News and Events

The University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks a Post Doctoral Fellow through their Centennial Postdoctoral Initiative. Deadline is March 1, 2018.

The Inspiring Girls Expeditions is now accepting applications for their expeditions in the summer of 2018. This program is designed to allow girls ages 16 to 17 to learn about climate change, mountaineering, and to build confidence.

These unique, free, wilderness expeditions include Girls on Ice Alaska sponsored by AK CASC, Girls on Ice Cascades, Girls in Icy Fjords, and more. 

Applications must be submitted by January 19, 2018.

The Special Issue: Translational ecology for December 2017 is now available online

AK CASC researcher Jeremy Littell contributed to:

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

The Northwest Boreal Landscape Conservation Cooperative is pleased to announce the Alaska-Canada Boreal Science and Management Research Tool.

On September 11-15th, 2017, the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) hosted the 2017 CASC 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 CASCs, and NCCWSC attended the meeting, along with several program coordinators/managers and communication specialists.

Sep 19 2017

The Yukon River Basin (YRB), underlain by discontinuous permafrost, has experienced a warming climate over the last century that has altered air temperature, precipitation, and permafrost. A collaborative effort between the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (YRITWC) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the Indigenous Observation Network (ION) has developed two projects that focus on water quality and permafrost research. More than 300 community environmental technicians have been trained to participate in ION by effectively monitoring and investigating their local environments with global implications. These local observations, obtained over the past decade, have contributed to the global understanding of climate change and ultimately its impacts on Alaska Native Villages. Combined with historical data from the USGS, the ION database now covers over 30 years of historical water quality data in key locations.

Online or at a Fairbanks/Anchorage location
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 01:00pm AKDT
Sep 22 2017

The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for October and the early winter season. Feel free to bring your lunch and join the gathering in person or online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather.

More information and registration can be found on the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy website.

Online or in 407 IARC/Akasofu building
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 12:00pm to 01:00pm AKDT

Leadership, inspiration, and relentless optimism are just a few values that AK CASC 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 CASC 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.