A new exhibit at the University of Alaska Museum of the North explores the connection between research collections and the museum science they support. “Expedition Alaska: Archaeology and Mammalogy” contains dozens of objects from decades of field work by museum researchers and their students.
Relationships between seismic signals and sound waves from an erupting volcano in Alaska may someday help scientists infer the status of an eruption they can’t see.
On a June day 105 years ago, in a green valley where the Aleutians merge with the mainland, the world fell apart. During an eruption that lasted three days in 1912, a vibrant landscape became the gray badlands known as the Valley of 10,000 Smokes.
A flash of red lightning. A pulsating aurora. These fleeting phenomena are hard to see with the naked eye, let alone capture with a camera. Yet University of Alaska Fairbanks doctoral student Jason Ahrns captures these images for research and art.
Neil Davis has died at 84, in his Fairbanks home. The scientist/author/doer was a graduate student and later director at UAF’s Geophysical Institute. In the dynamic early days of the place where people study everything from the center of the Earth to the center of the sun, Davis was there.
The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference has been held every spring since 2008, rotating among the Western Alaska hub communities of Dillingham, Nome, Bethel, Kotzebue and Unalaska. Subject matter at the conferences is organized around local research concerns, not disciplines, which makes for an impressive variety of subject matter.
Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for free science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska and Washington for girls ages 16 to 17.
With the dual perspective of a commercial fisherman and educator, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory agent Torie Baker strives to help Cordova fishermen connect with each other and run successful businesses.
Climate change is altering the landscape even in permafrost-covered regions that are projected to maintain cold temperatures for many decades, according to University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers.