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Home on the ice: Sea ice change and Arctic wildlife

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Olivia Lee
Research Assistant professor
UAF-IARC

Sea ice plays a prominent role in the lives of walrus and ice seals in the Arctic. Learn how scientists and subsistence hunters are collaborating using a combination of satellite imagery and local observations to study the effects of changing sea ice on the behavior and migration of walrus, bearded, ringed and spotted seals in Alaska.

Olivia Lee has a PhD in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University, and a BA in marine science from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She has studied seals and sea otters in Alaska and Russia, looking at migration patterns and how they use their environment to find food. She is interested in using technology and local knowledge to track changes in sea ice habitat in the Arctic.