If a storm wreaks havoc on coastal Goodnews Bay, Alaska, new research by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists may help the town qualify for relief funding. Efforts to link local perspectives with monitored shoreline changes will vastly improve the understanding of the region’s coastal evolution.
Approximately 25 to 50 percent of a living tree is made up of water, depending on the species and time of year. The water stored in trees has previously been considered just a minor part of the water cycle, but a new study by UAF scientists shows otherwise.
Paul Wilcox hopes one of the mysteries of the last ice age can be solved in the caves of Southeast Alaska. That’s where the University of Alaska Fairbanks doctoral student spent this spring while looking for evidence of a glacial refugium — an area where plants, humans and animals endured amid the icy terrain.
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have received $4.5 million to study Arctic marine ecosystems while on board the Sikuliaq, the research vessel owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.
Underwater cameras may help reveal how tiny animals called zooplankton play a role in long-term carbon storage in the ocean.
After six weeks of challenging academics, community service and hands-on learning, 68 rural and Alaska Native high school students will graduate from the Rural Alaska Honors Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Thursday, July 14. The students will be honored during a graduation ceremony at 1 p.m. in Schaible Auditorium.
University of Alaska Fairbanks student Stephanie Harvey has been named to the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team and will travel to Las Vegas for Cisco Live. Harvey is one of 10 students selected for the team from applicants across the U.S. and Canada.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service has launched a series of short videos to help Alaskans manage their finances. Topics in the Mastering Money Management series include improving your credit score, reading your credit report, providing children’s allowances, living on a seasonal income, automating your bill payments and taking action before choosing bankruptcy.
On a day like this 121 years ago, a hungry U.S. Army explorer passed here at the mouth of Fish Creek, where clear water collides with the cloudy Tanana. Henry Allen did not stop to fish. He had food, and further exploration, on his mind as he and his party paddled by in a skin boat.
Throughout her career as an atmospheric scientist in Europe and in Alaska, UAF’s Nicole Mölders never lost her interest in fashion and design. In 2013, she launched High Latitude Style, “an Alaska fashion blog with science bits for the stylish 40+ woman.”