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Alaska-Canada Climate-Biome Shift

Partners in Alaska and Canada are working with SNAP to use clustering methodology to model climate-biome shifts in Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.

ALFRESCO and habitat research projects

Boreal ALFRESCO simulates the responses of subarctic and boreal vegetation to climatic changes.

Arctic Sea Ice: Satellite Observations, GCM Performance, and Future Scenarios

This project investigates the downward trend of Arctic Sea Ice through the use of satellite observations and climate model projections.

Assessing Climate Change Impacts on Forested Ecosystems of Alaska

This assessment will provide an overview of current and future climate change impacts on all forested regions of Alaska.

Assessment and Mapping of the Riverine Hydrokinetic Resource in the Continental United States

This report describes the methodology and results of the most rigorous assessment to date of the riverine hydrokinetic energy resource in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska, excluding tidal waters.

Chugach Climate Change Scenarios Planning

UAA-ISER and UAF-SNAP are working with Chugach National Forest and USFS to project ecological and socioeconomic effects of climate change in the Chugach Region.

Climate Change Impacts on Water Availability in Alaska

The Wilderness Society has used SNAP data and assistance to assess potential future impacts on water availability statewide. 

Climate Change Scenario Planning for Alaska Region National Park System Units

NPS Alaska park managers use SNAP climate projections, scenarios planning, and input from stakeholders to help inform decisions.

Climate Change Summary Reports of National Parks, Preserves, and Monuments

SNAP has assisted the Wilderness Society in creating summary reports describing potential future temperature and precipitation changes.

Development and Application of an Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska and Northwest Canada

The Alaska CSC, LCCs and SNAP are collaborating to merge several existing ecosystem models into a single, integrated model.

Governor's Subcabinet on Climate Change

SNAP is assisting the Governor's Sub-Cabinet with the task of preparing and implementing an Alaska Climate Change Strategy.

Great Bear Lake Climate Change Analysis

SNAP worked with Déline Renewable Resources Council, NWT Canada to assess the impacts of climate change on the Great Bear Lake watershed.

Interior Issues Council Climate Change Taskforce

SNAP is working with the Interior Issues Council Climate Change taskforce to create an assessment of vulnerability across sectors.

IPY: Arctic climate change impacts on ecosystem services and society

SNAP is working with rural communities in northern Alaska to identify and explore the relationship between climate change and availability of subsistence resources.

Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic: a report to the President

SNAP and ACCAP contributed to a report to the President of the U.S. The report highlights the need to coordinate and use the best available science to integrate cultural, environmental and economic factors in decision-making about development and conservation in the Arctic.

Nenana Ridge Experimental Burn

The Nenana Ridge Experimental Fuels Treatment Project is designed to quantify the effects of fuels reduction treatments on fire behavior.

North Slope Climate Analysis

SNAP is working with The Nature Conservancy to provide down-scaled IPCC projections for the Alaska North Slope Borough.

North Slope GIS Planning Tool

The goal of this proposal is to form a partnership of organizations to develop a spatially-explicit model to help managers forecast infrastructure needs and potential conflicts.

NPR-A Climate Change Analysis

An assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on temperature, precipitation, water availability, vegetation, and fire regime in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPR-A).

Permafrost Dynamics Modeling in Alaska using a High Spatial Resolution Dataset

SNAP and UAF researchers are mapping projected permafrost changes in Alaska using downscaled projections from five IPCC GCMs.

Seward Peninsula-Nulato Hills-Kotzebue Sound Lowlands Rapid Ecoregional Assessment

Rapid Ecoregional Assessments aim to synthesize existing knowledge and information applicable to all lands and waters within the ecoregion.

Sitka Hydropower

SNAP is using climate projections to determine if Southeast Alaska is facing a regime shift that might alter hydropower electricity availability.

Social-Ecological Characteristics of Disturbance: Linked interactions between spruce bark beetle, humans, and wildfire in Alaska

Amplified climate change effects at high latitudes are altering wildfires and epidemic spruce bark beetle infestations.

Statewide Landscape Connectivity

The goal of this effort is sustaining landscape level biodiversity in AK by ensuring connectivity into the future given climate change.

USGS Land Cover Change Study

The US Geological Survey and SNAP are collaborating to project future land cover changes to habitat suitability for key species in Alaska

Yukon Water Availability Analysis

With the aid of modeling expertise from the Wilderness Society, SNAP projected the future balance between precipitation and potential evapotranspiration in the Yukon, Canada.