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  • Leif Albertson

    Leif Albertson

    October 28, 2022

    Leif Albertson’s interests include public health, environmental health, gardening, nutrition and residential energy issues. He is a statewide expert on several rural public health issues, including indoor air quality, food policy (specifically connections between community gardens and health) and water fluoridation.

  • Stephen Brown

    Stephen Brown

    October 28, 2022

    Stephen Brown’s areas of interest include the twin geospatial technologies of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as they relate to agriculture and the environment; and home gardening.

  • Patricia S. Holloway

    Patricia S. Holloway

    October 28, 2022

    Pat Holloway researches subarctic horticultural production, including native plant propagation and cultivation; and wild berry cultivation and management, especially bog blueberries and lingonberries. She is a specialist in peony and cut flower production.

  • Meriam Karlsson

    Meriam Karlsson

    October 28, 2022

    Meriam Karlsson’s research interests include greenhouse, high tunnel and controlled-environment crop production; plant growth in response to light intensity, quality, day length and the use of LEDs.

  • Casey Matney

    Casey Matney

    October 28, 2022

    Casey Matney’s program responsibilities span the spectrum from livestock and range to soils and horticulture. He is the state coordinator for the Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program and president of the National Association for County Agricultural Agents in Alaska.

  • Heidi Rader

    Heidi Rader

    October 28, 2022

    Heidi Rader is the tribes Extension educator for the Tanana Chiefs Conference region. In addition to teaching hands-on workshops in 30 remote villages in Interior Alaska, she also teaches online courses with a statewide reach.

  • Tobias Schwoerer

    Tobias Schwoerer

    October 28, 2022

    Tobias Schwoerer is an applied economist with expertise in Alaska’s resource management issues, particularly the response to invasive species and the effects of environmental change on the economy.

  • Mingchu Zhang

    Mingchu Zhang

    October 28, 2022

    Mingchu Zhang’s current research includes selection of small grains and canola suitable for Alaska climatic conditions.

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    Art Nash Jr.

    February 23, 2023

    Nash's outreach and teaching focuses on healthy homes/efficiency, universal design/aging in place, extending greenhouse growing seasons, solar thermal storage efficiency, environmental factors for cellar storage, radon/air quality and mitigation, biomass gasification, biochar, nanogrids, cold weather home building and emergency disaster energy backup.

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    Rick Lader

    October 28, 2023

    Rick Lader is an expert in regional climate modeling and extreme event analysis in Alaska.