Biological Resources of Alaska, Alaska Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data Center Description
Alaska Science Center - Biological Science Office also found on http:// agdc.usgs.gov/ is one of 15 research centers in the nation, they provide biological information and research findings to resource managers, policymakers, and the public to support sound management of biological resources and ecosystems in Alaska. The Alaska Science Center - Biological Science Office provides important research on wildlife and their habitats in Alaska. Nearly 88% of all National Wildlife Refuges and 65% of all National Park lands are in Alaska.
The Alaska Science Center - Biological Science Office investigates the role of arctic and sub arctic environments, the ecology of marine mammals, the role of arctic and sub arctic environments, and the ecology of terrestrial mammals. Current situations and problems being investigated include the Impacts of petroleum exploration, sport and subsistence harvests of declining populations of the Arctic, management of wolves and brown bears as well as the declining populations of caribou in Wrangell/St. Elias National Park.
Partnership within the research program include:
Fish and wildlife service National park service Minerals Management Service Bureau of Land Management