AKCFWRU Research

The Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit research emphasizes terrestrial and aquatic ecology of Arctic and sub-Arctic ecosystems. The research mission of the Unit is:

  1. understanding the ecology of Alaska’s fish and wildlife,
  2. evaluating impacts of land use and development on these resources, and
  3. relating effects of social and economic needs to production and harvest of natural populations.

In addition to the expected Unit functions of graduate student training/instruction and technical assistance, research efforts are directed at problems of productivity, socioeconomic impacts, and perturbation on fish and wildlife population, their habitats and ecosystems. Unit research also includes integrated studies of fish and wildlife at the ecosystem level.