The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced recipients of the 2016 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching, Research and Service Awards.
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have uncovered genetic markers that can help trace chum salmon to the rivers in which they hatched, according to a new paper published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
New evidence suggests that thinning and retreat of a large Antarctic glacier was underway as early as the 1940s, an international team reported in Nature.
Download text and photo captions here. Jim Brashear has vivid memories of his first Thanksgiving at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He was living alone in a faculty housing unit and looking for a place to cook a turkey. The ceramics professor figured he’d try something different, inspired by an old Chinese cooking technique. Brashear … Continue reading Kiln-cooked turkeys a Thanksgiving tradition at UAF
A new analysis of subsistence data collected in three Arctic communities underscores the importance of social ties and sharing among households. The analysis draws on data collected in 2009 and 2010, as part of research led University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Gary Kofinas. The Subsistence Sharing Network Project analyzed the flows of subsistence goods and services among households in Kaktovik, Wainwright and Venetie.
Around 65 million years ago a massive asteroid crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. The impact and subsequent effects wiped out about 75 percent of all life on Earth, including most of the dinosaurs. Scientists studying the resulting Chicxulub crater are learning how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats advantageous to early life forms.
Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute and the National Park Service have successfully tested a method to measure how much floating ice exists and how it is changing. Their work may help scientists and policymakers better understand how changing ice conditions affect the harbor seals.
Climate change is creating a variety of new obstacles for Alaskan subsistence hunters, but access — not threats to wildlife — is perceived as the biggest challenge, according to a recent study.