Arctic Beringia in the Media

Visual Works

April 2016

WCS wildlife biologist Joel Berger has been a wildlife researcher for nearly 40 years. His work on black rhinoceros, pronghorn antelope, and musk oxen has had concrete impacts on their long-term survival. He was recently selected as a finalist for the prestigious Indianapolis Prize, the largest monetary prize awarded in the field of wildlife conservation. Learn about Joel Berger by watching this video.

Written Works

November 22, 2016

A new article posted on Mongabay, and curiously titled “Silent soldiers of the extreme, or why I’m glad I’m not a wild yak” is as much a tale about the unsung large mammals of the world as it is about the need to take a deep breath and steel ourselves for continuing to work for the conservation of these species living in the “planetary margins.”

August 22, 2016

Science Daily highlights a paper published in Wader Study based on fieldwork in Russia and Alaska. The paper highlights the importance of coastal intertidal habitat along the East Asian Australasian Flyway to shorebirds breeding in Chukotka and Alaska.

May 13, 2016

The Sea Duck Joint Venture, which partially funded WCS-led estimates of the King and Common Eider populations migrating past Point Barrow, Alaska in 2015 and 2016 has featured the project in their first newsletter.

May 4, 2016

The Arctic Wolverine Ecology study conducted by WCS Arctic Beringia Program is featured on the main WCS blog, Wild View.

April 29, 2016

Rebecca Bentzen, Avian Program Coordinator for the Arctic Beringia program co-authors a paper in Movement Ecology about the potential negative effects of tracking songbirds with geolocators tags.

March 7, 2016

Arctic Beringia Program Director Martin Robards co-authored a paper entitled “Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment”, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters.

February 19, 2016

The website takeapart.com also featured the recent Bulletin of Marine Science paper by Martin Robards et al. in its article “Big Data is Saving Whales from Ship Collisions“. (see below news item)

February 11, 2016

The website www.phys.org features a summary of a recent paper co-authored by Arctic Beringia Program Director Martin Robards. The paper, published in Bulletin of Marine Science, looks at the use of the Automatic Identification System, a marine navigational system used to track vessels and its potential use in helping those vessels avoid marine wildlife.

January 8, 2016

Joel Berger’s work on musk oxen has been written about in US News and World Report.