Global Change Student Grant Competition Awardees for 2012*
Undergraduate student awards
- Adrian Bender, Department of Geology, UAA: Spatial and temporal variance of great earthquakes along the Alaska-Aleutian megathrust
- Nicole DeLuca, Department of Biological Sciences, UAA: Differences in the mercury concentrations of male and female threespine stickleback: reproduction transfer, physiological effects of reproductive growth, or ecological divergence?
Graduate student awards
- Claire Addis, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Effects of increased snow on growth response and allocation patterns of arctic plants
- Tayana Arakchaa, Department of Anthropology, UAF: Is climate change contributing to the decline of reindeer herding among the Tozhu people?
- Brian Atkinson, Department of Natural Resources Management, UAF: Determining forage distribution of a changing caribou habitat on Unimak Island through remote sensing techniques
- Annie Brownlee, Department of Biological Sciences, UAA: Physiological, growth and resource allocation responses of white spruce (Picea glauca) to climate warming at the Arctic treeline in northwest Alaska
- Elizaveta Ershova, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UAF: Residents vs. expatriates in the Pacific-Arctic gateway: unraveling the summer distribution of sibling copepod species in the Chukchi Sea
- Yuning Fu, Department of Geology and Geophysics, UAF: Measuring seasonal hydrological effects in Alaska and accelerating mass loss in southeast Alaska with GRACE and GPS measurements
- Marijke Habermann, Department of Geology and Geophysics, UAF: Changing basal conditions during the rapid disintegration of Jakobshavn Isbrae's floating ice tongue
- Kate Legner, Department of Biological Sciences, UAA: Seasonal movements, diet composition and nutritional quality of the declining Unimak Island caribou herd
- Vijay Patil, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Modeling interactions between climate change, lake change and boreal ecosystem dynamics in the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge
- Brian Quinlan, Department of Biological Sciences, UAA: Interrelationships between host physiology and the gut microbial communities in Arctic ground squirrels
- Michelle Shero, Department of Biological Sciences, UAA: Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) physiological plasticity: mechanisms to meet the demands of a changing world?
- Alyse Thurber, Department of Biology and Wildlife, UAF: Ecosystem impacts of shrub expansion on the North Slope of Alaska
- James Willacker, Department of Biological Sciences, UAA: The role of denaturing agents in fixative dependent shifts in stable isotope and mercury values
- Melissa Woodgate, Department of Natural Resources Management, UAF: Soil organic carbon distribution in relation to vegetation succession in the permafrost terrain, Yukon-Kuskokwim Coastal Plain
*UAA (University of Alaska Anchorage) students were included in this competition 2009-2012.