University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Evolution of Complex Systems

    "I think the next century will be the century of complexity." - Dr. Stephen Hawking, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge.

    Learn More about Complex Systems at UAA

 Modeling Fish Migrations

Modeling Fish Migrations

Martin Cenek, a complex systems expert, forefront, and graduate student Max Franklin, have developed a watershed model to study salmon migration with the goal of understanding how different resource management techniques may influence the goal of “maximum sustainable yield.”  They also hope to scale the modeling program for use in high school science classes. 

Read more on Modeling Fish Migrations.


Summary of Activities 

Every year the Complex Systems Group organizes a set of activities that includes student instruction, guest lecturers, and faculty development.  The links below show the specific activities and accomplishments for the past several years.

     >  Fiscal Year 2014
     >  Fiscal Year 2013
     >  Fiscal Year 2012
     >  Fiscal Year 2011

"I just returned from the University of Alaska Anchorage and feel like I'm back in the Dark Ages after a glimpse of the Renaissance. My hat is off to the faculty there for building a foundation for what I predict will be a lively center at the forefront of complexity research." 

- Dr. Donald Mikulecky, Professor of Physiology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Complex-M Mailing List, April 3, 2001.

Help Support Us

  • Please make checks payable to "University of Alaska Anchorage,"  write Fund 60896 on the memo line and mail to:

University of Alaska Anchorage
c/o University of Alaska Foundation
1815 Bragaw Street, Suite 203
Anchorage, AK 99508

In response to the question “Where would you like us to direct your gift?” please select “Other” and type in Helen and Edward Gorsuch Complex System Speaker, Fund 60896.

John Dede, Program Manager
Phone: 907-786-4517
3211 Providence Drive, BOC3, Suite 340
Anchorage, AK 99508