Gill quoted in Bloomberg Environment article on Alaska budget cuts

Bloomberg Environment quoted Jacquelyn Gill, a paleoecologist and climate scientist at the University of Maine, in the article, “Alaska budget cuts could hurt Arctic, environmental research.” The University of Alaska’s Arctic research faces an uncertain future as it waits for the final word on a possible $135 million cut to state funding for this fiscal year, according to the article. The research institutions within the University of Alaska are important for understanding how climate change plays out, according to Gill, who has collaborated with University of Alaska researchers on several projects. “They’re basically on the front lines of the impacts of climate change, seeing things like communities having to move because of sea-level rise and permafrost thawing,” Gill said. “The research institutions within the University of Alaska systems are really crucial for us understanding just how some of these things are playing out.”