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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...
Alaska Natives seek explanation for recent rise in cancer rates

...sickness among Alaska Natives. "There is a gap between science and public opinion," said Augustine Arukwe, a biology professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. But he said word-of-mouth isn't enough to prove a real...

...Kenai City Dock to get a glimpse of the infrequent visitor. "It's a neat experience," said David Wartinbee, a biology professor at Kenai Peninsula College and an avid birder. "I didn't even know what it was at first. I had to go and look...
Report: State, federal governments unprepared for responding to oil spills The liability limit for IMC Group is about $24 million, the report said. Rick Steiner, a conservation biology professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, said he believes the report proves that many safety concerns still exist...
Northwest Digest

...boosting the incidence of massive wildfires. The U.S. Forest Service paid Williams and Ian Robertson, a BSU biology professor, $70,000 to put their beetles on "flymills." It hopes the knowledge gained will help improve forest management...
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...
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...
Rural Alaska grapples with erosion abandon overforaged or dried up sites. Now, ecological shifts have given it more space, said Dave Klein, a biology professor emeritus with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. But there are many factors in the dispersion of the beaver, he...


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