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Arctic Alaska Environmental Change Field Course, June 2014

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An exciting opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students interested in Arctic environmental



During this 16-day field excursion to Alaska's North Slope from June 6-21 2014, students will learn

about Arctic vegetation, soils, landforms, permafrost, geology, wildlife and land-use along the

incredible transect from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, which traverses boreal forest, alpine, and Arctic

biomes. Plant species and vegetation will be studied in the context of environmental gradients and

methods for vegetation sampling and description will be taught. Students will undertake an

independent research project of their choosing.


Ten 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 and

landscape features in greater detail at key points along the travel route.


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, a warm sleeping

bag, and a tent.


Registration begins February 24, 2014. To register, please visit: www.uaf.edu/summer/registration


Scholarships are available.


To attend the course, international students must apply by March 15, 2014 and meet Summer

Sessions’ guidelines for attending school in the United States. Visa and related document fees for

entry into the U.S. are the responsibility of the student. Apply here.


For further information, please see: www.uaf.edu/summer/arcticveg



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