ABR’s research portfolio has been strengthened and diversified by our associations with nonprofits and universities. Work with NGOs satisfies many social and environmental objectives inherent in our Triple Bottom Line business model. In addition, several of ABR’s Senior Staff are members or have served on the board of nonprofits such as the Alaska Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the Interior Land Trust, the Pacific Seabird Group, the Alaska Songbird Institute, and the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Cooperative projects with universities have varied from studies of permafrost degradation and coastal erosion to the effects of low-level fighter-jet training on calving caribou and nesting Peregrine Falcons and to the oceanography and ecology of the northeastern Chukchi Sea. Products of these research projects often have applications for the environmental support needs of our government and industrial partners. Some of ABR’s Senior Staff have the status of Affiliate Faculty (Institute of Marine Sciences) or Research Faculty (Institute of Arctic Biology), and we have had extensive experience at working with faculty at the Institute of Arctic Biology, the Institute of Marine Sciences, and the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and with faculty at the Hatfield Marine Center of Oregon State University.