- Travel with scientists for 11 days along the latitudinal transect from Fairbanks to Prudhoe Bay, traversing boreal forest, alpine, and Arctic biomes
- Learn about Arctic ecology, vegetation, soils, permafrost, geology, wildlife, land use, life in Arctic communities, and environmental issues related to oilfield development
- Complete an independent research project
- Spend 2 nights at Toolik Field Station, a world-renowned Arctic research station
- Start and end the course with 2 days of classroom instruction and presentations at UAF and local field trips in the Fairbanks area
- Earn 3 undergraduate or graduate credits (BIOL 495/695)
The course is limited to 12 undergraduate and/or graduate students.
The cost of transportation and meals during the field excursion is included in the course fee, as well as two nights lodging at Toolik Field Station and up to six nights campus dorm housing.
A $2,000 scholarship is available for one Alaska Native student or indigenous student from a circumpolar nation.
For more information and to register, go to www.uaf.edu/summer/arcticveg.
The Alaska Geobotany Center at the Institute for Arctic Biology at UAF is dedicated to understanding northern ecosystems and Arctic land-use conservation issues through the use of geographic information systems, remote sensing, field experiments, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Educating and training students in Arctic vegetation field skills and analysis is a key part of its mission. Recent research has focused on the effects of infrastructure and climate change on landscape and permafrost in Alaska and Russia. Learn more at www.geobotany.org.