Summer Field Course: Arctic Alaska Environmental Change by The University of Alaska Fairbanks!

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.

 

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“… 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… further info under http://www.uaf.edu/summer/arcticveg/“.