The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a RISA program, has a webinar scheduled for Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. AK time. Gordon Reeves, a U.S. Forest Service researcher at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, OR will be presenting a talk titled: Climate Change Research on the Copper River Delta: The Emerging Effect of Local Variation.
There are two areas of emphasis:
(1) the timing of emergence of aquatic invertebrates in ponds across the entire Delta; and
(2) variation in thermal regimes among streams and the associated salmon populations on the Delta. Warmer winters caused by climate change could decouple the synchronization of insect emergence & could have consequences to species that depend on this for food and energy. Preliminary results show a wide variation in the timing of emergence.
Registration details, a full abstract and more information is available at: Climate Change Research on the Copper River Delta: The Emerging Effect of Local Variation.