[pccgrads] Summer 2015 Field Course - Arctic Alaska Environmental Change

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Summer 2015 Field Course
Arctic Alaska Environmental Change
University of Alaska Fairbanks

10-30 June 2015

Registration begins: 23 February 2015

For further information, please go to:
http://www.uaf.edu/summer/arcticveg

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) announces a 21-day summer
course entitled "Arctic Alaska Environmental Change." Open to
undergraduate and graduate students interested in Arctic environmental
change, the course will be held 10-30 June 2015.

The class includes three days of classroom instruction and local field
trips in the Fairbanks area, a 15-day field excursion to Alaska's North
Slope, and 3 days for student presentations and local field trips at the
end. 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.

Twelve days will be spent camping at different locations along the
route. We will also stay at Toolik Field Station, a world-renowned
Arctic research station. Guest instructors will discuss Arctic ecology,
permafrost, life in Arctic communities, and environmental issues related
to oilfield development and other aspects of Arctic social-ecological
systems.

The cost of meals, lodging, and travel between the field sites is
included in the course fee. Students will need to bring all-weather
clothing including winter jackets and rubber boots, and a warm sleeping
bag. Expedition tents will be provided. To register, please pay close
attention to the specific registration instructions at:
http://www.uaf.edu/summer/arcticveg.

The course is limited to 15 undergraduate and/or graduate students.
International students must apply by 15 March 2015 and meet University
of Alaska Fairbanks Summer Sessions' guidelines for attending school in
the United States. A scholarship is available for an Alaska Native student
with an interest in biology.

Registration begins: 23 February 2015.

For further information, please go to:
http://www.uaf.edu/summer/arcticveg.


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