Pacific Northwest/Alaska Classes

Pacific Northwest/Alaska Classes

Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser Rivers 2011

This year's ecogeomorphology course studied the geology, hydrology, and ecology of headwater lakes and river systems of the Chilko-Chilcotin River system in British Columbia, Canada.

Kobuk River 2008

This Ecogeomorphology course examined the most critical issue facing arctic and sub-arctic aquatic ecosystems: global climate change. Students conducted a two-week field study of the Kobuk River watershed, located above the Arctic Circle in northern Alaska.

Grande Ronde River 2007

The lower Grande Ronde River, which flows through regions with distinctly different geomorphic and climatic conditions, provided a great opportunity to examine the nature of longitudinal gradients in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem characteristics.

Skeena River 2004

Students from diverse backgrounds worked in cooperative research teams to collect and analyze field data from the Skeena River watershed (British Columbia), one of the largest un-dammed rivers in North America . Students studied patterns of geomorphology, hydrology, aquatic macroinvertebrates, and salmonid diversity in multiple tributaries to the Skeena River.

Copper River 2002

Taught for the first time in 2002, the Shlemon Field Ecogeomorphology Course focused on the interdisciplinary analysis of the Copper River watershed in Alaska. This two week excursion provided students with an immersive experiential experience to study the geology, hydrology, ecology, and fisheries of the Copper River.