Arctic Alaska Environmental Change
June 10-30, 2015
Field Excursion to the North Slope
During this 21-day course, students will learn about Arctic vegetation, soils, landforms, permafrost, geology, wildlife and land-use along the incredible research transect from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, which traverses boreal forest, alpine, and Arctic biomes. Plant species and vegetation will be studied in the context of environmental gradients. Students will learn methods for vegetation sampling and description, and will undertake an independent research project of their choosing.
Twelve days will be spent camping at locations along the transect. We will also stay three nights at Toolik Field Station, a world-renowned Arctic research station. Guest instructors will discuss Arctic ecology and landscape features in greater detail at key points along the travel route.
The course is limited to fifteen undergraduate and/or graduate students. Students will need to bring all-weather clothing including warm coats and rubber boots, and a warm sleeping bag (which can be rented locally). Tents will be provided.
Students enrolled in nine or more summer credits and all international students with F-1 and J-1 visas must have health insurance coverage. Health insurance is available to purchase from UAF for $563 for the summer. Students are encouraged to consider the purchase of travel insurance.
Please contact Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +1-907-474-7021 with any questions.
Contact Geobotany Center
- Our office is located in room 252, on the second floor of the Arctic Health Building.
- Institute of Arctic Biology
PO Box 757000
Fairbanks, AK 99775