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At the UAF School 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.

Student Spotlight

Alexandra (Alex) Ravelo has wanted to be a scientist for as long as she can remember. She says her parents, who are researchers in the fields of agricultural botany and climate, were a big influence, and from an early age they taught her to love nature and to never stop asking questions. Read Alex's full profile

Research Spotlight

Expected changes in delivery of trace nutrients may affect ocean phytoplankton

Phytoplankton and sea ice algae, the tiny photosynthetic organisms that make up the base of the food web, rely on trace elements for nutrients. Projected sea ice changes could affect the distribution of these trace elements in ocean water.

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Research Spotlight

Burgeoning sea otter population in southern Southeast Alaska depletes commercial fishery species

Sea otters enjoy feeding on sea cucumbers, sea urchins, Dungeness crabs and geoducks. Unfortunately, so do people.

In southern Southeast Alaska, commercial fisheries for these invertebrate species provide income for local economies. At the same time, a growing population of sea otters is consuming the invertebrates. Predation from the otters is already having an economic impact on commercial fisheries, and the effect is likely to be even greater as the sea otter population continues to increase.

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SFOS Seminars

Fairbanks Fisheries Seminar
IMS Seminar Series

UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences 
905 N. Koyukuk Drive, 245 O’Neill Building
PO Box 757220
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7220

General Phone: 907-474-7824
General Fax: 907-474-7204
E-mail: info@sfos.uaf.edu

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