Science lectures to share latest research with Alaska

Sue Mitchell
January 29, 2018

2018 Science For Alaska Lecture Series
Date: Jan. 30, 2018 – March 06, 2018
Time: Tuesdays, 7 – 8 p.m.
Location: Raven Landing Center, 1222 Cowles Street, Fairbanks AK

The 2018 Science for Alaska Lecture Series will offer free public talks about current research each Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Raven Landing Center in Fairbanks, starting Jan. 30.

Subjects will include Alaska’s weather history, the Arctic’s recent colonization by beavers, the rapid return of life after the Chicxulub asteroid impact and more.

The series, organized by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, brings scientific research to communities throughout the state. The lectures are recorded and posted online.

This year’s talks are:

  • Jan. 30: “Tundra be dammed: Beaver colonization of the Arctic,” by Ken Tape, UAF.
  • Feb. 6: “Continuity and change: A century of Alaska weather and climate,” by Rick Thoman, National Weather Service Alaska Region.
  • Feb. 13: “The Chicxulub impact and the dawn of a new era,” by Mike Whalen, UAF.
  • Feb. 20: “How shrinking glaciers are affecting Alaska’s coastal ecosystems,” by Eran Hood, UA Southeast.
  • Feb. 27: “Exploring the final frontier from the Last Frontier,” by Rich Collins, UAF.
  • March 6: “Alaska puts the remote in remote sensing,” by Nettie LaBelle-Hamer, UAF

For more information, visit the Science for Alaska website and the Facebook event page.