Institute of Arctic Biology Research Greenhouse

The Institute of Arctic Biology Greenhouse was designed as a state-of-the-art facility for conducting research and teaching activities. Completed in 1994, construction was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, with matching funds from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and from an appropriation from the State of Alaska.

The greenhouse provides a reliable, computer-controlled environment ideal for performing research and educational projects in plant genetics, physiology, ecology, evolution and systematics. Facilities include four separate computer controlled (QCom) zones housing research projects and plant collections, and three climate-controlled (Conviron) growth chambers. Interested researchers and educators from IAB, UAF and the Fairbanks community may request to use the greenhouse facility.


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Available Facilities

  • Four independent climate controlled zones
  • Conviron Growth Chambers
  • Temperature controlled benches
  • Teaching classroom (holds about 16 students)
  • Drying ovens, Mettler balances
  • Outdoor space for growing plants
  • GemLink fully automated climate control and monitoring system
  • Automated meteorological station on the roof for ambient weather conditions