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Coastal erosion is a growing concern in Western Alaska. Warming temperatures are contributing to loss of sea ice, melting permafrost, and other conditions that are increasing rates of shoreline erosion and threatening community infrastructure.
Students in the Earth System Science (ESS) graduate degree program will develop the tools needed to navigate cross-disciplinary problem solving using a systems approach. The program includes disciplinary concentrations in Sustainability, Ecosystems, Hydrology, Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Cryosphere, Solid Earth Geophysics, Geoscience, and Geospatial Science.
UAF group receives philanthropic grant to aid Chignik region communitiesMay 22, 2023
A University of Alaska Fairbanks coastal organization has received a $590,000 philanthropic grant to map rapidly changing watersheds of the Chignik region on the Alaska Peninsula.
The project is in part a response to the region’s repeated salmon fishery collapses, which researchers say are partly due to alterations to fish habitat by shoreline changes and other geomorphic factors.
Arctic Research Open House to surprise and delight on May 18May 12, 2023
Ever tasted the effects of climate change in blueberries? Built and launched a rocket? Watched bacteria grow in real time? Wrestled your way into an Arctic survival suit?
Experience these unique activities and more at the 2023 Arctic Research Open House from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 18, along the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Troth Yeddha’ Campus.
UAF to host 101st commencement ceremonyMay 4, 2023The University of Alaska Fairbanks will honor the Class of 2023 during its 101st commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.Read article
Cooper, Ickert-Bond, George named 2023 Usibelli Award winnersApril 24, 2023
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the winners of the 2023 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching, Research and Service Awards.
The Distinguished Teaching Award will go to Amy Cooper, assistant professor and accounting program director at the College of Business and Security Management. The Distinguished Research Award will be presented to Steffi Ickert-Bond, professor of botany in the College of Natural Science and Mathematics and curator of the UA Museum of the North herbarium. John George, professor and head of the fire science program at the UAF Community and Technical College, will receive the Distinguished Service Award.
Paleomagnetism aids research on the Northern Hemisphere GlaciationApril 14, 2023
Ten years ago, a Chinese research vessel floating 2,700 miles off the coast of California reached 16,500 feet below the surface to retrieve a small piece of Pacific Ocean floor.
Researchers say a one-fifth-inch slice of that nodule, which measured 1 by 1.4 inches before it was sliced open for analysis, contains information about the relationship between deep Antarctic waters and the behavior of the Northern Hemisphere Glaciation. That glacial period began approximately 2.7 million years ago.
Research reveals geologic history of critical Alaska graphite depositApril 13, 2023
A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher is among the scientists who have revealed the metamorphic history of a high-grade graphite deposit on the Seward Peninsula. The Graphite Creek deposit is among the largest known of its kind in the United States.
New method of monitoring shore ice could improve public safetyMarch 28, 2023
Specialized portable radar could serve as an early warning system to reduce risk for humans working on shorefast sea ice, according to a recently published study.
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April 11 – May 31, 2023
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June 1 – 30, 2023