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Contents: Introduction -- The Northway Whitefish Project -- Theoretical approach -- Thesis structure -- Background and methods -- Gender, knowledge, and environmental change related to humpback whitefish (Coregonus pidschian) in Interior Alaska -- Time, expertise, and more time : four heuristics for developing trust between researchers and residents in participatory studies of subsistence resources -- Generating knowledge and questions about humpback whitefish (Coregonus pidschian) in Interior Alaska though connecting local and scientific experts -- Synthesis and discussion -- References -- Appendix 1. Northway guide to researchers -- Appendix 2. Interview guides used during this study -- Appendix 3. Release forms...
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Subsistence harvesting and wild food production by Athabascan peoples is part of an integrated social-ecological system of interior Alaska. We describe effects of recent trends and future climate change projections on the boreal ecosystem of interior Alaska and relate changes in ecosystem services to Athabascan subsistence. We focus primarily on moose, a keystone terrestrial subsistence resource of villages in that region. Although recent climate change has affected the boreal forest, moose, and Athabascan moose harvesting, a high dependence by village households on moose persists. An historical account of 20th century socioeconomic changes demonstrates that the vulnerability of Athabascan subsistence systems to...
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This report summarizes the results of research conducted in 2010 on the subsistence harvest and uses of wild foods in 8 Kuskokwim River communities: Aniak, Chuathbaluk, Crooked Creek, Lower Kalskag, Red Devil, Sleetmute, Stony River, and Upper Kalskag (estimated total population 1,450). The principal questions addressed by the Donlin Creek Subsistence Research Program were how many wild foods were harvested for subsistence, the harvest amounts, and how these foods were distributed within and between communities. Related questions addressed the role of wild foods in Alaska’s economy, the role of cash in subsistence economies, the lands and waters used for subsistence practices in the central Kuskokwim area, and...


map background search result map search result map SUBSISTENCE HARVEST OF LAND MAMMALS, YUKON FLATS, ALASKA MARCH 2010-FEBRUARY 2011 Linking local knowledge and fisheries science : the case with humpback whitefish (Coregonus pidschian) in Interior Alaska Customary and Traditional Use Worksheets: Upper Copper and Upper Susitna River Area, Nonsalmon Finfish Species and Prince William Sound Salmon Resilience of Athabascan subsistence systems to interior Alaska's changing climate Total Environment of Change: Impacts of Climate Change and Social Transitions on Subsistence Fisheries in Northwest Alaska Plants and habitats — a consideration of Dene ethnoecology in northwestern Canada Upper Tanana Ethnographic Overview and Assessment, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve Amino acid uptake in deciduous and coniferous taiga ecosystems Indigenous observations of climate change in the Lower Yukon River Basin, Alaska The subsistence harvest  in 8 communities in the central Kuskokwim River drainage, 2009 Amino acid uptake in deciduous and coniferous taiga ecosystems Linking local knowledge and fisheries science : the case with humpback whitefish (Coregonus pidschian) in Interior Alaska Total Environment of Change: Impacts of Climate Change and Social Transitions on Subsistence Fisheries in Northwest Alaska Indigenous observations of climate change in the Lower Yukon River Basin, Alaska Customary and Traditional Use Worksheets: Upper Copper and Upper Susitna River Area, Nonsalmon Finfish Species and Prince William Sound Salmon Upper Tanana Ethnographic Overview and Assessment, Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve The subsistence harvest  in 8 communities in the central Kuskokwim River drainage, 2009 SUBSISTENCE HARVEST OF LAND MAMMALS, YUKON FLATS, ALASKA MARCH 2010-FEBRUARY 2011 Resilience of Athabascan subsistence systems to interior Alaska's changing climate Plants and habitats — a consideration of Dene ethnoecology in northwestern Canada