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Voices of the Western AK Interdisciplinary Science Conference


The WAISC forum drew experts to Dillingham to present on a wide range of topics of interest to Western Alaskans. We asked a few of them to pitch us their research in 30 seconds or less.

The 2016 Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference attracted experts in fisheries science, environmental health, solid waste, energy, green building, climate change, and other fields to Dillingham's Bristol Bay Campus this week. 

The presenters included local experts as well as researchers from the University of Alaska and abroad, and their topics ranged from bed bugs to biofoams to forest health in Western Alaska. KDLG couldn't cover it all, but we asked a few people to give us their elevator speeches, and this is what we learned. 

Thanks to our interviewees:

Todd Radenbough | Director, Bristol Bay Environmental Science Lab, UAF

Sheri Coker | PhD Student, Natural Resources and Sustainability, Resilience and Adaptation Program Cohort, UAF

Philippe Amstislavski | College of Health, Department of Health Sciences, UAA

Rebekah Esau | M.Sc. Student, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Saskatchewan

Milo Adkison | Professor, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF

Court Pegus | PhD Student, UAF

Andrew Akelkok | Junior, Dillingham High School

Christine Woll | Fish Biologist, The Nature Conservancy

Ted Jacobson | Solid Waste Tribal Liaison, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

See a complete list of attendees and their presentation topics here