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Alaska’s Berry Future: Planning for Changing Resources in an Altered Climate

Principal Investigator
Christa Mulder

Dates

Release Date
2021
Start Date
2021-07-01
End Date
2023-07-01

Summary

Berries are a crucial nutritional and cultural resource to communities and ecosystems in boreal, subarctic and arctic areas; however, berry abundance and the timing of the berry lifecycle is becoming more variable and unpredictable due to climate change. Climate adaptation plans across the state of Alaska identify changes in berry timing and availability as primary concerns and point to the need for increased monitoring and research on how climate change is influencing berries. While there is a large body of work on plants that produce berries, much of the information is not accessible to those who need it most: land managers and communities planning for an uncertain future. This project will address this critical information need [...]

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“Kenai Fireweed; Credit: Lisa Hupp/USFWS”
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Kenai Fireweed; Credit: Lisa Hupp/USFWS
Kenai Fireweed; Credit: Lisa Hupp/USFWS

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  • Alaska CASC
  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers

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