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September 2019

Climate change: from cutting-edge science to innovative solutions

Monday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Monday, 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?

Tuesday, 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

Thursday, 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

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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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