FACE-IT

FACE-IT aims to enable adaptive co-management of social-ecological fjord systems in the Arctic in the face of rapid cryosphere and biodiversity changes.

Glacier fronts and sea ice systems are hotspots of biodiversity. Their retreat will pose threats to Arctic coastal ecosystem function and eventually local livelihoods. The Arctic is a harbinger of the consequences of multiple global and regional environmental change on ecosystems and livelihoods: The overarching objective of FACE-IT is to enable adaptive co-management of social-ecological fjord systems in the Arctic in the face of rapid cryosphere and biodiversity changes.

Objectives

  1. Identify and quantify key drivers of biodiversity changes and their past and future trends.
  2. Identify cascading effects of a changing biodiversity associated with ongoing and projected changes in Arctic coastal food webs.
  3. Assess the interdependencies between environmental changes and Arctic coastal livelihoods.
  4. Support adaptive co-management at the local and national levels. 

FACE-IT