Assistant Professor of Forest Sciences & Director, UAF Forest Products Program
B.S., 1978, Florida Institute of Technology
M.S., 1995, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Ph.D., 2002, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Chem 103 - Introduction to Chemistry
Climate change, boreal forest, forest products, dendrochronology, dendroisotopes, paleoclimatology
Current research programs:
1) Director - UAF Sitka Forest Products Program
2) Alaska Birch Project
3) Black spruce dendrochronology
4) Non-timber forest products
5) Marketing forest products
Examples of research support:
"UAF-Sitka Forest Products Program, Wood Utilization Research USDA CSREES Funding" $1,800,800, 2004-2009
Examples of publications:
Brackley, A.M. and Barber, V.A. (in prep)Consumer and Purchasing Agent Response to Terms Used to Describe Forest Products from Southeast Alaska Bannister
J., Curtis, K. and Barber, V.A. (submitted). A Mechanical Evaluation of Alaska Yellow Cedar. Forest Products Journal.
Barber, V.A. and Roos, J. (in prep). Alaska Forest Products in Japan: Results of a Marketing Survey.
Barber, V.A., Juday, J.P. (plus everybody else in Alaska). (submitted). Future Climate Change: Implications for western Environments - A Synthesis of Recent Climate Warming Effects on Terrestrial Ecosystems of Alaska.
Barber, V.A., G.P. Juday and B.P. Finney. 2004. Reconstruction of Summer Temperatures in Interior Alaska: Evidence for Changing Synoptic Climate Regimes. Climatic Change 63 (1-2).
Barber, V.A., Juday, G.P., and Finney, B.P. (2004). Rapid Change In Climate And Tree Ring Variables In Boreal White Spruce: A 200-Year Perspective From Interior Alaska. Climatic Change.
Barber, V.A., G.P. Juday, B.P Finney. 2000. Reduced growth of Alaska white spruce in the twentieth century from temperature-induced drought stress. Nature 405: 668-673.
Barber, V. A., and Finney, B. P. (2000). Late quaternary paleoclimatic reconstructions for interior Alaska based on paleolake-level data and hydrologic models. Journal of Paleolimnology, 24(1), 29-41.