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LCC Supported Projects

The Western Alaska funds a variety of projects to address shared science needs. Browse our projects using these filters, or scroll down for a complete list.

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WA2011_01Establishing a distributed permafrost observatory in Western AlaskaVladimir RomanovskyUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
WA2011_02Broad-scale lake and permafrost dynamics in the Western Alaska LCC regionGuido GrosseUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
WA2011_03Thermal response of Western Alaska lakes and lagoons to past, present, and future changes in climateBen JonesU.S. Geological Survey
WA2011_04Moored all-season vertical temperature arrays in kakes on Kodiak, Togiak and Alaska Peninsula/Becharof NWRsBill PyleU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WA2011_05Watershed control of hydrologic sources and thermal conditions in SW Alaska streams: a framework for forecasting effects of changing climateDaniel SchindlerUniversity of Washington
WA2011_06Timing and extent of winter snow thaw/refreeze events in Alaska 2001-2008Ryan WilsonThe Wilderness Society
WA2011_07Direct snow condition monitoring at key ecological sites in remote Western Alaska.Anne OrlandoU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WA2011_08Develop an existing vegetation layer for the Western Alaska LCC regionMichael FlemingImages Unlimited
WA2011_09Development and application of an Integrated Ecosystem Model for AlaskaScott RuppUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
WA2011_10The tundra in transition: Unraveling the dynamics of Western Alaska caribou-tundra ecosystemsDonald SpalingerUniversity of Alaska Anchorage
WA2011_11Assessing the vulnerability of Western Alaska ecosystems and subsistence resources to non-native plant invasionBrian MaupinAlaska Association of Conservation Districts
WA2011_12Climate change health assessments for three coastal, riverine and lake system communitiesSusan FlensburgBristol Bay Native Association
WA2012_14A high-resolution integrally-coupled ice, tide, wind-wave, and storm surge model for Western AlaskaRobert GrumbineNOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction
WA2012_15Storm surge impacts on biological resources in the Yukon-Kuskokwim DeltaTom RavensUniversity of Alaska Anchorage
WA2012_16The role of sea ice berm formation to alter environmental marine forcing in West Alaska coastal communitiesDavid AtkinsonUniversity of Victoria
WA2012_17Western Alaska buoy deployment and data streamingMolly McCammonAlaska Ocean Observing System
WA2012_18Nearshore bathymetric data collection in the vicinity of Western Alaska communitiesNicole KinsmanAlaska Department of Natural Resources
WA2012_19Compilation of NHD compliant shoreline from Cape Prince of Wales to Cape Espenberg using NOAA extracted vector shorelineAndrew RobertsonSt. Mary’s University of Minnesota
WA2012_20ShoreZone imaging and mapping in Kotzebue SoundCindy Hartmann-MooreNOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
WA2012_21ShoreZone mapping in Bristol BayCindy Hartmann-MooreNOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
WA2012_22The impacts of storm surges on breeding waterbirds on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska: Past effects and future projected impactsSarah SaalfeldManomet, Inc.
WA2012_23Community observation and vulnerability assessmentMichael BrubakerAlaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
WA2013_24Extensive mapping of Bering Sea coastal change by Landsat time series trend analysis, 1985-2012Matthew MacanderABR, Inc.
WA2013_25Expanding environmental monitoring instrumentation on Kigigak IslandMelissa GabrielsonU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WA2013_26Reconnaissance static occupation of tidal benchmarks in Western AlaskaNicole KinsmanAlaska Department of Natural Resources
WA2013_27ShoreZone mapping in SE Alaska PenninsulaCindy Hartmann-MooreNOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
WA2013_28Alaska Online Aquatic Temperature Site (AK-OATS)Jamie TrammellUniversity of Alaska Anchorage
WA2013_29Bringing Alaska's freshwater hydrography into the 21st centuryBecci AndersonU.S. Geological Servey
WA2014_30Develop a voluntary participation water temperature network implementation plan for the Ahklun Mountains and Bristol Bay LowlandsTim TrollBristol Bay Heritage Land Trust
WA2014_31Strategy development for establishment of a voluntary water temperature monitoring network in the Kodiak Archipelago, AlaskaBill PyleU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WA2014_32Invasive plant identification and record input smartphone app for western AlaskaChuck BargeronUniversity ofGeorgia
WA2014_33Alaska invasive plant identification and record input smartphone appGino GrazianoUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
WA2014_34Water temperature monitoring standards for AlaskaJamie TrammellUniversity of Alaska Anchorage
WA2014_35Current coastal change research and priority information needs in western AlaskaSarah TrainorAlaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
WA2014_36Landscape-scale analysis of the relationship between juvenile Chinook size and growth and stream temperature in western AlaskaBrad HarrisAlaska Pacific University
WA2014_37Water temperature regimes in the Togiak NWR and Wood-Tikchik State ParkDaniel SchindlerUniversity of Washington
WA2014_38Temperature, phenology, and embryo survival in western Alaska sockeye salmon population: the potential for adaptation to a warming world?Jeffrey FalkeU.S. Geological Survey
WA2016_41Using traditional ecological knowledge to understand the Mulchatna Caribou Herd phenology, habitat use, subsistence use and related species interactions.James M. Van LanenAlaska Department of Fish & Game
WA2016_43Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Berry Outlook: Identifying berry vulnerabilities to climate and landscape change using traditional and scientific ecological knowledgeRachel LoehmanU.S. Geological Survey
WA2016_44Adapting to a warming climate: estimating moose abundance in declining snow coverAndy AdermanU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WA2016_45Ecosystem Dynamics and Fate of Warm Permafrost after Tundra Wildfire on the Yukon-Kuskokwim DeltaGerald FrostABR, Inc.
WA2016_46Vulnerability of shorebird and waterfowl habitat in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta: assessing landscape dynamic in response to climate change and disturbance regimesHélène GenetUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks
WA2016_47Creating a digital elevation map for communities and partners Brian WrightU.S. Geological Survey