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Photo by Claire Alix - Sam Demientieff takes a core sample from a mature white spruce along the lower Yukon River in 2007.

Study: Changing climate prompts boreal forest shift

Photo by Claire AlixSam Demientieff takes a core sample from a mature white spruce along the lower Yukon River in 2007.With warming summer temperatures across Alaska,...

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Sea otters munches a snack. Photo taken by the Aeryon Scout.

Researchers study sea otters with unmanned aircraft

Watching marine life to gather data about behavior and abundance can be tedious and time-consuming for researchers, but recent studies indicate unmanned aircraft...

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Academy nominates filmmakers for movie about UAF

Academy nominates filmmakers for movie about UAF

Meghan Murphy 907-474-7541 6/1/2015 Photo by Colby WrightSeattle, Washington, high school student Leo Pfiefer films GeoFORCE Alaska students for a movie that was...

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New exhibit puts Alaska dinosaurs in the spotlight

New exhibit puts Alaska dinosaurs in the spotlight

An exhibit opening May 23 at the University of Alaska Museum of the North reveals the story of the animals and plants that lived in Alaska during the Age of Dinosaurs....

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Photo by Sean Brennan  
This otolith has been extracted from a fish. It is still within its fluid sac which is surrounded on the outside by blood vessels. Otoliths help fish with hearing and balance.

Chemical tags in ear bones track Alaska’s Bristol Bay salmon

Photo by Sean Brennan This otolith has been extracted from a fish. It is still within its fluid sac which is surrounded on the outside by blood vessels. Otoliths...

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UAF researcher Andrew Seitz holding a king salmon just tagged in the Bering Sea in 2014. Photo courtesy of Seitz.

Sharks prey on large king salmon in the Bering Sea

Sharice Walker  907-474-7208 5/5/2015  Research has revealed another potential reason for low king salmon returns in Alaska — sharks. University of Alaska...

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An adult Chinook salmon fights its way home upstream. Photo by Jonathan Armstrong.

Research identifies factors affecting salmon spawning

Sharice Walker  907-474-7208 4/16/2015  Warmer water and smaller run sizes can increase the rates at which salmon spawn away from their home streams, according...

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UAF to honor Warwick as business leader

UAF to honor Warwick as business leader

Andrea Miller 907-474-5942 4/14/2015 The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management will honor Andy Warwick as its 39th business leader of the year during...

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UAF researchers studied genetic data from, clockwise from several small alpine mammals, including collared pikas. Photo by Moose Peterson

Alpine small mammals threatened by climate change

Theresa Bakker 907-474-6941 3/16/15 Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have documented a gradual decline in several alpine small mammals since the...

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Researcher seeks better wheat for Alaska farms

Researcher seeks better wheat for Alaska farms

Karen Hills researched wheat varieties for Alaska at Washington State University’s Mount Vernon Research Center. By Nancy Tarnai 907-474-5042 3-9-2015 Agricultural...

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