2002-2003 UAF Catalog

Research Institutes and Centers


Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

The Cooperative Research Unit is jointly sponsored and financed by UAF, the U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Wildlife Management Institute. The unit provides financial support and guidance for graduate training in fishery and wildlife biology and management.

Fisheries research emphasis is on the ecology and fisheries of aquatic ecosystems, alteration and contamination of Alaska freshwater and evaluation and development of cold water fisheries techniques. Wildlife research is directed toward habitat relationships, avian ecology, wildlife population dynamics, and the impact of northern development on wild animals and their habitats.