Research across the Pacific: PI-AK scientists meet in Juneau

a man shows a large rock to three women near a forested stream

On the banks of Montana Creek in Juneau, Alaska, a group clad in colorful rain gear watches expectantly as AK CASC graduate student Kevin Fitzgerald empties a throng of juvenile salmon from a small wire trap. His audience has traveled across the Pacific from Hawai`i to observe stream research in Alaskan watersheds and compare methodologies…

PI-AK Research Collaborations Spotlighted at 2022 Ocean Sciences Meeting

PI-AK presenters at OSM

At the 2022 Ocean Science Meeting, the first cohort of Pacific Islands-Alaska Collaboration (PI-AK) researchers and project partners from Southeast AK and Hawaiʻi highlighted their scientific findings of changing climate dynamics with resulting or projected impacts on watershed processes, fish habitat, nearshore ecosystem dynamics and health, and coral reef productivity. Presenters also spoke towards efforts to build student research and exchange opportunities, facilitate co-production, and address the link between their research and actionable science that can apply to both the Pacific Islands and Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs).