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Graduate Student Funding Opportunity through CMI

Deadline: March 20, 2018

CMI will award up to two Graduate Student Research Awards of $25,000 to qualified students for research work that is technically meritorious and relevant to the BOEM mission. 

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IAB is sad to announce the passing of Francis S.L. Williamson.

Frank’s research interests took him all over Alaska gaining extensive experience in arctic environmental biology, specializing in the ecology of disease in birds and worked with countless leaders in arctic biology. In 1986, Frank became director of IAB and was awarded emeritus status when he retired in 1992.  He will be missed.

A full obituary is available in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner.

Seminar Video Available

Last week's Life Science seminar by Gery Allan is now available for viewing on the Life Science Hour page.

In The News

15 Feb 2018: Why People Are Swimming in Freezing Water - Time
Robert Coker
1 Feb 2018: What Scientists Learned From Strapping a Camera to a Polar Bear - The Atlantic
Oivind Toien
25 Jan 2018: Warming climate affecting Alaska berries - KTVF Channel 11
Christa P. H. Mulder, Katie Spellman, Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research program
25 Jan 2018: How polar animals cope with the frigid darkness for months at a time - Popular Science
Cory Williams
20 Jan 2018: Why Do Moose Shed Their Antlers? - National Geographic
Kris Hundertmark
12 Jan 2018: City Wilds: Wood Frogs Sweeten Up to Survive Alaska's Winters - Anchorage Press
Brian Barnes
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