ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... More Alaska Vegetation Summer Field Course at INTERACT partner University of Alaska Fairbanks 14-30 June 2018.

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) invites registration for a 17-day field course in Arctic Alaska Vegetation. This three-credit course, open to undergraduate and graduate students studying Arctic biologyThe study of life and living organisms (from the Greek word 'bios' meaning life).... More and ecologyThe study of living organisms in their environment, including where they are found and how they interact with their physical environment and with each other, for example through food webs.... More, will be held 14-30 June 2018, beginning in Fairbanks, Alaska. This class includes two days of classroom instruction and local field trips in the Fairbanks, Alaska area before a 13-day field excursion to Alaska’s North Slope. The course will conclude with two days of student presentations and local field trips in Fairbanks. The field excursion will have a strong emphasis on Arctic environments, local people, and field sampling. Students will learn about Arctic vegetation, soils, landforms, permafrostPermafrost is frozen ground that remains at or below zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) for two or more years. It forms in regions where the mean annual temperature is... More, geologyThe study of the solid Earth, rocks and processes by which rocks form. 'Geo' is derived from the Greek word for Earth.... More, wildlife, and land-use.

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