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Game board lowers brown bear harvest cap

...could affect the way predatory game could be taken on refuges statewide. During a presentation to the board Regional Refuge Ecologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Heather Tonneson said changes the service is considering include banning...
Refuge Notebook: Tracking time in the New and Old Worlds

...of indigenous cultures.To make my case, I've drawn some information from a 2006 article coauthored by retired refuge ecologist Ed Berg and colleagues. Entitled "Holocene development of boreal forests and fire regimes on the Kenai Lowlands...
Marketing 'Kenai' in the science world

...was also collected for the first time at Headquarters Lake and was so named to honor Dr. Ed Berg, the long-time Refuge ecologist who retired two years ago. We have our very own species of birch tree, Betula kenaica, that grows in the subalpine...
Peninsula changing, getting drier, warmer, biologist says

...Morton presented data compiled from a variety of sources and studies, most of which was collected by now-retired refuge ecologist Ed Berg. Berg's data showed the area has been warmer and drier in the last four decades. "We've lost over...
Refuge staff honored

...change, and contributed to the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy. Dawn Magness, a refuge ecologist, and Morton recently coauthored a journal article that shows how National Wildlife Refuges across the U.S. could...
Moose, fire and forest ecology

...states of repair. An interest in relocating and documenting the structures began in the mid-1990s with our former Refuge ecologist, Dr. Ed Berg. Documenting some of the sites was an intriguing mix of talking to locals and long-time staff members...
Refuge Notebook: Bison in our back yard?

...years ago because the glaciers scoured away any pollen that could have been examined. However, Ed Berg, a retired Refuge ecologist, and Scott Anderson from Northern Arizona University, have examined pollen in peat cores and can say with some...
Refuge notebook: Trapper cabins tell the story of Kenai settlement

...from which wood samples could be successfully extracted. Several cabins had already been dated using this method by refuge ecologist Dr. Edward Berg (see previous Refuge Notebooks). Tree-ring samples from 55 structures were analyzed with construction...
Refuge Notebook: Retiring refuge ecologist predicts a dry future for the western Kenai

For the last 17 years I have been privileged to work on a 2 million-acre natural laboratory at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. While most Refuge Notebook readers probably enjoy this wonderful resource for its wildlife and recreational values, I have enjoyed it as a place to study natural processes like insect outbreaks, forest fires, and climate change impacts.
National Geographic quotes refuge ecologist

Ed Berg has been quoted in numerous scientific journals, magazine articles and newspaper stories while serving as the ecologist for the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for the last decade, and this month he adds one more to the list: National Geographic.


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