The Marine Biology Department is an academic and research group with faculty who work on the ecology, physiology and biochemistry/molecular biology of marine organisms and investigate their interaction with the environment. Climate change research is a focus of many of our faculty. We work primarily in Alaska and high-latitude systems and from shore-based labs, oceanographic vessels and with local community assistance.
The faculty at the Department of Marine Biology is dedicated to providing exceptional high-latitude research and education experiences and support for our students.
Our Core Values
A core part of Alaska: Alaska’s marine ecosystems are the focal point of our research and education endeavors,
and we emphasize field work and relevance to stakeholders.
Core team values: Our collaborative team is dedicated to research, service, education and balancing a strong work ethic with a good sense of humor and love of life.
Education at our core: We are on a quest for knowledge, are committed to education, and strive to provide exceptional high-latitude experiences and support for our students.
Take a Video Tour of the Department of Marine Biology
Are you interested in coming to UAF to study marine biology? Learn more about our faculty and the courses they teach in this video for undergraduates.
Irving-Scholander Memorial Lecture Series 2021
Dr. Hans Thewissen - Walking Whales and other Superheros
Dr. Hans Thewissen - Why do whales have such large brains?