Research

SNRE Research Summary


Facilities

Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (AFES)
AFES includes the Fairbanks Experiment Farm, the Matanuska Experiment Farm and the Delta Junction field research site. The Georgeson Botanical Garden and the Reindeer Research Program herd are at the Fairbanks farm.

Climate & Tree-Ring Laboratory (CTRL)
The CTRL conducts state-of-the-art tree ring studies at UAF. 

Controlled Environment Agriculture Laboratory (CEAL)
Ongoing research at the CEAL investigates plant requirements, varieties, and treatments to maximize productivity for growers.

Fairbanks Experiment Farm
The Fairbanks Experiment Farm houses the Controlled Environment Agriculture Laboratory (CEAL), the Georgeson Botanical Garden, the Reindeer Research Program's primary research herd, and research plots and fields for agronomic and forestry crops.

Georgeson Botanical Garden
The Georgeson Botanical Garden northernmost botanical garden in North America and is dedicated to high latitude horticulture.

Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension Center (MEFEC)
The Matanuska Experiment Farm & Extension Center is a working research farm in the heart of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The farm houses the Mat-Su/Copper River Extension Office.

 

Programs 

Arctic and Earth SIGNs
Arctic and Earth SIGNs connects youth and adults to climate change and Earth science learning through inquiry-based GLOBE investigations and community stewardship projects. Come collaborate with NASA and Arctic scientists to make a difference right where you live!

Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
The Bonanza Creek LTER conducts ecological research at the Bonanza Creek site and Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed sites.

Boreal Alaska — Learning, Adaptation, and Production (BAKLAP)
A partnership between the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Divison of Forestry and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Natural Resources and Extension and Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station. 

Forest Growth and Yield Program
This program provides the people of Alaska with scientifically accurate information by monitoring the growth and change of the northern forests. With a goal of best-practice forest management, UAF researchers in this program seek to provide the best scientific information to help land managers and owners with decision-making.

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)
GLOBE promotes and supports students, teachers, and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the dynamics of the Earth system. 

MapTEACH
MapTEACH is a culturally responsive geoscience education program for middle- and high-school students in Alaska that emphasizes hands-on experience with the geosciences and spatial technology (GPS, GIS, and remote sensing imagery).

Northwest Climate Hub
The Northwest Climate Hub encompasses Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The purpose of the Hub is to deliver science-based knowledge and practical information to farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and Native American tribes that will help them to adapt to climate change. 

OneTree
OneTree, a community outreach and research project coordinated by the UAF Forest Products Program, explores art and science through connections to a single tree. OneTree is based on an earlier project by the same name which got its start in 1998, when a single large oak was felled in the National Trust estate of Tatton Park in Cheshire, England. The OneTree project aims to show the unique value of woodlands and wood products by demonstrating the volume and quality of work that can be made from one tree. By focusing on a common goal—full utilization of a single tree—OneTree unleashes the breadth of creativity in its participants.

Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program
The Peace Corps Fellows program advances the Peace Corps' third goal "to help promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans," by developing and maintaining educational partnerships that place returned Peace Corps volunteers in internships in underserved U.S. communities. 

Reindeer Research Program
The Reindeer Research Program has been conducting research to help develop and promote Alaska's reindeer herding industry since 1981.

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