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.

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Featured experts

  • Molly Murphy

    Molly Murphy

    October 28, 2022

    Interactions between viruses and their vertebrate and invertebrate hosts such as caribou. The molecular evolution of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus in white-tailed deer.

  • Link Olson

    Link Olson

    October 28, 2022

    Evolutionary mammalogy, taxonomy, phylogenetics, molecular evolution, conservation.

  • Leslie Shallcross

    Leslie Shallcross

    October 28, 2022

    Leslie Shallcross is a registered dietitian with a career in public health promotion and disease prevention programs. Areas of expertise include public health, nutrition through the lifecycle, diabetes prevention and control, food preservation, food security and food safety. She coordinates and offers statewide community-based programs in diabetes prevention and the self-management of diabetes and chronic disease.