Smith Lake (Alaska)
Smith Lake (Athabascan Tr'exwghodegi Troth Yeddha' Bena') is a lake in Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S. on the property of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. It is triangular in shape, roughly 300 x 300 x 380 m.
The university maintains ecological and hydrological monitoring sites at the lake.
Smith lake is a good wildlife viewing location.
Bird species found at the lake may include Pacific Loons, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Red-necked Grebe, Horned Grebe, Bonaparte's Gull, Wilson's Snipe, Lesser Yellowlegs, Long-billed Dowitcher, Red-necked Phalarope, Pectoral Sandpipers and Bohemian Waxwings.
In winter the frozen surface of Smith Lake is popular with ice skaters and cross-country skiers.
- Sarah K. Andersen and Daniel M. White (2006). "Determining soil organic matter quality under anaerobic conditions in arctic and subarctic soils". Cold Regions Science and Technology 44(2), 149-158. Research done on the soils at Smith Lake.
- University of Alaska Fairbanks Trail System
- "Smith Lake". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-11-11.
- Tohko Kaufmann (1971). "Ecology, Biology and Gonad Morphology of Gerris rufoscutellatus (Hemiptera: Gerridae) in Fairbanks, Alaska". American Midland Naturalist 86(2), 407-416.
- Robert W. Lichvar, Gary A. Laursen, Rodney D. Seppelt and Walter R. Ichs (2009). "Selecting and Testing Cryptogam Species for Use in Wetland Delineation in Alaska". Arctic 62(2), 201–211.
- "Smith Lake & the University of Alaska Fairbanks Trail System". Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Accessed 11/10/2011.
- Sue Guers. "It’s summer in the Interior; American Golden Plovers are back in town". Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 5/18/2011.
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