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

  • portrait of Brenda Konar

    Brenda Konar

    October 28, 2022

    Kelp forest ecology, marine biodiversity, benthic community structure and function in coastal waters.

  • Leslie McCartney

    Leslie McCartney

    October 28, 2022

    Oral history; archiving audio/vidual materials, Dene history and culture in Canada and Alaska, oral sources Specializes in organizing and administering oral history projects and archiving and preserving audio and video interviews. She teaches Dene History and Culture in Canada and Alaska (offered every two years) and Oral Sources.

  • Amy Vinlove

    Amy Vinlove

    October 28, 2022

    Culturally responsive teaching, place-based education and teacher preparation in the state of Alaska, including training teachers to work with diverse students and communities.