Maximum Sustainable Yield—FY 2015 Update

Scott Goldsmith, professor emeritus of economics at ISER, has updated his estimate of how much Alaska’s state government can afford to spend each year, without risking sudden big budget deficits and economic hardships for Alaskans, as it deals with declining oil revenues.

Download the paper (PDF, 370KB).…

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Lunch Talk: How Do Society and Governance Influence Subsistence and Land Use in the Circumpolar North?

The TUNDRA project is an international study, with researchers from Norway, Russia, Canada, and Alaska examining the influence of society and governance on subsistence and land use among the people who live on the tundra in the Circumpolar North. Jennifer Schmidt, a researcher at the University of Tromsø, Norway, is part of the project team. She also describes other socio-ecological projects underway in Norway and Europe—and opportunities for researchers from different disciplines to collaborate on such research. To learn more about the TUNDRA project, visit: http://site.uit.no/tundra/researchers/
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