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Rolf Gradinger ( has been interested in polar ecology since his first Arctic expedition in 1984. He has been teaching biological oceanography and sea ice ecology at UAF since 2001.


Hajo Eicken ( is interested in the growth and decay processes of sea ice, its properties and their importance for physical-biological interactions.


Eric Collins is assistant professor in the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences with a strong interested in marine microbial processes and specifically related to sea ice.

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