The Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is offering a Ph.D. graduate research assistanship in stream fish ecology and a postdoctoral researcher position in freshwater ecology and habitat modeling. 

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship in Stream Fish Ecology

University of Alaska Fairbanks – Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

On September 11-15th, 2017, the Alaska Climate Science Center (CSC) hosted the 2017 CSC All Hands Meeting at the International Arctic Research Center on the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) campus. 

Host University and USGS directors from the North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Pacific Islands, South Central, Southeast and Southwest CSCs, and NCCWSC attended the meeting, along with several program coordinators/managers and communication specialists.

Leadership, inspiration, and relentless optimism are just a few values that AK CSC graduate fellow Joanna Young brought back with her from a 3-week Homeward Bound expedition to Antarctica.

Young returned with a mission to share these values and more from her trip with others by organizing a workshop to discuss what it means to be an early career woman in science.

The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) State of the Climate 2016 report was released on August 10 with key contributions from AK CSC scientists.

The report highlights significant changes and record breaking temperatures in the Artic and Alaska.

Compared to lower latitudes, the Arctic is warming at more than twice the rate with 2016 being the warmest year for Alaska since 1925.

With new wind patterns occurring, warmer air from storms in the lower latitudes are being brought up to the north.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) was awarded a new 5-year cooperative agreement to host the Alaska Climate Science Center (CSC) through 2022. UAF has served as the host institution for the Alaska CSC since its inception in 2010, with the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) as a consortium partner. In this new agreement, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) has joined the Alaska CSC as a consortium partner to increase the capacity of climate science research in Alaska.

AK CSC's Alumna Fellow Yekaterina (Katia) Kontar has recently accepted a postdoctoral postion at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Katia's research has focused on mitigating and adjusting to the risks that natural disasters pose to Arctic and Subarctic communities.

Program manager of the Climate and Cryosphere Hazards Program (CCHP) at the Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) Gabriel Wolken has been appointed as an Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) assistant research professor.

Wolken’s joint appointment marks the beginning of a partnership between CCHP and AK CSC that will further advance shared objectives through co-production on key issues that are high priority for Alaska.

Alaska Climate Science Center’s (AK CSC) graduate fellow Joanna Young along with seventy-five other women were given the opportunity to travel where very few have on the three-week Homeward Bound expedition to Antarctica. 

“The trip itself was just stunning,” explains Young. “It’s an incredibly remote, isolated, and beautiful landscape.” 

Antarctica may seem desolate, but Young was surprised to witness so much life.