Module Topics

Mosquito diversity in space and time

Bzzzz – what would Alaska summers be without mosquitoes? Even though we might not enjoy their presence when trying to enjoy the outdoors, mosquitoes play an important role especially in arctic ecosystems. Forming dense clouds during the growing season, they help distribute plant pollen, provide a food source for migratory nesting birds and can impact the migration paths of caribou.  

This learning tool provides you with some basic information on mosquito biology and determine emergence patterns in Alaska. The data displayed here were collected by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) at five sites along a latitudinal gradient in Alaska.

Marine ecology

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Leaf physiology and aspen leaf miner

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