David W. Valentine

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David W. Valentine

Professor of forest soils/Natural Resources and Environment department chair

University affiliation

  • College of Natural Science and Mathematics
  • Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station
  • University of Alaska Fairbanks (Fairbanks)

Contact information

Media contact

Julie Stricker

Areas of expertise

  • Earth science
  • Ecology

Research interests/biography

David Valentine is interested in ecosystem ecology, particularly in northern regions. Recent research projects focused on how changing soil moisture affects forest soil carbon balance and how landscape position affects soil characteristics. He is pursuing ways to help develop and promote sustainable woody biomass-based energy systems in Alaska. Soil science, biogeochemistry.