2013 Alaska Marine Science Symposium
IMS—Andrew McDonnell, a chemical oceanographer and assistant professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, participated in the 2013 UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Workshop Oct. 19 - 28 in Narragansett, RI.
SFOS—The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) named former SFOS Dean and Professor Emeritus Vera Alexander as the recipient of the 13th annual Wooster Award Oct. 14 at the annual PICES meeting in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. The award is given annually to an individual who has made significant scientific contributions to North Pacific marine science.
SFOS—Several School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences researchers participated in the school's display at a campus event for the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission Oct. 22.
IMS—SFOS Professor Brenda Konar recently led Pearl Creek Elementary students in a kelp dissection with the assistance of graduate students Sarah Traiger and Lauren Bell.
SFOS—Sunny Rice, SFOS associate professor and Marine Advisory Program agent, and Zac Hoyt, a doctoral student in fisheries, were recently interviewed on the radio about their sea otter research.
IMS—A team led by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists has been awarded a $1.7 million National Science Foundation grant to study long-term and ongoing population trends in the Pacific walrus.
SFOS—Several activities of the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences will benefit from a portion of the $1 million gift from Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. and Holland America Line Inc. to the University of Alaska Foundation for research and education critical to the health of the sea, tourism and hospitality industry training and student scholarships.
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