Wednesday 7
Pathways of Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Alaska
Berill Blair, Winslow Hansen
› 14:30 - 15:30 (1h)
› JOFFRE 1-4
Pathways of Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Alaska
Kevin Hillmer-Pegram  1, *@  , Winslow Hansen  2, *@  , Casey Brown  1, *@  , Chas Jones  1, *@  , Douglas Cost  1, *@  , Katie Spellman  1, *@  , Richard Hum  1, *@  , Robin Bronen  1, *@  , Archana Bali  1, *@  , Berill Blair  1, *@  , Gary Kofinas  3@  , F Stuart Chapin Iii  4@  
1 : University of Alaska Fairbanks
2 : University of Wisconsin
3 : Dept of Humans & Environment and Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks  (IAB, UAF)  -  Website
University of Alaska Fairbanks P.O. Box 757500 Fairbanks, AK 99775 -  États-Unis
4 : University of Alaska Fairbanks  (UAF)
Institute of Arctic Biology University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks, AK 99775 -  États-Unis
* : Corresponding author

This session addresses topics concerning social-ecological resilience in Alaska and the Far North. As the Arctic is undergoing significant social-ecological change at a rapid pace, dynamic drivers of change, such as climate warming and political-economic globalization, are challenging the adaptive capacities of arctic communities, ecosystems, and governance institutions. Because high latitude change is so pronounced, Alaskan systems are some of the closest to regime shift compared to other systems in the world. We explore the dynamics of vulnerable systems to first document their characteristics, and secondly to see what lessons could be learned that are broadly applicable as other systems around the globe become increasingly vulnerable. From climate-forced migration of traditional communities to the arctic oil and gas boom, Alaska provides a plethora of pressing questions for applied resilience studies. There will be ten speed-talk presentations on flashpoint issues in the areas of natural resource governance for sustainability, education and knowledge sharing to enhance community wellbeing, and perceptions and responses of local-scale stakeholders to social and ecological changes. Presenters will approach the session by placing emphasis on finding real-world solutions for the challenges of social-ecological change through multi-scale interdisciplinary research. Anyone interested in the future of the Arctic is encouraged to attend.

. A Scenario Exploration of Operationalizing the Principles of Resilience-Based Governance through a Specific Policy Option in the Bering Strait

Kevin Hillmer-Pegram, Martin Robards

 

2. Generalizable Principles for Ecosystem Stewardship-Based Management of Social-Ecological Systems: Lessons Learned from Alaska
Winslow Hansen

 

3. Incorporating Resilience Thinking into Management of a Moose-hunter System in Alaska


Casey Brown, Knut Kielland, Eugenie Euskirchen, Todd Brinkman, Kalin Seaton 

 

4. Economic consequences of driftwood harvest in a changing climate: Integration of local knowledge and scientific data

Chas Jones, Knut Kielland, William Schneider, Larry Hinzman

 

5. Pathways of Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Alaska: The Role of Public Education in Governance for Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Arctic
Douglas Cost

 

6. Educating for Resilience in the North: Best Practices and Future Directions
Katie Spellman

 

7. Facebook as a tool for monitoring social-ecological system challenges: An exploratory study
Richard Hum

 

8. INTEGRATED ASSESSMENTS: OPERATIONALIZING HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTIONS FOR CLIMATE-INDUCED RELOCATIONS
Robin Bronen

 

9. Local perspectives on social and ecological changes in the Human-Rangifer Systems of North America.
Archana Bali, Gary Kofinas

 

10. Counter-strategies to Risks in Alaskan Oil Development: The Politics of Inclusion and the Potential for Fostering Resilience
Berill Blair

 


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