Sustainable Futures North PI Phil Loring recently released a new paper reviewing research on traditional food security in Alaska, part of a project led by recent University of Alaska PhD recipient Amanda Walch. Find the open access paper here.
Members of the SFN team, Craig Gerlach, Phil Loring, and Harry Penn, were lead authors on Chapter 6 of the newly released "Adaptation Actions in a Changing Arctic report" from the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme.
SFN PI Phil Loring has published a new essay on food security in the North in Northern Public Affars:
Food insecurity is a chronic problem in the North American North, one that has numerous consequences for local families and communities. Despite decades of work on the problem by researchers, policymakers, and communities, limited progress has been made toward addressing its root causes. Read More Here
Kavya Balaraman of E&E News wrote an informative piece on our research on climate change and migration in arctic Alaska (Hamilton et al., "Climigration?"). The article can be found here. It may be behind a paywall, so you can access the PDF of the story here.
Sustainable Futures North teamed up with the Rural Routes Podcast, a production of the Harris Centre at Memorial University Newfoundland, to produce a podcast featuring climate change issues and Fairbanks' own Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC).
A new paper, led by SFN PhD student Harry Penn (now a post-doctoral researcher at the Arctic Institute of North America), is out in Weather Climate and Society, a journal of the American Meteorological society.
SFN researchers Henry Huntington, Phil Loring, and Shari Gearheard contributed to a commentary on rural community sustainability for Alaska Dispatch News. The gist? That while new technology and systems are important, people remain rural Alaska's best asset for sustainability. Click here to check it out.
The Sustainable Futures North team is pleased to announce that we will be leading a panel discussion at the upcoming AAAS meeting in Boston in February. Entitled “Sustainability in the changing Arctic: interdisciplinary insights for policy,” the session will present new policy-focused arctic systems research in Alaska and Canada that links studies of sea-ice, human migration, socioeconomic and ecological change, and food, water, and energy security.
In a new, publication released this weekend by Population & Environment, SFN researchers, led by Larry Hamilton, look for demographic changes in rural Alaska that track with what we expect to happen as a result of rapid and dangerous climate change in the region. Surprisingly, we've found none.
The Water and Environmental Research Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks put out a press release for the upcoming summer institute.
You can read it here: http://ine.uaf.edu/werc/news/2016/2016-icrps-summer-insitute/.
360 North, Alaska's public television station, is broadcasting the Sustainable Futures North Film Series. Each episode is a re-edited double-feature of two episodes. Click through for the full schedule. You can even watch online!
SFN PhD student Yasmeen Hossain is the lead author on a new publication, appearing today inEnergy Research and Social Science. It offers a review of energy security in Alaska, both historical and contemporary, and provides an interesting discussion on how we think about the challenges that 'progress' have locked northern peoples into over time, and what potential there is for replacing vulnerabilities with strategies for resilience and sustainability.
Pre-registration to attend the ICRPS 2016 Summer Institute is now available. The institute will be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, and will be hosted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, by Sustainable Futures North.
Alysa was recently interviewed by ITSG, a Chicago-based non profit that focuses on issues of equity and justice in education around the world. Her full interview can be found here: http://www.istg-africatomorrow.com/SISTEM-Loring-Dec2015.html
Read more for an excerpt of the interview.
Project team members Loring, Gerlach, and Penn have a new publication in Human Ecology available. The paper can be obtained here or by sending Dr. Loring an email for a personal copy if you do not have access to this journal.
Click through for an excerpt from the article.