Soundscape application to hunter-aircraft conflict in Nuiqsut, AK

Taylor Stinchcomb

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Taylor is a Master's student in Wildlife Biology & Conservation at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. She would define herself as an "interdisciplinarian," seeking to understand social-ecological problems from multiple perspectives. Her passion naturally falls into community-based wildlife conservation. The Master's program at UAF offered her the invaluable experience of engaging with an indigenous community throughout her research. She is currently pursuing a career in boundary work - bridging the gaps among researchers, communities, stakeholders, and decision-makers, and communicating effectively across those boundaries.   She grew up on a small farm in Fort Collins, Colorado, alongside cats, dogs, horses, bunnies, and the occasional hamster.  She enjoys road biking, hiking, sea kayaking, and berry-picking in the summer, and she survives the Fairbanks winters by cooking up curries and cozying up with her partner and their cat.


Aircraft activity due to resource development, scientific research, and tourism is expanding across Arctic Alaska and changing social-ecological systems. Alaska Native hunters frequently report that aircraft flyovers reduce... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Taylor Stinchcomb (University of Alaska-Fairbanks)
  2. Todd Brinkman (University of Alaska-Fairbanks)

Topic Areas

Topics: Hunting and Fishing , Topics: Community-Based Conservation , Topics: Social-Ecological Systems/Coupled Human-Natural Systems


W-2A » Hunting Seasons (10:00 - Wednesday, 20th September, Assembly Hall A)

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