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Environmental Science & Environmental Resources

A Natural Laboratory Perfect for Study

Part of the UAS Program on the Environment, the interdisciplinary curriculum in the BS in Environmental Science and BS in Environmental Resources degrees is designed to prepare students for science-based careers in environmental research, management, and consulting. Students completing either of the degrees will have opportunities for hands-on field experience in the glacial and rainforest environments of Southeast Alaska.

Faculty in these fields of study instruct in a variety of disciplines including: the earth sciences, chemistry, physics, biology, math, and spatial analysis. Students learn biological principles and skills in lecture, laboratory, and field courses. A particular emphasis of the program is student involvement in research projects, and undergraduates in Environmental Science regularly present their research results at regional and national scientific meetings.

Our faculty are actively engaged in research programs in areas including: landscape ecology, hydrology, sensor development, geology, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, remote sensing, glaciology, and biogeochemistry.

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Changing Forests, Changing Oceans

Hi all,

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest and the British Consulate General, with help from students in ENVI 350: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Climate Change, will be hosting a forum to discuss climate change issues affecting southern Alaska from 1:30-3:00 pm on Monday, October 25. You can join the meeting via zoom (see flyer for details) or, for those of you in Juneau, you can stop by Egan 218 to be part of a group participating locally. Hope to see you there! 

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-Jason 

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Jason Amundson 10:23:56 PM
Monday, October 04, 2021

Reminder - BBQ tonight at Auke Rec

Hi All,

Reminder that we have our annual fall BBQ tonight at Auke Rec from 5-7 pm. If you need a ride, there will be a vans leaving from the flag pole by the Egan classroom wing at 4:45 and 5:15 to head out there. If you are driving out, look for cars and the UAS van to find us.

We will have food and drinks. Feel free to bring any friends. Hope to see you there.

Cheers,

Eran

Eran Hood 02:47:19 PM
Friday, October 01, 2021

Fall BBQ postponed

Hi all,

(I tried sending this earlier today but it doesn't seem to have sent.) I know I said that we'd have the fall BBQ rain or shine, but the weather is pretty nasty today and the forecast for next week looks pretty good. We've decided to postpone the BBQ to Monday, October 4 and bump up the start time to 5:00 pm on account of the days getting shorter. Vans will be leaving from the flag pole by the Egan Wing at 4:45 pm.

-Jason

Jason Amundson 12:15:24 PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Fall BBQ

The Program on the Environment's Fall BBQ will be this Friday (Oct. 1) at Auke Rec from 6:00-8:00 pm. We have a shelter reserved, so we'll have the BBQ rain or shine. We'll have food; just bring yourself, a friend, and a plate and utensils. We are also working on arranging a shuttle for people that need transportation from campus to Auke Rec. Details still to be determined, but tentatively we'll have a van leaving from the flag pole by the Egan Building at 5:45 pm.

Hope to see you there!

-Jason

Jason Amundson 05:54:53 PM
Thursday, September 16, 2021

UAS Rock Dump Opportunity, Friday Morning

Hi Everyone, good evening.

 

I am pleased to announce that our first UAS Rock Dump climbing opportunity is tomorrow morning from 9a to 12p. UAS student and Rock Dump employee Ben Laggis is running the program.  Please the attached flier for more info.  All UAS students past and present are welcome.  That said, Covid being what it is we will limit the gym to 15 folks.  The Rock Dump is location at 1310 Eastaugh Way, Juneau, AK 99801.  Please reach out to me directly with questions, Forest Wagner, fjwagner@alaska.edu.

 

Take care, and have a great weekend,

 

 

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Faculty

Jason M. Amundson, Ph.D.

Jason M. Amundson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geophysics

I have a background in glaciology and geophysics. My research focuses on tidewater glaciers and glacier-ocean interactions, and I am especially interested in the ways that glaciers interact with other Earth system components. I teach the introductory physics courses as well as upper division courses in Earth's climate and glaciology.

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Eran Hood, Ph.D.

Eran Hood, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science

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Sanjay Pyare, Ph.D.

Sanjay Pyare, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

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Jason B. Fellman, Ph.D.

Jason B. Fellman, Ph.D.

Deputy Director - Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center & Research Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

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Sonia A. Nagorski, Ph.D.

Sonia A. Nagorski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geology

My background is in environmental geochemistry, and my research has focused primarily on a variety of contaminants in aquatic systems. I teach classes on Earth's geologic history, physical geology, natural hazards, geomorphology, and mineral and energy resources and environmental impacts. At UAS I devote my efforts to training and inspiring undergraduates to work creatively and effectively in the environmental sciences, preparing them for meaningful careers that benefit the Earth and society.

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John Harley, Ph.D.

John Harley, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor - Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center

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Emeritus Faculty

Roman Motyka, Ph.D.

Roman Motyka, Ph.D.

Research Professor Emeritus, Geophysical Institute, UAF

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