Alaska Geobotany Center (AGC)
IAB's Alaska Geobotany Center, located in the Arctic Health Research Building on UAF's West Ridge, is dedicated to understanding northern ecosystems through the use of geographic information systems, remote sensing, and field experiments.
Molecular Microbial Ecology Lab (MMEL)
Fungi have a 1 billion year evolutionary history, number perhaps 1.5 million species, and are hence extremely diverse phylogenetically and functionally. They play dominant roles in decomposition of recalcitrant substrates and plant nutrient acquisition, and thus influence net primary productivity, carbon sequestration in soil, and the biogeochemical cycling of key elements such as nitrogen and phosphorus. Despite their importance, fungi have often been ignored in ecological studies. Our goal is to understand how the evolutionary history of fungi has shaped their ecology, present distribution, and their communities.
Spatial Ecology Lab (SEL)
IAB's Spatial Ecology Lab is a state-of-the-art laboratory for the spatial analysis of ecological data; and the development, testing, and application of spatially explicit ecological models.
Wildlife Conservation Genetics Lab (ConsGen)
The Wildlife Conservation Genetics Lab is located in the Irving I building on the UAF campus. We study current issues in conservation genetics, landscape genetics, phylogeography, and the population ecology of large mammals.