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Meet Seth Danielson, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Seth Danielson

Seth's role in Gulf Watch Alaska:

Environmental Drivers Co-Principal Investigator, Gulf of Alaska Mooring (GAK1)

Important skills for his position:

In my position it is important to be able to write clearly and to be proficient at computer programming. Programming skills allow one to perform customized analyses that will extract new information from a dataset, while writing skills are needed to communicate your results and demonstrate the importance of your work.

Challenges in his work:

"Sometimes the biggest challenge is in properly crafting a scientific hypothesis that is both tractable and cost-effective. There are often very expensive ways to find answers to a research problem but these may not be affordable. Half the fun of doing research is finding the right balance between costs, effort, and scientific results."

Seth's advice to young people interested in science: "A solid background in mathematics, statistics and critical thinking provides a springboard that can direct you into any of the sciences that interest you. Set yourself up for success by learning how to both identify and solve problems."

Seth Danielson describes his interest in oceanographic research. (1:16)

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