News from IARC

John Walsh wins prestigious award for Arctic research

By Heather McFarland | November 12, 2021

John Walsh, chief scientist at the International Arctic Research Center, has received the Mohn Prize for his outstanding research in the Arctic. The prize amounts to roughly $230,000 and is…

IARC launches a free Arctic climate change course

By Heather McFarland | November 9, 2021

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and no place is experiencing more extreme impacts than the Arctic. The International Arctic Research Center is making it…

Support climate research on UA Giving Day

By Heather McFarland | November 8, 2021

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing Alaska today. Arctic residents experience a near constant barrage of new threats, from severe weather extremes, to failing infrastructure and changing…

NSF funds diverse collaborators to study Arctic Change

By Athena Copenhaver | November 1, 2021

The National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs recently funded the University of Alaska Fairbanks and six other institutions to synthesize what is known about the changing Arctic environment and…

A student writes their name on a petri dish while being instructed by a UAF researcher.

New AK CASC Microberry Project Kicks Off 

By Mike Delue | October 4, 2021

The Microberry project may be a new initiative for the AK CASC, but the team are no newcomers to citizen science efforts. Christa Mulder and Katie Spellman have spent the…