Alaska Park Science

Alaska Park Science connects the public with their national parks and the natural and cultural resources found there. Alaska's national parks serve to teach, inform, inspire and motivate people.

Alaska Park Science is the semi-annual science journal of the National Park Service Alaska Region. Each issue highlights research and scholarship on a theme important to the stewardship of Alaska’s parks. Alaska's national parks serve to teach, inform, inspire, and motivate people to make a difference.

an arctic fox slinking across the tundra

Small Mammals as Indicators of Change

By studying small mammals, scientists can track changes to the climate, biodiversity and ecosystems where those creatures live.

Last updated: April 17, 2017