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External Partnerships and Collaborations

UAS supports a wide array of collaborative research activities

Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC)

ACRC is a collaborative organization led by UAS that links the University of Alaska system with state, federal, & local agencies and non-governmental organizations. Meeting the highest standards of scholarship, ACRC develops and delivers educational opportunities, facilitates research, and promotes learning for the community about temperate rainforests. ACRC facilitates public policy dialogue and fosters a greater understanding of the interactions among rainforest ecosystems, communities, and social and economic systems. Contact information for the ACRC is listed on their website.

Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

EPSCoR is a university-state partnership which builds Alaska-based research capacity.

Alaska Climate Science Center (ACSC)

UAS is directly involved with the U.S. Geological Survey, UAF, and UAA in the planning of this new regional resource. Contact: Eran Hood (Campus Liaison) or 907-796-6244.

Pacific Northwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (PNW CESU)

PNW CESU and the Alaska Cooperative Ecosystem Studies (AK CESU) Unit are resources for university-agency partnerships and fast-tracking collaborative funding among partners. If you are an agency or faculty member in need of guidance about initiating an agreement through UAS see the CESU information under the Proposals tab. Contact: Thomas Thornton (CESU rep) or 907-796-6518 or Kelly Jensen (Proposal Coordinator) or 907-796-6280.

UAS Spatial Ecosystem Analysis Lab (SEALAB)

SEALAB is the Southeast Alaska node of the Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA), gateway to te university's geospatial information resources. SEALAB specializes in analytical natural-resource and ecosystem applications as well as co-sponsors a multi-agency data sharing partnership, the Southeast Alaska GIS Library. Contact: Sanjay Pyare (Coordinator) or 907-796-6007.

The UAS Genomics Laboratory

The UAS Genomics Laboratory focuses on population genomics and eDNA analyses of wild populations. Recent projects have centered on salmon, but past projects include a wide variety of species. For more information contact lab director Dave Tallmon or 907-796-6330.

College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFoS) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (Juneau Campus)

UAS and UAF-CFOS engage in a number of research and graduate-academic collaborations.