Research Results and Resource Information
What kind of research goes on at Denali?Researchers and resource specialists study everything imaginable in Denali from why glaciers surge, to the population dynamics of wolves and their prey, to the physiological effects to humans of climbing Denali. Research on subarctic ecosystems and studies of culture, history, and place have been an integral part of understanding and protecting Denali’s natural and cultural resources since the park’s inception.
More than 800 scientific and scholarly studies have taken place in the park since the early 1900’s. In 2009, there were 61 active Research and Collecting Permits for studies in Denali. Some researchers are conducting more than one study. These scientific studies are conducted by Denali staff, park cooperators (e.g., U.S. Geological Survey or Alaska State Department of Fish and Game), and investigators from universities, institutions, and other agencies. Appropriate research for Denali is that which gathers information while making minimal impacts to park resources and visitor experience.
Research Results and Resource Management
Investigator Annual Reports
Current Resource Projects
Current Resource Projects 2009
Science at Denali
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Did You Know?
Visibility is an important component of measuring Denali's air quality. Visibility data, such as that from the Wonder Lake camera, supplements chemical data from filter samples. Air here is still clean, but traces of pollution from local, regional and international sources exists on filter samples.