Alaska Ocean Acidification Network
Allison Bidlack is the director of the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. Through her focus on temperate rainforests and carbon cycle dynamics, she has been one of the leading proponents behind using the Alaska State Ferry system to collect OA data.
How did you get into the field of ocean acidification, and what drew you to this type of work?
I actually kind of stumbled into it in the course of my current job. My background is in wildlife and conservation, but my research group now mostly focuses on the ecology of the coastal temperate rainforest margin, and impacts of climate change on that ecosystem. Since OA is one of the manifestations of that change, I’ve had to educate myself about it, which has been a really interesting journey. I’m still learning and certainly don’t consider myself an expert!
October 11, 2017
September 27, 2017
September 24, 2017This month, acclaimed Alaska writer Nancy Lord released her latest book called “pH: A Novel“. Lord and AOOS's Darcy Dugan, the director of the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, will be giving a joint talk at the UAA Bookstore on October 4.
Watch the trailer for Nancy Lord’s recent book “pH: A Novel“
- Oct 29: First sailing of the state ferry M/V Columbia equipped with OA sensor package (2x/wk between Bellingham, WA to Skagway, AK)
- Nov 2-3: Subsistence Advisory Council (Juneau) – OA presentation
- Nov 10: OA Fishermen’s Roundtable (Cordova)
- Nov 15: Alaska Tribal Council on Environmental Management (Anchorage) – OA presentation
- Nov 17-19: Pacific Marine Expo (Seattle) – OA panel
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