Dr. Bjartmar Sveinbjornsson Dr. Bjartmar Sveinbjörnsson
Director, Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI)
Professor, Biological Sciences


As Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Institute (ENRI), I welcome you to our website.  ENRI is a research institute at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Our faculty fellows, research scientists, and affiliated scientists work on applied and fundamental research in south-central Alaska and elsewhere, asking and answering questions, identifying problems, and contributing to their solutions. ENRI researchers' funding comes from a variety of sources:  national agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service (NPS); state agencies such as the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG); and the University of Alaska.  Currently, the ENRI team collectively has more than $7 million in funded research projects.  We are committed to strengthening our research capacity to better serve the needs of the south-central region of Alaska, in which the majority of Alaskans live.