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Catalog Record: Alaska ACE Southcentral Test Case
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UAA
Primary
EPSCoR-ACE
Funding

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.

Ongoing
2012-07-01

Data and Resources

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    SCTC_watersheds.zip (122 KB)

  • View website

    Website :: Alaska EPSCoR

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

  • View website

    Website :: Southcentral Alaska Science Catalog

    http://southcentral.epscor.alaska.edu

Status: Ongoing
Start Date: 2012/07/01
Type: Project
Primary Contacts
Name: Dan Rinella
Title: SCTC Co-Lead / Professor of Aquatic Ecology
Email: rinella@uaa.alaska.edu
Other Contacts
Name: Kacy Krieger
Title: SCTC Data Manager
Email: kacykrieger@uaa.alaska.edu
Primary Organizations
Type
University of Alaska Anchorage
Academic

Funding Organization
Type
EPSCoR - Alaska Adapting to Changing Environments
Academic

Regions
Kenai Peninsula

Collections
Ongoing Kenai Peninsula Projects
Alaska EPSCoR Southcentral Test Case

Direct Record Link
http://southcentral.epscor.alaska.edu/catalog/entries/4937-alaska-ace-southcentral-test-case
Direct Full Map Link
http://southcentral.epscor.alaska.edu/catalog/entries/4937-alaska-ace-southcentral-test-case/map