems
Dr. Daniel Schindler, Professor, Aquatic and Fishery Sciences/Department of Biology, University of Washington
The Risks of Hatchery Programs
Dr. Milo Adkison, Professor, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF
10:30 – 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 – 11:40 a.m. Plenary Session 2
A Story of Science and the Application of Human Toxicology to Fish Consumption Guidelines for Methyl Mercury in a Subsistence Species in Western Alaska
Joe Sarcone, U.S. Environmental Protection Region 10, Anchorage
Climate Change and Public Health—Connecting the Dots in Southwest Alaska
Michael Brubaker, Director, Center for Climate and Health, ANTHC
11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch

Concurrent Sessions

Western Alaska Fisheries (NR) Indigenous Evaluation (SC) Green Building (BV)
1 – 1:20 p.m. Summary of Chinook Salmon Escapement, Distribution and Run Timing in the Togiak River Watershed Using Radio Telemetry, TNWR, AK, 2008-2011
Theresa Tanner
Workshop—Indigenous Evaluation: It’s only new because it’s been missing so long Retrofitting Alaskan Homes for a Low Energy Future
Rich Seifert
1:20 – 1:40 p.m. Nest Site Preference and Intrasexual Competition in Female Sockeye Salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka
Milo Adkison, et al.
Indigenous Evaluator
Sandy Kerr (Maori from Aotearoa New Zealand), Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, Interior Aleutians Campus, UAF
Commercial Energy Audit: A way to make changes within your organization
Melody Nibeck
1:40 – 2 p.m. The Western Alaska Salmon Stock Identification Program: Advances in genetic investigations of sockeye salmon
Tyler Dann
Developing Indigenous Evaluator
Amelia Ruerup (Tlingit), Interior Aleutians Campus, UAF
Biomimicry and Passive Survivability Create a Winning Design
Lyle Axelarris
2 – 2:20 p.m. Changes in the Distribution of Alaska’s Commercial Fisheries Entry Permits in Western Alaska
Marcus Gho
Kas Aruskevich, PhD Principal, Evaluation Research and Planning
Net Zero Energy Ready Home in Dillingham, Alaska
Tom Marsik/Kristin Donaldson
2:20 – 2:40 p.m. Spawning in the Rain: Geomorphic controls and biological responses to water source in Alaska Salmon bearing streams.
Peter Lisi

The Alaskan Growers School
Donovan Kienenberger
2:40 – 3 p.m. Break

Concurrent Sessions

Marine Science (NR) Local/Traditional Knowledge (SF) NSF Kickoff Meeting (SC)
3 – 3:20 p.m. FishMapper: An open platform to discover fish diversity in Alaska
J. Andres Lopez
Pribilof Islanders and their Avian Resources
Rebecca Young
NSF Grant Workshop—NUNAPUT Stewardship through Science: Honoring place in a changing world
3:20 – 3:40 p.m. Bristol Bay Beluga Whale Research 2002–2012: Scientists and hunters working together
Lori Quakenbush
Regulatory Process for Dual Management for Food Security
Frank Woods
NSF Grant Workshop continued
3:40 – 4:00 p.m. Seal and walrus disease event northern and western Alaska during summer/fall 2011
Gay Sheffield
Helen Aderman
NSF Grant Workshop continued
4 – 4:20 p.m. More Investigations of Caloric Values of Estuarine Fauna from the Nushagak Bay
Dan Dunaway
Changes in Bristol Bay over 50 years
Ofi Olsen/Mike Davis
Session open only to NUNAPUT External Advising and Steering Committees
4:20 – 4:40 p.m. NOAA Processes in Cross-Cultural Communication and Cooperation: A case study of Northern Bering Sea research area
Glenn Seaman
The Courage to Be Ourselves
Bob Aloysius
Advising and Steering Committees continued
4:40 – 5 p.m. Temporal use of the Nushagak Peninsula by wolves, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Southwestern Alaska
Pat Walsh

Advising and Steering Committees continued
5 – 6:30 p.m. Poster Session (NR)
Posters will be up Thursday and Friday

Dinner, Keynote Address, and Banquet

(Willow Tree Bar, $30 ticket)
6:30 – 7 p.m. Local Subsistence Appetizer Social
7 – 8 p.m. Dinner
8 – 8:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Retrofitting Alaskan Homes for a Low Energy Future
Dr. Richard Seifert, Community Sustainability Coordinator and Professor Emeritus, Cooperative Extension Service
8:30 – 9 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Friday, 30 March

7:30 – 9 a.m. Registration/coffee

Concurrent Sessions

Municipal Waste (NR) Subsistence Science (BV) Sustainable Energy (CL)
9 – 9:20 a.m. Hazardous Waste Identification and Handling for Rural Alaska Villages
Ted Jacobsen
Subsistence Science and the North Pacific Research Board
Carrie Eischens
Energy Efficiency vs. Renewable Energy: Data analysis and economics
Tom Marsik
9:20 – 9:40 a.m. Igiugig Environmental Program
Christina Salmon
Human-Environmental Relations: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resource Management in the North
Davin Holen
Renewable Energy Inventory of AK School Districts
Art Nash
9:40 – 10 a.m. Assessment of Rural Alaskan Solid Waste Leachate
Edda Mutter
Local observations of change by subsistence harvesters in Togiak, Alaska
Ted Krieg
New Energy Efficiency Curriculum Developed Specifically for Alaska's K-12 Students
Kimberly Maher
10 – 10:20 a.m. Solid and Liquid Waste by BBAHC to Rural Communities
Jennifer Skarada
ADF&G (and Humans?): An ethnography of institutional arrangements
Jory Stariwat
The Status of Renewable Energy Development in Alaska
Courtney Munson
10:20 – 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 – 11 a.m. A Regional Approach to Backhauling and Recycling Hazardous Solid Waste
Anahma Shannon
Iliamna Lake Freshwater Seal: Local ecological knowledge and aerial survey data
Yoko Kugo/Jamie Van Lanen
Experience Garnered from Installation and Operation of Grid Tied Small Wind Turbines
Bob Himshoot
11 – 11:20 a.m. Koliganek Landfill Extension and Renovation 2006
Delores Larsen
Chignik, Alaska, Subsistence Salmon Ethnographic Project
Lisa Hutchinson-Scarbrough
Sustainable Energy Program and Projects at UAF Bristol Bay Campus
Chet Chambers
11:20 – 11:40 a.m. Recycling and Conservation of Resources: Traditional Yupik values
Harold Andrew
Togiak Spawn-On-Kelp Project
Sara Evans
Renewable Energy Studies in Wood Tikchik Lakes: Elva and Grant lakes hydro projects
Mark Storm and Don Thomas
11:40 a.m. – 12 p.m. Safe and Legal Fish Waste Composting in Alaska
Izetta Chambers
Thule Inuit Pioneers of Resolute Bay: Migration and settlement in the Canadian high arctic
Sarah Hazell

12 – 1 p.m. Lunch

Concurrent Sessions

Ecosystem Health 1. (NR) Interdisciplinary Science (BV) Food Security (SC)
1 – 1:20 p.m. Bio Complexity of Ecosystems in the North as a Framework for Place-based Science Education
Larry Duffy
Baseline Macroinvertebrate and Diatom Surveys in Wadeable Streams of the Kvichak and Nushagak Watersheds
Rebecca Shafte
Promoting Healthy Communities Through Food and Water Security
Phil Loring
1:20 – 1:40 p.m. Subsistence Hunting: A strong predictor of waterfowl abundance in the Y-K Delta
Doug Causey
Developing an Ethnobotanical Garden in Bethel as an Academic and Public Outreach Resource
Kevin Jernigan
Food Security in Western Alaska—Problems, Opportunities, and Best Practices
Jim Loiland
1:40 – 2 p.m. A Differentiated Approach in Determining Maximum Admissible Concentrations of Mercury for the Nura River Project
Dinara Tamabayeva
Boils in the Bush: Socio-ecology, Anthropology and Community Policy
Maria Sistrom
Southwest Alaska Gardening Initiative: Promoting food security and self-reliance in remote Alaska
Michele Masley/Rae Belle Whitcomb
2 – 2:20 p.m. Alaska's ShoreZone Mapping and Imaging Program
Cindy Hartmann-Moore
Ecological Sampling
DLG HS Advanced Biology Class
Food Security in Western Alaska: Problems, opportunities, and best practices
Izetta Chambers
2:20 – 2:40 p.m. The Trail Ends Here: Maintaining traditional trail connections
Paul Liedberg/Todd Radenbaugh
Discussion Discussion
2:40 – 3 p.m. Break

Concurrent Sessions

Ecosystem Health 2. (NR) Interdisciplinary Education (BV)
3 – 3:20 p.m. North by 2020: Perspectives on Alaska’s changing social-ecological systems
Ray Barnhardt
Bridging to Mathematical Success
Heather Allen
3:20 – 3:40 p.m. Long Term Risk of Releasing Potentially Acid Producing Waste Due to Tailings Dam Failure
Dave Chambers
Inquiry-based Learning
Jodi Doster/David Finney/Shaelene Holstrom
3:40 – 4 p.m. AOOS—Tools to Use and Improve
Rosa Meehan
EPSCoR: Science by Alaskans, Science for Alaska
Tom Moran
4 – 4:20 p.m. Anchorage's influence on invasive species in Bristol Bay
Jennifer Robinette
Higher Ed STEM Training with an Ocean Observation System
Hector Douglas
4:20 – 4:40 p.m. The Urban Muskox—A new phenomenon in NW Alaska
Claudia Ihl
Alaskans Resilience and Adaptation Program
Ellen Weiser
4:40 – 5 p.m. Protecting Habitat and Traditional Uses—A Shared Vision for the Nushagak Watershed
Tim Troll
Bob Aloysius
5 – 6 p.m. Dillingham Energy Tour

Saturday, 31 March

2012 WAISC Special Session—Pebble Site Environmental Baseline Studies

8 – 8:10 a.m. Welcome
Debie McLean, BBC UAF
8:10 a.m. – 8:20 a.m. Introduction: Purpose and rules of session
Chair: Todd Radenbaugh, BBESL UAF
Co-chairs: Ken Taylor, PLP and Tiel Smith, BBNC
8:20 – 8:40 a.m. Overview of the Pebble EBD
Jane Whitsett, PLP
8:40 – 9:25 a.m. Surface Water Hydrology
Jaime Cathcart, Knight Piesold
9:25 – 10:10 a.m. Hydrogeology and Water Balance
Hugh McCreadie, Piteau Associates
10:10 – 10:20 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Surface and Groundwater Quality
Hugh McCreadie, Piteau Associates
11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Geochemistry
Stephen Day, SRK Consulting
12 – 1 p.m. Lunch (tickets provided to speakers)
1 – 1:45 p.m. Fish Resources
MaryLou Keefe, R2 Resources
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Instream Flow Habitat Modeling
Dudley Reiser, R2 Resources
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 3 p.m. Overview: TNC and Independent Science Program
Tim Troll, TNC
3 – 3:20 p.m. Surface Water Quality
Kendra Zamzow, CSP2
3:20 – 3:40 p.m. Fish Density and Distribution
Sarah ONeal, FRC
3:40 – 4 p.m. Fish Resources, Groundwater and Salmon
Carol Ann Woody, FRC
4 – 4:20 p.m. Water Quality at Drill Rig #6 South
Molly Welker, BERS
4:20 – 4:40 p.m. Siesmology, Earthquakes at Pebble?
Bretwood Higman, CSP2
4:40 – 5:30 p.m. Discussion/Questions

Sessions and Session Chairs/Cochairs*

*Sessions are subject to change.

Meeting Locations