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Call for Presentations and Posters


Download the Call for Presentations here.

The Kachemak Bay Science Conference committee is seeking oral, poster, and short “tidbit” presentations that will address environmental management through the following themes for Kachemak Bay marine and coastal ecosystems, including Cook Inlet, the Kenai Peninsula, and the western Gulf of Alaska:

  •          Fish habitat
  •          Coastal & marine ecosystems
  •          Marine vertebrates
  •          Climate change and adaptations
  •          Cultural knowledge and community-based monitoring
  •          Environmental threats and remediation (proposals specifically focused on oil spills and habitat restoration are encouraged)

 Please submit your abstract as a Word document.  All submissions must be submitted on-line no later than January 30, 2015 at 5 pm. Use the Upload Files  link above to submit your abstract.  Contact Loretta Brown at loretta@akcoastalstudies.org with any questions or if you are having difficulty submitting.

Keynote Speaker

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Thursday Evening

David Montgomery

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



Friday Plenary Keynote

Terrie Klinger

Director and Professor, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs; 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.

Photo by K. Cowell



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