Alaska Park Science

Alaska Park Science is an award-winning journal published by the National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office. The journal reports information from on-going and recently completed research in and around Alaska’s national parklands. Alaska Park Science covers all relevant scientific disciplines in the biological, physical, cultural, and social sciences.

Although Alaska Park Science is not a discipline-specific journal, we are committed to excellence in quality and accuracy. Therefore all articles are reviewed by at least two individuals with sufficient technical or scientific expertise in the subject matter to offer substantive comments on the content of the article. 

Download a pdf of the most recent issue of Alaska Park Science.  Learn more about science and scientists in Alaska.

A composite of aerial imagery and model imagery.

Structure from Motion Using Aircraft

SfM has many applications for monitoring and mapping landscape change in Alaska--from glacier change to landslides to intertidal ecology.

Scientists set up equipment in a snowy frozen Arctic lake.

Arctic Climate and Human Interactions

Using lake sediment cores, we can learn about historic environmental conditions, climate change, and human history.

Two researchers stand on top of a large glacier erratic.

Clues from Glacier Debris

How do you date where a glacier once was? These scientists mapped and dated glacier deposits from the last ice age.

Two researchers in the field looking at a map.

Repeat Photography: A Compelling Tool

Documenting landscape change can take many forms. Sometimes something visual and intuitive is most compelling.

A gyrfalcon on a rocky ledge.

High-flying Technology to Track Birds

Tracking bird movements during seasonal migration is critical to conservation. Learn more about the tracking tools and how they are used.

Last updated: May 18, 2021