Summer Field Course: Arctic Alaska Environmental Change
The University of Alaska Fairbanks, through its Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning program, announces open registrations for a summer field course, entitled "Arctic Alaska Environmental Change." The course is offered to undergraduate and graduate students, will be held 6-21 June 2014, and based in Fairbanks, Alaska.
During this 16-day field course students will traverses boreal forest, alpine, and Arctic biomes to learn about Arctic vegetation, soils, landforms, permafrost, geology, wildlife, and land-use. Plant species and vegetation will be studied in the context of environmental gradients and methods for vegetation sampling and description will be taught. Students will undertake an independent research project of their choosing.
Ten days of the course will be spent camping at different locations along the transect from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The course will include a stay at Toolik Field Station, an NSF supported Arctic research station. Students are expected to bring all-weather clothing, sleeping bag, and a tent. Costs of meals, lodging, and travel between field sites are included in the course fee. Scholarships are available.
Registration is now open. Registration deadline for international students: Saturday, 15 March 2014.