Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research program (BNZ-LTER)
The Bonanza Creek Long Term Ecological Research program is located in the boreal forest of interior Alaska, USA. Our facilities are centered in the city of Fairbanks. Research at our LTER site focuses on improving our understanding of the long-term consequences of changing climate and disturbance regimes in the Alaskan boreal forest. Our overall objective is to document the major controls over forest dynamics, biogeochemistry, and disturbance and their interactions in the face of a changing climate. The site was established in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1987 as part of the National Science Foundation's LTER Program. The Bonanza Creek LTER has two primary research sites located in Alaska's interior: Bonanza Creek Experimental Forest (BCEF), located approximately 20 km south of Fairbanks at 64.8° N, 148.0° W, and Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed (CPCRW), located at 65.16° N, 147.5° W, approximately 45 km north of Fairbanks.
Core Facility for Nucleic Acid Analysis (Core Lab)
The Core Facility For Nucleic Acid Analysis, located in the West Ridge Research Building (WWRB), helps keep IAB and UAF at the cutting edge of molecular analysis in evolutionary biology, molecular biology, and wildlife and fisheries management. The Core Facility Faculty Supervisor is Mary Beth Leigh, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, and the Lab Coordinator/Technician is Ian Herriott.
IAB Research Greenhouse (Greenhouse)
The IAB Research Greenhouse provides a reliable environment for growing plants for research and educational projects year-round. Facilities include four separate zones housing research projects and plant collections, and three climate-controlled growth chambers.
Toolik Field Station (TFS)
IAB's Toolik Field Station, located in the northern foothills of the Brooks Range in northern Alaska on the southeast shore of Toolik Lake (68°37'N, 149°36'W, elevation 720 m, 254.3Km above the Arctic Circle), is a world-renowned Arctic climate change research station. This location affords access to three major physiographic provinces including the Brooks Range, the Arctic Foothills and the Arctic Coastal Plain. The Station also serves as a base camp for researchers working along the ecological transect from tundra to taiga to boreal forest along the Dalton highway, from Prudhoe Bay to Fairbanks, Alaska. The TFS Faculty Supervisors are IAB Director and TFS Science Director Brian Barnes and TFS Associate Science Director and Research Assistant Professor Syndonia (Donie) Bret-Harte. Email Brian Barnes. Email Syndonia Bret-Harte.