Tag: Stanford University

Stanford Students Study Sustainability in Sitka

Twelve students from Stanford's Sophomore College Course, in cooperation with the Sitka Sound Science Center, spent three weeks in Sitka, exploring the human component of environmental sustainability. Program Instructor Aaron Strong says the students focused on four aspects of sustainability: forests, fisheries, tourism, and energy.  Students Elizabeth Hillstrom and Christopher Yeh say the experience was life-changing.  All twelves students will present their findings today (Thursday, Sept. 17) at 5 pm at Kettleson Memorial Library. Downloadable Audio Read More

Examining the effects of yellow cedar decline

Lauren Oakes is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University. She’s spent the past two years studying yellow cedar decline in the Tongass. Oakes is not trying to learn why yellow cedar are dying -- that’s already been attributed to climate change. Rather, she and her team are studying what’s next: How will the forest plant community be affected by the loss of cedar trees? How will their loss affect us? Read More

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