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February 2020

IAB Life Science Seminar: Climate science in the news

Friday, Feb 14, 2020 at 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Murie Auditorium, 2090 Koyukuk St
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States

Kristin Timm, postdoctoral candidate in science communication and a research assistant at the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, will present “Climate science in the news: How the fourth National Climate Assessment was covered by the U.S. media.". This talk is part of the Institute of Arctic Biology’s Life Science Seminar Series. Please visit the event webpage for more information regarding this seminar.

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November 2019

Warming of the Chukchi slope through the Barrow Canyon outflow in winter 2016-2017

Nov 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States

Seminar by visiting scientist Satoshi Kimura, a physical oceanographer at JAMSTEC Arctic Ocean and Climate System Research Group. The talk title is, The warming of the Chukchi slope through the Barrow Canyon outflow in the 2016-2017 winter. ABSTRACT: While a substantial portion of the Pacific-origin waters flows through Barrow Canyon in the northeast corner of the Chukchi Sea, little is known on the hydrography of the surrounding regions in winter. We present profiles of wintertime hydrography on the Chukchi slope…

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October 2019

Alaska’s 2019 extended wildfire season

Oct 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm3:00 pm
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States

Join the International Arctic Research Center for October’s research salon panel discussion on Alaska's 2019 extended wildfire season. Hear perspectives from Uma Bhatt, Joe Little and Nancy Fresco. Light refreshments will be provided. IARC Salon is a monthly seminar series coordinated annually by one of IARC's students. For more information contact this year's graduate student organizers Sherri Wall and Liz Bowman. Join remotely via Zoom https://alaska.zoom.us/j/968715035.

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From science to action on climate change

Oct 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Akasofu 501, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 United States

Seminar by visiting scientist Dr. Peter Frumhoff from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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Response of major modes of eastern Arctic Ocean variability to climate change

Oct 8, 2019 at 9:30 am10:30 am
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States

Join IARC for Till Baumann’s PhD thesis defense titled response of major modes of eastern Arctic Ocean variability to climate change. Till is advised by Igor Polyakov. Abstract: The Arctic Ocean plays a central role in ongoing climate change, with sea-ice loss being the most prominent indicator. In recent years, an increased influence of Atlantic inflows on sea-ice reduction was discovered. This encroaching atlantification of the easternArctic Ocean has substantial impact on the hydrography and ocean dynamics in the region.…

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September 2019

Climate change: from cutting-edge science to innovative solutions

Sep 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Salisbury Theatre, 1718 Tanana Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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About the speaker- Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist who served as a lead author for the National Climate Assessments under the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations. She also is the director of Texas Tech’s Climate Science Center. Join her on September 9 for a public lecture as she shares her perspectives on climate change, science and future solutions. This free event is sponsored by the UAF Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy. Arrive early to explore how…

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July 2019

Association for Women in Science talk: field research meets rural Alaska

Jul 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm1:00 pm
Akasofu 501, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 United States
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The Association for Women in Science, Alaska Chapter (AWIS-AK) invites you to their brown-bag meeting.  Speaker: Dr. Alexis Will, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute of Polar Research, Japan.  Topic: Field research meets rural Alaska: mistakes, missteps, and moments of "aha!" Please bring a story or advice to share from your own experience working with and in rural communities.

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June 2019

Coast survey’s operations in Alaska

Jun 19, 2019 at 10:30 am11:30 am
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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Seminar by Bart Buesseler, Navigation Manager for the NOAA Office for Coast Surveys (OCS) about the operations that NOAA OCS conducts in Alaska. Topics: How are survey areas identified and selected?What kinds of data are acquired?What standards are used?What opportunities exist for collaboration?  Download presentation (PDF)

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April 2019

Lecture: Dante’s 9th circle of hell is ice

Apr 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm4:00 pm

Something to keep in mind when studying light and algae in polar ocean ecosystems  Samuel Laney, PhDAssociate Scientist, Biology Dept, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Numerous unusual aspects of marine photosynthetic ecology are found in polar oceans, one of which is the spatial juxtaposition of two distinctly different algal ecosystems: those living in sea ice, and those living in the water column below. These two systems have historically been treated separately, studied by two largely distinct research communities, yet they compete…

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February 2019

Science for Alaska Lecture: Will defrosting the “icebox” lead to more summer wildfires in Alaska?

Feb 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm8:00 pm
Raven Landing Center, 1222 Cowles St.
Fairbanks, 99701 United States
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Randi Jandt will give a Science for Alaska lecture titled Will defrosting the "icebox" lead to more summer wildfires in Alaska? Jandt is an ecologist from the Alaska Fire Science Consortium, based at University of Alaska-Fairbanks' International Arctic Research Center.  She has a MS in Wildlife Management from UAF and 30 yrs field experience in Alaska as a fire ecologist, wildlife biologist and sometimes firefighter. In her current part-time posting with UAF she works with research groups from all over the…

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January 2019

My 60-year research life at UAF

Jan 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm2:00 pm
Akasofu 401, 2160 Koyukuk Dr
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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Syun-Ichi Akasofu will give a presentation on his research philosophy Thursday, Jan. 24, from 1-2 p.m. in Akasofu 401. “My research begins when I find observed facts which are inconsistent, contradictory or wrong in well-established theories,” he said. A professor emeritus of physics, Akasofu was the director of the Geophysical Institute from 1986 to 1999 and the founding director of the International Arctic Research Center from its establishment in 1998 until January 2007. For more information email Heather MacFarland at hrmcfarland@alaska.edu.

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June 2018

Arctic climate change: Alternative futures

Jun 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm2:30 pm

While changes of sea ice and air temperature have received widespread media coverage, other changes in the cryosphere and the broader Arctic environment have been synthesized in recent assessment reports.

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