University of Alaska Fairbanks
P.O. Box 757740
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7740
Dr. Uma Bhatt
- Ecosystem Function – improving our understanding of the structure and function of marine ecosystems in Alaskan waters through analysis of the response of marine organisms to natural and anthropogenic forcing. Projects may utilize the comparative approach and ecosystem modeling to assess the resilience of Alaskan ecosystems to external pressures including fishing
- Coastal Hazards – societal and biological trade-offs associated with management of natural resources and communities within the coastal regions of Alaska. Studies would include response scenarios to address natural and anthropogenic factors that potentially impact the Alaska coasts including: tsunamis, severe storms, chemical spills, coastal erosion, and shoreline and sea level changes.
- Climate Change and Variability – causes and effects of climate change and variability that affect Alaska, including its ecosystems, and the effects of Arctic climate processes on the northern hemisphere and global regions
* CIFAR received a no-cost extension through December 2014.
^ CIFAR received a no-cost extension through June 30, 2019. They are currently operating under their second no-cost extension, which will expire June 30, 2020.