Survey and Methods in Environmental Science: Changes in Climate and in Razor Clam Populations

This project will develop and enhance the second offering of "Survey and Methods in Environmental Scienc," an interdisciplinary, field-based undergraduate course at APU. Funds will be used to support a team of undergraduates as they study the razor clam population on the Kenai Peninsula. Through a combination of geochemical, hydrologic and ecologic field methods, student will seek to answer outstanding research questions surrounding the decline of the Pacific razor clam in the eastern Cook Inlet. Working cooperatively with ADFG, student will receive hands-on training in data collection, analysis and communication. Funds will assist in course development, as well as project-related travel, supplies and sample analysis.

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Name: Amanda King, Assistant Professor of Geology & Earth Science

Institution: Alaska Pacific University

Award: Higher Education, Project

Funding Period: 2015