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Our science center has more than 40 years of research experience in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, a state-of-the-art molecular genetics lab, and a 50-foot marine research vessel. Wildlife and their habitats across the state are important for human cultural and economic sustainability and the media and public actively monitor information regarding the health of Alaska’s ecosystems.
These studies examine impacts of severe heatwaves on marine ecosystems of the North Pacific.
USGS and collaborators provide information about Arctic ecosystems that are used by Arctic residents, management agencies, and industry.