• Fisheries major Christy Howard inspects one of the immature king crabs being kept for study at UAF's Lena Point facility near Juneau.

    Fisheries major Christy Howard inspects one of the immature king crabs being kept for study at UAF's Lena Point facility near Juneau.

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  • Ph.D. candidate Sean Brennan works in a lab in the Water and Environmental Research Center in the Duckering Building.

    Ph.D. candidate Sean Brennan works in a lab in the Water and Environmental Research Center in the Duckering Building.

  • The UAF research vessel Sikuliaq hits the water for the first time at its launch in Marinette, Wisc.

    The UAF research vessel Sikuliaq hits the water for the first time at its launch in Marinette, Wisc.

  • Researchers check equipment on a prototype deployment boom on a barge anchored in the Tanana River near Nenana.

    Researchers check equipment on a prototype deployment boom on a barge anchored in the Tanana River near Nenana.

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.


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Faculty Spotlight

Seth Danielson is a bit of a Renaissance man, whose heart and soul belong to Alaska.

Following his childhood in Connecticut, Seth attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where he earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering with a minor in music. He was first drawn to Alaska in the summer of 1989 to visit his sister, who was living in Whittier. He found work with a local fisherman doing boat repair and then longline fishing for sablefish.

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Research Spotlight

Pollock fishermen may struggle to maintain catch numbers as oceans change

The behavior of pollock fishermen may yield insights about the effects of climate change on fishing operations, according to preliminary findings of a University of Alaska Fairbanks student researcher.

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Research Spotlight

Research will map risk of invasive aquatic waterweeds in Alaska

Waterbodies all over Alaska are at risk for being inhabited by elodea, an invasive waterweed that can interfere with salmon spawning and deplete lake nutrients. New research aims to inform resource managers about the costs and benefits of managing elodea, and prioritize areas that are most at risk for invasion.

 

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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

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