Maps and Locals Project (MALS): This project involves taking maps from three points in time to analyze changes in land cover and using that analysis and the knowledge of local residents to interpret changes and their implications to people’s livelihoods. The project will involve GIS analysis and work with residents in interior and arctic Alaska. The MALS research in Alaska is compared with other MALS projects being undertaken at 9 other LTER sites (http://www.lternet.edu/) across the US. Funding for a masters student is available. For more information contact Gary Kofinas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Modeling Climate Change Adaptation in Alaskan Village Subsistence Systems: This project provides three years of fellowship funding and tuition waiver to a PhD or masters student to develop spatially explicit quantitative simulation models that assess the trade offs Alaskan subsistence hunters face because of climate change. The student should be prepared to learn computational modeling, do field work in Alaskan Native villages, and collaborate with the project’s co-investigator based in Scotland. For more information contact Gary Kofinas (email@example.com).
Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (SIZONet): This project examines changes in Alaska's sea ice cover as seen from the perspective of geophysicists and local, indigenous ice experts. By synthesizing these perspectives we hope to provide helpful input to coastal communities adapting to environmental and socio-economic change. The project provides funding support for at least three years and requires a background in the physical-environmental sciences or engineering combined with an ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting. For more information, please contact Hajo Eicken (hajo .firstname.lastname@example.org).