Resilience and Adaptation Program at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Resilience and Adaptation Program at University of Alaska Fairbanks

The concepts of resilience, adaptation, vulnerability, and transformation serve as unifying themes in RAP research examining global-to-local interactions.

The Resilience & Adaptation Program (RAP) educates and trains graduate students from many different departments at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) to conduct interdisciplinary research. The Resilience and Adaptation Program (RAP) prepares scholars, policy-makers, community leaders, and managers to address issues of sustainability in an integrated fashion. Through coursework, an internship

Operating as usual

Timeline photos 29/06/2017

Berill Blair PhD defense: Friday June 30, 10:00 am Rasmuson Library Media Room (340). Post defense gathering at the Pump House, 5:00 pm -On the deck, weather permitting.

- Ian A Johnson : Life, Wildlife, Wild-life 02/04/2017

Featured RAP alumnus: Ian Johnson, wildlife biologist & photographer extraordinaire, works for the Sustainable Southeast Partnership and Hoonah Indian Association. Ian is a talented photographer who documents nature through his visual art and writing. You will find an incredible portfolio of aurora, glacier, wildlife and landscape images and his blog at this site:

You can read about his latest work project at:…/

- Ian A Johnson : Life, Wildlife, Wild-life

Timeline photos 28/10/2015

RAP'r Jiake Zhou is one of the speakers at a Northern Perspective's Seminar on "Cross-disciplinary Perspectives in Northern Communities and Environments".

Friday, October 30th from 3 - 4:30 PM, Gathering Room, Brooks Building.

Hope you can attend!


Thanks Shana for passing on this awesome art premier by Perrin!

Recently I attended a meeting in Cordova. I was pleasantly surprised to encounter the artwork of RAP's Perrin Teal Sullivan in the community's new gallery space.


Thanks's Stian for sharing this! Great images coming in all over the Equinox Marathon yesterday! Go RAP go!

Great RAP turnout on the Equinox Marathon today Saturday. Stian ran a relay leg (winning Open mix teams), Joanna nailed the full marathon, Stefan did the Ultra 40-miler and Tracie helped out arranging the whole thing due to a bad Achilles (next year she'll run it all). Great job!

Timeline photos 17/09/2015

Thanks to all of our experts that came to the The Folk School to kick off the RAP Retreat today! It was excellent! The cohort will be hosting Beaver, Alaska First Chief Rhonda Pitka tonight for a storytelling and panel session.

6:30 PM TONIGHT at the UAF Wood Center Ball Room.

We hope you can make this special event! You can visit for the full RAP Retreat itinerary.

2015 RAP Retreat | RAP 16/09/2015

RAP Retreat details have been posted to the website. Please join us to welcome Rhonda Pitka, First Chief of Beaver, Alaska!

2015 RAP Retreat | RAP 9:40 am: Meet at the RAP Trailer to organize rides. Students who have a car, PLEASE come to the trailer and provide rides for those that do not. The Folk School is at a new location and not within biking distance!10:00 – 11:30: Foraging walk with Christin Anderson and Josephine Watsky at The Folk S…

Timeline photos 16/09/2015

Community storytelling and discussion panel tomorrow! Rhonda Pitka, Chief of Beaver, Alaska, was able to meet with President Obama during his recent visit to Alaska.

Please pass on to interested parties!

What climate change looks like in Alaska now 31/08/2015

Thanks Shana for sharing this article from RAP Alum Nancy Fresco!

What climate change looks like in Alaska now Since the mid-20th century, Alaska and the Arctic have been warming about twice as fast as the global rate. Over the past five decades, average Alaska temperatures have increased by 3.4 degrees Fahrenheit, with the increases most pronounced in winter -- a change noticed by Native elders decades ago.…

Weekly RAP | RAP 10/08/2015

The Weekly RAP has been posted. If you are publishing, be sure to check into the funds available through Vice Chancellor for Research.

Weekly RAP | RAP Each week the RAP cohort receives an email with descriptions of on campus programming, internships, grants, and scholarship. These emails are made available here for anyone.

Up North to Nuiqsut 07/08/2015

Taylor Stinchcomb is a member of the new RAP cohort. She and Todd Brinkman recently started the field work component of her research by deploying sound detectors near Nuiqsut. Read her account and follow along more for more here:

Up North to Nuiqsut Day 1, Sunday July 19th: Into the Field, Full Throttle Sunday began with a long morning of travel. Todd picked me up at 9 am for Fairbanks International Airport, his pickup loaded with our almost 2...

The Arctic Is Speaking Truths About Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening? 30/06/2015

Have a read through Robin Bronen's (RAP Alum) article on the Huffington Post.

The Arctic Is Speaking Truths About Climate Change. Is Anyone Listening? The Arctic is screaming. Can you hear her in the floods of Houston, the drought in California and the epic snowfall in Boston this past winter? Our collective failure to limit greenhouse gas emissions has pushed atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide to levels not seen for millions of years.

Timeline photos 03/06/2015

Be sure you don't miss this opportunity tomorrow!

"Connecting procedural vulnerabilities in Alaska, Norway, Greeland, and Australia"

This RAP sponsored talk by Professor Siri Veland (Institute for Environmental and Society of Brown University) will be held :

Thursday, June 4
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Runcorn Room, 301 Reichardt Building

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

Timeline photos 04/05/2015

The Really Free Market will be open May 16th. See the flier for information. Subsequently, they are looking for help. If you are available anytime from 8 - 1 on the 16th, please contact [email protected].


I reminder of the bonus All RAP today - hope you can make it out to support your fellow RAP'rs!


Hi RAP'rs. You probably remember taking Integrated Assessment and Adaptive Management. The class is presenting their semester projects as a bonus All RAP. Please join them:

Thursday, April 30th
3:45 - 5:30 pm
Murie 107

UAF Energy Perceptions and Values:
Kelsey Aho, Jennifer Chamberlain, Tracie Curry

Emmision and Health in the Community :
Nina Olivier, Nils Pedersen, Alyssa, Rodrigues, Sasha White


If you are the spontaneous sort, there is an All RAP seminar being held in Murie 107 starting at 3:45 TODAY. We'll have two presentations Entitled " The Persistence of Subsistence", and "Incorporating Film into Interdisciplinary Research" Digital Video as a Research Tool". Please attend if you can make it!

Photos from Resilience and Adaptation Program at University of Alaska Fairbanks's post 21/04/2015

We have two upcoming RAP thesis defenses. Please mark your calendars and come out to support Gabriela and Ross!

Timeline photos 02/04/2015

Hopefully you can make it to the CASE Art show in Murie tomorrow.

Timeline photos 01/04/2015

Here is an excellent RAP sponsored event that we hope you can attend April 7th from 1-2PM. IARC 401. Please share this with anyone who may be interested!

Thanks all!

Timeline photos 31/03/2015

Perrin's gallery goes through April 2nd - don't miss out if you can make it!

Perin Teal-Sullivan in the UAF Art Gallery with her MFA Thesis Exhibition titled HERE IS WHERE WE MOVED THE MOUNTAIN. Show runs until April 2nd.

Photos from Resilience and Adaptation Program at University of Alaska Fairbanks's post 31/03/2015

Congrats to RAP Student Perrin Teal-Sullivan in the successful defense of her MFA!! Hopefully you got a chance to see her gallery at the Fine Art Complex entitled "Here Is Where We Moved The Mountain".

CarolineHerve | RAP 23/03/2015

Hello Everyone, welcome back from Spring Break. Passing on information on Caroline Herve's presentation "The construction of Inuit leadership in Nunavik". This has also been posted to the RAP calendar. Please share with interested parties!

CarolineHerve | RAP Please come join the Arctic and Northern Studies program welcome Caroline for her talk in Schaible Auditorium March 30th 6:00 - 7:30 PM.

Timeline photos 10/03/2015

A reminder that abstracts are due by 03/13 for the Midnight Sun Symposium - an interdisciplinary symposium!


Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education. The 2016 Call for Proposals for the Graduate Student Grants has been released and proposals will be accepted until 1 pm MDT May 13, 2015. The full CFP can be downloaded at

Timeline photos 27/02/2015

The call for the annual interdisciplinary "Midnight Sun Symposium", hosted by the UAF Biology Graduate Student Associantion is now open for abstract submission from across UA campuses. Please pass along to anyone with interest!

Abstracts can be submitted at :

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