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Current Projects

2014 to Present

 

 

 


ANTHROPOGENIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON CARIBOU BEHAVIOR
Collaborative Research

Navigating the New Arctic (NNA): Soundscape ecology to assess environmental and anthropogenic controls on wildlife behavior.

Goal: To explore the anthropogenic and environmental effects of caribou behavior and distribution on the North Slope of Alaska.

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       2019-23
Awarded Amount: $3,103,333 (UAF Portion $699,237)

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INTERACTIONS BETWEEN WILDFIRE AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES


Exploring the Interactions of Wildfire and Ecosystem Services in Interior Alaska

Goal: 1) To catalog the availability of ecosystem services (moose, fish, small game) impacted by wildfire in Interior Alaska 2) To assess the vulnerability of local resources based on relationships between wildfire fuels, severity, habitat quality, and the availability of ecosystem services.

Brinkman TJ (PI)

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USDA Forest Service

       2018-23
Awarded Amount: Budget Pending


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IMPACT OF WILDFIRE FUEL BREAKS ON MOOSE AND BERRIES


Co-production of knowledge on the wildfire fuel breaks in Interior Alaska

Goal: 1) To develop a drone-based rapid assessment tool for assessing fuel regeneration in burn breaks around Fairbanks Alaska, 2) Quantify the externalities (moose hunting opportunity, berry production) association with burn breaks.

Brinkman TJ (Co-investigator)
Paragi T (ADFG)

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National Science Foundation

       2017-21
Awarded Amount: $2,254,000


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HOW DOES SNOW AND TIMBER SLASH AFFECT DEER FORAGE?


Integrating Snow and Timber Slash Data into Deer Habitat Models

Goal: To improve a Sitka black-tailed deer forage model by accounting for logging characteristics and snow conditions.

Brinkman TJ (PI)

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USDA Forest Service

       2018-20
Awarded Amount: $25,000

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HUNTER PERCEPTONS OF CARIBOU POPULATION CHANGE AND MANAGEMENT


Collaborative Research: Nutritional Landscapes of Arctic Caribou: Observations, Experiments, and Models Provide Process-level Understanding of Forage Traits

Goal: (my lab’s part) 1) To explore hunter perceptions of caribou population change and characteristics of engagement between hunters and wildlife managers. 2) Pilot a citizen science program to document caribou hunter observations and compare those observations with radio- collar and distance sampling estimates of caribou distribution.

Kofinas G (PI)
Brinkman TJ (Co-PI)

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National Science Foundation

       2015-19
Awarded Amount: $368,822

 
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HOW DOES WEATHER AFFECT DALL SHEEP HARVEST?


Assessing Alpine Ecosystem Productivity to Environmental Change Using Dall Sheep as an Iconic

Goal: (my lab’s part) To assess how weather conditions affect Dall sheep harvest.

Prugh L (PI, UW)
Nolin A (Co-PI)
Verbyla D (Co-PI, UAF)
Brinkman TJ (Co-PI)

Mahoney et al. 2018

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National Science Foundation

       2015-19
Awarded Amount: $1,024,116

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HEALTH OF TRADITIONAL HARVEST SYSTEMS IN ALASKA


CNH-L Adaptive Coupling of Human Environment Linkages in Response to Globally Driven Changes in Subsistence in Rural Alaska

Goal: To advance knowledge on the interacting effects of social, environmental, and economic factors on the health of traditional harvest practices in Interior Alaska. We partnered with 6 rural communities to design locally-relevant research that advanced knowledge and strengthened traditional harvest systems.

Brinkman TJ (PI)
Chapin FS III (Co-PI)
Rupp TS (Co-PI)
Little J (Co-PI)

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National Science Foundation

       2015-19
Awarded Amount: $1,525,275

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Past Projects

2014 to Present

 

 

 


USING DRONES TO DETECT POLAR BEAR DENS


Optimizing a Technique for Detecting and Monitoring Polar Bear Dens in the Arctic Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Goal: To estimate the effects of environmental conditions on detection of polar bear dens using infrared cameras on the North Slope of Alaska.

Brinkman TJ (PI)
Pedersen N (Co-PI)
Shideler D (Co-PI, ADFG)
Perham C (Co-PI, USFWS)
Brainerd S (Co-PI, ADFG)

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Defenders of Wildlife

       2016-18
Awarded Amount: $15,652

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND ACCESS TO SUBSISTENCE RESOURCES


Biophysical Characteristics and Mechanisms of Environmental Disturbances Influencing Human Access to Ecosystem Services in Boreal Alaska

Goal: To partner with rural communities to document the location of environmental conditions that are affecting travel and access to local subsistence resources, and then use statistical modeling and remote sensing to assess the extent and trends in environmental conditions that rural residents are vulnerable to.

Brinkman TJ (PI)
Brinkman TJ (PI)
Verbyla D (Co-PI, UAF)
Hollingsworth T (Co-PI, USFS)
Brown C (Co-PI, ADF&G)

Brown et al. 2018

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NASA ABoVE

       2015-18
Awarded Amount: $794,010

 
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DEER RESPONSE TO FOREST MANAGEMENT


Biophysical Characteristics and Mechanisms of Environmental Disturbances Influencing Human Access to Ecosystem Services in Boreal Alaska

Goal: To quantify the relationships between Sitka black-tailed deer density and management of young growth forest on Chichigof Island in Southeast Alaska. We also quantified the volume of timber slash and snow accumulation/melt rates in recently treated stands of forest.

Brinkman TJ (PI)
Marten J (Co-PI)


Colson et al. 2012
Brinkman et al. 2011
Brinkman, 2010
Brinkman et al. 2010
Brinkman et al. 2010

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Sealaska Corporation

       2014-18
Awarded Amount: $93,941

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WILDFIRE AND SUBSISTENCE OPPORTUNITIES


Effects of Wildfire on Subsistence Opportunities in Alaska

Goal: To map the overlap of wildfire activity in traditional harvest areas around rural Interior Alaska communities, and pilot a community-based monitoring project to document wildfire-related environmental change affecting subsistence practices.

Brinkman TJ (PI)
Hollingsworth T (Co-PI, USFS)
Brown C (Co-PI, ADF&G)

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USDA Forest Service

       2016-18
Awarded Amount: $50,000

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ALASKA SHEEP HUNTER SURVEY


Alaska Sheep Hunter Survey

Goal: To assess perceptions of the extent and characteristics of conflict among Dall sheep hunting interest groups.

Brinkman TJ (PI)

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Alaska Department of Fish and Game

       2014-15
Awarded Amount: $55,000

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HABITAT CHARACTERISTICS OF MOOSE CALVING SITES


Tanana Flats Training Area Moose Study

Goal: To estimate the effects of environmental conditions on detection of polar bear dens using infrared cameras on the North Slope of Alaska.

Brinkman TJ (PI)
Seaton K (Co-PI, ADF&G)

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US Army Corp of Engineers

       2014-15
Awarded Amount: $45,500

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NUIQSUT COMMUNITY-BASED MONITORING PROJECT


The Nuiqsut Community-based Monitoring Project

Goal: To design a community-based monitoring project in the North Slope of Alaska community of Nuiqsut to identify social and ecological changes important to the community.

Brinkman TJ (PI)
Stinchcomb T (Co-PI)

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National Science Foundation

       2014-16
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MOOSE HUNTER AND WOLF SPATIAL PATTERNS


Moose hunter and wolf spatial patterns in the Yukon Flats of Interior Alaska

Goal: To quantify moose hunter access and wolf hunting behavior in the same area to assess spatial relationships.

Brinkman TJ (PI)
Pedersen N (Co-PI)
Johnson I (Co-PI)
Lake B (USFWS)

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       2014-16

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