Position in Science Communication
The LCC and AK Climate Science Center are hiring a three year term position as Science Communication Coordinator to bring key scientific findings to resource, land or community management decisions as Alaskan communities and landscapes face new challenges from climate change. The work will focus on coastal climatae change throughout Alaska. The office location is in Anchorage, Alaska.
For further details see the vacancy announcement for Science Communications Coordinator, GS-0401/1301-09 on www.USAJobs.gov: R7-16-1696086-ES.
Application period closed 19 May.
Promoting Coastal Resilience
Three of Alaska's LCCs (Western Alaska, Aleutian Bering Sea Islands, and Arctic) and the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association have been working with many partners on a series of four workshops Promoting Coastal Resilience & Adaptation in Arctic Alaska. The first workshop was recently held in Nome (10, 11 May). Much of the excitement, engagement, and sharing of ideas was captured on the Northern Latitudes facebook page. The Nome Nugget recently wrote up a local summary of the event (here).
NEW Invasive Plant ID Apps for iPhones and Android smartphones and tablets
Have you wondered whether that plant you see on the side of the trail belongs in Alaska? We are pleased to provide you with a new smartphone App to help you identify and report invasive plants throughout Alaska. The Western Alaska LCC partnered with the Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks' Cooperative Extension Service, and the Univ. of Georgia's Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health to create this new App. More information about the App and how to find it can be found here.