In this episode I took advantage of the fact that Jim Sedinger was limited mostly to camp activity since he was still recovering from knee replacement surgery. Jim self-interviewed, although I later added questions, and recounted the history of management on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (YKD) of Alaska from memory. It’s a fascinating story and one that Jim was a part of for 36 years and counting.
Photo Caption: A Black Brant defends its nest site while we record data.
0:30 – I introduce Jim and his self-interview.
3:45 – Jim tells the story of the history of work in this region, which began with exploration in 1880s.
20:15 – In this segment, Jim transitions to a discussion of work supervised by Dennis Raveling, including Jim’s PhD research.
31:30 – Jim talks about how research, particularly following his PhD shaped management on the YKD.
53:00 – Jim considers the future of research and management on the YKD.
- Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
- Geese and hunters of Alaska’s Yukon delta: management problems and political dilemmas – Dennis Raveling’s seminal (1984) work on the YKD