Research

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NPS Photo / Charlotte Bodak

As unparalleled living laboratories, national parks offer researchers priceless opportunities to study unique natural systems and living organisms. The resulting science benefits society and develops the scientific information needed to make effective management decisions.

Learn More About Park Science

Resources Day
Every spring Denali scientists share information on a wide range of topics relating to research taking place in the park. The presentations are open to all, and particularly relevant to park staff, local educators and guides (hiking, flight seeing, etc.), staff of local businesses, and anyone else who routinely works with visitors in and around Denali.

Resources Days have been scheduled for Tuesday May 1, Tuesday May 8, and Wednesday May 30, 2018. All will take place from 1—5 pm in the MSLC classrooms.

The presentations will be shorter and the format more interactive than in past years. We will start with five 20-minute presentations on Denali wildlife, cultural resources, Polychrome geohazard monitoring, drone use, and plant-animal regulation cycles. Following that will be a set of five-minute presentations on topics ranging from bumble bees to soundscapes to how social science is used to improve visitor experiences. Following the short presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with park scientists about any research topics that they wish.
Learn About Park Science

Learn About Park Science

Denali’s science summaries help you learn about research that touches every nook and cranny of this beautiful park.

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Check in on Annual Research Updates

Researchers in Denali study just about everything imaginable, and each year they tackle new and exciting topics. Check out current studies.

Current Science & Research Opportunities

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Research Grants

This program provides financial support for one or two large research projects per year that increase the profile of park sciences in Alaska

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Information for Researchers

Find information on applying for research permits, housing, and amenities for researchers working in Denali.

Last updated: April 24, 2018