Slider photo credits: Adam Haberski (Slides 1, 3, 5); Roger Ruess (Slides 2, 4)
in the Classroom
The Biology and Wildlife Department is located in the Margaret Murie Building with state-of-the art classrooms and laboratories where students engage in inquiry-based learning and are challenged to pursue their own research passion in a capstone experience.We have online courses too!
in the Field
UAF is America’s Arctic University. Students and faculty in the Biology and Wildlife Department are at the forefront of documenting and understanding the changing Arctic – its people, plants, animals, and landscape.
in the Community
Teaching and research in the Biology and Wildlife Department are intertwined and embedded within the Alaskan communities where we work. Faculty and students endeavor to improve the lives of Alaskans – from developing diet interventions to minimize chronic disease, to understanding how climate change is impacting subsistence resources.
WHERE RESEARCH HAPPENS
UAF is Alaska’s premier research university and the only PhD-granting institution in the state. Research in the Department of Biology and Wildlife spans the breadth of the biological sciences, from molecular biology to ecosystem science. Investigating emerging viral pathogens, microbes that detoxify environmental contaminants, the molecular genetics of obesity and diabetes, impacts of climate change on polar organisms and ecosystems, and more, our faculty work alongside graduate, undergraduate and high school students to address key issues of vital interest to Alaska and beyond.
23 November, 2020
Several scholarships specific to students of Biology and Wildlife are now open for applications through February 15, 2021. Please see details on the Scholarships Board under the Resources tab.
19 August, 2020
The staff and faculty of the Biology & Wildlife Department welcome students to the 2020-21 academic year. We look forward to seeing you, whether in person or on the computer screen. If you have questions or problems, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
19 August, 2020Don't forget your mask! Face coverings and 6' distancing are mandatory inside Murie and other buildings on campus.