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Uncovering mysteries: New research reveals much about life, history of Baranof Island goats

...researchers are really fascinated by this," Mooney said. One of those is Aaron Shafer, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Alberta. He's studying the evolutionary history and population structure of mountain goats, and said that northern...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112610/out_741885388.shtml
Outdoors
Group wants polar bears listed

...sue to have bears listed as threatened, another formal step in the Endangered Species Act. Andrew Derocher, a University of Alberta biologist and chairman of the polar bear specialist group for the World Conservation Union's Species Survival...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103105/sta_20051031009.shtml
News
The music of Zimbabwe: Visiting artists to perform Sunday

...degree in music education from the University of Idaho, is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at the University of Alberta, Canada. His instruments include mbira dzavadzimu and nyunga nyunga, marimba, ngoma, hosho and guitar. He...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2011-07-13/music-zimbabwe-visiting-artists-perform-s
Art
Polar bear takes center stage in climate drama

...the long-term outlook is key. "People get all concerned that people still hunt the polar bear," said the University of Alberta biologist. "My feeling is that's fine as long as that's sustainable, and in many populations it is a sustainable...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092109/sta_495671250.shtml
Focus on education: Feeling like there's too many projects - or basics

...skills you already have. But they may not be the best way for learning new skills," Berg said. Sylvia Chard, a University of Alberta professor who encourages the project method, suggested that students' weaknesses can be dealt with in teacher-directed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060301/Loc_FocusTooMany.html
Local
Business calendar

...Glacier Valley Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon in the Aurora Room at the Airport. Dr. Allan A. Warrack, University of Alberta, will speak on the similarities between the Alaska Permanent Fund and the Alberta Heritage Fund, 1:30-3 p...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101299/Biz_bizcal.html
Business
Sea ice melting as Arctic temperatures rise

...Timmermans at Yale University; Jason Box, Ohio State University; Mike Gill, Environment Canada; Martin Sharp, University of Alberta, Canada; Chris Derksen, Environment; and D.A. Walker, Vladimir Romanovsky and Uma Bhatt, University of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102210/sta_724422128.shtml
News
Juneau Icefield Research Program appoints new director

...director.Kavanaugh is an associate professor at the University of Alberta in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences...Icefield Research Program release. While at the University of Alberta, Kavanaugh's research covered glacier dynamics...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-11-20/juneau-icefield-research-program-appoin
Local
Mighty caribou herds dwindle, warming blamed

...stirred opposition from environmentalists seeking to protect the caribou. The global survey by researchers at the University of Alberta, published in June in the peer-reviewed journal Global Change Biology, has deepened concerns about the caribou's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100509/sta_501251966.shtml
Humans not blamed for demise of mammoth

...makes that seem unlikely. "That one probably can't be supported," said Duane Froese, a researcher from the University of Alberta. "Humans and these large animals coexisted for a long period of time, according to this research." The new...

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