The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a leader in Arctic research and issues facing the circumpolar North. Our experts are available to help journalists, policymakers, students and educators by providing current and accurate information about a wide range of topics. UAF scientists focus on the people, animals, plants and systems of the circumpolar North and how the Arctic affects the global climate. Whether you need information about permafrost or Alaska Native languages, fisheries or northern engineering, our experts can help make your project a success.

Feel free to contact the experts directly or via their listed media contact. Can’t find what you need? Call 907-474-7902 or email uaf-news@alaska.edu, and we can help.

Featured experts

  • Gay Sheffield

    Gay Sheffield

    October 28, 2022

    Diet and foraging ecology, Arctic marine mammal ecology, subsistence harvest, industrial maritime traffic. Marine mammal biology and health of subsistence species and others.
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  • Rick Thoman

    Rick Thoman

    October 28, 2022

    Rick Thoman is an expert in Alaska climate and weather. He produces reliable Alaska climate change information and graphics describing Alaska’s changing environment. His work spans the bridge between climate modeling, Alaska communities and media.
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  • John Walsh

    John Walsh

    October 28, 2022

    John Walsh is an expert in Arctic climate, weather, climate change adaptation and sea ice. He specializes in climate modeling, addressing regional vulnerabilities, downscaling models and more.
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