• Photo by Mark Teckenbrock

    Photo by Mark Teckenbrock

  • Eric Collins cuts off the bottom of a sea ice core containing sea ice algae. Image courtesy of Eric Collins

    Eric Collins cuts off the bottom of a sea ice core containing sea ice algae. Image courtesy of Eric Collins

  • Ben Weitzman studies an urchin barren off the coast of the Aleutian Islands. Photo by Brenda Konar.

    Ben Weitzman studies an urchin barren off the coast of the Aleutian Islands. Photo by Brenda Konar.

  • Photo by Mark Teckenbrock

    Photo by Mark Teckenbrock

  • Elassochirus tenuimanus, the wide-handed hermit crab. Photo by Leah Sloan

    Elassochirus tenuimanus, the wide-handed hermit crab. Photo by Leah Sloan

  • Brian Ulaski holds up a water sample from the CTD that he will filter for microbes. Photo courtesy of Caitlin Bailey, GFOE, The Hidden Ocean 2016: Chukchi Borderlands

    Brian Ulaski holds up a water sample from the CTD that he will filter for microbes. Photo courtesy of Caitlin Bailey, GFOE, The Hidden Ocean 2016: Chukchi Borderlands

At the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, we challenge our students to explore academically, geographically and culturally. We are a community of scholars that provide opportunities for students to learn and conduct research in some of the most beautiful and pristine locations in the world.


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Student Spotlight: Kofan Lu

Kofan Lu is a long way from her home country of Taiwan, but Alaska seems to suit her perfectly.

Kofan is a doctoral student at the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences studying ocean and sea-ice modeling. “My research topic is about instability-induced eddies, sea ice dynamics and modeling,” she explains. “The time and length scales of mesoscale eddies are relatively small compared to other climate change processes. This means they can be observed and perturbed over short periods of time. Also, the physics of sea ice dynamics and thermodynamics are very complicated. That means any small factor can make big changes to the eddies and sea ice. Though it’s complicated, it still has regularity based on physical laws. This is very appealing to me.”

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Workshop brings together salmon users

More than 200 people attended a recent workshop in Anchorage to discuss how to maintain salmon populations and the communities that depend on functioning salmon ecosystems.

The workshop, “Long-term Challenges to Alaska’s Salmon and Salmon-Dependent Communities,” drew representatives from Alaska Native groups, nongovernmental organizations, fishing and processing companies, and academic institutions, who spent three days discussing a wide range of topics, from from subsistence fishing to habitat biology.

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Sikuliaq visit brings science outreach to rural Alaska

During a visit to Golovin, Alaska, in October 2016, a local resident sat down with me and walked me through a series of photographs.

The building that once housed Golovin’s fish processing plant was functional until 2012, but gradual erosion of the coastline has damaged its foundation to the point where it is no longer usable. Photo by Lauren Frisch.

 

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PO Box 757220
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7220

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