University of Alaska Anchorage

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Alaska ACE Southcentral Test Case

The Southcentral Test Case, based at the University of Alaska Anchorage, focuses on drivers of change in the communities of the Kenai River watershed. The area is subject to multiple drivers of change, including global and regional temperature and precipitation changes; salmon population fluctuations; a recent tourism downturn; recreational pressure from Anchorage; shrinking wetlands and successional change; and forest fire dynamics. Hydrological changes in the area include river discharge, water temperature, and sedimentation, while landcover changes include urbanization, resource extraction, infrastructure, drying wetlands, and forest fires. These multiple interacting factors form the basis of a ‘messy’ social-ecological system and necessitate response and adaptation by communities in the watershed. Research is broadly organized into five categories, each of which influence other drivers and form the basis of a 'messy' social ecological system. These categories are: hydro-climate, landscape change, aquatic ecology, salmon fishery and human dynamics.

Data and Resources

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    SCTC_watersheds.zip (122 KB)

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    Website :: Alaska EPSCoR

    http://www.alaska.edu/epscor/

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    Website :: Southcentral Alaska Science Catalog

    http://southcentral.epscor.alaska.edu

Status: Ongoing
Start Date: 2012/07/01
Type: Project
Primary Contact
Rinella, Dan
SCTC Co-Lead / Professor of Aquatic Ecology
Email: rinella@uaa.alaska.edu
Work: (907) 786-4963
Primary Agency
University of Alaska Anchorage
Type
Academic

Funding Agency
EPSCoR - Alaska Adapting to Changing Environments
Type
Academic

Geo-keywords
Kenai Peninsula

Collection
Alaska EPSCoR Southcentral Test Case, Ongoing Kenai Peninsula Projects

Source Portal
Southcentral Alaska Science Catalog :: The simplest way to find geospatial and scientific data, maps, reports and projects for the Kenai Peninsula and Southcentral Alaska.

Direct Record Link
http://alaska.portal.gina.alaska.edu/catalogs/6797-alaska-ace-southcentral-test-case
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