The University of Alaska Fairbanks announces that applications are now being accepted for an 18-day three-credit summer field course entitled "The 2013 Arctic Vegetation Ecology." The course will be taught at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, the Toolik field station, and remote locations in northern Alaska 6-23 June 2013.
The course is appropriate for vegetation scientists and botanists, as well as students interested in an overview of the Arctic, its ecosystems, and its role in contemporary discussions of climate change and land-use change. An interdisciplinary approach will examine vegetation, soils, permafrost, geology, land-use and climate-change issues in a wide variety of habitats and settings along the climate gradient. Students will learn methods of vegetation, soil, and environmental sampling required for vegetation analysis.
The course will be offered through the Summer Sessions program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and is limited to ten students. The cost of meals, lodging and travel between the field sites is included in the course fee. Students are expected to pay for their travel to Fairbanks and meals while in Fairbanks.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required within one week of acceptance the course. Final payment is due 6 May 2013.