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.
Check out a wide array of science summaries to discover interesting science and scholarship stories.
Research in Denali
If you are curious about what is happening lately in the world of park science and scholarship, then annual research updates will help to summarize results of studies from the previous year and describe what research projects are planned for the next field season.
Investigator Annual Reports
Each year researchers at all national parks submit an Investigator Annual Report (IAR) summarizing their findings to the National Park Service’s Research Permit and Reporting System (RPRS) website. You can search IAR’s by park, investigator name, year, or general subject heading. Researchers may apply on line for a research and collecting permit at the same website.
Below, browse a full listing of articles containing research information from Denali. You can also search through Denali research results.