Dr. Frank von Hippel is a biological sciences professor at UAA. His lab studies problems in ecotoxicology, evolutionary ecology and conservation biology.
In this talk, a Relevant Research lecture supported by the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. von Hippel explains the relatively new field of “environmental justice” and offers an overview of classic examples from around the world and in Alaska.
Complicating factors for Alaska include 700 active and abandoned military sites with buried contaminants; and Alaska’s northern location, allowing mobile contaminants to travel over the globe and distill over colder Alaska, thus affecting Alaska subsistence foods.
This podcast was recorded on April 13, 2012 in Fine Arts 150.
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