Agroborealis Magazine


Agroborealis engages readers in agriculture, soils, geography, forest sciences, and natural resources research conducted at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, exploring issues such as food security, climate change, economic and community resilience, wildlife management, and energy production. Founded in 1969, Agroborealis is the University of Alaska's oldest magazine. 

Please visit our archived page to download past copies of the Agroborealis magazine.

Current Issue

Agroborealis - Summer 2014

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volume 44 number 1

  • STEAMpower: Inspiring Students, Teachers, and the Public
  • The Forest for the Trees: A Description and History of the School of Natural Resources & Extension Forest Growth and Yield Program, 1983–2014
  • Painting Sacred Space: Harrison Crandall and Grand Teton National Park
  • Circumpolar Agriculture Conference: Connecting to the Land
  • The Alaska Natural Fiber Business Association: Connecting Alaska’s Fiber Community
  • Growing Our Energy at Home: Biomass Crops in Alaska
  • Finding the DNA Difference
  • What are the implications of your research? Starting the Broader Impacts Conversation in Alaska
  • SNRE News & Events

Past Issues


Agroborealis - Spring 2013

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volume 43 number 1

  • Biomass and STEAM
  • Pedology at the Forefront of Climate Change: Typhoons, Culture, and Engineering in Taiwan
  • Two Thousand Years of Peonies: Lessons for Alaska Peony Growers
  • Livestock Systems in Alaska: New Ideas, Practices, and Possibilities
  • Gemsbok Gazette: An Alaskan in Namibia
  • Freshwater Social-ecological systems and Sustainability in Alaska
  • 2012 Events Roundup
  • Carol Lewis Retires

Agroborealis - Winter 2011-2012

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volume 42 number 1

  • The Alaska Food Policy Council
  • Supermarkets in Fairbanks
  • Homegrown Alaska: farmer profiles open the eyes of the Interior to the scope of local agriculture
  • Assessing food security in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Recovering from an aberration: the future of Alaska's livestock
  • Greenhouse: a place to grow
  • ARS shuts the door on Alaska research
  • Food Day begins with a bang
  • Buzz Klebesadel
  • Fisheries and food security in Alaska
  • Seed libraries: seed-sharing on a community level
  • A guide to bumblebees of the Interior: a taxonomic key and notes on Bombus species

Agroborealis - Winter 2010

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volume 41 number 1

  • AMSA: the future of arctic marine shipping
  • Changing the forest and the trees-is it climate?
  • OneTree in the Tanana Valley
  • Forest Dynamics & Management
  • Alaska's food (in)security
  • Leafhoppers
  • You are my Sunshine!
  • Reindeer market project makes history!
  • Security of the red meat supply
  • Salmon and alder: gasification of low-value biomass in Alaska
  • Unlocking hydrocarbons from biomass
  • Carex spectabilis: a sedge for landscaping and revegetation in Alaska
  • Horace Drury: in memoriam

Agroborealis - Spring 2009

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volume 40 number 1

  • Counting on tradition: Math in a Cultural Context adds up
  • Log cabin building workshop: from hangar to woods
  • The Midnight Sun-flower
  • Biomass fuels: local energy, local jobs, and community resilience
  • How to save Old Fatihful: geyser protection areas
  • Two for the Peace Corps
  • The IPY at UAF
  • A sustainable PhD
  • Kerttula Hall dedication
  • James Drew: piloting agriculture
  • Leslie A. Viereck: infectious curiosity

Agroborealis - Winter/Spring 2007-2008

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volume 39 number 2

  • Bonita J. Neiland remembered
  • Biomass for biofuels: not all trees are created equal
  • Muskox husbandry
  • Boreal forest soils: nutrient cycling, microbes, and the fate of oil
  • Conflicting wildlife mandates
  • Agriculture 100 years ago: the search for self-sufficiency

Agroborealis - Summer 2007

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volume 39 number 1

  • Forage & Turf: the career of G. Allen Mitchell
  • Wasps: the good, the bad, and the not-sobad
  • Dragonhead mint: it's for the birds!
  • Coastal carbon: what's happening as the arctic coastline erodes?
  • Muskoxen: wooly and warm in a northern fiber industry
  • Local herbs!

Agroborealis - Winter 2005-2006

Agroborealis Volume 38 Number 2
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volume 38 number 2

  • Green Map Fairbanks
  • We all depend on our forests
  • Forests for a richer future
  • Wildland fire and climate change
  • Fuel breaks for fire mitigation
  • The Muskox: a new northern farm animal?
  • Reindeer in Alaska: under new management
  • Breeding a new variety of barley for Alaska
  • Using Alaska's hulless barley in a new food product
  • Seminar explores the nature of American food

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