Monthly Archives: April 2017

Moisture played a role in megafaunal extinctions

by Lauren Frisch A new study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution reveals that increased moisture levels may have been a primary cause of death for giant herbivores approximately 10,000 years ago. “The mass extinctions of mega-herbivores across the globe … Continue reading

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Hybridization between native and invasive trout is increasing in the West

The original story was published by the USGS. New research provides evidence that stocking non-native fish in conjunction with on-going climate change may accelerate the rate of hybridization between species. This may reduce wild fish performance and lessen resilience in … Continue reading

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UAF 100 Big Ideas: Diving into icy waters

The original story can be found in UAF 100 Big Ideas. University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences faculty member Stephen Jewett pioneered the first university cold-water diving program in the late 1980s. The UA Scientific Diving … Continue reading

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University of Alaska fills need for fisheries professionals

The original story can was written by Margaret Bauman at Fishersmen’s News. From its campuses to broad based research in the field, the University of Alaska’s College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences has for decades produced a wellspring of talent … Continue reading

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