The quest for a spring wheat variety that grows well in Alaska has been ongoing for more 200 years. University of Alaska Fairbanks agronomist Mingchu Zhang is continuing the research with Bob Van Veldhuizen, a research assistant in agronomy and soils. Zhang believes that with Alaska’s warming climate, more opportunities may exist to find or develop a wheat variety that grows well in Alaska.
The Anchorage office of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will close its current location Oct. 28 and open Nov. 2 in new space. The new office will be located in the Chugachmiut Tribal Consortium Building at 1840 Bragaw St., Suite 100, which is downstairs.
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers studied unsolved mysteries in unusual landforms during a summer 2016 cruise on the USCGC Healy Icebreaker. The first part of a three-part series on a recent research cruise to better understand species and processes in the Chukchi Borderlands, the complex transition area from the shallow Chukchi Sea shelf to the deep Arctic Basin.
The Alaska Invasive Species Workshop, Oct. 25-27 in Fairbanks, will focus on invasive species management and the effects of a warming environment.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the workshop at Wedgewood Resort. See registration and workshop information at www.alaskainvasives.org.
As president of Barrow’s Iḷisaġvik College, Alaska’s only tribal college, University of Alaska Fairbanks alumna Pearl Brower continues her family’s tradition of championing education opportunities in rural Alaska.
Paleontologists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the National Park Service found the first dinosaur bones in Denali National Park during an expedition in July. They also discovered several new dinosaur trackways, which are fossilized impressions left by ancient animals walking through mud that eventually became rock.
The Mining and Petroleum Training Service, a workforce development program that has trained more than 100,000 Alaskans, is now part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The transfer from the University of Alaska Statewide Workforce Programs to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service was completed in August.
Biologically diverse forests are productive forests, according to a new study co-authored by a team of scholars from 90 institutions worldwide. The findings could offer important guidance for forest managers across the globe.
A new mapping project has identified regions worldwide that are most susceptible to dramatic permafrost thaw formations, known as thermokarst, and the resulting release of greenhouse gases.
Not only do Fridays usher in the weekend, but they also provide a time for experiential learning in Kevin Hilmer-Pegram’s polar geography class at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The assistant professor of geography said studies show experiential learning improves student performance.