The City and Borough of Juneau and the University of Alaska Southeast have inked a deal to share a former federal marine lab on Auke Bay. The former NOAA facility has been largely shuttered since federal scientists moved to the larger Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute on Lena Point.
Interns this summer with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute are looking at food science in Kodiak, and one is investigating a new health food fad. University of Alaska Fairbanks student Alina Fairbanks is doing market research focusing on nucleotides.
What happens after fire scorches the tundra, and what follows when carbon that’s been locked away for millennia gets released? Currently, a group of scientists is camping 50 miles north of Bethel are attempting to answer these questions. For one scientist the research is personal because it means coming home.