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Sustainability Science Policy Paper Wins Ecological Society of America Award

August 8, 2008

biology graphic The Ecological Society of America presented the organization's sustainability science award to F. Stuart (Terry) Chapin III of the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, for the paper "Policy Strategies to Address Sustainability of Alaskan Boreal Forests in Response to a Directionally Changing Climate," published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2006. Full Story

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