2009

Global Change Student Research Grant Recipients

Only graduate students are shown. Four undergrads were also grant recipients.

Rebecca Baird, Department of Natural Resources Management, UAF: Assessment of change in vegetation index in an interior Alaska boreal forest

Andrew Balser, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF and Biological Sciences, UAA: Thermokarst distribution and ecological impacts in Arctic Alaska

Christopher Barger, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Mechanisms determining resilience of common murre (Uria aalge) populations to climate variability in the Bering Sea

Robert Burgess, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Climate change impacts on microbial lignocellulose decomposers in Alaskan boreal forest soil

Sean Cahoon, Department of Biological Sciences, UAA: Herbivores modify the trajectory of the carbon and nutrient cycles in a warming Arctic

Rebecca Hewitt, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Do postfire plant-micorrhizal interactions shape landscape-level biome shifts?

Katrina Knott, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Eco-physical biomarkers and contaminants in a changing environment: Using stable isotope analysis to assess the biological significance of maternal transfer of contaminants in polar bears

Emily Lescak, Department of Biological Sciences, UAA: An investigation into the mechanisms of selection for pelvic phenotypes in the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) in Wallace Lake, Alaska

Julie Malingowski, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, UAF: Using weather balloons to understand the Fairbanks surface temperature inversion lifecycle

Robert McNabb, Department of Geology and Geophysics, UAF: Monitoring and analysis of calving events at Franklinbreen, Vestfonna, Svalbard and Columbia Glacier, Alaska

Marc Mueller-Stoffels, Department of Physics, UAF: The ice-albedo feedback from a complex systems point of view

Linnea Pearson, Department of Biological Sciences, UAA: Postweaning development of muscle physiology in harp seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus), a mechanism by which climate change may impact seal survival

Amanda Rinehart, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Preferential flow in stream ecosystems as a mechanism to enhance the rate of permafrost thaw

Amanda Robertson, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Migration potential of Populus balsamifera in a changing climate

Aditi Shenoy, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Resource-based controls on post-fire vegetation succession in burned black spruce forests of interior Alaska

Joey Slowik, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Documenting arachnid diversity in southeast Alaska, providing baseline data for climate research

Michaela Swanson, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Coupling alder strategies for phosphorus assimilation with phosphorus biogeochemistry across a boreal forest successional sequence

Barbara Truessel, Department of Geology and Geophysics, UAF: Seasonality of snow line retreat on a lake calving glacier

Jared Weems, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF: Stable isotope turnover rates in select invertebrates: Significance to ice-pelagic-benthic coupling in the Bering Sea

James Willacker, Department of Biological Sciences, UAA: Quantifying the effects of climate induced drying on southcentral Alaskan lakes

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