Biological Resources of Alaska, Alaska Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Service Provider DescriptionAlaska 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
Website: " http://alaska.usgs.gov/science/biology/index.php "
[Summary provided by the USGS.]