Glacier science gets a thumbs-up from users of social media

Alaska Pacific University took part in a National Park Service experiment aimed at using social media to field questions about glaciers … Read On

Research by MSES students is showcased at gatherings of Earth Science professionals

Ann Marie Larquier at Eklutna

Master’s degree students in APU’s Environmental Science Department have been invited to present their thesis-related findings at several … Read On

APU’s Loso receives NSF funding for collaborative research on Arctic climate change

John Sykes

Alaska Pacific University is among a 10-university consortium contributing new high-resolution proxy climate records of the past 8,000 years … Read On

Determining Age and Growth Rates in Centroscyllium nigrum, Pacific Black Dogfish, Utilizing Fin Spine and Vertebrae Analysis

Seward Port Sampling: Photo by Krystal Fales

With my project, my goal is to determine whether or not age and growth rates can be determined in the species C. nigrum using dorsal fin … Read On

Comparing the Prevalence of Ichthyophonus in Organ Tissues of Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)

Brad Tyler measuring the length of a Rockfish

                  My project will take place the summer of 2013, … Read On

Estimating age and shell growth rates in Pacific Razor Clams

Student, Becky Harris, taking GPS coordinates and elevation levels of Ninilchik South Beach

I am investigating the size and age of Pacific Razor Clams on Ninilichik Beach, AK. My field work,  conducted in the spring, consists of … Read On

Changes in size-at-age of Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolopis) and its relation to diet composition in the Cook Inlet, Alaska.

Removing the right sagittal otolith from a Pacific halibut for aging, photo by Carol Gering, University of Alaska

Since the late 1970s halibut growth rates have decreased in the Gulf of Alaska.  The primary goal of this study is to determine if the … Read On

Spatiotemporal Distribution of Migrating Pacific Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.), Relative to Tide, Temperature, and Time of Day.

DIDSON image showing four fish passing the sonarDIDSON unit (left) submerged in the Nushagak River.

This project is a collaboration with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, who uses dual-frequency identification sonar (DIDSON) to … Read On

Expedition Mountaineering

Roping Up

APU Outdoor Studies department Expedition Mountaineering course spent three weeks on Ruth Glacier during the May Block of 2011. This upper … Read On

Death Valley

Students in dunes at Death Valley

Alaska Pacific University’s unique semester model allows for students to enroll in one, hands on class for up to four weeks of … Read On