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Indigenous Observations of Climate Change in the Lower Yukon River Basin, Alaska

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2011

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Herman-Mercer, Nicole, Schuster, Paul, and Maracle, Karonhiakt'tie, 2011, Indigenous Observations of Climate Change in the Lower Yukon River Basin, Alaska: Human Organization, v. 70, iss. 3, p. 244-252.

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Natural science climate change studies have led to an overwhelming amount of evidence that the Arctic and Subarctic are among the world's first locations to begin experiencing climate change. Indigenous knowledge of northern regions is a valuable resource to assess the effects of climate change on the people and the landscape. Most studies, however, have focused on coastal Arctic and Subarctic communities with relatively little focus on inland communities. This paper relates the findings from fieldwork conducted in the Lower Yukon River Basin of Alaska in the spring of 2009. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with hunters and elders in the villages of St. Mary's and Pitka's Point, Alaska to document observations of climate change. [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Tue Apr 23 14:38:01 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Characterization of Biotic and Biogeochemical Interactions at Environmental Interfaces.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5042163ae4b04b508bfd3335">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5042163ae4b04b508bfd3335</a>

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