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  • Wendy Loya
    Arctic LCC Coordinator

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    1011 East Tudor Road
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503
    (907) 786-3532
  • Josh Bradley
    Arctic LCC Data Manager

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    101 12th Avenue, Rm. 216
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    (907) 455-1847

Effects of Changing Habitats on Ungulate Forages

Project Summary
Project CodeALCC2012-12
Project Lead(s) U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center
DescriptionThe Arctic LCC and USGS have partnered together to incorporate historic calving and summer ranges of the Western Arctic caribou herd into ongoing inter-agency research and monitoring efforts on the influence of climate changes on the nutrient dynamics of ungulate forages. Current work on the spatio-temporal characteristics of summer habitats for the Teshekpuk and Central Arctic caribou herds commenced in May 2011 and will continue until FY2014; these efforts are fully funded through the USGS, ADF&G, and the BLM. This project 1) expand the scope and inference of these current habitat monitoring efforts, 2) facilitate spatio-temporal comparisons of habitat characteristics among historical ranges of caribou, and 3) improve the empirical framework for bio-climate models that will help to evaluate the potential nutritional implications of a warming Arctic to important subsistence resources, such as caribou and other ungulate populations, throughout the North Slope.
Progress Reports
Link Size
Phase 3 Progress Report, 2015-03-12 4.8 MB Adobe Acrobat PDF file
Related Material
Title Type Size
Climate Change and Caribou Forages Workplan Report 834 KB Adobe Acrobat PDF file