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, and we can help.

Featured experts

  • Diane McEachern

    Diane McEachern

    October 28, 2022

    Expertise in rural social work, Indigenous epistemology and suicide prevention.

  • Nicole Misarti

    Nicole Misarti

    October 28, 2022

    Long-term marine ecosystem change, isotope analysis of modern and ancient food webs, paleoclimate reconstruction, archaeology, marine science, subsistence resources.

  • Michael West

    Michael West

    October 28, 2022

    Directs the Alaska Earthquake Center, charged with advancing Alaska’s resilience to earthquakes through monitoring, research, and public engagement.