Jeff Welker, director of ENRI, on a new NASA-funded project in the Copper River watershed

2011-05-04 by

Jeff Welker is a professor of Biology and director of the Environment and Natural Resources Institute at UAA. He helped organize a panel on carbon recycling in the boreal and rain forest systems for the Classrooms for Climate conference. In this preview, he describes a new project involving the Copper River watershed, and also describes dramatic landscape shifts near McCarthy, a result of global warming.

His panel is Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. in Rasmuson Hall. This interview was recorded on May 3, 2011.

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For More Information:

Classrooms for Climate
Conference homepage
Environment and Natural Resources Institute
Homepage; Jeff Welker, director
Jeff Welker
Bio page, ENRI

Terra Nova: Scientific panel on climate change

2009-10-23 by

In conjunction with the fall 2009 production of ‘Terra Nova,’ the UAA Dept. of Theatre & Dance hosted a symposium on climate change in the Arctic. Panelists included UAA faculty Dr. Lillian Alessa, Dr. Birgit Hagedorn, and Dr. Jeff Welker. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Kerry Feldman.

This podcast was recorded on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.

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For More Information:

Conversation with director Tom Skore
Why he chose the play, how he worked with the actors.
Terra Nova
Press release on the production

UAA biology professor Jeff Welker discusses findings by international group in Arctic warming article for Science magazine

2009-09-15 by

UAA biology professor Jeff Welker co-authored an important paper identifying gaps in our knowledge on how climate warming is changing the Arctic. An international team of scientists collaborated on the paper, reviewing dozens of research documents on the effects of circumpolar warming and noting numerous direct effects. They issued a call to action, describing what we need to do in global climate change research and where the public needs to spend its money. The paper was published Sept. 11, 2009 in the journal “Science.”

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Abstract for the article
Environment and Natural Resources Institute Web site