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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 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 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.

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.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) was awarded a new 5-year cooperative agreement to host the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC) through 2022. UAF has served as the host institution for the Alaska CASC 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 CASC as a consortium partner to increase the capacity of climate science research in Alaska.

AK CASC'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.

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