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Registration is Open and FREE

The Kachemak Bay Science Conference is a forum for presenting scientific and traditional ecological knowledge relevant to Kachemak Bay and its surrounding coasts and waters in order to foster an informed and engaged community of environmental researchers, educators, and decision-makers. The goal of this conference is to provide new information and syntheses to the broad community interested in and working on related issues. The theme of this conference is “Science to Management”.  The conference presentation sessions are as follows:

  •          Fish habitat
  •          Coastal & marine ecosystems
  •          Marine vertebrates
  •          Climate change and adaptations
  •          Cultural knowledge and community-based monitoring
  •          Environmental threats and remediation 

 Registration for the conference is FREE, and open to researchers, resource managers, and members of the public.  All associated workshops and field trips are also free of charge.  However, some have limited space, so register early.  To register, click here

Friday March 6th Plenary Speaker


9:00am Connecting Science to Management and Management to Science

Terrie Klinger     

Director and Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs and the Washington Ocean Acidification Center; Stan and Alta Barer Endowed Professor of Sustainability Science; Adjunct Professor, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Research Interests:  Trained as a marine ecologist, I use empirical data to test the application of ecological theory to marine environmental policy and management. I am particularly interested in the effects of multiple environmental stressors (habitat loss, biological removals and invasions, global change) on marine ecosystem function, and in the development of management strategies to reduce the impact of stressors on marine communities. The biological and ecological impacts of ocean acidification are a growing area of my research.


Thursday March 5th Keynote Speaker


David Montgomery

6:30pm King of Fish: the Thousand Year Run of Salmon - 10 Years Later 

Professor and researcher of geomorphology at the University of Washington. Head of the Geomorphological Research Group, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington. 

Dr. Montgomery studies the evolution of topography and the influence of geomorphological processes on ecological systems and human societies. He received his B.S. in geology at Stanford University (1984) and his Ph.D. in geomorphology from UC Berkeley (1991). His published work includes studies of the evolution and near-extirpation of salmon, fluvial and hillslope processes in mountain drainage basins, the evolution of mountain ranges (Cascades, Andes, and Himalaya), and the analysis of digital topography. Current research includes field projects in the Philippines, eastern Tibet, and the Pacific Northwest of North America.

Author of "King of Fish: the Thousand Year Run of Salmon" and "Dirt"


Photo by Anne Biklé



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