The Arctic Institute of North America (AINA) announces publication of the December 2012 issue of the journal ARCTIC, Volume 65, Number 4. A non-profit membership organization and multidisciplinary research institute of the University of Calgary, AINA’s mandate is to advance the
study of the North American and circumpolar Arctic through the natural and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities, and to acquire, preserve, and disseminate information on physical, environmental, and social conditions in the North. Created as a binational corporation in
1945, the Institute’s United States Corporation is housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For information on becoming an AINA member and receiving the journal, please visit the Institute’s website at: Members have the options of receiving ARCTIC in print, online, or both in print and online.

The following papers appear in the December 2012 issue of ARCTIC:

– Shifts in Plankton, Nutrient and Light Relationships in Small Tundra
Lakes Caused by Localized Permafrost Thaw
By: Megan S. Thompson, Frederick J. Wrona, and Terry D. Prowse

– Ringed Seals and Sea Ice in Canada’s Western Arctic: Harvest-Based
Monitoring 1992-2011
By: Lois A. Harwood, Thomas G. Smith, Humfrey Melling, John Alikamik,
and Michael C.S. Kingsley

– The Utility of Harvest Recoveries of Marked Individuals to Assess
Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Survival
By: Elizabeth Peacock, Jeff Laake, Kristin L. Laidre, Erik W. Born, and
Stephen N. Atkinson

– Serum Biochemistry and Serum Cortisol Levels of Immobilized and Hunted
Muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) from Northern Canada
By: N. Jane Harms, Brett T. Elkin, Anne Gunn, Boyan Tracz, Jan
Adamczewski, Peter Flood, and Frederick A. Leighton

– Shorebirds Breed in Unusually High Densities in the Teshekpuk Lake
Special Area, Alaska
By: Brad A. Andres, James A. Johnson, Stephen C. Brown, and Richard B. Lanctot

– Harvest-based Monitoring in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region: Steps
for Success
By: Robert K. Bell and Lois A. Harwood

– The Naming of Kazan River, Nunavut, Canada
By: C.B. Sikstrom

– Weathering Changes: Cultivating Local and Traditional Knowledge of
Environmental Change in Tr’ondek Hwech’in Traditional Territory
By: Shirley Roburn and Tr’ondek Hwech’in Heritage Department

– Nesting Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) Population Quintuples in
Northwest Greenland
By: Kurt K. Burnham, Jeff A. Johnson, Bridger Konkel, and Jennifer L. Burnham

– Renewable Energy Policies and Programs in Nunavut: Perspectives from
the Federal and Territorial Governments
By: Nicole C. McDonald and Joshua M. Pearce

The December issue also contains an Arctic Profile of Ernest William Hawkes, written by Barnett Richling; five book reviews; a Letter to the Editor; and two obituaries, one for Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith, and the other for Richard George Bolney Brown.

The InfoNorth section of the December issue contains two essays written by the AINA 2012 scholarship winners. N. Jane Harms, the recipient of the Jennifer Robinson Memorial Scholarship, provided an update on her study of avian cholera among common eiders in the eastern Canadian
Arctic. Ann Balasubramaniam, the 2012 recipient of the Lorraine Allison Scholarship, presented her research on hydro-limnological relationships in thermokarst lakes of the Old Crow Flats, Yukon.

For information on becoming an AINA member and receiving the journal,
please visit the Institute’s website at:


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