Geomorphology and Sustainable Subsistence Habitats

Type: 
Literature
Publication: 
Johnson, A.C. and Kruger, L.E., 2016, February. Geomorphology and Sustainable Subsistence Habitats. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
Year Published: 
2016
Organization: 
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Description: 

Climatic, tectonic, and human-related impacts are changing the distribution of shoreline habitats and associated species used as food resources. There is a need to summarize current and future shoreline geomorphic - biotic relationships and better understand potential impacts to native customary and traditional gathering patterns. By strategically integrating Native knowledge and observations, we create an inclusive vulnerability assessment strategy resulting in a win-win opportunity for resource users and research scientists alike. We merged the NOAA ShoreZone database with results from over sixty student intern discussions in six southeast Alaska Native communities.

Category: 
Southeast Alaska, geomorphology, climate change, coastal change, salmon, wildlife, marine life

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