New ACRC Director Hired
The ACRC began in 2009 as a collaborative effort.
Dr. Allison Bidlack has been selected as the new Director and faculty member at the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC). She began her position in August. Bidlack comes to UAS from ECOTRUST in Cordova where she was the Science Coordinator for the Copper River Program which maintains research in the Copper River watershed, including salmon habitat modeling and stream monitoring. Bidlack has a PhD from the University of California Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, an MS from UAF in Biology and a BS from the University of Michigan in Resource Ecology and Management. The ACRC began in 2009 as a collaborative effort to expand and enhance education and research opportunities among six partners that include UAS and UAF.