• Photo by Amy Hamill

    Photo by Amy Hamill

  • Photo by Mark Teckenbrock.

    Photo by Mark Teckenbrock.

  • Photo by Mark Teckenbrock.

    Photo by Mark Teckenbrock.

  • Photo by Brenda Konar.

    Photo by Brenda Konar.

  • Photo by Brenda Konar.

    Photo by Brenda Konar.

  • Photo by Brenda Konar.

    Photo by Brenda Konar.

At the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, we challenge our students to explore academically, geographically and culturally. We are a community of scholars that provide opportunities for students to learn and conduct research in some of the most beautiful and pristine locations in the world.


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Seasonal Arctic lagoons granted long-term ecological research site status

University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers will contribute to a new Beaufort Sea Lagoon Long-Term Ecological Research Site funded by the National Science Foundation.

The Arctic Beaufort Sea coast is spotted with lagoons, which are small water bodies protected from the ocean by barrier islands.

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Staff snapshot – Karl Wuoti

Fiscal technician Karl Wuoti makes his living working with numbers, but don’t picture him as a buttoned-down, desk-bound kind of guy.

Raised on a small family corn farm in Massachusetts, Karl was working on his BA in Business Management at the University of Massachusetts when a friend told him about an opening for a summer job as a glacier guide in Juneau. “It was a toss-up between the glacier job and being a river rafting guide in New England,” Karl says.

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Moisture played a role in megafaunal extinctions

A new study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution reveals that increased moisture levels may have been a primary cause of death for giant herbivores approximately 10,000 years ago.

“The mass extinctions of mega-herbivores across the globe have been an ongoing puzzle for scientists,” said Professor Matthew Wooller of the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences and UAF’s Alaska Stable Isotope Facility. “We looked at carbon and nitrogen isotopes in ancient animal bones to learn about what the herbivores were eating, which can also tell us about what climate was like around the time that the megafauna died.”


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