Posts Tagged ‘research’

CANCELED: Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium 2020

Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium

Update March 12, 2020 KAMSS 2020 has been canceled due to public health concerns. The Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium organizers have discussed the risks and concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and have decided to cancel KAMSS for 2020. We intend to hold the symposium next year. We arrived at this decision out of…

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UAF student completes salmon predation study

Very few juvenile salmon return to spawn. Many are consumed by larger fish who eat them as they migrate from rivers or hatcheries to the ocean. That’s a problem for hatcheries that release millions of young salmon, called smolts, into the waters of coastal Alaska. Alaska Sea Grant funded research on chum salmon predation by…

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Alaskan receives Digital Coast fellowship

A graduate student from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, has won a prestigious fellowship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.) Richard Buzard, who is working on his doctoral studies in Geoscience, with Assistant Professor of Coastal Geography Chris Maio, has been named a NOAA Digital Coast Fellow.…

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UAF student studies whale watching impacts on humpbacks

Whale watching is a booming business in Alaska’s state capital. Over the past nearly 20 years, the number of whale watching boats in the waters around Juneau has roughly doubled. The business is valued at about $35 million annually, according to the McDowell Group, and its rise parallels that of the cruise ship industry, whose…

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Michele Frandsen

Michele Frandsen Research Coordinator, Fairbanks Bio page Michele left the University of Alaska in 2018. Michele Frandsen Alaska Sea Grant role Michele maintained a communication network with researchers and students, was administrative point of contact for project investigators; provided guidance to potential investigators on proposal preparation, submission procedures and process; organized and conducted peer review…

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