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Circumnavigation of Iceland with MSU Professor Daniel Hayes

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Discover the ethereal “Land of Fire and Ice” on this specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise. Sail aboard the newest Five-Star expedition ship, Le Bellot, launching in 2020, featuring the world’s first multisensory, underwater observation lounge. Look for orca, humpback whales and rare migratory birds; see landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes; and touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe’s largest glaciers. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along the coast of Surtsey, one of Earth’s youngest islands and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore a former lava lake and marvel at dramatic Goðafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods.” A Reykjavík Pre-Tour is also available. *Included airfare is limited and not guaranteed.

A minimum number of participants is required to send the faculty host.

MSU Host - Dr. Daniel Hayes

Dan Hayes is a Professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife as part of the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management. His position at MSU focuses on cooperative research with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources with an emphasis on linking fish population dynamics with habitat quality.  Some of his current research projects include a study of the effects of a rock ramp structure in Chesaning on fish, the effects of dams in general on fish habitat and populations, and limitations imposed on fish reproduction by zooplankton.  Dan currently teaches an introduction to field techniques in fisheries and wildlife and introductory statistics, and has previously population analysis and management, and system simulation for natural resource management.  To top off these teaching responsibilities, Dan has had the privilege of leading MSU’s study abroad program to Antarctica four times and has hosted an MSU Alumni Office trip to the frozen continent and, also a tour to Alaska.  Dan enjoys nearly all outdoor activities, and is an avid angler, hunter, birder and is a kayak enthusiast.  He considers himself to be very lucky to live on Park Lake in Bath Township where he can engage in all these pursuits. He chairs the townships’ Park Lake Advisory Board, where he is personally invested in finding cost-effective ways of improving the management of our lake and fishery resources.