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The communication and web office provides strategic advice and technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students regarding communication, media, and outreach for internal and external audiences. Services include communication audits and strategic planning, news releases, public service announcements, brochures, Web content, article writing, media relations and media relations training, and conference media planning. The information office and IT staff design, implement, and manage the IAB website. Email:

Proposal coordinators provide pre-award support including proposal formatting, preparation of budgets and budget narratives, compilation of required documentation, coordination with the UAF office of sponsored programs, and electronic submission. Email:

The information technology (IT) staff provides direct computer support, network maintenance and backup, and website design and development. Responsibilities include software installation, hardware and software troubleshooting, new computer set-up, individual and group education/training, and custom dynamic web applications for IAB and B&W. IT staff also develop and administer servers and websites for the Toolik Field Station (TFS), Spatial Ecology Lab, National Park Service, and the Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Email:

The IAB receptionist position is currently vacant.


Brian Barnes

Brian Barnes

311A Irving 1
Jessica Desrochers

Jessica Desrochers

Assistant to the Director
311 Irving 1
Bert Boyer

Bert Boyer

Associate Director - Human Health
206 Arctic Health Research Bldg
Roger W. Ruess

Roger W. Ruess

Associate Director - Ecology & Wildlife
414 Irving 1
Marie Thoms

Marie Thoms

Communication/Web Manager
302A Irving 1
Sandra Preshaw

Sandra Preshaw

Proposal Coordinator
312A Irving 1
Edward Debevec

Edward Debevec

Web/Database Developer
415A Irving 1
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