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78-year-old sets age record summiting Mount McKinley

...summit was 76-year-old Japanese climber Michio Kumamoto, the Anchorage Daily News reported.Choate, a retired biology professor, first climbed the mountain in 1963 and he returned in 1983, 1993, 2003 and this year, reaching the summit in...
Newman brothers remembered at UAS

...thinker and a beautiful writer."I had him in both a large and small class, and he stood out in both of them," Biology professor David Tallmon said of Casey. "He just had a great zest for life and he was a really engaged student, and he's...
Biologist accused of tagging young Stellers

...was studying in Resurrection Bay and Prince William Sound, federal officials said. Randall W. Davis, a marine biology professor at Texas A&M University at Galveston, also is accused of capturing the endangered animals without a required permit...
CSI wildlife: Finding crime clues in forensics

...programs such as CSI. "One of my favorite things is it's making it cool to be a scientist," said the assistant biology professor at Central Michigan University. On the other hand, the show is also creating unrealistic expectations for investigators...
Out and About the 4-H office, 465-8749. Feb. 3: "Gentle Giants, Alaska's Humpback Whales," lecture by marine biology professor Jan Straley, the first in the Science of Alaska series coordinated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical...
Winter whales and other tales

...It's a staggered migration." Straley, a marine biology professor, is the first of four University of Alaska scientists...Alaska's Humpback Whales," with UAS-Sitka marine biology professor Jan Straley. ? Feb. 10: "Exploring the Secrets...
Humpbacks targeted in herring loss research

...of vast herring schools that form in the deep water of the sound's fjords each autumn. Jan Straley, a marine biology professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, and other researchers have studied whales the last two winters with surprising...
Alaska bald eagle survives plunge after mating dance

...toward the ground. This pair probably got caught up in the throes of the moment, said Bob Benda, a bird rescuer and biology professor at Prince William Sound Community College who was among those responding to the Easter Sunday crash. "They just...
Study: Viagra an unintended tool for wildlife conservation

...are using fewer animal parts from threatened species," said Frank von Hippel, a University of Alaska Anchorage biology professor. Von Hippel said the findings support their research that Western impotence drugs may be an unintended wildlife...
State Briefs

...change. It turns out to be really good, accurate data," said Sagarin, who co-wrote the study with Stanford biology professor Fiorenza Micheli. The researchers discovered that, on average, the Tanana River breakup is occurring 5.5 days...


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