Summer Field Course: Arctic Alaska Environmental Change

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 1 June 2016 to 15 June 2016

Where: University of Alaska Fairbanks and Alaska's North Slope

More information: 
http://www.uaf.edu/summer/arcticveg/

Summary

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) announces a fifteen day summer course entitled "Arctic Alaska Environmental Change." The course is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in Arctic environmental change. The three credit course will be held 1-15 June 2016 in Fairbanks and on Alaska's North Slope.

The field course includes two days of classroom instruction and local field trips in the Fairbanks area, an 11-day field excursion to Alaska's North Slope, and two days for student presentations and additional field trips. The field excursion will have a strong emphasis on Arctic environments, local people, and field sampling. Students will learn about Arctic vegetation, soils, landforms, permafrost, geology, wildlife, and land-use. The class will travel along the latitudinal transect from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, which traverses boreal forest, alpine, and Arctic biomes. Students will undertake an independent research project of their choosing.

The cost of transportation and meals during the field excursion is included in the course fee, as well as two nights lodging at Toolik Field Station and up to six nights campus dorm housing.

A $2,000 scholarship is available for one Alaska Native student or an indigenous student from a circumpolar nation.

To apply for the scholarship, submit a one-page letter about how this course would advance their interest in Arctic Science to Skip Walker.
Email: dawalker [at] alaska.edu

For questions, please contact:
Skip Walker
Email: dawalker [at] alaska.edu