UA Journey

Robert G. White Large Animal Research Station

Fairbanks Campus

Description: The Large Animal Research Station was created in 1979 with a major grant from the National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs. Dr. Robert G. White, associate professor of Zoophysiology, was the principal investigator that had been awarded a $411,000 grant by NSF for the research on the new musk ox project.

The intent was to establish a colony of muskoxen that would be available for nutritional, physiological, and behavioral research. Also, to provide a location close to the university where research could take place on large wild ungulates in captivity. The Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, administers LARS.

Notable People: Robert G. White