Joining Western Scientific Research With Native Knowledge and Cultural Traditions

Research Scientist at the University of Colorado Matthew Druckenmiller is the co-director of the Navigating the New Arctic Community Office (NNA) and is working on coproduction of knowledge–bringing together indigenous observations with western knowledge/research to help foster productive solutions to the real challenges that people are dealing with in a dramatically changing Arctic.

Polar bears and Stress in Dwindling Ice Conditions

Polar Bear Expert George Durner discusses decades of studying the sub population of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea. And how much there is yet to learn as the animals undergo more and more physical stress from the dwindling ice and the warming conditions

Keeping An Eye On Land Mammals Of The North Slope

Longtime resident of Utquiagvik and former Alaska area biologist for Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game talks about some of the changes in animal life and how local folk on the North Slope are adapting in the past fifteen years since we last spoke. He still has his sled dogs and gets out on the […]

Saving the World One Polar Bear At A Time

Chief Scientist for Polar Bears International, Steve Amstrup, with decades of polar bear fieldwork behind him, now turns his attention to education and outreach, helping the public understand the real threats to polar bears and what society needs to do to preserve this iconic Arctic animal.

Studying Polar Bears

Dr. Amstrup takes some time out in his office on the campus of the University of Alaska in Anchorage to talk about how polar bear research has moved from questions of hunting bears to climate change.

Polar Bears and the Future

Research Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Science Center, USGS, Anchorage, Alaska. Dr. Amstrup talks about Polar Bear science and managing bears as the pole warms up and the ice retreats.

Polar Bears & Global Warming

The single biggest threat to polar bears is decline to their habitat that’s likely to occur because of Global Warming

Why Study the Arctic

Matthew Sturm talks about the importance of studying the Arctic and how it is connected to the rest of the world

Researchers Adapting to Seasonal Ice Cover Changes

Senior Research Scientist at Bigelow Labs in Maine, Paty Matrai talks about how changes in ice cover have made some research more difficult and other activities easier. Changes in climate now brings her focus more into the shoulder seasons of Spring and Fall, no longer only in the summer.